Notable New Hampshire Deaths: Former Stark Police Chief; Former West High Baseball Coach

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One of the many memorials that line the Memorial Walk at the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen is this one dedicated to those who died in foreign lands while prisoners of war and to their surviving comrades who sacrificed freedom in service to our country. It was placed by the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War on Sept. 21, 2007. The monument sits along a walkway of monuments that honor branches of the service and several heroes. (For a closer look at the State Veterans Cemetery, please see this weekend’s Memorial Day coverage.) 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

Anna M. Allen, 93, of Warner, died May 20, 2024. She served as a librarian from 1952 to 1995 and in that time worked at St. Anselm’s College, Concord Public Library, the New Hampshire State Library, and the Manchester Public Library West Branch, with a stint as children’s librarian at the Pillsbury Free Library in Warner. In 2019, she received the Elizabeth Yates award for inspiring young people to read. She also served on the Warner cemetery committee, library board of trustees, and library building committee. She also served as assistant town clerk. (Chadwick Funeral Home and Cremation Service)

Corinne R. (Hatem) Archetti, 79, of East Hampstead, died May 17, 2024. She served for many years as a religious education teacher at St. Anne’s Church in Hampstead, volunteered as a freelance photographer for the Hampstead schools, and was a past member and president of the Hampstead Lioness Club. (Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home)

Richard S. Bolduc, 81, of Manchester, died May 19, 2024. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a police officer for the Amesbury, Mass., Police Department and in 1969 became a police officer for the Manchester Police Department until he was injured while making an arrest. He then worked in automobile sales and management until his retirement. He and his wife Jeannine ran a day care. (McHugh Funeral Home)

Dr. John V. Cabibi, 81, of Bow, died May 18, 2024. He taught at Loyola University before transitioning to clinical psychology. He was a member of the New Hampshire Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. He was awarded the 2013 Psychologist of the Year Award from the NHPA and the 2013 Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy from the APA. He was a longtime volunteer for The Friendly Kitchen in Concord. (Bennett Funeral Home)

Carl R. Citelli, 69, of Chester and formerly of Windham, died May 18, 2024. He worked for 43 years in the logistics business, recently retiring from NFI Logistics Americas as vice president. He was president of North East Association of Rail Shippers and served on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry. He was also a member of the Derry Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. (Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium)

Gordon P. Courtemanche, 96, of Lebanon, died May 20, 2024. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Navy Reserves. He was an electrician with Frank T. Cody Electric. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks, an honorary life member of the Rochester Post, a life member and past commander of the Lebanon post, and a life member of the Rochester Elks. Both Legion Posts jointly honored him recently for his 80 years of Legion membership. (Ricker Funeral Home)

Carl Thomas Crosby Jr., 89, of Madbury, died May 20, 2024. A U.S. Navy veteran, he worked for the Crop Protection Institute where he did chemical research in the agricultural field. He started a career in real estate, opened his own office, and later opened a Century 21 franchise in Durham. He served on the board of the Strafford Regional Planning Commission for 40 years. He was a member of the board of directors for the Madbury Historical Society and a member of the Durham Rotary Club, a Free Mason, and also volunteered for UNH’s water testing program through UNH’s Kingman Farm. (Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home)

James D. Dearborn Sr., 79, of Wolfeboro, died May 18, 2024. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a career firefighter of 25 years on the Wolfeboro Fire Department. (Lord Funeral Home)

Robert Ward Drinwater, 89, of Hampton, died May 17, 2024. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was staff engineer with National Scientific Laboratories and later a senior manufacturing engineer in Aerospace Development with Fairchild Industries. His family moved to Hampton in 1977, acquiring what later became the Blue Lantern Motel. He and his wife Velma added the Royal Coach Motor Lodge to the family business. They sold both motels in 2000. He was actively involved in freemasonry and served with several lodges. He was also a licensed real estate broker from 1981 to 1993 and operated concessions at many fairs around New England. (Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory)

Olga Guza-Pabst, 68, of Salem, died May 16, 2024. A native of  Venezuela, she had a master’s degree in epidemiology and served in the U.S. Air Force active duty and reserves for 28 years as an aeromedical evacuation nurse. She retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 in 2019 after working as an environmental scientist for 32 years. She volunteered with Feline Friends and was an alternate on the Salem Zoning Board and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rockingham Chapter Number 3. (Goundrey Dewhirst Funeral Home)

William Lloyd Joyce, 80, of Stark, died May 14, 2024. He was the industrial arts teacher at Groveton High School. He served as Stark police chief, selectman, school board member and cemetery trustee. He was a special police officer in the town of Northumberland as well as an auxiliary trooper at Troop F. He owned a farm and cared for horses, cows, and other farm animals. He was a 4-H leader for the Colt’s and Fillies and served as a 4-H member of the UNH Cooperative Extension. He and his wife provided horseback riding lessons. (Bailey Funeral Home)

Robert P. Kerrigan, 80, of Manchester, died May 19, 2024. He had a 35-year career as a physical education teacher at West High School in Manchester and was head coach for 26 seasons of West High baseball, winning more than 300 games and two state championships. He was inducted into the Manchester Catholic High School Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Queen City Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. He also worked as a bailiff in Manchester and Goffstown. (Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center)

Leo George LeBel Jr., 83, of Nashua, died May 19, 2024. A member of the U.S. Army National Guard, he was employed for 44 years as office manager at Law Motor/Freight/Law Warehouse until his retirement. He then worked as a court officer for Nashua Superior Court from 2002 until 2022. He was an honorary life  member of the Nashua Lodge of Elks, serving as past exalted ruler, past district deputy, past state president and past grand lodge committee man. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0002. (Rochette Funeral Home and  Cremation Services)

Janet Martha Levy,  72, of Concord, died May 19, 2024. She started her own firm, Levy Engineering Inc., and specialized in municipal water resources and management for nearly four decades. She served on the Concord Zoning Board and Planning Board, was a member and volunteer of the Friends of White Park, League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, the Women’s Club of Concord and the YMCA. For years Janet was the driving force behind the Concord YMCA Sailfish Swim Team. (Bennett Funeral Home)

Andrea J. Mannino, 81, of Milford, died May 20, 2024. She was a hairdresser who owned and operated Andrea’s Hair Salon on South Street in Milford for many years. She was also a classical pianist and was  recognized as Business Woman of the Year in 1994. (Smith & Heald Funeral Home)

Kellene Ann (Tracy) McMahon, 69,of Milford, died on May 18, 2024. She was a special education teacher for Boynton Middle School in New Ipswich and Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown. In retirement, she was a substitute teacher for the Milford School District. (Smith and Heald Funeral Home)

Robert E. Mulcahy III, 73, of Rochester, died May 19, 2024. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as chief of the Center Barnstead Fire Department. He owned and operated Cocheco Equipment, a local lawn care equipment business, for 16 years. He recently launched a freelance editing business. He was a member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and former chairman of the Rochester Economic Development Commission. (Grondin Funeral Home)

Rosalie A. Philbrick, 80, of Mont Vernon, died May 18, 2024. She was a pharmacist who over her 50-year career worked for Boulter’s Pharmacy and Dyer’s in Milford, Dyer’s Drug Store in Peterborough, and Hollis Pharmacy in Hollis. She also began her own business, Cellar Craft Woodworks, in her home. (Smith & Heald Funeral Home)

William F. Spencer, 88, of Litchfield, died April 16, 2024. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in electrical engineering. He served on the Litchfield Budget Committee and was chairman. He was employed for 34 years by New England Telephone and retired in 1991 to begin his second career as a competitive runner and youth running coach. (Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home)

WORDS OF WISDOM: “We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something — for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to. And we have good reason to be hopeful and optimistic.” — Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President, Feb. 6, 1911, to June 5, 2004

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