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Paul A. Little, 93

GILFORD —Paul A. Little of Gilford, NH, beloved husband to Carol Santos Little, died on Monday Dec. 9, 2013. He was born on April 19, 1920 in Winchester, MA, son of the late Robert H. and Mechtilde V. (Donovan) Little.

Paul is survived by his brother David Little of Billerica, MA; six children, Paula Andrews of Chelmsford, MA; Patricia and husband Allan Hann of Meredith NH; Richard Little of Chelmsford, MA; Joan Ogg of Bow NH; Jeanne and husband Nick Raffaelo of Chelmsford, MA and Donna Little of Arlington, MA; three stepsons, Dan Santos and wife Karen of Bedford, MA; Brian Santos of CA; James Santos and wife Judy of Hollis, NH; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Paul was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth (Cooper) Little; two sisters, Anne Folsom and June Gallahan; two sons, David and Robert Little; and son-in-law James Ogg.

Paul served the Town of Bedford in many capacities. He will truly be missed by those who knew and love him.

Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home, 281 Great Rd., BEDFORD, MA on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 4 to 8 p.m. A private funeral will be held on Sat. Dec. 14, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charitable organization of your choice. More info and directions: www.shawsheenfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:07

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Sherwood M. Kidder, 82

HEBRON — Sherwood Maurice Kidder, 82, of Hebron, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013 after a lengthy illness at the Peabody Home, Franklin.

Born in Franklin, NH on February 27, 1931, he was the son of Maurice and Lyla (Barnard) Kidder. Sherwood was raised in East Hebron, graduating from the Plymouth High School, Class of 1949. After graduating from high school Sherwood enlisted with the U.S. Air Force, where he served until his honorable discharge in 1955. He went on to attend Northeastern University, graduating in 1962 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Sherwood furthered his education throughout the years earning a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration earning both degrees from Franklin Pierce.

Sherwood resided in Sudbury, MA, while living there he worked for the Raytheon Co., in both their Wayland and Norwood, MA labs. After returning to New Hampshire he was employed by the Meggitt Aero-Space Co., in Manchester, as an Electrical Engineer for ten years. Between engineering jobs he developed The Flying Saucer restaurant and the Tenney Mountain Mobil station opening the door for development along the Tenney Mountain Highway.

Sherwood is predeceased by his beloved wife of 40 years, Carol (Barnett) Kidder, in 1997. He is also predeceased by his second wife Emily (Hanscom) Kidder, in 2012.

Sherwood is survived by his son Steven of Plymouth, NH, son, David of Benson, VT; grandchildren, Crystal Williams, of Hebron, NH, Brennan, Ethan, and Myrabelle Kidder, all of Benson, VT, and great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Kimmy Williams, both of Hebron, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235, where Sherwood spent the last years of his life in comfort surrounded by caring staff and friends.

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. Rev. John M. Fischer, pastor of the Hebron Congregational Church will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Sherwood's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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H. Allen Fletcher, 72

BRISTOL — H. Allen Fletcher, 72, of Summer Street, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 after a short illness. He was born in Boston, MA, the son of Howard and Mary (Flores) Fletcher. He was a graduate of Bristol High School. Allen lived most of his life in Alexandria and Bristol.
Prior to his retirement, Allen worked as a machinist for Webster Valve and Freudenburg. He had served as a Selectman for the town of Alexandria.
Allen had a love of the outdoors and enjoyed his time hunting and fishing. He also spent a great deal of time in his workshop as he was a very talented wood worker.
Family members include his wife, Bonnie (Schofield) Fletcher; a son Shawn Fletcher of Danbury and daughter Tricia O'Hara of Bristol; granddaughter Alisha Fletcher of Bristol and great granddaughters Annabelle and Amelia; a sister Barbara Greenwood of Bristol and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters Virginia Plummer and Marilyn Winnett.
At Allen's request, there will be no public services. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:04

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Ellen T. 'Cookie' Cook Jacobsen, 94

MOULTONBOROUGH — Ellen Townley Cook "Cookie" Jacobsen, MD, 94, of Cazenovia, NY, and summer resident of Moultonborough, NH died on August 28, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born June 25, 1919, in Painted Post, NY, the daughter of Charles "Doc" Cook and Mary Belle Miller Cook. Her mother was an early graduate of Cornell Law School and served as Justice of the Peace and Judge in Corning, NY. Her father, also a Cornell graduate, was a founding engineer for Ingersoll Rand. He imparted his love of sailing, fishing, and storytelling to Cookie as her mother imparted a life-long interest in books and reading.

Cookie graduated from The Knox School for Girls (currently the Otesaga Inn) in Cooperstown, NY where she excelled both academically as well as in swimming and equestrian events. She received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Marine Biology. Her thesis was entitled "Experimental pancreatic diabetes in the calf." (Cornell, Ithaca, NY 1945). In a surprise move her thesis professor believing she would make a superb physician submitted an application on her behalf to the Syracuse College of Medicine. She was accepted immediately and entered Syracuse University College of Medicine that became Upstate Medical Center.

After graduation in 1950, Dr. Cook became the first woman resident in Internal Medicine. She joined the faculty in 1953 as the first woman in the department of medicine. She was part of the first cardiac catheterization team with Dr. J. Howland Auchincloss. After observing cases of infected valvular heart disease she was motivated to focus on infectious disease. Collaborating with Dr. Paul Bunn, the Chief of Infectious Disease medicine, she published numerous papers, made presentations, and served as consultant to USAID. The Chair of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Richard Lyons, asked her to establish the first Student and Employee Health Service for Upstate Medical Center. This position led to appointment of the AAMC committee on Student Health Services that influenced the development of student health services throughout U.S. Medical Schools.

In 1958, Cookie met and married the love of her life, Carlyle F. "Jake" Jacobsen, PhD., an internationally known neurophysiologist, leading figure in medical administration, and the newly arrived President of Upstate Medical Center. Jake and Cookie worked tirelessly and effectively to promote academic excellence and a strong sense of community during a period of exceptional growth. As "First Lady" of the medical school, Cookie hosted numerous students, faculty, and visiting dignitaries before catering was readily available and without assistance of household staff. She was incredibly supportive but made it clear she would not be a path to the ear of the president. Due to their joint expertise they were asked to represent USAID on several assignments in Lebanon, Iran, and India. Cookie maintained a lifelong interest in Middle Eastern culture, politics and cuisine and while traveling, developed a worldwide network of friends and admirers. She further extended her network while traveling with Jake on NIH Study section reviews. This knowledge helped enabled her to place students and residents in optimal assignments around the country.

In the role of Director of Student/Employee Health, Dr. Cook recognized the need for additional training in psychological counseling. In 1967 Dr. Cook took a leave of absence from the faculty to pursue a Residency in Psychiatry. Subsequently she established the Liaison Consultation Service for Psychiatry that provided an interface between Psychiatry and all other clinical services at University Hospital. Drawing on her creativity, ingenuity, and expertise she developed innovative and cogent interaction among departments that improved the effectiveness of delivering good patient care. Additionally, Dr. Cook served on the Psychiatry Committee of the CALGB Cancer Research Group.

As a physician and educator, Cookie has served as an institutional role model for women. She served on the Admissions Committee and Student Affairs Committee helping assure access and fair treatment of women. To commemorate Upstate's preeminent role in the education of women physicians, Dr. Cook was instrumental in helping the medical school's chapter of the American Medical Woman's Association commission a painting of Elizabeth Blackwell, a graduate of Geneva Medical College (now Upstate Medical University) the first woman physician educated in America. At the unveiling of the Blackwell portrait, "Jake" announced the official naming of Elizabeth Blackwell Street and the creation of Elizabeth Blackwell Day.

Ellen Cook Jacobsen was a "legend" often referred to as the "Matriarch" of Upstate even after her husband's death in 1974. She served in many capacities: educator, clinician, and advisor to all. She was a wise counselor to her colleagues, Deans and Presidents of Upstate. Many would say a meal shared with Cookie was better than any professional counseling session. Few students, residents or clinicians have not benefited from her insight and wisdom. She was a holistic physician before the term was popular. She believed in taking a thorough history, including the individual's personal and social narrative and complete physical exam. This enabled her to make unique recommendations considering the patient's values.

Dr. Cook retired in 1990 as full Professor of both Medicine and Psychiatry. She received the SUNY Upstate President's award for Distinguished Service as well as the Upstate Medical Alumni Association's distinguished Alumna Award. The Medical Alumni Foundation established the Ellen Cook Jacobsen Psychiatry Fellowship in recognition of her lifetime contributions to resident and student education. During her retirement she continued her avid support for Upstate in many areas. She assisted New York State Senator Nancy Lorraine Hoffman on health issues affecting prison populations, capitalizing on her previous service on the NY State Prison Health Commission and her expertise in the management of tuberculosis.

Cookie's life has been defined by complete selflessness, fierce loyalty, unparalleled listening skills, and lifelong intellectual curiosity. She always had time to help a friend, patient, or colleague. She had a special gift for nurturing trusting relationships with people of all ages and ethnicities. She has made such extensive contributions to the lives of so many, to say she will be enormously missed, would be a colossal understatement.

There were no services.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make contributions to the Upstate Medical Alumni Association, Carlyle and Ellen Cook Jacobsen Fund, Setnor Building #1510, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210.

For a guest book, please visit: www.SCHEPPFAMILY.com

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 10:04

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