John Phillip Poor
KENDUSKEAG, Maine John Phillip Poor, 74, of Kenduskeag, Maine, died peacefully at his home Aug. 6, 1999, after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Boston, Mass., the son of Clarence and Maude Poor.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the South Pacific as an aerial photographer. He then became a licensed pilot and flight instructor working out of White Mountain Airport in North Conway and Dewitt Airfield in Old Town, Maine. He then worked as a news reporter for WLBZ Channel 2 in Bangor, leaving there to become an assistant to the general manager at WABI, Channel 5, in the early 1970s. He was then director of the Meals for Maine program in Bangor for many years. He retired in 1989 from the public relations department at Eastern Transportation.
His lifelong love was photography, which he pursued professionally as "The Photographer" working out of his home and taking thousands of portraits, wedding photos and scenic pictures. He won many blue ribbons at the Bangor Fair as proof of his expertise. He also shred his love of photography with others as a photographic instructor at the YWCA in Bangor, the adult education in Bucksport and the University of Maine. His other interested included collecting old bottles, gardening and HO railroading.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christina Poor and David Ferrelli, of Portsmouth; his son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Denise Poor, of East Corinth; his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Michael Kenny, of Veazie; three grandchildren, Eric Ross, of Bangor, Deidre Poor, of East Corinth and Bradly Kenny, of Veazie; and many friends.
He was pre-deceased by his sister, Marilyn Wright, and his daughter, Katherine Poor.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. at Thompson's Funeral Home in East Corinth. Friends may call on the family from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow at the Kenduskeag Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Katherine Poor Memorial Scholarship, c/o People's Heritage Bank, 1067 Union Street, Bangor, Maine 04401.
Patricia Warren, 79, of Lovell, Maine and Concord, Mass., died unexpectedly on August 3, 1999.
She was born in New Canaan, Conn., the daughter of Barbara Matlack Warren and Keith Faulkner Warren.
Miss Warren grew up in Lovell, Maine, and resided in the Washington, D.C. area until her retirement, and moved to Concord, Mass. She graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1937, and attended the Mary C. Wheeler School in Providence, R.I. She obtained her bachelors degree from Simmons College in Boston, and advanced degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.
While residing in the Washington, D.C. area, Miss Warren was an educator working with young and special needs children. In her retirement, she volunteered her energies to Talking Books, a service that distributes recorded books to the physically and visually impared.
Her family includes her brothers, Willard Clinton Warren of Fryeburg and Timothy Matlick Warren of Concord, Mass.; three nephews, two nieces, and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lovell, Maine, at the family home. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Thomas W. Reny
Thomas W. Reny, 83, of North Conway, died on August 3, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a long illness. He was born in North Conway, and was the son of John and Alys Johnson Reny.
Mr. Reny was a lifelong resident of North Conway and graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1935. He worked at the Conway Highway Department for a short while, and owned and operated Tom's Variety Store in North Conway, for over 20 years.
He was the North Conway Country Club golf pro in the late 1930s, and he caddied for Babe Ruth. Mr. Reny was a member of the Mount Washington Lodge 87 F&AM, as well as the North Conway Country Club.
His family includes his wife, Ruth J. Reny of North Conway; two daughters, Leona A. Hill and Peggy R. Light, both of North Conway; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Phillip D. Reny of Center Conway.
Mr. Reny was predeceased by three brothers, Roy Reny, Andy Reny and George Reny, and by a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Hill.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Church of Christ, Congregational in North Conway, with the Rev. William P. Gardner officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m., at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations in Mr. Reny's memory may be sent to Jen's Friends, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860.
Susan Osmer, 54, of Conway, died July 30, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a brief illness. She was born in Woodsville, and was the daughter of Harry and Margaret Adams of Orford.
Ms. Osmer lived in Orford for nearly 30 years prior to moving to Conway in 1997. She attended Conway Village Congregational Church, and inspired and made many friends at both the Kearsarge House in North Conway and the Kennett House in Conway.
Her family includes a son and his wife, Larry J. and Maryellen Osmer of Weymouth, Mass.; three grandchildren, James, Kevin and Stephen Mullen of Weymouth, Mass.; three sisters, Carol Riggie and Sandra Riggie, both of Woodsville, and Lorraine Williams of North Haverhill; two brothers, Bart Adams of Burlington, Vt. and Jon Adams of Piermont; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 7 at the Conway Village Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. Wesley Palmer officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in Ms. Osmer's memory may be made to Kennett House, 25 West Main St., Conway, NH 03818.
Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Mary Lillian MacDonald
Mary Lillian MacDonald, 90, of Center Ossipee, died August 3, 1999 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, following a brief illness.
She was born in Glastonbury, Conn., on August 9, 1908, the daughter of George and Mary Krar Strang. She was educated in Glastonbury, where she lived for 36 years. Later, she was a resident of the New Haven, Conn., area for approximately four years, before moving to Center Ossipee.
Mrs. MacDonald was a homemaker for most of her life. She worked briefly in tobacco fields and linen mills while in the Glastonbury areas.
Her greatest joy in life was caring for her family. She enjoyed cooking and sharing food with her many family members and friends. Her hobbies included flowers, crochet, taking long walks, and reading. She was an avid animal lover.
Her family includes her children, Forrest G. MacDonald of Tamworth, Richard MacDonald of Lakewood, Calif., Franklin R. MacDonald of Center Ossipee, Audrey M. Armstrong of Canaan, Marilyn R. Chatlos of Hartford, Vt., Linda B. Hamelin of Dracut, Mass., and Douglas O. MacDonald of Center Ossipee; three sisters, Elizabeth McClure of Willimatic, Conn., Julia Littlefield of Colorado Springs, Co., and Ruth Skinner of Glastonbury, Conn.; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a very special friend, Ethel Varney, of Center Ossipee.
She was predeceased by her husband, George Oliver MacDonald, in 1986, and by a son, Oliver MacDonald, in 1942.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Center Ossipee. Burial will follow in Grant Hill Cemetery, Center Ossipee.
Robert Leonard Shea
Robert Leonard Shea, 36, of East Harwich, Mass., died on August 1, 1999 at Hospice House in Barnstable, Mass.,
He was born in Hyannis, Mass., and grew up in Dennisport, Mass., and was a graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth High School. Mr. Shea had been in construction for different companies, owning and operating his own company, Robert Shea Construction, for the last four years.
He was an avid fisherman and boater.
His family includes his wife of six years, Janet M. Stone Shea of East Harwich, Mass.; a son, Timothy Shea; his mother, Claire Shea of Dennisport, Mass.; his grandmother, Helen Barker of of South Yarmouth, Mass.; two brothers, John Shea and Christopher Shea, both of Dennisport, Mass.; and two sisters, Cheryl Witherell of Dennisport, Mass., and Patricia Lambert of Madison.
A funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, Mass., followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Rt. 28 Harwich, Mass. Contributions in Mr. Shea's memory may be made to the Hospice House, 88 Railroad Ave, Barnstable, MA 02630.
William P. Rockwell
William P. Rockwell, died at his home in North Andover, Mass., on July 17, 1999.
He graduated from Middlesex School, Philips Exeter, Harvard College, Harvard Busines School and Boston College Law School. He was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover, and on the board of directors at Davis and Furber in North Andover.
For 30 years he was owner and operator of Barnaby's Steak House in North Conway.
Mr. Rockwell was an avid tennis player who in 1963 received the Gardiner Ward Chase Memorial Bowl from the New England Lawn Tennis Association for the top honor for outstanding contributions for the development of tennis. Also, in 1994 he received a special recognition award for lifelong dedication to thedevelopment of New England tennis. He ran to Greater Lawrence and the Essex County tennis tournaments for over 40 years. Mr. Rockwell was also a nationally and New England ranked men's doubles player.
His family includes his wife of 47 years, Mabel Arlit Rockwell of North Andover, Mass.; his sons, Shawn Rockwell of Lisbon Falls, Maine, W. Bradford Rockwell of Salt Lake City, Utah, Timothy T. Rockwell of Andover, Mass; a daughter, Tiffany R. Jesudian of Concord, Mass.; his brothers, Thomas P. Rockwell of North Andover, Mass., and George G.D. Rockwellof Fairfield, Conn.; his sisters Mary R. Stewart of Wellesley, Mass., and Caroline R. Stevens of Amesbury, Mass.; and eight grandchildren.
Contributions in Mr. Rockwell's memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Elm St., North Andover, MA 01845.
Robert M. Greene
Robert M. Greene, 77, of Brownfield, Maine, died July 31, 1999 at his home after a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1922 in Stafford Springs, Conn., the son of the late John M. and Agnes Fitzpatrick Greene.
Bob graduated from Wilbraham Academy in 1941. He served in the United States Naval Air Corps from 1942-1945, receiving a Purple Heart for wounds suffered when his plane was shot down in the North Atlantic.
From 1957 to 1977, Bob and his wife Jan owned and operated the Nereledge Inn in North Conway, providing hospitality to travelers and hearty home-cooked meals to the public. During that period, Bob was president of the Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of Directors of the Community Center, was active in local children's and adult theater, and taught skiing in the Junior Ski Program.
In 1977 he moved to Brownfield, where he served as town clerk/tax collector for nine years before retiring to pursue his hobbies: skiing, gardening, camping, photography, walking by the ocean, and tinkering in his workshop.
His family includes his wife of 54 years, Janet M. Barnes Greene of Brownfield; three sons, Michael Greene of Deerfield, Timothy Greene of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Kevin Greene of Concord; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 5 at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Greene's memory may be made to Community Health Services, 107 High Street, Bridgton, ME 04009.
Arrangements are by the Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service of West Ossipee and Wolfeboro.