Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Lorraine Marie (Collard ) Kneeland died on Monday.
Tuesday, April 16
From Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home Lorraine Marie (Collard) Kneeland, 82 of Windham, NH, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends at Parkland Medical Center on Monday, April 15th 2013 after a long period of declining health. She was born on June 5, 1930 in Lawrence MA, the daughter of David G. Collard and Jeanne (Gagnon) Collard. She has resided in Windham NH for the past 23 years. She attended St. Anne’s Grammar School and was a graduate from Lawrence High School. She worked as a dental assistant for many years. Lorraine was a devoted Roman Catholic and parishioner of St. Matthews Church in Windham, NH. She was an avid reader and a talented artist specializing in painting murals for local school and stage settings…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Chris Reisdorf of Derry died Feb. 6.
Monday, February 11
Rodney Christopher “Chris” Reisdorf, passed on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, leaving three sons: Collin, Cody and Tyler, daughter-in-law Nicole Couillard, wife Grace to whom he was married almost 39 years, brother Robin, and sister in-law Helen. Chris loved his adopted community, moving his family from Michigan to Derry in 1986, where he quickly became known for his quiet logic and problem-solving skills. He served twelve years on the Derry Planning Board and three as a town councilor, while staying active in state and national politics. Chris held a degree in Forestry from Michigan State University, but his heart was in construction, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He served as clerk of the works for several …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
She died at the age of 89.
Tuesday, January 29
From Peabody Funeral Home Louise E. Freeman, 89, of Windham, NH died peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday January 26, 2013 at the Grace House of Windham. Mrs. Freeman was born in Rochester, NH on April 22, 1923, a daughter of the late Ernest and Grace (Ham) Rand. She had resided in Windham since 1992, formerly living in Beaverton, OR and Stratham, NH. She very much enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Millard Freeman of Windham, one son, Paul K. Freeman and his wife Meigs of Nottingham, NH, one daughter, Andrea Curfman and her husband Charles of Windham, and two grandchildren, Gregory and Ariana Curfman. Following cremation, a calling hour will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 10:00…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
He died peacefully at his home last week.
Wednesday, January 23
From Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home Ken Olson, 69 of Windham NH, passed away Thursday, peacefully at his home, surrounded by loving family and friends following a battle with brain cancer. Ken was the son of the late Averill and Carl Olson and grew up in Reading, MA and he was a graduate of Reading High School, class of 1961 and the University of New Hampshire, class of 1965.He and his wife, Kathleen (Meehan) Olson, have been residents of Windham since 1972. Ken has been described as being perfectly at home both in the Air and on the Sea, as he was a career pilot and a lifelong sailor. He served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1972 and is a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his separation from the Air Force, he worked…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
He died in Manchester on Jan. 14.
Tuesday, January 15
From Peabody Funeral Home Lt. Col. Michael Leo Kinsella Jr., US Army Ret., 69, of Windham, NH died Monday, January 14, 2013 at the VA Medical Center, Manchester, NH surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 17, 1943 in Boston, MA a son of the late Eileen (Murphy) and Michael L. Kinsella Sr. He graduated from Boston College and later graduated from Command and General Staff College with the US Army. Michael proudly served his country in the US Army during Vietnam, continuing his military career in the National Guard, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Janice (Malinowski) Kinsella, two daughters, Leigh A. Kinsella and Dana V. Kinsella, one brother, Kevin Kinsella, one sister, Sheila…
Monday, January 7, 2013
She died on Jan. 4 after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Monday, January 7
Carol E. (Auterburn) Graham, 65, of Windham, NH died peacefully after a prolonged battle with cancer on Friday, Jan. 4th at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, surrounded by her family. Carol was born in Louisville, KY on August 12, 1947 and was the daughter of Ruth (Osterberg) and Herbert Auterburn. She moved many times with her family living in Missouri, New York and Illinois, graduating from Mundelein High School in Illinois. In her early life Carol pursued a nursing degree and worked at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan, IL. Carol then worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines for 10 years based in New York City. It was at this time of her life she enjoyed traveling to many interesting worldwide destinations. Carol …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The lawmakers are part of the first all-female federal delegation in the country.
New Hampshire Congresswomen Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter were sworn in Thursday in Washington, D.C. The Democrats are now part of the first all-female federal delegation in U.S. history. They join Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Kuster, of Hopkinton, defeated Republican Charlie Bass. Shea-Porter, of Rochester, defeated Republican Frank Guinta in the November election. Kuster, who was appointed to the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement: “It’s a great honor to join the U.S. House of Representatives and to serve the hardworking people of New Hampshire’s Second District. We face many challenges as a state and country, but there is so much we can achieve if we’re willing to …
Monday, December 3, 2012
She died after a brief illness at the age of 67.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Jeanette D. (Bell) Murphy, of Windham and formerly of Medford died after a brief illness at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester. She was 67. Born and raised in South Boston, she was the daughter of the late Everett D and the late Ruth E (Snow) Bell. After her marriage and the birth of her children, Jeanette settled in Medford where she and her late husband Paul raised their family. A good neighbor and friend to many, Jeanette was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with the kids. For 30 years she worked as an administrative assistant in the Medford School System. The beloved wife of the late Paul F. Murphy, she was a devoted mother to Robert Murphy and his companion Heather Merchant of Medford, Shannon Boudreau of…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
He died on Nov. 5 at the age of 87.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
From Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home: Matthew M. McCabe Jr., 87, of Windham, NH, formerly of Lynn, MA, passed away on Monday, November 05, 2012, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH after a brief illness. He was born in Easton, PA and attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School there. He attended St. Phillip & James High School in Phillipsburg, NJ. Mr. McCabe served with the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 -1945, serving aboard LCI 229 and LST 49. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for injuries received during battle. A Tool & Die Maker, Machine Shop Manager, and Customer Service Manager, he was employed by Hawkes Grinding Company in Lynn, MA; McIntyre Brass Works in Cambridge, MA; and Autoroll Machine Corporation in Middleton, MA. …