Notable NH Deaths: Former Salem Public Works Director Rodney Bartlett; Journalist Jeffrey Brodsky

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The cemetery on the grounds of Shaker Village in Canterbury has one simple headstone that is engraved “Shakers.” Buried here are about 300 former inhabitants of the community that was known for its inventive ways. The village is open daily for tours. For more information, visit scans the websites of New Hampshire funeral homes each week and selects at random some of our friends, relatives and neighbors to feature in this column. The people listed here passed away during the previous week and have some public or charitable connection to their community. is now offering obituaries through the service. We view this as part of our public service mission. Click here or on the Obituaries tab at the top of our home page to learn more. And if you know of someone from New Hampshire who should be featured in this column, please send your suggestions to

Rodney A. Bartlett, 71, of Atkinson, died July 25, 2023. He was employed by the Derry Public Works Department from 1979 to 1990, then was Salem public works director and held the same position in Peterborough. He was also Peterborough town administrator. (Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium)

Jeffrey H. Brodsky, 49, of Manchester, died July 26, 2023. A journalist, he interviewed many national and world leaders, top journalists and celebrities for documentaries and articles he wrote, and his work was published in several national publications. He appeared on national news shows discussing his interviews. Among those he interviewed were Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, among many others. In 2015, Columbia University established the Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award. He created The Brodsky Prize in 2018, a college scholarship for high school journalists across New Hampshire. He was founder and director of National Scholastic Surveys, a polling and research firm that gathered opinions of high school and college students. (

Patricia (Hunt) Perro, 92, of Berwick, Maine, and formerly of Somersworth, died July 21, 2023. She  worked for the Somersworth Free Press and was editor from 1970 until 1975 before working at the York County Coast Star. She was general manager and executive editor of the Rumford Falls Times, retiring in 1995. (Armstrong-Charron Funeral Home)

Raymond James Howard Sr., 90, of West Nottingham, died July 24, 2023. He was a long-time general contractor who with his wife Lucille built the Big-H function facility in Plaistow. They made dancing and country-western music the main feature at the Big-H. (Brewitt Funeral Home)

Henry L. Patten, 89, of Wilmot,  died July 24, 2023. He worked for his father as a lumberman and was road agent for the Town of Wilmot for 40 years, retiring in 1998. (Chadwick Funeral and Cremation Service)

Armand V. Auger, 75, of Bristol, died July 20, 2023. A veteran of the U.S. Air National Guard for nine years, he owned Auger Dental Lab for 39 years and was honored with the Dental Auxiliary of the Year Award for 2023.  (Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center)

Margaret Kondrup, 84,of Milton, died July 21, 2023. She had a  34-year teaching career in Rochester, mainly teaching first-graders.  (R.M. Edgerly Funeral Home)

Robert Gentry, 68, of Goffstown, died July 23,2023. He started at Gillette in 1982 after earning his master’s degree in accounting from Northeastern University. He eventually became president and owner of New Hampshire Peterbilt in Bow. (French and Rising Funeral Home)

Howard Russell McGlauflin, 88, of North Conway, died July 22, 2023. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was an air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration for 33 years. He was chief of the Norwood Airport and Bradford Airport in Connecticut. He also served as deputy chief of Logan International Airport in Boston. He performed mission work participating in the construction of a church in Africa and joining a fact-finding mission with Church World Services Project Grow Food Amazon in Peru. He also participated in hurricane relief efforts in Biloxi, Miss., and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He was a member of the Wamesit Lodge A.F & A.M. in Tewksbury, Mass., and was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. (Furber and White Funeral Home)

Scott Brian Hayman, 57, of Albany, died July 19, 2023. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a teacher at the Fisher School in Walpole, Mass., then in 1990 moved to the K. A Brett School in Tamworth, where he taught for 34 years. He was known for starting every class with a song. (Furber and White Funeral Home)

Norman S. Cooper, 77, of Salem, died July 23, 2023. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he owned with his wife Harriet the Priscilla Candies of Lawrence, Mass., and Derry for many years until their retirement in 2011. He was a member of the American Legion, the New Hampshire Bow Hunters Club in Manchester, and the Ingram Senior Center in Salem.  He also served as president of the New England Retail Confectioners Association, receiving the Richard Gowell Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. (Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home)

Jeremiah J. Minihan, 75, of Rochester, died July 21, 2023. He worked for Liberty Mutual in Dover and Portsmouth, then at Brown Brothers & Harriman in Boston. He volunteered with the Rochester Democrats, was a member of the Rochester Historic District Commission, and spent his free time writing. He had short stories published in various periodicals. (Grondin Funeral Home)

Frederick P. Murray III, 65, of Chester, died July 21, 2023. He owned and operated Screaming Wolf Enterprises, a custom framing company, and was known in the area for his business, Screaming Wolf Wildgame Processing. He was a lobsterman. (Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium)

Richard Cecil Lamb, 82, of Goffstown, died July 21, 2023. He was a commissioned officer in  the Vermont Army Air Guard and was hired by Northeast Airlines in 1966 as a pilot. The company merged with Delta Air Lines, and he flew for Delta for over 35 years, piloting DC-9, Boeing 727, 757 and 767 aircraft. He retired on the Boeing 777. (Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium)

John E. “Jack” Streeter, 67, of Alton, died July 20, 2023. He was co-owner of Freed’s Bakery in Manchester. (Peaslee Alton Funeral Home)

WORDS OF WISDOM: “Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.” – Brian Clough, English soccer player and manager, March 21, 1935, to Sept. 20, 2004

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