Pittsfield Cub Scout
13th • 6-8 PM
Pittsfield Community Ctr.
Class of 1980,
Laconia, NH 03246
Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing and Cash Bar! Contact: Harriet
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a Good Home
large desks and three small cubicle desks
the library or call us at 435-8406.
Pittsfield Area Senior Center invites you the program “Preventing
Falls this Fall” by Paul Minnehan on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
at 9:30 am.
a physical therapist that works for the, Professional Physical
Therapy Services, located on 14 Leavitt Rd. in Pittsfield. This
short session will present information, techniques, and exercises
that should help each individual reduce their risk of falling as
they go about their chosen daily activities.
will include fitness, home risk factors, health, and medications.
Participants will be encouraged to participate in the active
portions of the session. Join us for this interactive session and
leave with tools for a safer tomorrow.
In Early Pittsfield
Submitted By Larry Berkson
recent article on bounties paid by Pittsfield, I noted that none was
paid on rattlesnakes. Since then I have been asked several questions
about snakes in the area. Unfortunately, I have not much to tell.
When I was young I was told that at one time there were rattlesnakes
on the top of Catamount Mountain. (I was also told that they
inhabited dens at Lamprey’s Ledges but that is in Epsom at the end
of Barton Road.) However, in all my reading about Pittsfield’s early
history, I have never come across a story about rattlesnakes in
newspapers or town records. The only time I ever saw one in
Pittsfield was when Frank Volpe hung one up in his variety store
window on Depot Street in the late 1950s. It was killed in
there were snakes in Pittsfield. In fact, the area abounded with
them in the early days. One of the earliest discussions about snakes
is found in Porter True’s Life on Tilton Hill. Mr. True was writing
about events in his childhood and as he was born in 1824, it is
likely that they occurred in late 1820s and early 1830s.
first event took place on Meadow Brook which enters into Wild Goose
Pond. He and Elbridge True were spearing suckers when all of a
sudden they saw a snake coming down the stream. According to Mr.
True, its head was about two feet above the water. It was black and
had a yellow ring around its neck. It had “horrid eyes,” and was
about 12 feet long (probably a bit of an exaggeration). They
thrashed at it as it went by but it was not captured.
second event took place near the True I Cemetery located behind Paul
and Carol Richardson’s house at the top of Tilton Hill. Mr. True and
Lyman Muchmore were planting potatoes nearby and two young girls
rushed to them claiming there were a lot of black snakes in Mr.
Tilton’s field. They ran to the pasture and saw one coming straight
toward them. Lyman held it down with a hoe while one of the girls
killed it. A few yards away they encountered another and killed it,
too. A little further on they came to a huge ball of them, as big as
a “peck,” all apparently asleep. They struck the ball and killed two
more with the others getting away.
time a snake was found coiled around the pickets of the fence in
front of Mr. True’s house. As his father approached, the snake
stretched out and made straight for underneath the piazza. Another
man headed it off and they killed it.
final event took place near Oliver True’s pasture, in the area of
the Richardson’s home today. After completing his chores, Mr. True
looked for a good place to rest. He came to a shady grove of pines
with needles all around and laid down on his side. After about half
an hour, “in a half unconscious state,” he turned over and was
horrified to see a snake about a foot away. According to Mr. True he
was much longer than he was and he was five feet 10 inches tall. He
endeavored to get up and kill the snake but it instantly shot out of
next reporting of snakes took place when newspapers began being
published in 1869. Numerous stories were related in their pages
about the length of snakes and their weight. Black snakes drew all
of the attention.
first was in May of 1869. The Suncook Valley Times reported that
John True killed two black snakes down by the river, one measuring
five feet, one inch long, and the other four feet, nine inches
of 1874, the Weekly Star reported that Miss Ellen Watson, daughter
of Daniel Watson who lived in the present-day home of Steve and
Donna Keeley on Tilton Hill, killed two black snakes, one measuring
five feet, two inches long, and the other six feet, six inches long.
following year Lewis Lougee killed a five foot long black snake in
William G. French’s field. Mr. French, a farmer, lived in the
Jeffrey and Denise Dandurant home on 10 Lyford Hill.
young Benjamin T. Cram, son of William and Mary Cram, only about
nine years old, killed a 6½ foot snake while burning brush in a
pasture near his house. Neither William nor later Benjamin owned
property in Pittsfield so the location is not known.
were three reports of killing large snakes in 1881. In May it was
reported that Edgar Allen, who was working for Lewis Page, killed a
black snake which measured five feet, 10 inches. Unfortunately,
nothing has been learned about Messieurs Allen or Page or where they
lived. Neither owned property in Pittsfield.
June, Lewis Barton, who lived in South Pittsfield, killed a black
snake five feet long. Finally, in September Calvin Clark and Elmer
Jenkins killed two black snakes, each five feet long, in John A.
Walker’s pasture, presumably in that part of town.
following year, 1882, Mary J. Carson, age 16, daughter of Benjamin
and Olive Carson, who lived in the current home of William Colman at
313 Webster Mills Road, killed a black snake four feet, seven inches
Mrs. Hannah Snelling, wife of George Snelling, a shoe factory
worker, killed a black snake nearly that long, four feet, four
April 1885 Walter Pierce and Eddie Come killed two black snakes in
John True’s pasture measuring four feet, eight inches and four feet
long respectively. Mr. True lived on Main Street, but where his
pasture was located has not been learned.
of 1885 The Analecta published an extensive story of a snake
round-up. Early one morning Captain Joseph A. Jacobs, a shoe maker,
and his son-in-law, John M. Willey, a carpenter, began walking
through the pasture of Abraham Tilton Prescott and Samuel Ring on
Loudon Road. They soon came across a large black snake which Captain
Jacobs captured and held while Mr. Willey ran back to the house for
a box. Afterwards they caught seven more. They were then joined by
Charles Ashton, Charles Drew, Walter Joy, and Eugene Sweatt, all
shoe factory workers. Bare-handed, Captain Jacobs captured 20 alive.
In all the men captured 32 snakes. Seven were killed which in total
length measured 32 feet. Five escaped.
Jacobs took the snakes in a box to his house and opened it for
exhibit at 10¢ a look. He noted that he would take them out of the
box if someone so desired. The snakes weighed 33½ pounds. The
combined length of all those caught and killed was 127 feet.
story reported in 1885 was that Lewis Knowlton killed a black snake
5½ feet long. Unfortunately, nothing has been learned about Mr.
Knowlton or where he lived.
years later, in 1890, The Analecta reported that Trueworthy Joy
killed a black snake five feet, nine inches long near the Chichester
Town line. Mr. Joy was a shoe factory worker who lived at 29 River
Road in the house now occupied by Richard Clark, Jr. and his wife.
then, are the reports of snakes in early Pittsfield. Occasionally
today large snakes are found, but the occurrence is much rarer than
in the Nineteenth Century.
Tuckermans At 9, Live At The Scenic Theatre!
with hot harmonies and funky fun, Tuckermans at 9 returns to the
Scenic on October 10 at 7:30pm for a concert to benefit The
Pittsfield Players Sprinkler Fund. Tickets will be $12 per person
and will be available through Jitters starting Saturday, September
26th and at the door the night of the show. Tickets will be rush
Tuckermans at 9 has been performing since 2004. The seven-voice
“vocal band” performs contemporary a cappella versions of well-known
pop, rock, blues, and light jazz favorites, mostly from the 1960s to
today. “Our voices make all the music,” explains Mark Miller,
founder of T9, as fans have dubbed the group. “No instruments or
pre-recorded instrumental tracks are ever used. Everything you hear,
including what sounds like brass, electric guitars, or drums, is
in the New Hampshire Seacoast, Tuckermans at 9 has entertained
audiences from Boston and Massachusetts’ north and south shores to
Lewiston, Maine, and in New Hampshire from Portsmouth to Nashua and
into the Lakes Region. This concert is sponsored by Art Morse and
all proceeds will go to the Players’ Sprinkler fund. Get set for a
great night of musical entertainment, and join us on October 10.
Tuckermans at 9, Live at the Scenic Theatre!
Suncook Valley Rotary Club presented a check for $1000 to the
Pittsfield Players, a donation towards their fire sprinkler fund.
The Pittsfield Players worked hard under the Rotary tent during
Balloon Rally Weekend to earn this donation. The $1000 donation
combined with a donation made by the club earlier this summer bring
the grand total to $6,000! The Rotary Club continues to be inspired
by the many community organizations who do great things! Cheers to
our very own Pittsfield Players!
To The Editor
it’s a little early for many to start tuning in to the presidential
race, but if you’ve lived in NH for any amount of time, you realize
we’re always in some stage of the political process.
hearing the news of the ongoing scrutiny (although now it’s finally
over) of Tom Brady and his involvement with deflate-gate, I had to
wonder if we hold our elected leaders to the same level of
all this is just a game, the well being of our nation and safety of
it’s citizens were not at stake. Now, I think we can all agree that
there is a lack of integrity and backbone in Washington, a lot of
self-serving politicians both Democrat and Republican. How did they
get there? We voted for them. Or maybe we checked out during
election time and let the “ bad guys” vote them in. We have
something in this country called an election, where every two or
four or six years, depending on the office, we can flush every
single politician out of office and replace them. Wouldn’t that be
great? Your vote won’t make a difference? Yes it will. What if we
all said that? If we believe that lie, our country will continue to
politicians are the same? No they aren’t. We just haven’t given the
good ones a chance to serve. Get to know some of the candidates,
there is always someone visiting NH. Check out their background and
record and see what they’re made of.
will be perfect, but do they respect the constitution and uphold it
the way it was originally intended? Have they stood for liberty? The
only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
Pittsfield Beautification Committee would like to thank all of you
who purchased your mums from us this year and made generous
donations toward our efforts of planting and maintaining beautiful
gardens in Pittsfield. If you drive through town you can
see we have already begun the work on redesigning and replanting the
Aranosian Lot next to Jack’s pizza. We will plant some of the
shrubs and bushes this fall and hope to complete the project in the
would like to give a special thanks to Nick Penney of Creative
Gardening for his garden design. Frank Wolfe, for his horticultural
expertise and support. Hugh Sanborn for volunteering his
time and excavator to clear the lot. Jim Marsh, Eric Mooney and
Justine Mooney of NH Builders and Maintenance for coming to our
rescue and carting all of the debris to the dump.
tuned for more educational information concerning the gardens as
well as additional recognition of all those who have made them
thanks again for the many people who support us through donations
and their time.
Everybody! Look Who’s Back!”
Hart is Back on the Scenic Stage as The Pittsfield Players Present
Hart, usually unseen behind the scenes, is looking like she’s up to
no good as Ida Dodd in “70, Girls, 70”
been some time since we’ve seen Maye Hart on the Scenic stage. Maye
is usually working behind the scenes, directing the Children’s
Theatre Workshop or many a fall musical; presiding over board
meetings as The Pittsfield Players’ president; hitting the phones
and the streets to collect advertising for the Program Book;
gathering bids for the Sprinkler Project; or the many other errands
that befall the president of a community theatre group who owns its
own theatre. But for five nights in November, she is none other than
Ida Dodd, Sussex Arms graduate, retiree extraordinaire and head of a
gang of fur stealing seniors.
not every member of the cast of “70, Girls, 70” is actually seventy
years old (actually we rustled up more 50 and 60 somethings), Ida
certainly is the youngest at heart in the bunch of fuddy duddies,
until she instills in them the “Boom Ditty Boom.” Have no idea what
we’re talking about? Just ask Ida, she’ll explain it to you. See,
she thought she was dying and goes to the drugstore for a
thermometer. When the clerk tells “granny” Ida to wait a minute she
gets so upset she finds herself on the street with a “hot” item. She
stole the thermometer! It was by accident of course but her heart
starts beating, “Boom, Ditty, Boom,” and she feels alive again.
Pretty soon she’s rustling minks out of Bergdorfs and fencing them
on the street. She brings the money to the Sussex Arms, a run down
retirement home where she used to, and her friends still do, live
and fixes up the place. Once she convinces MOST of the residents to
join her gang of seniors, ‘cause “nobody arrests old people” the
antics that ensue are ‘you may want to wear your Depends’ funny.
see Maye Hart return to the Scenic Stage as The Pittsfield Players
present “70, Girls, 70” a hilarious musical comedy on November 13,
14, 15, 22 and 23. Tickets go on sale after we host Tuckermans at 9
on October 10.
Pittsfield Players Sprinkler Fund Update
Generous Donors Respond!
Submitted By Meggin Dail
been two weeks since I asked the Town of Pittsfield and surrounding
area to step up their donations to the Pittsfield Players this year
and match the Rotary Club’s donation of $5,000.00 and so far the
response has been incredible!
Pittsfield Players have received two matching donations toward their
Sprinkler Fund and at this time are almost at goal for phase two of
the Sprinkler Project. With a deadline looming in Spring of 2016,
it is essential for us to have money in the bank to be able to do
the job from start to finish and with YOUR HELP we can accomplish
THANK YOU goes out to The Foss Family Charitable Foundation for
their matching donation and to Mr. and Mrs. Rene Drolet for their
matching donation as well. We are blessed to have the support of
such wonderful people.
we are still hoping for a few more matching donations, we would also
like to make you aware of our next fundraiser. The Goody Box sale
will be happening again this year at Dominick’s Restaurant. This
Fundraiser has proved profitable the past three years with funds of
$1,000.00- $1,400.00 being raised through the sale of boxes stuffed
with homemade cookies, breads, bars and candy just in time for your
holiday gatherings. Look for more news on the Goody Box Sale coming
way to support our fundraising goals is to attend this year’s fall
musical, “70, Girls,70” (a favorite of my mom’s) and get your snack
fix from the fundraising committee’s offerings or partake in the
50/50 and prop raffle. Believe it or not, the fundraising committee
has raised close to $4,000.00 with their raffles and food sales, so
even if you don’t snack but put a buck in the jar, you’re helping us
want to make a donation to the Sprinkler Fund, large or small or
anywhere in between, please mail it to The Pittsfield Players, PO
Box 177, Pittsfield, NH 03263 and write “Sprinkler” in the memo.
Then look for YOUR thank you in The Suncook Sun!
Energy Needs Of Pittsfield’s Schools
March, the Pittsfield School Board presented a proposal for
addressing the future energy needs of our schools during the Annual
School District Meeting. The voters at the Meeting did not accept
the School Board’s proposal.
However, during the School Meeting, several citizens expressed
opinions regarding options for addressing energy needs. The Board
is interested in considering the range of viable and cost-effective
options. You are invited to join this conversation, which will
eventually conclude with a plan to be considered by voters at our
next School Meeting on March 10, 2016.
School District will be holding this initial open meeting from 7:00
to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, in the PMHS library. It is
likely that this will be the first of a series of public meetings on
Pittsfield citizens are respectfully requested to consider
participating in this conversation and contributing to the process
that will provide a long-term solution to the schools’ energy needs.
encouraged to share the notice of this meeting with Pittsfield
friends and neighbors who may also be interested in joining this
September 2015 meeting of the Dorcas Guild of the First
Congregational Church of Pittsfield began with a call to order and
welcome to the 13 attendees by President Nancy Fogg. To begin a time
of devotions, Nella Hobson read “Sleep in Peace,” an original
composition. Audrey Moore read a piece on the change of seasons. All
joined in “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Powelson read correspondence; Diane Vaughan passed around some cards
for signing. Some joys and concerns were mentioned.
May and June 2015 minutes were approved as written, as was the
food basket brought by Nella went to Peggy Jacobs and will go next
to Reny Boyd. The mystery package brought by Corine Miller was won
“Spirit of Giving Campaign,” this year’s project, ends next month.
topic of the new tablecloths for use at collations was raised by
Corine, and it was decided to table the issue. Also brought up was
the Fellowship Hour, which the Dorcas Guild will continue once a
month. A copy of our name/address/program guide was circulated for
any corrections. Nella will head this project, hoping to acquire the
previous computer files.
Towle brought up the possibility of resurrecting the nursery
program. Discussion followed.
Refreshments provided by Audrey and Nella consisted of wonderful
gingerbread with lemon sauce, cookies, fruit, candy, punch and
coffee. The “Pound Auction” headed by Bev Murdough and Mary Jo went
very well with many unique items weighing in at a pound.
month’s meeting, October 13 at 7 pm, will focus on the Christmas
Fair. Wednesday work group continues each week 10 am to 2 pm.
Stephen’s Kicks Off Prayer Shawl Ministry
And Knitters Welcome
Stephen’s has begun a new Prayer Shawl Ministry and would like to
welcome other knitters, crocheters or prayers to join us. We hope to
meet every other week to pray, knit, crochet and enjoy some
socializing over coffee cake and beverage.
second meeting will be Monday, October 5th at 10AM at the home of
Mary Ellen Siudut, 28 Mullen Dr, off Sanderson Dr. and Rt. 107 in
Pittsfield. Call her at 435-0260 or 508-308-7103 for questions or
generous benefactor from our Parish has offered to purchase supplies
for these shawls and we have some lovely homespun yarn for you to
use. If you have size 13 needles, please bring them along.
Shawls are blessed and given to area people in need of comfort and
blessings during difficult times. We hope to give shawls or scarfs
to people experiencing loss, illness, loneliness or striving to
recover from addiction. Please come join us.
you don’t knit but would like to join in the prayer and support, you
You In Control Of Your Disability Claim
Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan
month, VA reached a historic low in the disability claims backlog by
dipping below 100,000 to 98,535 – and the number of these claims
(pending more than 125 days) has come down even further since. This
milestone means that VA is processing disability claims faster and
more efficiently so that Veterans, their families, and Survivors get
the benefits they deserve.
participating in the Fully Developed Claims program, Veterans and
Survivors can take charge of their claims by submitting all relevant
records with their claims at once. The fastest way to receive a
decision on your disability claim is by filing an FDC electronically
VA’s website to learn more about filing an electronic Fully
Developed Claim and what you can do to get started.
Announces $4 Million In Funding To Help The Homeless
Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan
WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald
announced the award of $4 million in renewal funding offered through
the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies that
currently provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with
important grant renewals will allow community agencies to continue
to provide critical transitional housing services where they are
needed,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “As a key component
of the VA’s plan to significantly reduce homelessness among
Veterans, the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Need grants will
provide funding to community agencies that provide services to
program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing
and services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve
residential stability, increase their skill levels and income, and
obtain greater self-determination. Specifically, GPD Special Need
grant funding will assist with additional operational costs that
would not otherwise be incurred but for the fact that the recipient
is providing transitional housing and services for the GPD “Special
Need” populations, including women, chronically mentally ill, frail
elderly, terminally ill, and individuals who have the care of minor
result of these and other efforts, Veteran homelessness is down
significantly since the launch of the Federal Strategic Plan to
Prevent and End Homelessness in 2010. The state of Connecticut and
cities of New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City have all
recently announced the achievement of significant milestones related
to ending Veteran homelessness.
information about VA’s homeless programs is available at
Community organizations seeking details and/or more information may
visit VA’s National Grant and Per Diem Program website
Pittsfield High School Class of 1945 recently met at Dominick’s
Restaurant in Pittsfield for their Annual Luncheon Reunion, this one
being our 70th. There were seven classmates attending and one guest,
Joseph Rogers’ daughter, Evelyn Richards. We enjoyed a delicious
meal and did a lot of reminiscing of former times. Due to illness
and traveling distance a few classmates were not able to attend.
Pictured are classmates: Front row, L to R: Lucille Davis Rogers,
Alma Heywood Herndon, John Herndon, Margaret Towle. Back row, L to
R: William Wilson, Joseph Rogers and Jeanne Banks Eastman.
The Best Better!
Submitted By Griffin Worster, Reporter
Motto… What do the 4 H’s stand for you ask?
for clear thinking … Heart – for greater loyalty
for larger service… Health – for better living…
Victory Workers 4-H Club serves the greater Pittsfield Area and is
starting it’s 74th year.
meet the 1st Monday of each month at the Pittsfield Community
Center. 6:45 – 8:15pm.
Cloverbuds are members that age from 5 to 7 as of January 1st 2016.
Cloverbuds attend a short part of the general meeting to say the
pledges and hear any important announcements then go upstairs with
leader Melissa Babcock to attend their own age appropriate meeting.
Meetings will touch on community service, citizenship, crafts,
foods, safety to name a few.
members ages 8 to 19 as of 1/1/16 will attend a short business
meeting then participate in the evening’s program. These programs
are selected by the officers of the club and committee members.
This is a Youth program with no annual dues or membership fees. To
be a member you must participate in 2 Community Service projects, 1
Citizenship project, 2 County Events, 1 fundraiser and complete one
project for the Hopkinton State Fair.
Community service projects being lead by Jr. Leader Parker Clark is
collecting Box Tops for Education which will go to the Pittsfield
School District. Jr. Leader Austin Ladd is collecting empty ink
cartridges to be recycled to the Epsom School. Jr. Leader Nathaniel
Huse is collecting in October – November 10th for the Pittsfield
Food Pantry to include fresh grown vegetables from 4-Her’s Gardens,
Non perishables and toiletries. Members are encouraged to become a
Jr. Leader for any of our project areas.
Events include: Round Up – a program for the younger members to meet
other county members, have fun and make new friends. Honors
Evening: an evening to recognize winners from county projects for
their outstanding achievements and honor leaders for their years of
dedication to the program. Resume’: for members 14 and up to
complete the process of writing a resume’ going on an interview and
understanding the process. Records: for all members to keep a
written record of their activities. Food Show: Were members present
a homemade food or meal to judges and learn more about the MY PLATE.
Public Speaking—You give a speech in front of an audience and get
judged on it. Presentations either in Action or Demo which means
either showing everyone at once or letting everyone do it as a make
it take it…. Photography: you take a picture of your choice and it
is judged. Poster: you make a poster and it is judged. Fashion
you learn to sew articles and then it if judged and you get to be
in a fashion show. Fashion selection: you get to shop on a budget
for an outfit, get interviewed on your shopping experience. Chefs
Challenge: you work with a partner and complete a food challenge
with a secret ingredient. County Fair: You enter you
creations in the Ruth Kimball Exhibit Hall at the Hopkinton Fair….
Fact Ruth Kimball was the founder of the Victory Workers 4-H Club.
year starts Monday, October 5th, 2015. You are welcome to come and
join us, 4-H is a family program and we ask that a parent or adult
stay for the meetings with members. Victory Workers offers so much
that members sometimes over extend themselves we ask that the adult
which knows their own family schedule help with this process.
Leaders are at the Community Center by 6:30 for anyone that may
have questions. Organizational Leader Pamela
Clattenburg- Barnstead she’s at the fair, Key Leaders: Mark Riel -
Pittsfield 435-6346, Melissa Babcock- Pittsfield 496-3928, Corine
Miller –Pittsfield 435-8497 and Carolyn Davis – Epsom 736-9003.
Note: Deerfield Fair is October 1-4 you can see many of our Animal
Science members in action at the fair.
Pittsfield Secret Santa Program
Submitted By Kris Ahearn, Program Coordinator
Pittsfield Fire Department and Ambulance Service will again be
coordinating the Pittsfield Secret Santa Program. As Christmas is
rapidly approaching, we would like to begin planning for thi s
years’ program. Last year, due to the generosity of businesses and
individuals within our community, this program was able to provide
toys and clothing to 210 children in Pittsfield who might have
otherwise had a difficult Christmas, and we are anticipating at
least this many children again this year.
hoping that you might be able to help us provide gifts to these
children. We are looking for donations of new, unwrapped toys or
clothing for all ages. Monetary donations are appreciated as well.
Your efforts will greatly benefit the children of Pittsfield.
would like to have all donations received at the fire department by
November l5th to help us determine what gifts still need to be
purchased. If you will be donating toys or clothing, please contact
Kris at the Fire Station at 435-6807 to coordinate a time to drop
them off, or arrange for us to pick them up.
may be made payable to:
Pittsfield Secret Santa
Pittsfield NH 03263
you for your support of this program. All donations are greatly
Danielle Alexandria Jackson
Danielle Alexandria Jackson, 18, of Pittsfield NH, went home to be
with the Lord on September 21, 2015 after a car accident.
born in Concord, NH on May 26, 1997 to Scott and Teresa Jackson.
Danielle went to school in Pittsfield. She liked to make people
happy, loved to babysit her nieces and nephew, and enjoyed spending
time with friends, especially her boyfriend, Greg. She loved animals
and enjoyed watching movies.
survived by her parents, Scott and Teresa, her sister Melissa
Chagnon, her brothers Richie Miller, Nathaniel Jackson,
grandparents, great-grandmother, many aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces, and nephew.
life was celebrated in a memorial service at Park Street Baptist
Church in Pittsfield, NH, on Friday, September 25.
Danielle’s family would like to share the hope that she knew was
true with this verse, “For since we believe that Jesus died and was
raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God
will bring back with him the believers who have died.” -1
would like to give a gift in lieu of flowers, please send your
donation to the SPCA in memory of Danielle Jackson.
M. Bousquet (Grattage), of Pittsfield formally of Barnstead, died
peacefully in her home on September 18th, 2015 after a brief and
aggressive battle against gallbladder cancer.
was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who lived her life
selflessly, giving so much time and love to her family and friends.
a cashier at Shaw’s in Concord where she made many friends with
associates as well as shoppers. She lived a simple life... she
loved her family and sought to spend as much time with them as she
could. She also enjoyed sewing, reading, baking and the love for
is survived by her Husband Richard Bousquet of Pittsfield, brother
Allan Grattage of Pittsfield, 4 children; Jesse Bousquet and fiance
Joan Glancy of Barnstead, Tabitha Sammon and husband Mike of
Pittsfield, Cassie West and husband Brian of Loudon, and Adam
Bousquet and wife Kacey of Barnstead, 7 beautiful grandchildren;
Makayla, Alexis, Isaac, Morgan, Jasmine, Trevor, and Jesse Jr., as
well as, many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and extended family.
Memorial service was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at The
Pittsfield Community Center in Pittsfield.
A Brown, 83, of Alton Woods Dr., Concord, died Sept. 24th at the
Concord Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Gilmanton,
the son of Richard and Pearl (Twombly) Brown. He was a graduate of
Laconia High School in 1950. He served in the US Air Force during
the Korean Conflict until 1955 and was discharged as a S/Sgt. He
worked as a service manager at Grappone Industrial Division. He was
a member of the Operating Engineering Local #98. Following
retirement he was a letter carrier for the Pittsfield Post Office
retiring in 1996. He raised show horses and mules and rode in many
speed events at horse shows throughout the area. He and his wife
also enjoyed his retirement traveling in their RV. He is survived by
his wife Dawn Brown of Concord. His children Michelle Peek and
husband Frank of Marengo, IN. Holly Catania of Weston, Fl.; Phyllis
Farial of Fl. A stepson Scott DeCota of Chichester. 3
stepdaughters Karen Cole of Meredith, Sharon Dotson of Rochester,
Debra Larson of Alaska and another step son Alfred Sanborn of GA.
Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
are no visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday Oct.
1st at 11:00 AM in the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield,
followed by a collation in the Church Vestry. The Rev. David
Stasiak, Pastor, will officiate. An urn interment will follow in the
NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to a charity of one’s choice.
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