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Ann Mcilwraith

Oct 08, 1938 - Oct 13, 2023

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Portsmouth, NH

Ann Josephine McIlwraith died on October 5, 2023 in Durham, NH, just a few days shy of her 85th birthday. Ann was born to Paul Leonardo de Laszlo and Josephine Vavasour McConnell in London, England. She grew up in Camberly, a town in Northwest Surrey, and later in nearby Godalming. Ann attended St Felix School in Southwold, Suffolk where she passed nine O-levels. She later attended La Colline school in Switzerland, and Queen's Secretarial College in London. In 1959, Ann spent a pivotal year in t...Read More

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Warren A. Bye

Jan 15, 1944 - Feb 25, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Kingston, NHWarren A. Bye, 80, died on February 25, 2024 at the Portsmouth Hospital. He was born on January 15, 1944 in Beverly, MA, the son of the late Andrew and Ruth (Steedman) Bye.Formerly of Exeter, NH, Warren grew up in Beverly and has resided in Kingston for the last 30 years. He formerly worked as a gardener for Rye Ridge Greenery in Rye, NH, and also worked for many years as a janitor for Phillips Exeter Academy and more recently at Walmart.Warren was well known for his “Green Thumb”. He loved gardening, photography, and was an avid ham radio operator.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Donald Bye. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Suzanna P. (Homan) Bye of Kingston, NH; his brother Richard Bye and his wife Linda of Calabash, NC; 3 sisters, Carolyn Woodard and her husband John of Freedom, NH, Marcia Price of Ossipee, NH; and Ruth Ann Brewer and her husband Roland of Beverly, MA; his sister-in-law Linda Ringer of Marblehead, MA; his brother-in-law Walter Homan of Marblehead, MA; and several nieces and nephews.A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 1 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH. In lieu of flowers, for those of you who are able to help during this time, we ask that you consider donating funds towards Warrens funeral. The family appreciates everyones love and support during this difficult time. https://gofund.me/6134d038

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James R. Shea

Dec 09, 1932 - Feb 23, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

James R. Shea, 91, known as Uncle Bud, a resident of Kennebunk and former Officer with the Metropolitan District Police Department in Boston, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital with his loving family at his side. James was born December 9, 1932, in Cambridge, MA, the son of Joseph and Margaret Hartney Shea, and attended Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School. A natural athlete, he competed as a speed skater for his local skating club. He soon entered the US Air Force and was stationed in Alaska and California. Following his love of sports, especially golf, he worked to become an assistant pro with the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT. While he was with the club, he scored 3 confirmed holes in one, and was thought to have had a 4th. James then joined the Metropolitan District Police Department, serving for almost 15 years before a line of duty injury forced his early retirement. Known for his great sense of humor, family gatherings were very important to James. Telling stories and pulling practical jokes were a great source of amusement for him. His family states “he won’t be yelling at cousins Phil and Debbie anymore.” He is predeceased by his former wife, Marguerite Shea, and a sister, Dorothy Shea. Survivors include his sons David Shea and his wife Kimberly of Pelham, NH, Stephen Shea of Reading MA and Brian Shea of Saugus, MA, a daughter Susan Shea of Kennebunk, grandchildren include Marisa Philips and her husband Ryan, and Dylan Shea and his wife Caitlin Wolff, Jacquelyn Nash, Janelle Shea, Anthony Squillante, Mackenzie Shea and Rachel McBride and her husband, Nick, 6 great grandchildren, and his much-loved fur baby Darby. Friends are invited to visit with the family 1 -3 PM Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk, ME. A graveside service will be held 11 AM Friday, March 1, 2024, at Cambridge City Cemetery, 89 Coolidge Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence please visit James’ Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com http://www.bibberfuneral.com. Arrangements are in the care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

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Christy Liponis

Apr 04, 1940 - Feb 24, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Obituary Will Be ForthcomingSERVICES – Relatives & Friends are invited to his Memorial Visitation on Sat. March 2, 2024 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. A prayer service will take place to conclude visitation at 3:00 pm. For online guestbook, please visit www.JVWoodFuneralHome.com

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Frances (Mahan) Alex Mouflouze

Jul 11, 1932 - Feb 18, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth - Frances (Mahan) Alex Mouflouze, 91, of Portsmouth passed away peacefully on February 18, 2024, at Portsmouth Hospital. She was born in Portsmouth on July 11, 1932, the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (Locke) Mahan. Frances shared 21 years of marriage with her first husband, and father of their four children, Ted Alex, who predeceased her in 1973. She also shared 33 years of marriage to George (Spiro) Mouflouze who predeceased her in 2015.Frances was very proud of her family, and when she found herself a single parent, she returned to work. She spent many happy years running the cafeteria at New Franklin School. She loved interacting with the children and was always concerned about ensuring that each had enough food. She worked while Mrs. Carmody was principal and remembers many years fondly. While raising her own children, she spent many hours cooking and baking for her church and teaching Sunday school at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.Frances leaves behind her four children, Patricia (Alex) Cameron and husband Gary of Portsmouth, Ted Alex and wife Cindy of Rye, Pamela (Alex) Erwin of Silver Springs, MD and Frank Alexandropoulos and wife Kiska of North Hampton. She also leaves eight grandchildren: Shane Nicols, Nikohl (Alex) McKee, Brian Erwin, and Theo, Nicholas, Kosta, Elias, and Frankie Alexandropoulos, four great grandchildren: Peyton Nicols, Gabriel, Abigail, and Katie McKee, and one great-great grandson, Alexander McKee. In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was predeceased by her grandson, Jeremy Alex, her four sisters, Dorothy, Marguerite, Shirley and Virginia and a brother, Bill Fowler.Frances was a lifelong Red Sox and Patriots fan. It was a sad day when “her” Papi retired, as well as Tom Brady.The family would like to offer the entire staff at the Inn of Edgewood their sincere gratitude for the loving care and concern which Frances received. She very much enjoyed her life at the Inn playing cards, doing crafts, cooking, and dancing to Neil Diamond. They became her second family. They added so much more time to her life by greatly bringing a true quality of life.Frances will be greatly missed by her family, lifelong friends, and the staff and residents at the Inn. A special friend, Ardy Schmidtchen, will always be remembered.Private services with the family will be held. To leave online condolences please visit www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com .The family asks that anyone considering a memorial contribution that it be made to the Jeremy Alex Fund in Frances’ name through the Rotary Club of Portsmouth, P.O. Box 905, Portsmouth, NH 03802-0905

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Mary Lou Dowhan

Mar 14, 1936 - Feb 16, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth, NH - Mary Lou Dowhan, of Jones Ave. died peacefully February 16, 2024 at Cedar Healthcare Center in Portsmouth. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Janice Mary Griffin

Jul 11, 1929 - Feb 14, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Durham, NH - Janice Mary Griffin, 94, of Britton Lane died peacefully at Edgewood Centre in Portsmouth.Born July 11, 1929 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of James and Esther (Newlin) Edgerton.Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Sharon K. Glover

Mar 08, 1946 - Feb 10, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Sharon K. Glover, age 77, passed away peacefully on February 10, in Portsmouth, NH. Born in Everett, MA in 1946, Sharon was the daughter of the late Harold and Marion (Colella) McKinney. She was the wife of the late Robert Glover, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Sharon grew up in Revere, graduating from Revere High School in 1964. She was a proud resident of Revere, having resided there for most of her life, until moving to New Hampshire several years ago. She is survived by her sons, Brian Glover and his partner, Anissa Spring, of Epping, Nh, Mark Glover and his wife, Michelle, of Seabrook, Nh, granddaughter, Morgan Glover, her brother Robert McKinney and wife, Pamela, and her niece, Kati. She is predeceased by her grandson, Tyler Glover. Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sharon’s memory to the American Heart Association: To to the family or in memory of Sharon Glover, please

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Mark F. Elliott

Feb 16, 1962 - Feb 08, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth NH. - Mark F. Elliott passed away on Feb. 8th, 2024, after years of declining health and a month and a half of rapid decline. He was 61 and just a few days away from his 62nd birthday.Mark was born in Hartford, CT on Feb. 16, 1962, and was a lifelong resident of CT. He was the son of Katherine (Hilton Farris) and Lawerence S. Elliott. He grew up in East Hartford CT, attended local schools and graduated from George J. Penney High School in June of 1980. He then attended Central Connecticut State University in New Britain CT where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in Dec. of 1984. After college, he worked as a software engineer at Vitro Corp and then Aetna until his retirement.In his younger years Mark enjoyed bowling in leagues with his dad and friends. He was often hosting card games and Dungeons and Dragons games with his friends. An avid fan of all the New England sports teams (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Revolution...but not the Bruins!) he loved his Hartford Whalers IceHockey the most. He was a season ticket holder for many years and was often rubbing elbows with Gordie Howe and Ron Francis to name a few. Mark knew the game and could talk for hours about The Whalers and the Carolina Hurricanes and how much he disliked the Bruins.Mark was also part of the Xbox gaming community. His gamer tag was MFEforever. He was often teaming up with his guild to advance their position in the Xbox world. He had lots of friends around the world that he met though gaming who will miss him.Mark is survived by his cousins Darlene Elliott Thomas of Danielsville GA, David Coffin and Donna Coffin of Dover-Foxcroft ME, and Bonnie Coffin and her husband Randy Bertrand of Dover NH. He is predeceased by his parents, his paternal grandparents Charles and Leola Elliott, his maternal grandparents Raymond Hilton, Marguerite (Sawtelle Hilton) and Hollis Farris, all of his aunts and uncles, and his beloved dogs Mickey, Kara, and Dalia.Mark will be laid to rest in his family plot in Bridgton ME. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to your local animal rescue or shelter. Arrangements are under the Care of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services 8 Elm St Bridgton Maine. To make an online condolence please visit www.chandlerfunerals.com

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Paula C. Kidder

Mar 27, 1939 - Feb 06, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Eliot, Maine – Paula C. Kidder, 84, of Eliot, Maine, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Portsmouth Hospital with her family by her side.Paula was born March 27, 1939 in Rumford, Maine to Fred J. Melanson and Harriet (Coolidge) Melanson. She grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she attended school and raised her four beautiful children.For many years, Paula worked at The Edgewood Centre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire working as an aide and physical therapy assistant. It was a career which suited Paula well as the desire to help others in need was such a huge part of what she believed. It was also at the Edgewood Centre that Paula met David Kidder. It was Paula’s marriage to David that brought her to Eliot and helped to define the last forty years of her life.David and Paula settled in their large farmhouse on State Road. It was there that she gave free rein to her love of gardening. Whether it was a large vegetable garden or small annual planting, Paula had a green thumb which was the envy of all. She always loved hosting her children, grandchildren and assorted relatives for holidays. Her children and grandchildren will never forget the Sunday dinners at her home at which the homemade beans and rolls were always a hit.Paula was a proud and joyful member of the Red Hat Society, the Holly Berries, with whom she shared so many wonderful days. She was a lifetime member of Christ Episcopal Church to which she devoted many hours as a volunteer. Paula never lost touch with her closest high school friends, calling themselves “Club ’58”. She and her friends would schedule regular lunches to catch up and support one another. Paula loved the ocean and spent many memorable days at the beach or on the water. She especially looked forward to her family’s annual lobster bake on Lunging Island at the Isle of Shoals.Her love of family was the most important thing in her life. She was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, grandmother. and great-grandmother. Whether it was long car rides and adventures with her sister, Sandy Gauthier, or weekends spent making crafts, watching movies with her grandchildren, going to all their sporting and school events, Paula always had time for family. She will be remembered by her big heart, infectious laugh and loyalty to her friends.Paula was preceded in death by her husband Lieutenant Colonel David B. Kidder, parents Fred J. Melanson and Harriet Melanson; sisters, Barbara J. Cable and Sally A. Thompson; brothers Fred Melanson, Jr., and Peter Melanson, former husband John (Jack) B. Golter, Jr., and daughter-in-law Debbie Golter.She is survived by her four children, John T. Golter and wife Linda of Stratham, N.H., James E. Golter and wife Barbara of Kittery, Maine, Joseph E. Golter and partner Mary Prescott Pagucci of Greenland, New Hampshire, and Sharon R. Fagan and husband John of Eliot, Maine; sister Sandra Gauthier, granddaughters Diana Bernard, Michele D’Amario, Sueanne Baddour, Erica Golter, Kathryn Fagan, Julia Fagan, Kristen O’Neill Guimaraes; grandsons, Matthew Golter and Brian O’Neill; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family who she loved profoundly.Services: A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on February 15, 2024, at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A funeral service will be held the following day on February 16, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In the spring, there will be a celebration of life.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the NHSPCA of Stratham, New Hampshire.

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Mary Jean Emerton

Sep 04, 1941 - Feb 03, 2024

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Portsmouth, NH

Mary “Jean” (Patch) Emerton, 82, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire passed away in the comfort of her home with her granddaughter and daughter-in-law by her side after a sudden decline in health on February 3, 2024.Jean was born September 4, 1941, in Boston, Massachusetts to Garland and Amelia (Garland) Patch. She grew up in Portsmouth, NH on the south end also known as the puddledock; making her an original puddledocker.Jean graduated from Portsmouth High School class of 1960. After graduating she married the love of her life Roland “Rolly” Emerton, Sr and she would continue raising their two sons as an impeccable homemaker. She loved watching her boys grow and play sports. Her and Rolly enjoyed boating, camping, dinners at the Elk’s club of Portsmouth, NH, and taking rides along the beach. She was a passionate animal lover and donated to the SPCA frequently. She enjoyed going to yard sales on the weekends and finding the best deals. If you ever had a yard sale in the seacoast area you undoubtedly saw her.Jean’s most cherished role and accomplishment was becoming a Nana to her four grandchildren. Her summers were spent on the beach, the lakes, by her pool and having various adventures with her granddaughters.Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Roland “Rolly” Emerton Sr, parents Garland and Amelia Patch, brothers Garland Jr and Arthur Patch, and her only grandson Zachary Michael Emerton.She is survived by her two sons Roland “Rolly” Emerton Jr and wife Ellen of Bradenton, FL, David Emerton and wife Jennifer of Barrington, NH; granddaughters Clara Emerton of Liverpool, NY, Cassidy Emerton of Barrington, NH, and Kendall Emerton of Barrington, NH; great-grandchildren Riley, Sophia, Jairdon, Emmett, and Taylor; many nieces, nephews, and extended family who she loved profoundly.Services will be held in the spring, and we will notify all family and friends when final arrangements are made. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: NHSPCA. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel.

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