Notable New Hampshire Deaths: Marine Captain from Dover; Two Harvard Professors; Longtime Derry Attorney

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The Harvey Lake Cemetery is located on the shore of Harvey Lake in Northwood, next to the Northwood Congregational Church and along Route 4. Among those buried here are Deacon Simon Bachelder, 1758-1847, who according to a Bachelder family history, “He responded to the first call for soldiers in the first year of the War of the Revolution, and served in all under three different enlistments twenty months. He was at Winter Hill, near Boston, Newport, R.I., and at Ticonderoga, N.Y. He received from his grateful country for many years an annual stipend of $66.66. He was one of the original members of the congregational church and chosen deacon in 1817, which office he held until his death. He was a good man and highly respected.” 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 weeks 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

Robert Alan Allgaier, 76, of Manchester, died Feb. 3, 2024. A U.S. Army veteran, he built one of the largest, independently-owned solid waste and recycling companies in New Hampshire. (Purdy Memorial Chapel)

Cynthia Robin Arruda, 68, of Silver Lake, died Jan. 31, 2024. She was co-owner and operator of Dolley Madison’s Country Store in Madison and was co-owner of Best Regards in Conway. (Furber & White Funeral Home)

Edward D. Bureau II, 93, of Nashua and formerly of Derry, died Feb. 3, 2024. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until 1966, attaining the rank of captain. He was a lawyer in practice  with Judge George Grinnell in Derry. He became a partner in the firm of Grinnell & Bureau. He practiced law for more than 50 years into his 80s. He was moderator for the Derry Cooperative School District for 28 years starting in 1969. He was a trustee of Pinkerton Academy for 26 years and served as president of the board of trustees for 10 years. He helped incorporate Derry Bank and Trust. (Davis Funeral Home)

Jack Thomas Casey, 26, of Dover, captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, died Feb. 7, 2024, in a tragic accident along with four other crew members in Pine Valley, Calif., during a CH-53E helicopter training exercise. He is survived by his wife, Emma Lindberg of Shepherdstown, WV; his mother Catherine (Robinson) Casey of Dover; his father, James B Casey of Andover, Maine; siblings, James D. Casey, Patrick J. Casey, Sean J. Casey, and Catherine E. Casey. Arrangements are pending. (Purdy Funeral Service)

Joseph M. Cunningham Jr., 80, of Swanzey and formerly of Keene, died Feb. 1, 2024. He worked for 34 years with the SAU 29 school district, first as a teacher, then as a supervising principal of Lincoln and Roosevelt schools, and finally as principal of Fuller Elementary School for 17 years. He was a board member with Head Start in Keene and after he retired, he volunteered as a driver with the American Red Cross Transportation Program in Keene. (DiLuzio, Foley and Fletcher Funeral Homes)

Robert G. Edwards Jr., 63, of Pelham, died Feb. 1, 2024. A well-known local businessman, he was the owner and operator, along with his wife, of B & L Small Engine Repair in Pelham for more than 28 years. (Pelham Funeral Home)

Maurice “Mauro” Ferrigno, 91, of Nashua, died Jan. 19, 2024. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the West Point Jazz Band. He was a pianist, composer and arranger and received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Salzburg, Austria. His works were performed throughout Europe, and he remained in Europe traveling, studying and playing jazz for the next six years. He was an avid runner and longtime member of The Gate City Striders running club. He ran in several Boston Marathons.  (Farwell Funeral Service)

Oliver Tage Frid, 47, of Nottingham, died Feb. 1, 2024. He was visual art teacher at Pinkerton Academy in Derry since 2019.  (Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home)

Daniel Adino Goodenough, 79, of Henniker, died Feb. 1, 2024. He was Takeda Professor of Cell Biology Emeritus at the Harvard Medical School, where he taught and conducted research for 40 years until 2011. He served (1985-1989, 1992-2001) as Master of the Holmes (now Hinton) Society, one of five academic societies to which entering medical students are assigned. He co-designed interactive seminars called Human Health and the Global Environment and partnered to pioneer the course Emerging as a Culturally Competent Physician. (Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service)

Sheila A. (Mauro) Hoglund, 63, of Bow, died Feb. 4, 2024. She taught art at Epsom Central School in Epsom from 1989 to 1995, then to various groups through the Currier Museum outreach program in Manchester. She served on the board of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of New Hampshire.  (Waters Funeral Home)

Grace L. Joncas, 100, of Rollinsford, died Feb. 1, 2024. She served as a member of the N.H. House of Representatives for many years, was a Rollinsford selectman and ran the Meals on Wheels Program in town. She was a lifetime member of the Rollinsford American Legion Auxiliary Post 47. She co-owned, with her husband, Grace & Dick’s Catering and Food Truck. (Bernier-Pelkey Funeral Home)

Dr. Bud B. Khleif, 95, of Durham, died Jan. 31, 2024. A native of Palestine, he was a teacher and scholar at Harvard University and the University of New Hampshire. He was a sociologist, teaching and conducting research at Harvard and other institutions. He eventually settled at UNH, where he taught for 30 years until his retirement. (Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home & Crematory)

Malcolm Charles Knowles, 82, of Sandwich, died Jan. 31, 2024.He ran the family business, Keller’s Ice-Cream, in Laconia and opened several restaurants in the Lakes Region, including The Soda Shop in downtown Laconia and The Hathaway House. He was president for both the Lion’s Club of Laconia and later Kiwanis of Meredith. (Mayhew Funeral Homes)

Christine Marie (Nolan) Konys, 74, of Framingham, Mass., and formerly of Nashua, died Feb. 3, 2024, in Marco Island, Fla. She had lived in Nashua and represented Hillsborough District 65 in the Legislature. Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, wrote on the party’s Twitter (X) account: “Heartbroken at the passing of former State Rep. Chris Konys. Bright, tenacious with a caring heart. She spent her life in service to others. A truly good person.” (Hodges Josberger Funeral Home, Marco Island, Fla.)

George J. Longfellow, 96, of Hooksett, died Feb. 4, 2024. A veteran of the U. S. Navy Seebees, he was owner and operator of Longfellow Garage in Hooksett. He was a member of the American Legion Post 27, Lions Club, and Men’s Club and served as a Hooksett  Council member and police commissioner. (J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home)

Gary M. Mosher, 74, of Rochester and formerly of Exeter, died Feb. 5, 2024. A U.S.  Army veteran, he worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was the district commissioner for decades for the Daniel Webster Council and was active with their food drive campaigns. He was a former member of the SAU 16 school budget committee. (Brewitt Funeral Home)

Edward C. Mulligan, 82, of Rochester and formerly of Somersworth, died Feb. 2, 2024. A U.S. Army veteran, he was food service director for the Somersworth School District.  He started the culinary arts program at Somersworth High School and became a full-time culinary arts teacher until his retirement.  He served on the board of directors and was a member of the Quality Assurance Committee for Community Partners in Dover.  He was treasurer of the N.H. School Food Service Association for 14 years. (Roberge Funeral Home)

Lorraine Marie Reed Parsons, 95, of Concord and formerly of George’s Mills, died Feb. 1, 2024. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1971 until retirement in 1990, as the Saturday clerk in the Georges Mills Post Office, then in the regional post office in White River Junction, Vt., until becoming the postmaster of Grantham. In 1984 she was named the N.H. Postmaster of the year. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Georges Mills Methodist Church Ladies Aide Society. (Chadwick Funeral & Cremation Service)

Nike L. Speltz, 79, of Portsmouth, died Feb. 6, 2024. She Was associate director of the Vermont Council on the Arts and worked in Nairobi, Kenya for several years with Richard Leakey as the international conference coordinator at the National Museum of Kenya. In Shaker Heights, Ohio, she was founding director of the Arts Management Program at Case Western University. In Amherst, she worked for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and later the Bean Foundation. In Portsmouth, she helped in the funding of the new Portsmouth Library Youth Wing. She served on the board of the Currier Museum and as president of the board of the Seacoast Mental Health Center. (J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel)

Henry J. Staples, 80, of Nashua, died Feb. 5, 2024. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a print setter for the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune and the Worcester Gazette, later an operator for Veolia Waste Water Treatment plant until he retired in 2015.  He coached many teams for Nashua Babe Ruth Baseball for 28 years. (Rochette Funeral Home & Cremation Services)

Sherrel D. Stephenson, 75, of Lancaster, died Feb. 1, 2024. She was a master horse trainer and owned and operated Pine Glen Farm in Jefferson. She also operated the Mount Washington Hotel Stables, transported horses, and was a police dispatcher. She was stall superintendent of the Lancaster Fair Horse Show for more than 30 years and founded the Mount Washington Valley Horse Show Circuit. (Armstrong-Charron Funeral Home)

Christopher J. Young, 82, of Newport, died Feb. 6, 2024. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a lector for many years at St. Patrick Catholic Church and member of the Knights of Columbus.  He volunteered at Kairos Prison Ministry for more than 20 years, serving at prisons in New Hampshire and Vermont. He led the Program for Emergency Church Assistance in Newport (PECAN) for more than 15 years, and served on the Dismas Home board of directors for more than 10 years.  He worked in the family restaurant, The Old Courthouse.  (Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home)

WORDS OF WISDOM: “The better part of one’s life consists in his friendships.” – President Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 12, 1809, to April 15, 1865

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