MANCHESTER, Maine — Richard G. Oellers, of 35 Estates Drive, Manchester, passed away on Oct. 10, 2014, at the Maine Veterans' Home with his wife at his side.
Richard was born on Sept. 11, 1923 in Englewood, N.J., the son of the late Ralph S. Oellers and Louise (Williams) Oellers. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters.
He graduated from Westminster School, Simsbury, Conn., in 1942 and Princeton University in 1947, following three years of service in the Navy. He was an Aviation Cadet and never lost his love of planes and flying.
He spent most of his working years in marketing and sales, and retired in 1989 after 25 years with the Communications & Electronic Division of Motorola Inc. Dick developed and managed several zone manager positions for which he was awarded membership in the Optimum and Optimist group.
He enjoyed music, especially big band, jazz and classical, wild birds and antique autos (specifically 1936, 1937 and 1938 Buicks).
In retirement he and Rita enjoyed many years traveling in their RV across Canada and most of the United States. Dick was well known for his quick wit and sense of humor and brought laughter to many. Family meant everything to him and he often said, 'We are blessed in so many ways" when referring to his wife and their combined children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was a Life Member of the Lions Club of Winthrop, a member of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and the American Legion Post 40 of Winthrop. Since his retirement he has spent many years fund-raising for Westminster School and Princeton University.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 30 years, Rita S. Oellers of Manchester; three daughters, Wendy Oellers Fulmer and husband Ron of Gilford, N.H., Suzanne Oellers Naughton and husband Russ of Kennebunk, Elizabeth Oellers of Sanbornton, N.H.; and one son, Richard G. Oellers Jr. and his wife Teri of Saco; four stepsons, Bradley Scott and wife Margaret of Rockwood, Gregory Scott and wife Chantal of Falmouth, William Scott and
wife Victoria of Readfield, and John Scott and wife Khristine of Winthrop; one stepdaughter, Cindy Scott Brown and husband Jay of Brunswick; grandchildren Katie Criscone, Heather Roche, Christopher Roche, James Detullio, Victoria Oellers, Eric Oellers, Alexander Latham, Julia Latham, Amanda Scott, Brian Scott, Jaclyn Scott, Weston Scott, Leika Scott, Gibson Scott, Jeremy Brown, Julia Brown, Kimberly Brown, Vincent Scott, Vita Scott, Rocco Scott, Nicole Scott, Jessica Scott and Nathan Scott; and seven great-grandchildren.
Dick's life will be celebrated in a private family committal service with full military honors to be held at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.
If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 80 Elm St., Portland, ME 04101 or Maine Veterans' Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta, ME 04330.
Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, ME, where memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 07:40
BRISTOL — Barbara Louise Nyberg 90, died at Franklin Regional Hospital on Oct. 11, 2014, following a period of failing health.
She was born in Providence, R.I., on Feb. 24, 1924, the daughter of William and Florence (West) McKay.
Barbara relocated to Bristol from Reading, Mass., and was a longtime resident.
She was employed at the Bristol Bank for many years as an accountant.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Timothy Catholic Church, and she enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Nyberg Sr.,; and a grandson, William Nyberg Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Morin of New Hampton; four sons, James Nyberg of Bristol, William Nyberg of Tilton, Charles Nyberg of Conway, S.C., and Frederick Nyberg of Dunnlon, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held in Homeland Cemetery in Bristol on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Donations may be made to NewFound Area Nursing Association, 214 Lake St., Bristol NH 03222.
Dupuis Funeral Home, Ashland, is handling arrangements. For more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 07:26
BELMONT — Stanley C. Lorette, 62, of 400 Jamestown Road, died at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Mr. Lorette was born September 3, 1952 in Nashua, N.H., the son of the late Jean F. and Geraldine F. (Dunn) Lorette. He resided in San Diego, Calif. and Lynn, Mass. for several years before moving to Belmont, N.H. three months ago. He had been a self-employed carpenter for many years.
Survivors include his son, Micah Ciampi and his wife, Sharon, of Belmont; one grandchild, Jeffrey Lorette of Tilton, three brothers, Richard F. Lorette, Sr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Lowell, Mass., Gerald Lorette, of Lynn, Mass., and Russell Lorette and his wife, Cynthia, of Lynn, Mass. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lorette was predeceased by a grandchild, Nicholas Lorette.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Belmont Police Explorers, P.O. Box 320, Belmont, NH 03220.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 08:00
TILTON — Vera G. (Lepelley) Prescott, 71, a longtime resident of the Tilton-Northfield areas for over 50 years, passed away, surrounded by family on Sunday, October 12, 2014. She was born in Somerville, Mass., September 3, 1943, daughter of the late, John and Margaret (McPhee) Lepelley. She was a graduate of Laconia High School with the class of 1962. A homemaker, Vera also worked for several years as a clerk and bookkeeper at the Park'n Go Market in Northfield. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post # 49 in Northfield and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post # 1698 in Franklin. She will be remembered for her caring and outgoing personality.
She was predeceased by a brother, Bradford Lepelley.
Her family includes two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Steady and her husband Matt of Northfield, Pammy Jean McLaughlan of Laconia; two sons, Shannon Eric Prescott and his wife Rachel Luksic of Loudon, Peter William Prescott of Tilton; six grandchildren, Aleasha Marie Martin, Eric James Prescott, Mariah Elizabeth Bolla, Camden Elizabeth Steady, Isabelle, Kathleen Prescott and Nahum George Prescott; brothers: John Lepelley and his wife Josephine of Northfield, Harold Lepelley and his wife Caryl of Valley Springs, Calif.; sisters, Mildred Jameson and her husband Ronald of Tilton, Barbara Chretien and her husband Chris of Franklin, Dorothy Prentiss and her husband Raymond of Belmont; sister-in-law Judith Lepelley of Prince George, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A graveside service will follow at Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make contributions in Vera's name to the "Activities Fund", Genesis Center, 7 Baldwin St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 07:56