Charles Christopher (Chris) Gothreau — Charles Christopher (Chris) Gothreau, 74, died peacefully in his sleep at Mineral Springs nursing home in North Conway on May 30, 2009. Chris was born on Nov. 1, 1934, in North Conway to Christopher G. Gothreau and Alberta (Marcou) Gothreau. He attended schools in Bartlett and Berlin and graduated from Bartlett High School class of 1953. Chris was predeceased by his brother, Gilbert G. Gothreau, and is survived by his brother, John J. Gothreau, of Berlin, his stepsisters, Mary McDowell, of Hickory, Ky. and Clara Aliganga, of Tallahassee, Fla. He is also survived by his two children, Alberta (Beth) and Charles Jr., six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He worked for many years at the New Hampshire State Hospital in Concord as a nursing assistant and later as an at home caregiver in Carroll County. Chris loved children and worked at Story Land in Glen as the character of Heidi’s grandfather, a role which he also played in real life. Chris founded and directed the Run for the Pie 5K footrace in Bartlett for several years, as well as a footrace at Story Land, to benefit the Angels and Elves’ program. Chris especially loved his role as Santa Claus for many events in the Mount Washington Valley, including last Christmas at a holiday skit at the nursing home where he lived. Chris was an avid Red Sox fan and recently said he wanted the Sox to win one more before he goes. The Patriots and all of the other New England sports teams were closely followed and enthusiastically supported by Chris. His family would like to thank the staff and residents of the Mineral Springs nursing home for their many years of care and friendship. A memorial service will be held at the Mineral Springs nursing home (formerly Sunbridge) in North Conway on Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m., in the Bretton Woods dining room. Flowers may be sent to Mineral Springs and donations in memory of Chris to the recreational activities department at Mineral Springs, or to the Angels and Elves’ program are welcome.


Kathleen C. “Kay” Anthony, 80, of Conway passed away July 2, 2009 after a brave fight with many illnesses. Born in Bartlett on April 25, 1929, the daughter of Vernon and Kathleene (Fitzgerald) Towle, she had been a lifelong resident of the Mount Washington Valley. She was a housewife and waitress for most of her life. Kay loved her White Mountains and her family. She loved to see the flowers bloom and watch the birds at her feeder. She was a strong woman with a huge heart and a loving smile. Anyone who knew her fell in love with her, and she filled the hearts of everyone she met. The family includes two sons, James M. Johnston and his wife, Patricia, of Glen, and Michael J. Anthony and his wife, Jacquelyn, of Tamworth; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Locke of Conway and Pat Boyington of Dover; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Minard E. Anthony, in 1994, and two daughters, Terry Lee Barbour in 1997 and Kathleen M. Johnston in 2007. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, at 11 a.m. in the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway, with the Rev. Dr. Donald F. Derse, pastor, officiating. Visiting hours will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. Donations may be sent to R.S.V.P., P.O. Box 1182, North Conway, NH 03860-1182.


Linda Gaudette, of Bartlett, N.H., passed away at Maine Medical Center on Monday, Sept, 7, 2009. Linda passed peacefully early Monday morning after a heroic battle with illness lasting more than a year. She was 48 years old. She is survived by her loving husband Larry Gaudette, children Amy Mathews, Ashley Gaudette and Cody Gaudette, and grandchildren Tyler, Logan and Izabelle. Also mourning Linda's passing are siblings Scott Mathews (Fall Creek, Wis.), David Mathews (Bartlett, N.H.), Steven Mathews (Millis, Mass.), and Susan Mathews-Forni (Plainville, Mass.). Mrs. Gaudette was born Aug. 7, 1961, in Attleboro, Mass., to parents Joseph and Jean Mathews of Plainville, Mass. Her father, an engineer, worked in quality control for Texas Instruments. Her mother was an epic homemaker and, in addition to her own children, gently relegated authority to 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Linda was the third of Joseph and Jean's five children. She attended King Phillip High School in Wrentham, Mass., graduating in 1979. She met her husband Larry when she was 19 years old. They were introduced to one another by friends. They fell in love almost instantly and were married eight years later. Together, for 29 years, they experienced the changing scenes of a life in joyous companionship. Linda loved the company of her family and most of her hobbies centered around the people who were close to her. She enjoyed camping trips and afternoons at the oceanside, evening grilling sessions, and random yard sale raids. Linda was an avid bargain hunter and her family would lovingly testify she could smell a freshly hung clearance sign from three blocks away in a strong headwind. Few and far between were times Linda left the house without returning with some gift for someone, and her naturally giving nature made Christmas one of her favorite times of the year. Linda deeply enjoyed cooking for her friends and family, and her culinary skills were legendary. Her rejoicing in the smallest of things will be terribly missed. The family grieves, but with a joyous hope. Family members ask that you, too, rejoice with them as they celebrate the culmination and crowning achievement of her life. A memorial service for Linda will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center. The remembrance is for all to attend between noon and 4 p.m. Any donations please direct to Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860.


Alice L. (Sullivan) Garland, 87, of Peabody, Mass., died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 in Beverly Hospital, Beverly, Mass. She passed quietly with her daughter, Paula, and son-in-law, Bob, by her side, this after suffering multiple health issues over several years. Born in Bartlett on June 27, 1923 to the late Alexander E. Sullivan and Florence I. (LaForce) Sullivan she attended schools in Bartlett and South Portland, Maine. Alice was formerly employed as a ship fitter, building Liberty Ships at the West Yard in South Portland Maine during World War II. She also worked for many years running the school lunch program in Bartlett and kept us well fed with her great cooking. After locating to Massachusetts, Alice spent many years working for both the Colonial Country Club in Lynnfield and The Proctor House in Peabody. She is survived by her daughter, Paula L. Dalton and her husband, Robert, of Merrimack; son, Charles H. Garland and his wife, Joanne, of Cumberland, Maine; five grandchildren, Pamela J. McKenna and her husband, Steven, Dawn M. Little and her husband, Robert, Sherri A. Eskenas and her husband, Derek, Joseph A. Garland and his wife, Shannon, and Tammy M. Garland; seven great-grandchildren, Aimee and Christopher McKenna, Sydney, Christina and Abigail Little, Brandon and Matthew Eskenas as well as several nieces and nephews. Alice is predeceased by her bothers, George and Howard Sullivan, and sister, Marguerite Stonehouse. A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. with internment in the Bartlett Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at or The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA, 01701. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.


Barbara J. Forman of North Conway, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. She was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and moved to the Mount Washington Valley in the late 1970s. She is survived by her four daughters and their families: Jennifer Forman and her wife Rachel Silverstein of Seattle, Wash., Elizabeth “Betsy” Merrill and her husband Jonathan Merrill of Barrington, Maryanne Affolter, her husband Jarrett Affolter, and her son Mitchell Affolter of Statesville, N.C., and Holly Bell, her significant other Craig Keaveny, and sons Thomas Bergen and Jamison Keaveny, of North Conway. Barbara also leaves behind her beloved fiancé, Gerald Farrington of Center Conway. Her love of her daughters and grandchildren gave her great joy in life. She was not only a mother to her daughters, but a friend. She enjoyed sewing and other crafts to give to her children and grandchildren. She loved to shop with her daughters and close friends and was always on the lookout for the best bargain. Her family and friends will miss her dearly. Visiting hours will be held at Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, on Monday, Jan. 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to Furber and White Funeral Home, P.O. Box 498, North Conway, NH 03860.


Rita H. Hill | INTERVALE -- Rita H. Hill, 82, of Intervale died Jan. 6, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She was born in East Hampton, Mass., to George and Sophie (Fournier) Burl.rita hill

 She grew up in Manchester and moved to Intervale in 1972. She had been office manager for 15 years at State Mutual Insurance in Manchester. She married Brian M. Hill in 1972 and moved to Intervale where they owned and operated Hill's Florist for the past 38 years.

She was a lay member of the Marian Movement of Priests in North Conway and Fryeburg, Maine, and belonged to the Marie Rivier Association in Berlin. The family includes her husband, Brian M. Hill of Intervale; a daughter, Celeste I. Beaudoin, of Manchester; two grandchildren; a sister, Joyce M. Turner of Bedford; a brother, Francis E. Burl of Weare; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Armand Brunelle, in 1959. SERVICES: Calling hours are Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway. The funeral is Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church, North Conway. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Glen.


Albert E. Carter Jr., 94, of Bartlett, died Dec. 26, 2010 at Mineral Springs in North Conway. Born in Pitman, N.J. on June 13, 1916, the son of Albert and Reba (Smith) Carter, as a young man he worked in a butcher shop, delivered coal and lumber and worked for a local undertaker. Mr. Carter served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii from 1934 to 1938. He had been employed with the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for thirty years as a electrician, worked at the Clover Motel in North Conway for fi ve years, worked at the former Heritage New Hampshire in Glen for 20 years and had been the Santa Claus for the Conway Scenic Railroad. Albert enjoyed making stained glass items and traveling across America, Alaska and Canada. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Junior Zepp, of Glen; a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Joyce Carter, of Toms River, N.J.; four granddaughters, Pam Carpenter, of Center Conway, Stephanie Skidmore, of Lakeland, Fla., Beth MacDowall and Amy Fernandes, both of Toms River, N.J. and fi ve greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Ruth (Braddock) Carter, on Oct. 11, 2010. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.


Earl F. (Gib) Hill, 58, of Bartlett, passed away suddenly April 6, 2011. Born in North Conway on June 28, 1952, the son of Lester and Marilyn (Crouse) Hill, he attended grade school in Jackson and Kennett High School. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was employed by the Town of Denmark, Town of Brownfield and Hanson Trucking in East Conway and at the time of his death he was employed by the Town of Bartlett Highway Department for many years.
He belonged to the Maine Draft, Mule and Pony Club as well as a past member of the Denmark Volunteer Fire Department. In his spare time, he could be found working in the wood pile, driving his ponies, haying and fourwheeling. He loved telling stories and his face would light up and a grin would appear from ear to ear. He loved telling stories especially about this moose hunting adventures in Maine and would not pass up an opportunity to go with others on their hunting trips. He had a passion for dancing and traveling. He never knew a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone.  You couldn't help but like Earl, he just had that way about him.  Most of all, he was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend. We are all better people for knowing him.
He was predeceased by his father, Lester Hill, in 1987. He is survived by his ex-wife and mother of his children, Brenda Snow Hill, of Denmark, Maine; his mother, Marilyn Hill-Chappee, of North Conway; two daughters, Laurie Snow and her two boys Caleb and Trevor, of Flint, Mich., and Samantha Gilmore and her husband, Joel, and their daughter, Morgan, of Denmark; two brothers, Raymond Hill and Timothy Hill and his wife, Ann, and a sister, Marcia Bailey and her husband, Vincent, all of Bartlett; and many niece and nephews.
Visiting hours were Sunday, April 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Graveside services was Monday, April 11, at
11 a.m. in the Glen Cemetery in Glen with the Rev. William B. Rose, Jr. officiating.


Roberta Rose CassellRoberta Rose Cassell, 70, of Bartlett, died on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine after a long illness. There will be a graveside service Tuesday, May 17, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Bartlett. Service will include the burial of Roberta's husband, Henry J. Cassell, who passed away in 1987. Refreshments will be served at Scarecrow Pub in Intervale after the service. .


David James Booth, 68, of Bartlett, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011, with his daughter, Brenda, by his side at Memorial Hospital. He was born on Oct. 5, 1942. His parents were the late Walter and the late Edith. He grew up in Tewksbury, Mass. and Wilmington, Mass.

He was in the Marines from 1961 to 1965, During his years he had been a truck driver, working in a machine shop and many restaurants. He retired in 2004 due to his health. David was predeceased by his parents, Walter in 1995 and Edith in 1984 and his wife of 44 years, Rose, in 2010.

He leaves behind two daughters, Tara Roark and family, of Hudson, and Brenda Booth and finance, Eddie Lepore, of Conway; a son, David Booth, of Madison; four brothers and two sisters, Charles, of Medford, Mass., Richard, of Chicopee, Mass., Walter, of Peabody, Mass., Donald, of Manchester, Roberta Dane, of Morriston, Fla., and Ruth Hussey, of Edgewater, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a good friend from high school, Wally Smith, of Hewitt, Texas. There will be a private service in May for family only.


Jonathan M. Head, 63, of Wellesley, Mass. and Chatham, Mass., passed away May 19, 2011. Beloved husband for 40 years of Mary Ann (Hill). Proud father of Timothy Head and his wife Stacey of Boston, Daniel Head and his wife Katherine of Wayland and Stephen Head, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Devoted grandfather of Meghan and Sadie Head, of Boston. Also survived by brother Norman Head and wife Kathleen, of Bartlett.
 Predeceased by his parents Evalyn and William Gimber and brother David Head.

 He was a 1966 graduate of Kennett High School in Conway where he was a three-sport athlete — football, skiing and baseball — and 1998 inductee into KHS sports hall of fame. He was a 1970 graduate of Olivet College, Mich., where he was president of Phi Alpha Pi fraternity. Retired Sr. Acct, Ex. and Regional Director MetLife Group Regional Operations, Boston. Co-founder and principal of 21st Century Benefit Advisors, Inc. Longtime youth baseball coach and former president Wellesley Little League. Member Wellesley Country Club.

 In lieu of flowers the family requests honoring Jon’s 16 year battle with cancer with donations to esophageal cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA, 02445.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at the Wellesley Congregational Church at 2 Central Street in Wellesley. For online guestbook

 Arrangements by George F. Doherty and Sons Funeral Home in Wellesley.

Laura "Dot" Dorothy Gerling died in Austin, Texas while visiting her daughter Diana, her son-in-law Juan Vasquez and her granddaughter Meredith Vasquez. She died on April 22, 2012.4-25-12-dot-gerling-1

Dot was born August 2, 1931 in Queens, N.Y., the daughter of John and Laurie Dowling, who had immigrated to Long Island from the island of Saba in the Dutch West Indies. She grew up and attended school in Huntington, N.Y.

In her early years she enjoyed hunting and fishing with her brothers and family friend Tom Brown. As a teenager she cared for and enjoyed riding her two horses, Caddy and Chuck.

As a young adult she enjoyed traveling, driving to Florida and back (to Long Island). When Dot was 24 she "ran away from home" as her mother put it and drove alone to California, where stayed and worked as a cook for a year in the San Francisco Bay area. 

4-25-12-dot-gerling2When she returned to Long Island in 1956 she met her future husband Robert "Bob" Gerling, who was just back from the Korean war. Bob was working at a local gas station, run by his brother-in-law Richard Geraghty, and the couple were introduced by Dot's brothers. They married in 1958. Their honeymoon in New Hampshire introduced them to their future. Driving south from Twin Mountain they drove into Bartlett, N.H., where in 1970 they would move with their three growing children, Diana, Lorna and David. In New Hampshire, Dot continued her love of horseback riding, with her next horse Christy.

After a few years in Bartlett the family moved to Glen. While Bob had his own plumbing business, Dot worked in food service (at Silver Springs Restaurant in Bartlett, Attitash Ski Area, Red Parka Pub, Christmas Farm Inn and the Story Book Inn) as well as raising her three children. She enjoyed skiing, gardening and caring for her horses when not working.

Bob passed away in 1992 and Dot worked as a home health care worker until she retired in 1996. At that time she moved to West Palm Beach Florida to be closer to her siblings. In 2004 she moved to St. Petersberg, Fla., and enjoyed life on her scooter in the sun with her siblings and friends.

4-25-12-dot-gerling3In 2007 she moved to Eaton, N.H. to live with her son David. While living with David she was able to participate in a deer hunt, which resulted in the harvesting of a six-point 196-pound buck. This was something she had always wanted to do.

Dot's love of horses was passed onto her granddaughter Meredith who is an accomplished equestrian.

Dot was predeceased by her daughter, Lorna; her husband, Bob; her brothers Gerald, John (Tommy) and David; and her sister, Nina. She is survived and missed by her son, David; her daughter and son-in-law Diana and Juan Vasquez; her granddaughter Meredith; her brother and sister-in-law William and Velma Dowling; her sisters Annie and Edna Dowling; her sister and brother-in-law Nora and Tom Brown; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Richard and Emily Geraghty and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service at the Glen Cemetary will be held in the summer. An annoucement will be put in the paper.


L. Hamlin Greene, 95, of Glen passed away in his sleep on Feb. 11, 2015. Born on Sept. 23, 1919 in Presque Isle, Maine. He was educated at Kennett High School, University of Michigan, University of Vermont and Boston University Law School. After law school, he entered his law practice in North Conway and raised his family in the Mount Washington Valley.

He was a district court judge, attorney, entrepreneur, real estate developer, landlord, philanthropist, mentor and friend to many in the valley. He leaves behind his son, William, of Center Conway; grandson, Forest, of Fryeburg, Maine; nephews, Arthur of Bedford and Richard of Meredith.

He was predeceased by his father, Arthur A. Greene Sr.; mother, Bertha Greene; wife, Phylis Foster Greene; daughter, Susan Greene; and brother, Arthur A. Green Jr.

There will be no calling hours and a private burial will be later this spring. Donations in Hamlin's name may be made to the North Conway Community Center or the Humane Society.


Eunice H. Garland, 84, of Gilead, Maine, went home to our Lord on Jan. 2, 2015 after a long illness.

She was predeceased by her Father, Frank Hill, and mother, Alice Colson, of Bartlett. Eunice grew up and spent most of her life in Bartlett. Her two sisters, Rowena, and Shirley, both predeceased her. She was a valued employee of Sky Valley Motel during the 1990's.  Her sister Helen lives in Florida.

She leaves two daughters, Mary Jay, of Inverness, Fla., and Betsy Chandler, of Berlin. There are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even a great-great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by so many. 

Her family wishes to say: "We all love you Mom and Gram, as she was lovingly known by so many."




  Jean GarlandJean Lois Garland, 84, of Bartlett passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 25, 2015, surrounded by family. Jean was born in Chicago to Henry and Hulda (Friberg) Ludgate and lived her entire life in Bartlett.

She attended the Josiah Bartlett Elementary School and graduated from Bartlett High School. She earned a degree in library sciences from the University of New Hampshire and served as the town librarian at the Bartlett Public Library for 55 years, while also teaching courses in library skills to many generations of Bartlett students.

Jean enjoyed photography, gardening, sewing, knitting, storytelling, reading, puzzles, and, most of all, spending time with her family. She was a lifelong advocate of learning who greatly contributed to the preservation of Bartlett and New Hampshire history.

Jean was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Clifton R. Garland Jr. She was one of seven very close siblings, her twin sister Jeanette Kimbrough (m. Edward) of Columbia, S.C.; her sisters Louise Merrill (m. George) of Hampton Falls, Marie Blackburn of Alameda, Calif., and Audrey Helland (deceased) (m. Helge) of Norway; and her brothers Charles Ludgate (deceased) (m. Charline) of Kittery Point, Maine and John Ludgate (m. Judy) of Bartlett.
She is survived by her five children: Cynthia Garland-Dore and her husband Steven Dore of San Antonio, Texas; Clifton R. Garland III of Crested Butte, Colo.; Douglas A. Garland and his wife Vicki Garland of Bartlett; John Henry Garland and his wife Dianne Hayes of Bartlett; and Lois Jean Garland and her husband Donald McLane of Twisp, Wash. She also leaves behind nine beloved grandchildren, Karissa McLane, Abigail McLane, Sam Garland, Hannah Garland, Lindsey Garland, Molly Dore, Addie Dore, Erik McLane, and Zoe Garner, as well as many dear nieces and nephews.

Jean Ludgate GarlandA service in memory of Jean's life is scheduled for Thursday, Julyly 2, at 11 a.m. at the Bartlett Union Congregational Church. The service will be followed by a catered reception at the church for family and friends to gather and share memories. There will be no visiting hours. A family burial service will take place at a later date followed by a celebration of Jean's life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Bartlett Public Library (Friends of the Library in Memory of Jean Garland) or the Bartlett Union Congregational Church (Hulda Ludgate Memorial Fund). The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit 

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From the UNH Magazine Publication, Obituary: Earle Chandler

Earle Chandler '35 of Wilmot, N.H., died on March 12, 2005.  At UNH, Chandler was captain of the ski team and earned a B.S. degree in business. After graduation, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service, later returning to run  the family farm in Bartlett, N.H.,  and to work in the forestry and lumber business on his own. He continued his recreational pursuits as a volunteer ski coach at Laconia High School, served as a selectman and was elected to the first of four House terms in 1955. Chandler moved to Wilmot in the early '60s when he was hired to design and oversee the construction of the Ragged Mountain Ski Area. He remained active as a selectman there for 27 years and continued to combine his interests in skiing, farming and politics. He is survived by his wife, Alice; sons Earle Jr., Charles '68 and Gene Chandler; daughters Dorothy Prats and Mikell Perry '72; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


Clinton I. Burke: 1922-2009.  Mr. Burke, of Charlotte, passed away October 6, 2009. Born and reared in Bartlett, NH, he was the last surviving child of the late Joe and Alice Burke.

His life journey began at an early age. At 15, he worked winters on the formidable Mount Washington, cross-country skiing or snow shoeing 8/12 miles to the summit to work in winter temperatures of -35 degrees with winds of up to 200 miles per hour. So was forged his work ethic.

 Going off to War in 1941 with the Navy, he served aboard the USS Radford and for his service received the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, and Medal of Valor. Upon the war's end, he returned to his beloved New Hampshire with his bride, Priscilla. He lost Priscilla after 63 years of marriage enduring together the joys and pitfalls of life. From the day of her passing until his own, his greatest longing was to be returned to her side.

 He was a 40-year member of Mount Washington Lodge #87 AF & AM, Bektash Temple, and passed the 32nd degrees of the Scottish Rites. He raised three sons and by example taught them the values of honesty, work ethic and love of God, Country and family. He lost his eldest son, Joe in 1985. His two sons, Jerry and Clint, Jr. and wives, Wendy and Sandy, survive him, as do three grandsons, Noah, Caleb and Elijah, their wives, one granddaughter, Raine and a great grandson, Shamus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 11 brothers and sisters.

A celebration of Clint's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 10th at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9401 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28273 with the Reverend Luke Maybry officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rotary Flight of Honor, P.O. Box 495, Gastonia, NC 28053, or the donor's charity of choice. The family cannot begin to express all their gratitude Clint Burketo the staff and doctors of CMC Main, 11th Floor ICU, who made Clint's last days not only peaceful, but memorable. Published in Charlotte Observer on October 9, 2009

Ed. Note:  The funeral was held on October 17th in Bartlett, New Hampshire at the Congregational Church and burial followed in the Garland Ridge Cemetery.  The picture is from the 1933 Bartlett Grammar School Yearbook and is titled "1932-1933 Honor Roll Grades 1 - 6   Click image for a bigger version


Richard E. “Dick” Gonya, 82, of Glen died suddenly June 2, 2010 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Born in Berlin on June 5, 1927, he was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Geraldine (Cavaganero) Gagnon. Dick had been employed as a dishwasher at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway and at Venetian Blinds in Manchester before moving to Connecticut. He worked at Pratt and Whitney as a machine operator on airplane engines for 35 years before returning to New Hampshire and working at Story Land for 32 years as a gardener. He also worked at Attitash Ski area during the winter season. Mr. Gonya was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy, a lifetime member of North Conway American Legion Post 95 and a lifetime member of Francis P. Murphy V.F.W. Post 5386 in Bartlett. The family includes: his wife of 62 years, Barbara (St. John) Gonya of Glen; his son, John Gonya and his wife Elizabeth of Sunrise, Fla.; his daughters, June Bard and her husband Brian of Terryville, Conn., Joyce Thompson and her husband Jerry of Center Conway and Jean Perkins and her husband James of Bristol, Conn.; nine grandchildren, Bridget, Steven, Laura, John, Sr., Kurt Jr., Joshua, Richard, Cheryl and Samantha; 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Monday, June 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Glen Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Novak, officiating. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.


Margaret Grant, 82, of Glen, died July 11, 2010. The daughter of Herbert and Anna Burke, she was born in North Conway in 1927. She married Ervin Grant in 1945, and together they began running Grant’s store, now the site of the Red Parka Pub. In 1965 they built Grant’s Red & White at the intersection of Routes 16 and 302, and within a few years developed it into Grant’s Supermarket and shopping center. Mrs. Grant was pre-deceased by Ervin; her parents; brothers Herbert Jr., Gordon, and Stephen; and sisters, Geneva, Evelyn, and Anne. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Grant Bartlett; grandson, Stephen Whittier Jr. and his wife, Gaylen; great-granddaughter, Dalton Whittier; sisters, Opal Scaletti, Kathleen James, and Janet Sanphy; as well as many nieces, nephews, and close friends. At Mrs. Grant’s request there will be no services. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Red Parka Pub on Saturday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Carroll County Visiting Nurses Association or the Bartlett Jackson Ambulance Service. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.


Christine Chandler, 73 of Silver Lake died peacefully at her home on Nov. 23, 2010. Born on Dec. 25, 1936 in Perth, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Hazel (Muckler) and Chester Davidson, she moved to Bangor Maine at a young age and worked as a waitress where she met and married her husband of 46 years, Donald Chandler. They moved their family to Bartlett and built and operated their own business, The Hansel & Gretel Restaurant for 20 plus years. They sold the business and moved to Silver Lake. Chris was a valued employee of Shop N’ Save (Hannaford) for many years and managed the fish market and was well known as “The Fish Lady.” Chris had a love of people and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a hard worker and dedicated devoted wife and mother. She will be truly missed. She loved to garden and cook, she loved the outdoors and to go camping and she had a great love of life, and a wonderful spirit. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Donald Chandler, of Silver Lake; a daughter, Stephanie Chandler, of Silver Lake; a son, Marc Chandler, of Aurora Colo.; two brothers, George Davidson and wife, Ruth, of Perth, New Brunswick Canada, and Clement Davidson, of Moncton, Canada and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. in the Bartlett Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Sean Dunker-Bindigo, officiating, where she will be at home once again. At her request there will be no visiting hours. Donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services of Northern Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH, 03860. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.


Pearl A. Barnes, 88, of Bartlett, died May 12, 2011 at Mineral Springs in North Conway. Born in West Burke, Vt., she grew up in Lyndon Center, Vt. and had lived in Stark for seven years before moving to Bartlett 50 years ago.

Mrs. Barnes had been employed at the Kearsarge Peg Mill in Bartlett for several years. She was a member of the Langdon Lodge of the Rebekah’s and the Union Congregational Church of Bartlett. Pearl enjoyed making wedding and anniversary cakes, oil painting and gardening. She and her husband also enjoyed trips to Arizona in their motor home in the winter and an additional journey to Australia and New Zealand.

The family includes her husband, Belvin R. Barnes, of Bartlett; a daughter, Lorraine P. Dunleaby and her husband, Dan, of Montgomeryville, Pa.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three children, Frances P. Barnes in 1963, Donald R. Barnes in 1983 and Richard B. Barnes in 2008. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 16, at 2 p.m. in the Union Congregational Church of Bartlett. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.


Arthur E. Junge-Dennison, 61, of Intervale, died April 29, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a long illness. Born in Newton, Mass., the son of Arnold and Anna (Dempster) Dennison, he had lived in the Mount Washington Valley nearly 40 years.

Arthur had worked for the State of New Hampshire and most recently was the attendant at the Scenic Rest Area in Intervale previous to his retirement. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion. He belonged to the National Rifle Association and was a former member of the North Conway Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Arthur adored his family and enjoyed photography, hunting, fishing and gardening.

The family includes his wife of 32 years, Karen Junge-Dennison, of Intervale; a son, Andrew E. Junge-Dennison, of Intervale; a daughter, Aliana M. Lanciaux and her husband, Michel, of North Conway; a sister, Donna Budris and family, of Pleasanton, Calif; his father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Anna Junge, of North Conway; his sister-in-law, Kathleen Junge and her husband, Jeff, of Lyndeborough. Visiting hours will be held Friday, May 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Private graveside services will be held in the North Conway Cemetery at a later date.


James R. Clemons Sr., 86, husband, father, brother, friend,James Clemons, Sr outdoorsman, hunter, carpenter, and all around great guy, passed away in his home, on Feb. 20, 2012.

Jim was born and raised in Bartlett, and lived there his entire life. He was the last surviving sibling of 14 children born to Elwin and Laura Clemons. He was married to his loving wife Janet for 53 years, and lived next door to the house he grew up in. He was adored by his family, and particularly by his close nieces and nephews.

 His career with the U.S. Forest Service spanned 32 years. He was the sign coordinator in the 1960s and 1970s, responsible for making all of the signs in the White Mountain, Green Mountain, and Allegheny National Forests, maybe 2000 signs a season. Additionally responsible for the maintenance of WMNF campgrounds, such as making all the picnic tables and structures. He also spent many years as a trail inspector (lucky guy), logging hundreds of miles on the hiking the trails and peaks of the Whites to measure and inspect them, and to direct the maintenance of them. His favorite part of the job was the occasional helicopter flight required to bring materials to the job. After retiring, he and his wife, Jan, spent many good years in each others company, many times camping while crisscrossing the country. In later years, he was content to sit on his back porch and watch the birds, or put a few cord of wood in each year, right up until his final days.

He leaves his wife, Janet; his sons, James and his wife, Lucy, Doug, and Dana; his grandchildren, Teresa Papavlo and Shannon Allain and her husband, Keith Allain; his great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and great neices/nephews too numerous to list. His daughter, Barbara, predeceased him in 2010.

Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m, Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Church services will be held at the Bartlett Union Congregational Church on Monday, Feb. 27. at 11 a.m. In lieu of Flowers, donations can be given to the local Hospice Services or the Bartlett Union Congregational Church.


Janet HounselJanet MacAllister Hounsell, 82, of Conway died on September 3, 2009 in Auburn, ME. Born October 2, 1926 in Canaan, VT, the daughter of Vonley T. and Rose Charest McAllister, she graduated from Lancaster Academy, Lancaster, NH and was employed as a telegrapher by the Western Union Tel. Co. before her marriage.

She worked as a reporter-photographer for the now defunct North Conway Reporter from 1971 to 1983, when she retired. She also reported for and wrote a column for the Laconia Evening Citizen for several years. In her late years, she reported the Conway news and popular “Geezer” items for the Conway Daily Sun; her “I See by the Paper” appeared weekly in the Carroll County Independent. And Hill and Vales Tales” in the Berlin Reporter. She self-published a soft cover book, “Middle Age Spread” in the 1970’s. In 1998 she completed “Conway, NH, 1765-1997” for the Horne Book Committee of the Conway Historical Society. She was a member and officer of that organization for many years.

She spent a great deal of time making spreadsheets of the graduates of Kennett High School 1924 through 2003 yearbooks, as well as listing births, deaths and marriages within Conway for the Conway Public Library’s archives.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Carl W. (Berk) Hounsell of Conway; son Ted C. Hounsell and daughter-in-law Janice Locklin Hounsell of Conway and daughter Carla Marie McAllister of New Gloucester, ME. She is also survived by beloved granddaughter Samantha L. Hounsell of North Conway and step granddaughters, Shawne Smith Bremges of RI and Tracy Smith of Portland, ME

There will be a celebration of Janet’s life at a time to be announced. Donations may be sent to the Conway Historical Society, P.O. Box 1949, Conway, NH 03818 or the Conway Public Library in Conway in Janet’s memory.

alan eliason:
Alan Eliason of Chestertown, Maryland and Bartlett New Hampshire died on August 9, 2013 at Chester River Manor after a brief illness. He was 92. He was born in Chestertown on March 30, 1921 the son of the late Thomas Wilson and Marguerite Cree Eliason.

Alan EliasonHe owned and operated Eliason Photographic Studio in Chestertown during the 1940's.  He built and operated the Sky Valley Motel in Bartlett from 1950 until 1975.   He was a Realtor with the Wimpy Thurston Agency and later Country Squire Realty in North Conway during the late 1950's until the early 1970's. He was instrumental in several community developments at Saco Ridge in Bartlett, Cathedral Ledge Village in North Conway and Tyrol in Jackson. He was a multi-talented man and it seemed there was nothing he didn't know how to do.   He had a wonderful long life.  (Picture was taken July 2013)

He is survived by his wife Louise Avent Eliason, his children: Alan Dorsey Eliason, Sylvia Eliason Needel, David Alan Eliason, Cynthia Eliason Brown, and Susan Walker Eliason,  Alan Eliason 1947his siblings: Mary Margaret Forney, John Cree Eliason, David Mead Eliason, and Walker Cree Eliason. He is also survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas W Eliason, Jr and a son, Douglas Bruce Eliason.

Graveside services will be held privately at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Kent in Chestertown. Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home Chestertown.


annie winnie burke: 

Annie "Winnie" Burke passed from this life to a well-deserved new life with her husband, I. Merle Burke Sr., and all eight of her brothers and sisters on Aug. 12, 2014. She was surrounded by her daughter, Marilyn Cook; her son, Merle Burke; and her niece and nephew, Sandra and Larry Eldridge.

Annie Winnie BurkeWinnie had been residing in The Merriman House at the Memorial Hospital for the last three years. She loved all of her fellow neighbors living there and the wonderful staff who took such great care of her.

Winnie was born in Medford, Mass. and came to New Hampshire to work at Howard Johnson where she met and then married her husband, Merle Sr. She lived her entire life in Bartlett where she soon became a well loved friend and neighbor.

They had three children, Marilyn Burke Cook, of Bartlett, Merle Burke Jr., of Bedford, and Margaret "Peg" Burke, living in Sandwich; five grandchildren, Lisa Cook Dombroski, of Madison, Laurie Cook Langley, of Berlin, John Cook II, of Windsor, Vt., Lindsey Burke, of Anson, Maine, and Ward Burke, of Porland, Ore.; five great-grandchildren, Samantha Amero, Roland Amero Jr., Courtney Amero, Quincie Langley, John Cook III, and Anthony Cook; and lastly three great-great grandchildren, Morgan Price, Westin Ethier, and Wyatt Price; numerous nieces and nephews, way too many to list from all around the country and she is a well know and well loved member of the Bartlett community.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Union Congregational Church in Bartlett at 11 a.m. with reception to follow in the church basement.



Ruth Marie Howard: 
Ruth Marie Howard, of Bartlett New Hampshire, passed away July 17th, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.Born June 20th, 1956 in North Conway, Ruth became a lifelong resident of the Mount Washington Valley, settling in Bartlett with her family. She was a graduate of Kennett High school class of 1976. As a girl Ruth loved to ski and hike. She attended Camp Huckins, where she went on to become a counselor. She also spent time as a volunteer ski instructor at Cranmore and Attitash Mountains for many children in the valley, including her three beloved sons.Ruth worked for many years at White Mountain Oil and Propane in North Conway. She also worked at Grants Supermarket and several other local businesses in the Valley. It was her love of food that led her to open and operate the Prince Place at the Bernerhof Inn in Glen, NH. Although she enjoyed knitting, hunkering down with a good book, or spending time with her friends, it was cooking that was truly her calling and what gave her unimaginable joy. Nothing made Ruth happier than cooking for her friends and family.
She will be remembered as a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her infectious laugh spread joy, and she welcomed any and all to her house and table, no questions asked.Ruth is predeceased by her mother Dorothy M. Howard and brother, James G. Howard. She is survived by her three sons, Benjamin Maxwell Prince, Christopher Howard, and Mark Seavey, her father, James Marrett Howard and Step-Mother Geraldine Howard of Bartlett, NH, her sister Margaret Howard Black of Navarre Beach, FL, brother Frederick Howard of Arlington, TX, sister Katherine Howard Fallon of Bel Air, MD, brother Paul Howard of Nederland, CO, sister Christine Howard of Fort Walton Beach, Fl.
A celebration of her life will occur at Furber and White Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 2 pm.Donations in Ruth’s honor may be made to: University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, Liver Transplantation Service, 110 S. Paca Street, 9th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 410-328-GIFT (4438)


Janet Henn, Glen, NHJanet Henn (Smith), 91, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at her home in Bartlett, after a period of failing health.

Born May 13, 1923 to George and Isabella (Bowie) Smith, Janet lived in Buckie, Scotland, a burgh town in Banfshire County, on the Moray Firth Coast. Her father was a commercial fisher and sea captain. Janet fondly remembered his stories of travelling the seas with his crew, aboard his boat, The Rose III, fishing the waters of France, Holland, and The Isle of Man.

The family immigrated to America, with George arriving first, in 1928. He settled in Concord, and found work with the Concord School District. In 1929, Janet, her mother, and older sister Margaret followed, arriving via Boston, Mass., on the tourist ship Athenia. Janet affectionately recalled her childhood in Concord and family vacations on the seacoast. In particular, she remembered swimming at Hampton Beach State Park and the many times her father rowed the family to the Isle of Shoals, on a small, rented boat.

Janet attended public school in Concord and graduated from Concord High School in 1941. She remained in the state capital, supporting the war effort as a federal government employee in the Office of Price Administration. Soon after, recruited by AT&T, she accepted an operator position, beginning a cherished phone company career. Promoted to chief operator of the Conway office in the 1950s, Janet relocated to the Mount Washington Valley.

In 1964, at a bingo game, she caught the eye of the game's caller, decorated World War II veteran, Albert C. Henn. After a small wedding ceremony in Concord later that year, they lived in Bartlett. She retired from AT&T in 1974, and then worked seasonally for Bob Morrell, at her beloved Heritage New Hampshire. As Mr. Morrell's employee, Janet, along with Albert, and, occasionally, Margaret, enjoyed vacations to Disney World Florida and New York's Catskill Mountains.

An avid newspaper reader, Janet closely followed local and state events in the Union Leader and NH Sunday News. As a retiree, she enjoyed shopping in North Conway and daily errands in Bartlett Village. Janet dined out frequently, choosing locally owned and operated restaurants. She especially liked the Scarecrow Pub and the Glen Junction; over the years, she was a regular patron of each, and treated very well by owners and staff of both establishments. Janet was an adventurous diner; an attempt to try every area restaurant took her around the Mount Washington Valley and beyond, including Eaton, Gorham, Hart's Location and Fryeburg, Maine. Most recently, Janet lived comfortably at home with the support of her attentive care givers, the North Country Angels of Berlin.

Friends and neighbors will miss her signature holiday toast, a quote from the great Scottish poet Robert Burns:

"Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit."

Husband Albert C. Henn died in 2003 and Margaret Smith in 2004.

There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in May at the Catholic Cemetery in Bartlett.



Lucille L. Hatch, 75, of Intervale died Jan. 2, 2016. Lucille passed away peacefully in her home of 50 years that she currently shared with her daughter, Cathy. Lucille was born at Memorial Hospital in North Conway on July 11, 1940, to the late Elizabeth Catherine (Hodge) and Horace Emery Lufkin. She resided on Green Hill Road in Jackson during her childhood. As a young girl, she lived with her mother, Betty, and stepfather, Vincent Abbott. As a teenager, she formed an extremely close bond with her aunt Patrica Roberts, who lived in her grandmother Catherine Hodge's homestead on Green Hill. Lucille grew upLucille Hatch Intervale NH considering cousins Larry and Micheal Clemons as brothers. Lucille married her soulmate Harold Vernon Hatch on Oct. 14, 1958, at the residence of his grandparents, Neil and Reba Crouse in Intervale. As a young couple, they lived in Bedford for a short time, returning to Intervale to make their home March 3, 1965, with their three children. Lucille did many jobs as a young woman over the years at the many restaurants and inns of Jackson. She started her own cleaning business called the country house keepers with the help of friend Dee McClave. In the early 1970s, she owned and operated the Jackson Village Store, currently Yesterday's Restaurant. She was well known for the homemade bread that was baked by her at the store. Lucille was bail commissioner for the state of New Hampshire for 30 years, serving Conway, Jackson and Bartlett police departments. Lucille was of justice of the peace, preforming weddings in many odd places over the years. At the time of her retirement, she had worked for Scott Perkins Plumbing & Heating for serveral years. Lucille enjoyed many outdoor activities with her family through the years. She loved spending time at her family camp on Lake Umbagog for 30 years. She was a member of the Mount Washington Valley Old Car Club and a past vice president of the club. She became a snowbird after retirement, enjoying many bingo games and learning to play darts at her winter home in Sebring, Fla.

Lucille was predeceased by her husband harold of 48 years in September of 2006; grandson Fred N. Hatch in February of 2007; and brother Dennis Lufkin in April of 2009. Lucille leaves behind her daughter and friend, Catherine, of Intervale; her son, Robert Sr., and wife, Elizabeth Hatch, of Madison; her son, Fred, and wife, Pamela, of Tamworth; her grandson, Robert Jr., and wife, Kimberly, of Madison; her granddaughter, Melissa Hatch of Madison; her granddaughter, Amanda, and husband, Troy Theberge, of South Portland; her great-grandsons, Riley Severy, Austin Hatch and Chase Harold Vernon Hatch of Madison; her brother, Terrence P. Abbott and family of South Carolina; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational, with Rev. Gilman E. Healy, pastor, officiating. Calling hours will be held Friday, Jan. 15, at Furber and White Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. In lien of flowers, you can make a contribution in Lucille's memory to Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice or Gibson Center, where she formed many friendships. There will be a social gathering following the funeral at the Salyards in Conway. Come share memory, as large gatherings were very special to Lucille. Burial will be in Kearsarge Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of Furber and White Funeral Home. 

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