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Patricia A. DiBartolo, 58

COLCHESTER, Conn. — Patricia A. (Fredette) DiBartolo, 58, of Colchester, CT and formerly of Franklin, NH, beloved wife of Anthony "Dave" DiBartolo, passed away Thursday (March 21, 2013) at the Wm. W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT.
Born June 7, 1954 in Kittery, ME, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Evelyn (Downes) Fredette.
Pat was a Registered Certified Nurse's Aide, working at Marlborough Health Care Center and prior to that for 30 years at Merrimack County Nursing Home in New Hampshire.
She loved children and in her spare time, enjoyed walking outdoors.
In addition to her loving husband of 14 years, she is survived by two daughters, Pennie Vigue and Erica Savage, both of Franklin, NH; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Rodegher and Kristin Hustus, both of Colchester; six grandchildren, Lucas Carpenter, Caleb and Braden Vigue, Bria and Devin Savage and Aiden Randall; three step grandchildren, Dante and Julian Rodegher and Sophie Hustus; three brothers, Robert, Richard and Gary Fredette, all of New Hampshire; and numerous extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by an infant son, Richard Barney; and a sister, Jackie Pease.
A Memorial Service will be held 6 PM Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St. Franklin. The family will receive guests starting at 5:30 PM. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery later in the spring. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Lung Assn., 1800 Elm St., Unit D, Manchester, NH 03104. For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
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Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:26

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Danielle Morin, 25

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Danielle Morin, 25, of North Andover, died unexpectedly Friday, March 22, 2013.
Danielle was the most precious daughter of Edward J. and Jude (Leavis) Morin. She was born in Puson, Korea on June 11, 1987. Danielle attended Northern Essex Community College and earned her Bachelor Degree from Merrimack College and Master Degree from Walden University. She worked in the office of Leonard Orthopedic in North Andover.
Danielle grew up in Methuen and attended grammar school with her friends at Mount Carmel School. She graduated from Presentation of Mary Academy. She was an accomplished artist and an avid reader. Danielle spent her summers in Alton Bay, NH, where she enjoyed kayaking and could often be found sitting in the boat, reading a great book. She was gorgeous, talented, contagiously funny and an incredible woman.
Besides her parents of Alton Bay, New Hampshire, Danielle will be deeply missed by her sister, Jacqueline M. Morin of Concord, New Hampshire, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Danielle also leaves behind many friends who knew her as a sweet person with a big heart, infections laugh, and the woman who would be at your side if you needed her.
Family and friends will honor and celebrate Danielle's life by gathering for visiting hours at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 4-8 PM. A Scripture Service will be held at St. Michael's Church, 196 Main St., North Andover on Thursday at 10 AM. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yale OCD Research Clinic, 34 Park Street, W315, New Haven, CT 06519.
For directions or to share a condolence with the Morin family, please visit us online at www.pollardfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Methuen.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:14

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Carl S. Boklund, 86

LACONIA — Carl S. Boklund, 86, of Laconia, NH, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.
He was born in Bridgeport, CT in 1927, the son of John and Augusta Boklund, and lived all of his life in the Connecticut area until five years ago when he moved to the Lakes Region. Carl proudly served our nation during World War II on the USS Antitum aircraft carrier. He loved serving in the Navy and enlisted at the age of 16, one day before his 17th birthday. After World War II, he returned to civilian life where he married and began his career as a cabinet maker and accomplished carpenter. Carl enjoyed boating and had been a member of the East End Yacht Club in Bridgeport, where he received their "Man of the year" award. He had a genuine love for life and especially for people. His loving personality made him beloved by all who knew him.
Carl was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Rd. in Laconia. He was formerly a member of Salem Lutheran Church located in Bridgeport, CT.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Boklund, daughter-in-law, Deborah Boklund Johnson and her husband, Norman Johnson, of Belmont, NH. Grandchildren: Nathan Boklund and his wife, Kami Kistner, of Laconia, NH, Kristen Meyer and her husband, Colin Meyer. of New Haven, CT and Erika Emerton and her husband, Sean Emerton, of New Haven, CT. Great Grandchildren: Aelah Meyer, Taya Boklund, Elias Emerton, Amelie Meyer. In addition to his mother and father, Carl was preceded in death by his son, Carl J. Boklund, and by a sister, Ruth E. Hader.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, N.H. Rev. David Dalzell, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:08

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Susan Estrich - Is nothing private?

Two guys are at a conference, looking bored. On stage, there's been talk about "dongles," which, if you aren't aware, are devices you plug in to laptops to get connectivity. Bigger ones are supposedly more powerful. Can you guess the joke?
Actually, I thought it was kinda funny. The women sitting in front of them didn't. These guys weren't on the stage. No one was making her listen to them. She could've turned and told them to shut up. She could've changed seats. She could've had her own conversation about what jerks some guys are.
Instead, she snapped a picture of them and tweeted about their dirty jokes.
The tweet goes viral, and one of the guys — married, three kids — gets fired for talking dirty to another guy at a conference. In some circles, the woman is lauded as a hero, making tech politically correct and comfortable for future generations of women. In others, there is shock and awe that a private joke with another guy while sitting in a huge room could cost you your job.
I can't begin to imagine how many raunchy, tasteless, incorrect comments I've made to companions sitting next to me at boring meetings — about the speakers, the subjects, how creepy some guy or girl in the room is, etc. — without once worrying that I would be the subject of a national controversy.
There has been much talk lately, as well there should, about what standards should govern the use of drones as the government's eyes and ears domestically. But the threats and challenges of dealing with privacy extend well beyond the government, even if the Fourth Amendment itself is so limited.
Back in the 1960s, a guy named Charles Katz used a phone booth in Los Angeles to place bets in Boston and Miami. Unbeknownst to him, the FBI had placed (without a warrant) a listening device on the outside of the phone booth (yes, there used to be phones in booths that took dimes and then quarters), and they used the recording to convict him.
Katz challenged the government's right to use the evidence, on the grounds that it had been illegally searched and seized in violation of his constitutional right to privacy.
He lost in the district court. He lost in the appeals court, which ruled that since the FBI had not intruded physically into the inside of the phone booth, there was no search.
He won in the United States Supreme Court, which held that an invasion of privacy did not (as it must have in the time of the Founding Fathers) require a physical intrusion. Concepts of privacy have to be adjusted to take account of changing technology (more than the court in 1967 could have ever imagined). The test, the court ruled, was whether the individual had a "reasonable expectation of privacy." The whole idea of a phone booth was that it was a private space in a public place where you could make a call. We really don't have places like that anymore.
So where can you reasonably expect to be in private space in this utterly public bubble? Do you know what's private and what's not?
The two guys cracking jokes might have assumed that the woman in front of them was using her phone for something other than photographing them. But why assume that? Why should a politician assume that he can tell people one thing in one room that he would never say in a debate or anyplace where a lot of people would hear it — and not get caught on tape?
Every mike is hot; every room has a smartphone shooting. Assume it. Clean up your Facebook account. Your GPS is on. Somebody's flying overhead. Your footsteps could be retraced. In most cases, honestly, who cares? Made a stop for ice cream. When I used to call a friend whose phone, we believed, was being wiretapped, we'd have long talks about my mother. It doesn't matter. Until it does. And then it can make all the difference in the world.
What is private is not something you figure out by looking at the outside world. You get to know it by inventing and defining it as it applies to your world. As for me, I think if you're going to eavesdrop, you generally ought to keep it to yourself. And when telling dirty jokes in a public space, even if speaking to one individual, keep your voice down. And don't fire people for this.
(Susan Estrich is a professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law Center. A best-selling author, lawyer and politician, as well as a teacher, she first gained national prominence as national campaign manager for Dukakis for President in 1988.)

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