In Memoriam Archives, A-E
Lives We Celebrate, Now and Forever
Alix, Isabelle (Emond) '43
Isabelle E. Alix
Class of 1943
Isabelle (Emond) Alix, 94, of Manchester, passed away on July 20, 2020. Born in Nashua, she was the eldest child of the late David C. Emond and Albina Boulay. She grew up in Greenville and graduated from Milford High School. In 1947, she received her teaching degree from Keene Teachers College (now Keene State College) and taught in Marlborough, Westmoreland, and Ashland, NH.
Isabelle married Ulysse L. Alix, who predeceased her in 2008. She and Ulysse raised their family in Greenville, where she was a substitute teacher in the local schools as well as the school district bookkeeper. In the early 1970's, she began teaching ESL to adults. The couple moved to Milford in 1979 where they resided for several years after retirement.
In 2006, Isabelle moved to the Meetinghouse and then most recently Courville at Manchester. She is survived by daughters, Mary-Ellen Alix of Quincy, MA and Martha Carignan and husband Paul of Penacook; grandchildren, Michael Garth of Quincy, MA, Louis Alix-Garth and wife Ran of Mansfield, MA, Benjamin Carignan and partner Annabelle Royer of Penacook and Julianne Oakley and husband Ryan of Norwich, Norfolk, UK; great-grandchildren, Destinee Alix-Garth and Louis Alix-Garth, Jr, both of Mansfield, MA; her brother Leonard Emond and wife Julie, of Milford; sister-in-law Rachel Emond of Fort Worth, TX. (Manchester, NH - 07.20.2020)
Amerault, Jonathan '13
Jonathan L. Amerault
Class of 2013
Jonathan L. Amerault, 25, a resident of Keene, died on September 20, 2020. He was born in Rangeley, Maine, on Jan. 27, 1995, the son of Kenneth L. and Justine E. (Maloof) Amerault of Milford. Jon was raised and educated in Milford and graduated from Milford High School with the class of 2013, where he was captain of the indoor track, outdoor track and cross country teams. He graduated with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with the class of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering. Jon had been employed as a biomedical manufacturing engineer for Teleflex in Jaffrey for several years and was a member of the Order of the Engineers.
He loved spending time outdoors, whether it was hiking, snowmobiling, skiing or riding an ATV. He was an active member of the region’s hiking community, sharing advice and stories from his endeavors on social media. He had climbed 66 of the region’s 67 mountains over 4,000 feet, including all 48 in New Hampshire. In addition, he had also hiked all but one of the 100 highest peaks in New England. Jon was an avid sports enthusiast and especially loved going to Red Sox games. He was also a big fan of the Bruins, Celtics and New England Patriots. Jon enjoyed volunteering during high school at the Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club and was twice awarded “The White House Youth Volunteer of the Year” by President Bush and President Obama.
In addition to his parents, family members include his paternal grandparents, John and Francisca Amerault of Lowell, Mass; two aunts, Linda Panneton and her husband, Richard, of Dracut, Mass., and Christine Maloof of Methuen, Mass.; and several cousins. (Keene, NH - 09.20.2020)
Belden, Beverly (Townsend) '71
Beverly (Townsend) Belden
Class of 1971
Beverly J. Belden, 67 of Hillsborough, NH died after a short battle with cancer on March 23, 2021 at her home in Hillsborough. Beverly was raised and educated in Milford and graduated from Milford High School class of 1971. She also attended Thompson School of Applied Science, UNH where she studied botany. Beverly worked for over 40 years as a floral designer at Woodman’s Florist in Peterborough and other floral shops as well. (Hillsborough, NH - 03.23.2021)
Bennett, Charlene '67
Charlene Alicia Bennett
Class of 1967
Charlene A. Bennett was born in Waltham, MA on September 24, 1949 and was raised and educated in Milford, NH and graduated from Milford High School. Charlene made her home in Brookline for more than 50 years. She was formerly employed at Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Milford. Charlene enjoyed politics and enjoyed debates with her son and anyone else brave enough to stand political toe-to-toe with her. She was also passionate about animal welfare and had many domesticated and some wild pets over the years. In addition, she was a communicant of the former Infant Jesus Mission Church in Brookline. (Brookline, NH - 05.01.2021)
Bernasconi, Keith '02
Class of 2002
Keith Bernasconi, 28, resident of Milford, died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on April 20, 2013 in Amherst, NH. He was born in Nashua, NH on June 27, 1984, a son of Therese Clark of Bethlehem, PA and Christopher Bernasconi of Winchendon, MA. Keith was raised and educated in Milford and graduated from Milford High School, Class of 2002.
He was employed by Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Milford, in the foundry department, where he had worked forseven years. He loved working out at Hampshire Hills and going fishing. He also enjoyed reading, especially books about history and science.
Family members include his mother and stepfather, Therese Clark and Louis Robitaille of Bethlehem, PA; his father and stepmother, Christopher and Wendy Bernasconi of Winchendon, MA; his fiancée, Suzanna Naeyaert and her son, Hunter of Milford; a sister, Kelly Bernasconi and her husband, Michael Tavares of VT; a brother, Brian Bernasconi of Milford; a nephew and a niece, Evan and Emelia; his maternal grandparents, Ronald and Alma Clark of Belmont, NH; several aunts, uncles and many cousins. (Amherst, NH - 04.20.2013)
Blanchard, Evelyn '42
Evelyn M. Blanchard
Class of 1942
Evelyn M. Blanchard, age 96, was a lifetime resident of Milford, NH who died on March 4, 2021 at The Hunt Community, in Nashua, NH. Born on March 19, 1924, she was the daughter of Carroll H. Blanchard, Sr. and Alice L. (O'Brien) Blanchard. Evelyn grew up in Milford, NH. She graduated in 1942 from Milford High School (Elm Street). She was an excellent student who got selected to attend the first Girl's State of NH held at the University of NH in Durham, one of only fifty NH high school girls. Knowing she wanted a career in business, she studied bookkeeping, shorthand and typing. Her skills opened up opportunities for practical work at the school and local businesses. After high school, World War II was on and Evelyn accepted the position of Chief Clerk of Selective Service Board No. 12 (draft board), located in the Milford Town Hall, where she supervised three, and often five assistant clerks, and presided overboard meetings. Selective Service Board 12 was a large territory, consisting of many towns, and often Evelyn was required to be at the Town Hall office at 5:00 a.m. to sign in 100-200 men, appoint a foreman, and see them off on the bus to Manchester for examination, waiting to sign them back in on their return, or to send them off to Fort Devens, Ayer, MA for induction into the army. She was employed in that position for five years, until the war ended.
She then worked a few years for Public Service Co. of NH before joining The O.K. Tool Company, Inc., and Williams & Hussey Machine Co. She took night courses studying corporate accounting at the former Nashua Business School and was a Notary Public. Evelyn was a regular communicant of St. Patrick Catholic Church where she was a life-long choir member and a long time Rosary Altar Society member, holding several offices, President, Secretary, Vice President, and member of the Board of Directors. On April 26, l976, Evelyn became a Professed Secular Franciscan. She participated for a number of years with the non-denominational local bible study group, The Amherst/Milford Bible Study and was a long time member of the Milford Historical Society. After retirement, Evelyn devoted much time in volunteering work. She was a poet, some of which were published in The Union Leader, The Milford Cabinet, Ideals Magazine, The National Library of Congress Poetry Anthologies, and many others. (Nashua, NH - 03.04.2021)
Bobbin, Susan (Bourke) '69
Susan E. Bobbin
Class of 1969
The great educator of children’s minds, Susan E. Bobbin 70, of Sullivan, NH, will be forever missed with her sudden passing on Friday, October 22, 2021, at her home in Sullivan. Her parents, Ernest A. and Catherine T. (Burke) Bourke, welcomed their daughter into the world on April 27, 1951, in Nashua, NH. Susan grew up in Milford, NH and was a graduate of Milford High School. Her family later moved to Marlborough, NH.
Susan was a 1973 graduate of Keene State College, receiving a Bachelor Degree in Education. She loved her role as an educator of young minds, working with children in the fifth grade at the Cutler School in West Swanzey, NH. When not educating the great minds of the future, Susan enjoyed tending to her floral gardens at her home in Sullivan where she spent the last thirty-five years raising her family. She also enjoyed many trips to Hampton Beach with her family; summers spent at the family cottage on Silver Lake in Harrisville, NH; and of most recent, exploring her family heritage.
Susan was a member of the NH Retired Teacher’s Association; and enjoyed her book club gatherings with her fellow teacher retirees from Cutler School. Her greatest joy was the precious moments she was able to create spending time with her two grandchildren, three-year old, Harper and three-month old, Sienna.
She will be greatly missed by all of the children she helped along their educational journey, as well as the many members of the Cutler School community. However her passing will have a huge impact on her family, her son, Jared S. Bobbin and his wife, Jen, and their two children, Harper and Sienna; her brother, Michael Mullally of Marlborough, NH; her nieces and nephews, Amanda Bourke, Casey Bourke and his wife, Missy, Ryan Bourke, Brittany Mullally, Bailee Mullally; and many extended members of her family. Susan was predeceased by her parents, Ernest Bourke and Catherine T. Mullally; her husband of 32 years, Joseph G. Bobbin on January 17, 2015; a brother, Robert Bourke in 2007; an aunt, Lena Burke; an uncle, John Burke; and her step-father Millard "Moe" Mullally. (Sullivan, NH - 10.22.2021)
Bonner, Sheila (Cassidy) '56
Sheila A. Bonner
Class of 1956
Sheila A. Bonner, 83, resident of Milford, NH, passed away on January 30, 2022 at The Elms Center in Milford, NH. She was born in Nashua, NH on September 5, 1938, the daughter of William Cassidy and Agnes (Stanton) Cassidy.
She was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1956. She married her high school sweetheart, Edward D. Bonner on June 29, 1957 and they shared 54 years of marriage.
Sheila was employed as a secretary in the building hardware trade for many years, retiring from HCI/Craftsman in 2003.
She was an animal lover and volunteered with the Highlands Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed snowmobiling and camping with her husband and traveling to many other states with her family and grandchildren. She was a basketball fan from her high school years, watching her future husband play and later following the Boston Celtics. Above all, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was predeceased by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Bonner of Yardley, PA; her son, Michael Bonner of Milford; grandchildren, Laura Greiner (Denny Greiner), Patrick Giarratana (Heather Fry), and Molly Giarratana (Adam Shub); and great-grandson, Miles. (Milford, NH - 01.30.2022)
Brooks, Beverly (Cadieux) '53
Beverly (Cadieux) Brooks
Class of 1953
Beverly Cadieux Brooks, 86, passed peacefully on September 28, 2021. She was the wife of Henry Brooks with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Beverly was born in Nashua, NH, on March 30, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Albert Cadieux and Esther (Boldini) Cadieux Marco. She was the stepdaughter of the late Ceasar Marco. Beverly graduated from Milford High School. In 1949, she was crowned Miss NH Cheerleader, and was the youngest to be crowned such an honor. She married the love of her life, Henry, on November 21,1964.
Beverly worked in accounting for many years at Sanders and later at St. Joseph Hospital. In her free time, she enjoyed knitting, quilting, doing crossword puzzles and traveling—especially to the beach. Beverly also took great pride in her Italian cooking which she learned from her stepdad. But above all else, she cherished the visits from her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Beverly is survived by her husband, Henry Brooks of Nashua, NH; her son, William Stinson and his wife Patti of Milford, NH; two daughters, Brenda Lannan and her husband Rich of Pelham, NH and Melissa Dumond and her husband Jeffrey of Center Ossippee, NH; six grandchildren, Brooke Marcotte, Shayla Dumont and her husband Harry, Katie Moschetto and her husband Frank, Keri Sauvigne and her husband Lenny, Jeremy Stinson and his wife Coriann, and Jessica Benitez and her husband David; and six great grandchildren. Beverly is also survived by her sister Gail Haslam of Nashua, NH, and special friends Norman and Mary Lavalle of Nashua, NH. In addition to her parents, Beverly was predeceased by her daughters Lee Ann and Tammy Brooks and a great grandson Tommy Sauvigne. (Nashua, NH - 09.28.2021)
Bruce, Gloria (Cooley) '48
Gloria B. Bruce (Cooley)
Class of 1948
Gloria Blanche Cooley Read Bruce, age 91, died of cancer on December 9, 2021, in Ocala, Florida. Gloria was born on August 13, 1930, in Antrim, NH, to parents Dennis W Cooley and Eva Mary Marson Cooley. She graduated from Milford High School in 1948. She worked as a beautician for 10 years, also working in dental offices for 40 years in Keene, NH. Working with Dr. Lawler for 10 and Dr. Matheson for 30.
Gloria was a great family woman and a loving wife. She married Ernest Read in 1950 and the couple had 3 children together, including Kevin, who died in infancy. She married Richard Bruce in 2004 with whom she has three stepchildren.
Her family and friends will always remember her as a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be missed by so many. She is preceded in death by her parents, her father Dennis W. Cooley, of Milford, NH; her mother, Eva Mary Marson of Milford, NH. Her sister; Laleen Cregan; brothers, Richard, Cedric, and Harold Cooley. All of Milford, NH. Her infant son, Kevin, and his father Ernest Read of Keene, NH. Gloria is survived by her husband, Richard Bruce, of Ocala, son, Scott Read, of Goldsboro, NC; and his wife, Joanne Field Read, of Goldsboro, son Brian Read of Charlestown, NH, daughter, Joyce Castor, of Gillsum, NH. She leaves behind 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 stepchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews. All who loved her dearly and will miss her immensely. (Ocala, FL - 12.09.2021)
Calderara, Anne '85
Class of 1985
Anne M. Calderara, 56, lifelong resident of Milford, NH, died on May 19, 2022 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Nashua, NH. She was born in Nashua, NH on May 14, 1966, the daughter of John and Arlene (Sangster) Calderara. Anne was raised and educated in Milford, and graduated from Milford Area Senior High School, Class of 1985. She also attended NHTI where she studied business and sign language.
Anne was a longtime employee of Market Basket, Milford. More recently, she had been employed as a LNA working at local nursing homes in Southern New Hampshire. Anne enjoyed her career in nursing and took great pride in caring for her late mother.
Family members include her dear friend and companion of twenty-five years, Cheryl Markaverich of Milford, NH; a brother and sister-in-law, John J. & Michelle Calderara of New Mexico; her beloved dog, Pungo; three nieces, Gia, Kara, Chelsey; and a nephew, Elisha; several cousins, extended family and friends. (Nashua,NH - 05.22.2022)
Calvetti, Bethany '10
Bethany A. Calvetti
Class of 2010
Bethany Ann Calvetti, 30, resident of Milford, NH, died on August 13, 2022 at her home. She was born on March 9, 1992 in Nashua, NH, the daughter of Dorothy (MacDonald) Calvetti and the late Mark R. Calvetti. Bethany was raised and educated in Milford, and graduated from Milford High School, Class of 2010. Bethany participated in soccer, basketball, and youth groups during her early school years. She earned her Associate’s Degree at New Hampshire College and was planning to complete her Bachelor’s program.
Bethany was a beautiful, smart, loving, vivacious person who lit up any room she entered. She enjoyed time spent with her family and friends. She had a special bond with her Dad and loved their many late night chats. Bethany went out of her way to help anyone in need, she could always be counted on to help any friend or complete stranger alike. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Bethany was predeceased by her beloved father, Mark R. Calvetti, who died on July 6, 2022, maternal grandparents William & Mary MacDonald of Tewksbury MA and her paternal grandfather, Richard Calvetti of Milford NH. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Calvetti of Milford, NH, sister Megan Calvetti and partner Nick Baldwin of Wilton, NH; paternal grandmother, Lorraine Calvetti of Milford, NH; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and her many close friends. (Milford,NH - 08.13.2022)
Calvetti, Richard '53
Richard A. Calvetti
Class of 1953
Richard A. Calvetti, 86, a resident of Milford, NH died at the Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living Facility on December 20, 2021 after a period of declining health, he was surrounded by his family. He was born on July 8, 1935 in Hoboken, NJ a son of the late Alfred and Amelia (Weber) Calvetti. The family moved to Nashua before settling in Milford in 1946. Richard was a 1953 graduate of Milford High School where he played tennis and baseball and was a major contributor to the Theatre Arts program. Richard married Lorraine (Cloutier) in May of 1957. They raised their family in Amherst, NH. He owned an Egg Distribution business for many years before selling the operation and accepting a position as Meat Manager at a Massachusetts' Grocery chain, where he remained until his retirement in 2000. Survivors include his loving wife, Lorraine Calvetti of Milford NH, his two sons and daughters-in-law; David and Deborah Calvetti of Milford, NH and Mark and Dotty Calvetti also of Milford, NH, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his two brothers; Alfred Calvetti of Florida and Michael Calvetti of NH and many nieces, nephews and cousins. (Milford,NH - 12.20.2021)
Casey, John Jr. '58
John J. Casey Jr.
Class of 1958
John J. Casey Jr., 81, resident of Lyndeborough, NH died on January 18, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH after a period of declining health. He was born in Nashua, NH on April 16, 1940 a son of the late John and Winifred Casey. Jack as he was known to most, was raised and educated in Milford and graduated from Milford High School class of 1958. He later attended St. Anselm’s College and later a school in California for shoeing. Jack worked for his whole life as a farrier for many farms here locally.
He was married to Sandra (Sandy) Parker. They settled in Lyndeborough in 1969 and resided there since. Sadly, Sandy passed away in 2018 and left a big void in Jack’s life. Jack spent many years breeding horses, especially Morgan horses. He also had a love for other animals, including all their pups over the years. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his sister, Mary Stiles and his loving wife, Sandy Casey of Lyndeborough. Survivors include his son, John J. Casey III of Manchester, NH, his in-laws, Nancy Demers of Amherst, NH, John Parker of Merrimack, NH, Martha Bergstrom of Nashua, NH and Betty Lowe of Virginia; many nieces, nephews and cousins. (Nashua,NH - 01.18.2022)
Comstock, Daniel '82
Daniel "Danny" D. Comstock
Class of 1982
Daniel D. “Danny” Comstock, 57, a lifelong resident of Milford passed away in his sleep on Friday, July 9th. He was born on August 15, 1963, a son of Olive (Gravel) Comstock Davison of Milford and the late Allan H. Comstock. Danny ~ AKA: “Com” spent many years on the Milford Fire Department & EMS in the early 80’s and 90’s. Danny was always a family guy and loved spending as much time with them and his son at family gatherings. In addition to his mother, family members include his son, Kevin Comstock; his step-dad, William Davison; sister Sue (Comstock) Corron and husband Bill Corron; two nephews, William and Allan Sylvester; a niece, Cassandra Meadows; a great niece, Ava Lynn Sylvester; two great nephews, Oliver and Westley Meadows; and his beloved dog, Bandit. (Milford,NH - 07.09.2021)
Croteau, Sierra '16
Sierra E. Croteau
Class of 2016
Sierra E. Croteau, 21, resident of Manchester, N.H., died on April 5, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was born in Keene, N.H., on June 28, 1997 to Joseph L. and Amy (Aldrich) Houle of Milford and made her home in Wilton and Milford for most of her life. She graduated from Milford High School, Class of 2016 and attended Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health. She worked as an LNA for BrightStar Care, Bedford, N.H.
Sierra was so thoughtful, compassionate, kind-hearted and had the ability to brighten anyone's day. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and loved to cook but her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. Family members include her parents; two brothers, Quinton Croteau and Joshua Houle, both of Milford; a sister, Rebecca Houle Hannigan of Wilton, NH; grandparents, Rosemarie Houle, Judy DeMond and Yvonne Aldrich; several nieces and nephews; many aunts and uncles; and her biological father and mother, Andy Croteau and Debbie Bashaw. (Amherst, NH - 04.05.2019)
DeAngelis, Jennifer "Jenna" '20
Jennifer "Jenna" DeAngelis
Class of 2020
Jennifer C. DeAngelis, age 18, affectionately known as Jenna, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly as the result of an automobile accident in Milford, NH on August 23, 2020. She was born in Nashua on June 25, 2002. She grew up in Milford, New Hampshire and recently graduated with Milford High School’s class of 2020. An incredible athlete, some of Jenna’s happiest moments were spent as part of the varsity field hockey team, as the starting pitcher for varsity softball, and as a member of the New England Diamond Gems softball team.
Jennifer worked at Parker’s Maple Barn in Mason, NH, and formerly at Crossroads Cafe in Acton, MA. Her adoration of animals, especially cows and horses, brought about her involvement at Mack Hill Farm in Amherst, NH and Clover Luck Farm Dairy in Pepperell, MA. She also loved the ocean and trips to the beach.
Jenna will be forever missed by her devoted and loving parents, Stephanie Sutherland and Billy DeAngelis and his wife Chereld, her sister, Jessica Byrne, her brother, Anthony DeAngelis, two step-brothers, Michael and Matthew Ahern, her grandmother Charlotte Timlege, her grandfather, Donald Sutherland, several dear aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. (Milford, NH - 08.23.20)
deJesus, Derek '07
Derek M. D. deJesus
Class of 2007
Derek M. D. deJesus, 29, of Salem, NH died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, November 25, 2018. He grew up in Milford, NH and graduated from Milford High School. Derek worked at Long Island Pipe of New England and as a part-time IT administrator. He enjoyed working on computers and had a love of music that he sang in the band From Here Down.
Derek is survived by his parents, Lisa (Hack) deJesus of Salem, NH and Derek deJesus of Brookline, NH; his sister, Allison deJesus and his niece, Brianna deJesus, both of Brookline, NH. (Salem, NH - 11.25.2018)
Dodd, Hope (Weimont) '61
Hope (Weimont) Dodd
Class of 1961
Hope Weimont Dodd, of Milford, NH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the age of 77 with family by her side. Born on August 3rd 1943 in Teaneck, NJ as the oldest of seven children to Norma (Tillison) Weimont and Arne Weimont. Hope lived her life fiercely independent with strength and surrounded by love. A beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Hope is survived by her daughter Marlo (Dodd) Simmons and her husband, Brett, of Hartland, VT, her son Mark Dodd of Milford, NH, her grandson Mitchell Simmons of Watertown, MA and her granddaughter Delaney Simmons of Hartland, VT. She is also survived by her sisters Holly Cassidy, Heather Ciardelli, Hildy Johnson and Heidi Crowell and her brother Bob Weimont. Hope graduated from Milford High School in 1961 where she was an active student leader and a member of the National Honor Society. Always one to speak her mind, Hope rarely met her match until she met her 'handsome grandson' whom she doted on and was a great source of pride and joy for her. Her granddaughter, Delaney, inherited her love of dancing and kept Hope on her toes with her spirited personality. (Milford,NH - 03.20.2021)
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