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Bernice Guy

Mar 09, 1935 - Nov 23, 2023

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Nashua, NH

Bernice V. (Bilodeau) Guy, 88, died peacefully in her home on Friday, November 25, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur "Terry" Guy with whom she shared 54 years of marriage prior to his passing on January 22, 2011. Bernice was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on March 9, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Francis and Irene (Callahan) Bilodeau. She received her education in the Waltham School System and was a graduate of St. Charles High School in Waltham. Bernie began her career a...Read More

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William Francis Sullivan Jr.

Nov 13, 1937 - Feb 29, 2024

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Nashua, NH

William Francis Sullivan Jr. passed away at the age of 86 at 11:11AM on February 29, 2024 surrounded by family in the home he shared with his wife of 46 years, Noreen, in Nashua, NH. Bill was a father, grandfather, and friend, who will be missed by many. A proud son of Roxbury, Bill was a lifelong Red Sox fan. He wore many hats in life, (quite frequently, a scally cap.) Bill offered hope and guidance to countless people as a living example – he was a friend of Bill W from March 25, 1976 - and through his work as a substance abuse counselor, including his time working at Flynn House and River Street in Dorchester, Right Turn Vallee’s in Quincy, as a member of CASA, at Catholic Charities in Brockton and Lakeville; at Mount Auburn in Cambridge, and as an advocate for the federal drug court while working for Adcare in Boston. Bill was a talented painter and loved sharing this talent. His grandchildren cherished painting lessons with Grandpa. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of trivia and loved to watch Jeopardy. Bill and Noreen loved to travel together, especially to Disney, and always enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas or a drive to Connecticut. Every December, their house resembled Santa’s workshop. And year-round, the walls are adorned with photos of loved ones, paintings, Red Sox memorabilia, cardinals, and other mementos of a full life well-lived. William is survived by his wife Noreen; his children Sean Sullivan of Randolph, MA, William Sullivan III and his wife Kari of Austin, TX, Joseph Sullivan and his wife Julia of Nashua, NH, Daniel Sullivan of Rockland, MA and Leslie Sullivan-Dill and her husband Robert Dill of Medford, MA; his grandchildren Caitlin, Nathan, Robert, Eleanor, Harmony, Elizabeth, and Dorothea, and many friends and relatives, William is predeceased by his brothers Edward Sullivan and John Moorehouse, his daughter Lisa Sullivan, and his son Thomas Sullivan. While flowers are much loved and appreciated, donations to Dana Farber Cancer Research or Home Health & Hospice Care of Merrimack, NH would be organizations that were impactful in Bill's life. Those who wish to pay their respects to William and his family can do so in the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM on Tuesday March 5th from 4pm until 8pm. For those who wish to pay their final respects, but are unable to attend, please be sure to sign the guestbook at www.BrascoFuneralhome.com. Parking attendants will be on duty. Family and friends are welcome to gather and celebrate Williams' life and remember the love and friendship he shared with others at a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday morning March 6th at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, 400 Dudley Street, Roxbury 02119 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held privately for the family.

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Sandra Butler

Jan 22, 1948 - Feb 28, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Sandra “Sandy” Butler, 76, of Nashua passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 surrounded by her family. Sandy was born on January 22, 1948, daughter of the late Lillian (Kimball) and Raymond Barbour Sr. She was the loving wife of Ben F. Butler Sr. for 33 years. They were married on March 25, 1972. In her free time Sandy enjoyed going to play bingo at Eagles Wing Bingo Hall in Nashua. She enjoyed going to Foxwoods and playing slots. Sandy also enjoyed going to the beach and sitting by the ocean and watching the waves and children play. Survivors include her children Faith Tenhave and her husband Tim of Merrimack, and Joseph Girouard Jr. of Nashua, Candi Houle of Nashua, Ben F. Butler Jr. and his wife Dawn of Nashua. Survivors also include her siblings Raymond “Pete” Barbour Jr., Ernest Barbour, Roger Barbour, and Patti Boucher and her husband Mark. Sandy also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Aside from her parents, Sandy is predeceased by her first husband Joseph Girouard Sr. and her second husband Ben F. Butler Sr. She also is predeceased by her daughter, Marguerite Girouard, and her brother Robert Barbour. SERVICES: Visitation will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024 from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. A funeral service will follow on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11:00am at Davis Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow at Edgewood Cemetery, 107 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03064. Friends and family are invited to attend. Donations in Sandy’s name may be made to the Merrimack Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 is in charge of arrangements. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401. “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.

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Ms. Joan T. McGurrin

Nov 14, 1951 - Feb 17, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Ms. Joan T. McGurrin, of Nashua, New Hampshire, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, February 17th in Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua. She was 73.Joan was born in Boston on November 14, 1951, a daughter of the late Robert M. and Nora (O’Dowd) McGurrin. Raised in Waltham, she was a graduate of Saint Mary’s High School and continued her studies at Aquinas Junior College. She worked for many years as an executive secretary and in administrative positions beginning at Gillette followed by Fidelity Investments before taking a position as program support assistant at the USDA Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.She was a resident of Waltham for most of her life before moving to Nashua eight years ago. Joan was an avid reader and loved listening to music.In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her brother and sister, Robert F. McGurrin and Rose Ann Ehrhard.She leaves her brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence Ehrhard and Sheila McGurrin, and many nieces, nephews, and their families.A Funeral Mass for Joan will be celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, on Thursday, February 22nd at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Needham.

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Claire Letendre

Feb 04, 1939 - Feb 07, 2024

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Nashua, NH

"Claire Letendre, 85, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 in Nashua. She was born in Lowell, MA on Feb 4, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Wilmer A. Letendre and Jeanne (Thouin) Letendre.\u0026nbsp;She was also predeceased by her sister Aline Gannon of Nashua NH and her husband William Gannon.\u0026nbsp; Claire started her career as a waitress when she was younger and held many jobs including working at Bellofram Corporation and later retiring from Burlington Coat Factory in Nashua after 15 years. She loved to read, crochet, play board games and cards like rummy.\u0026nbsp; She loved hot fudge sundaes and Chinese Food and was known for her famous fudge at every holiday.\u0026nbsp;Claire enjoyed long vacations in Myrtle Beach working on her tan where her sister and brother in law had a mobile home.\u0026nbsp; She also vacationed in the Bahamas, Walt Disney World and the Lakes region.\u0026nbsp; She loved to babysit her granddaughters when they were younger.\u0026nbsp; Claire made many friends at Streeter Shores where she lived for 10 years and was active playing Bingo and participating in the outings there. Claire is survived by her loving daughter Linda Kennedy and her husband Tom of Hudson, NH, her two special granddaughters, Brooke Kennedy of W. Newbury MA and Kellie Kennedy of Barrington, NH, as well as two brothers, Jean Letendre of Dracut, MA and Paul Letendre of Concord, NH and a sister Georgette Butkiewicz of Suffield CT. A time of visitation will be held on Monday, February 12th from 4:00pm ~ 5:30pm with a Service of Remembrance at 5:30pm in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, in Hudson. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made in Claire’s loving memory to the charity of one’s choice."

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Patricia Ann Comtois

Dec 08, 1952 - Feb 09, 2024

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Nashua, NH

"Patricia Ann Comtois, affectionately known as Tricia or Trish, passed away on February 9, 2024, at the age of 71. Born on December 8, 1952, Tricia lovingly raised her children, Jen Comtois and Chris Comtois, was a devoted grandmother to Samuel Comtois-Seward, Lorea Comtois-Seward, and Elyza-Ann Comtois, and a doting great-grandmother to Eliana Comtois-Seward. Tricia enjoyed being silly and making people laugh. Her children “enjoyed” her rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” every year as they celebrated their birthday. She spent a lot of time and love on helping to raise her grandchildren and great-grand child. She had a warm and caring spirit, always ready to share a smile and laughter with those around her. Trish frequently enjoyed giving – whether it be to charities for which she was passionate or as a blood donor. Tricia’s love extended beyond her human family to include her beloved, spoiled cat, Jazzy, who was a constant source of comfort and companionship. Trish’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends, and her legacy of love, laughter, and kindness will be cherished by all who knew her. A time of visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, February 18th from 12pm noon ~ 2pm in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street in Hudson, NH. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tricia’s name to the Boston Children’s Hospital at www.childrenshospital.org/ways-help"

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Ida B. Lavoie

Nov 06, 1934 - Feb 01, 2024

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Nashua, NH

"Ida B. Lavoie (née Boisvert) was called home by her Heavenly Father on February 1, 2024 at St. Joseph\u0027s Hospital in Nashua, NH. A gift to her parents Joseph William Boisvert and Blanche Irene Boisvert (née Fournier), she arrived on November 6, 1934 in Lowell, MA. She was educated in the Catholic school system, starting at Notre Dame de Lourdes and St. Joseph’s High School of Lowell before moving to Nashua, NH with her family at age 15. In Nashua she attended St Louis de Gonzague. On a toboggan, she met the love of her life Normand R. Lavoie. Adorned in Chantilly lace and satin, she wed Normand in 1955. Together, they raised five boys, born across six short years, in what Ida had called one of the most busy and full periods of her life. That the boys grew up to be friends, as well as brothers, brought her joy all her life. Ida invested in her community through her work at the local bank, Sprague Electric, and the Nashua Corporation, never missing a chance to work the polls. While working, she still found time to enjoy bridge games and visits across the street to see the Lavoie-seniors. In retirement, she and Normand traveled in the company of their beloved siblings and close friends, taking cruises to Alaska and adventures to Arizona. She and Normand were exuberant to be promoted to the role of Memere and Pepere as their children began to have their own children. Ida was a devout parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Nashua, NH from its inception. She regularly donated her craftwork and time. She made the pulpit a more beautiful place with her delicate altar clothes and her knitted hats have warmed the needy for decades. She found resolve in her faith and congregation when Normand passed on in 2002. She has always expressed her gratitude to have been raised in the church and educated by the nuns. Amongst the things that we will always remember Ida for will be her craftwork. Her embroidery and needlepoint were beloved at home and once celebrated in a local art show. Upon the arrival of each grandchild, she presented her family with elaborate and unique hand-stitched Christmas stockings. To count the stitches and hours and love each stocking carries is to be awestruck with the depth of Ida’s generosity and flat-out skill. As the numbers of grandchildren grew, the collection of stockings expanded, tracing the edges of two walls. Her home, and the homes of those she loved, are filled with her art, especially at Christmastime. Memere was a loyal friend who devoured books and enjoyed a nice cup of tea. In her twilight years, she enjoyed reunions with her high school graduating class, Friday morning breakfasts with her youngest, Thomas, and many, many weddings and babies from her grandchildren. We will remember her when we think of deli meat platters and ribbon candy and we will miss her every day. Ida will always be the matriarch for her 5 sons, 14 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Ida was predeceased by her husband Normand R. Lavoie, her brother Albert Boisvert, her son William Lavoie, and her granddaughter Lindsey Lavoie. Ida is survived by her sister Pauline Daniel, her sister-in-law Rosalie Lavoie, her daughter-in-law Karen, her sons David and wife Darlene, Marc and wife Maureen, Denis and wife Carol, and Thomas and wife Deborah, her grandchildren Meghan, Justin, Ashley, Bryan, Emily, Jonathan, Abigail, Nathalie, Mitchell, Samuel, Kim, Wendy and Nicholas, her great-grandchildren Corinne, Elsie, Lincoln, Hazel, Joseph, Liam, Arianna, Madeleine, Noelle, Griffin, Zachary, Madison, Garrett, Ryan, Rilynn, Declan, and Lilianna and many cousins and loved ones. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 8th from 4pm - 7pm in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street in Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, February 9th at 9:30am in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 West Hollis Street in Nashua. All may meet at church. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua."

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Gloria Eleanor Morin

Oct 06, 1929 - Jan 24, 2024

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Nashua, NH

"Gloria Eleanor Morin’s kind and generous soul left this world on January 24, 2024, after 94 years of life filled with many blessings. The most precious gift she leaves behind is her absolute and unwavering love of family. \u0026nbsp; Gloria was born in Nashua on October 6, 1929 and raised by Arthur and Josephine (Marquis) Theriault, the eldest of three children. She spent some of her early years with the Sisters at the Presentation of Mary where the foundation of her faith life was established. During these years, her parents worked to build a local grocery store, Arthur’s Market. She used her first bike, at the age of 10, to help deliver groceries for her father’s store.\u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; At 13, she began classes in dress making and design at Madame Gertrude Belanger’s School of Dress Designing in Nashua, completing her certificate and becoming an assistant to Madame in 1947. She graduated from St. Louis de Gonzague High School in 1947 and was recognized for her leadership skills and attended New Hampshire Girls State. She continued her studies in Boston, traveling 5 days a week by bus, to the Modern School of Fashion and Design on Boylston Street. She was a featured model in a fashion show held at the Copley Plaza Hotel, wearing a gown that she designed, made and hand painted. She won an award and the gown was on exhibit at a gallery in Boston.\u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; Gloria was an accomplished pianist and watercolor artist. Her paintings are proudly on display in her children’s homes. She also enjoyed spending summers at the family cottage on Silver Lake in Hollis, NH. \u0026nbsp; She met Lt. Maurice “Curly” Morin and they married on September 1, 1952. She designed and made her own wedding dress. The children came and her life roles shifted to mother, caretaker, chauffeur, gardener, bargain shopper and of course, seamstress for her 4 children. Family first, was a strong belief for her. She became caregiver for over 30 years to her parents, and then to her husband. Gloria was strong and steady, knowing love was the key. Gloria and Moe enjoyed their time with their grandchildren. The children loved diving into the deep end of the pool for cherry tomatoes picked from the garden. This was a family favorite. Grammy would offer the grand kids rhubarb dipped in sugar, “a nice piece of fruit,” or “a toasted cheese.”\u0026nbsp; Gloria was very sharp in remembering all the details and goings-on for everyone in her extended family. \u0026nbsp; When the grandchildren were not visiting, Gloria was a voracious reader and would always share titles by her favorite authors. She held season tickets for many years to the Nashua Community Concerts. In her later years, she enjoyed up-to-date family photos on her digital photo frame and quiet visits, not wanting “too much commotion.” She watched Mass daily, prayed 3 hours a day, and when the need arose, she prayed even more. She lovingly did this for her family until a few days before she passed.\u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp; Maurice and Gloria retired to The Huntington at Nashua in 2004. They were among the first residents, moving in on the second day the new facility opened and officially making them “Plank Owners.”\u0026nbsp; After Moe’s passing, Gloria continued to live in their apartment for 17 ½ years until she moved to Assisted Living where she was lovingly cared for until her passing. The Morin family would like to sincerely thank the entire staff at The Huntington for their dedicated care and support over all these years. \u0026nbsp; Gloria was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Maurice A. Morin; her sister, Charlotte Houde Quimby and her brother, David Arthur Theriault. \u0026nbsp; She is survived by her son and his wife, Mike and Jayne Morin of Londonderry; her daughter and husband, Marie and Rick Kelley of Aiken, SC; her daughter and husband, Maurine and Steve Judge of Concord and her daughter and husband Lyn and Tom Shea of Medway, MA. She is also survived by and will be lovingly missed by her 11 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.\u0026nbsp; Ma tante Gloria will be greatly missed by all of her nieces and nephews. \u0026nbsp; Visitation will be on Friday, February 2, 2024, from 4:00-7:00 PM at Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson, NH. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church on 216 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH. All may please meet at church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gloria’s loving memory to either Bishop Guertin High School, 194 Lund Road, Nashua NH 03060 or online at\u0026nbsp; www.bghs.org/giving/make-a-gift or to St Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org"

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Robert Joseph Lemieux

Apr 18, 1942 - Jan 10, 2024

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Nashua, NH

"Robert Joseph Lemieux, 81 of Hudson, NH, passed away on Wednesday January 10, 2024 at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua with his loving wife and son by his side. He was born April 18, 1942 in Canada, son of the late Roger and Bella (Lessard) Lemieux. He was also predeceased by a sister Micheline Goddard. Robert was the beloved husband of Aline (Dutil) Lemieux of Hudson with whom he shared 61years of marriage. He was a career shoe pattern maker throughout New England and was very proud to have made everything from hand. Besides his loving wife, Aline, he is survived by his devoted son; Daniel Lemieux of Nashua, a sister; Louise Lemieux and two brothers; Marcel Lemieux and Michel Lemieux all of Canada as well as many nieces and nephews. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 16th from 9:30am to 10:30am with a Prayer Service at 10:30am in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes, 50 Ferry St. in Hudson. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made in Robert’s loving memory to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org"

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Emil L. Adler Jr.

Jul 02, 1931 - Jan 03, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Emil L. Adler Jr., 92, modest and quiet to most, but with a subversive humor to the last, was born July 2, 1931 in Newark, N.J. A soldier, artist and printer, a resident of Montclair for 55 years with his wife, Mary - father to Emil, Eric and Adrienne, all now in their 60s - he died Jan. 3, 2024 in Nashua, N.H. from, as he might say, “getting too effin’ old.” It wasn’t a complaint. “Aim,” as Mary called him, never complained. He’s the guy who once climbed a ladder to cut 12-foot hedges (“Aim, you’re gonna kill yourself up there!”), fell, and all but snapped both ankles. Before heading to the hospital, he hobbled back up to the ladder to finish the job. He always finished the job. His was a storied life - if you asked about it. He eschewed a spotlight. In quiet tones, seated at the lace-covered dinner table, he would enthrall his kids’ with tales of his childhood: Depression-era Newark, “Down Neck'' on “The Island.” Him and older sister, Evelyn, born to his printer dad of German descent, Emil Leo Adler Sr., and mom, Evelyn, of Polish heritage. They were raised on Joseph Street in the home of his grandfather, Michael Dluzniewski, a man so powerful, he brought the block’s strongman bully to his knees in the clutch of his handshake. He single-handedly hauled dead horses off the streets of Newark. Instead of being placed in an orphanage, four young step-uncles were raised as Emil’s older brothers, nine in the house: Eddie died in World War II as a teenager on a battlefield in Europe; Mickey flew the famed daytime bombing raid of the Ploesti oil fields. Over decades, some of Emil’s memories faded, but never the names of his friends or the characters along the Passaic: Louie the Hook and Mickey the Dave, Otto who lived in a tar paper shack, Pete the Bum, Cockeyed Louie, Cockeyed Sam who poured nickel tins of beer from their bars.. There was Billy Horseshit (“Because his skin was speckled that way”) and “Rubber Ass” Slikowski, Joe Getta-Ma-Hots and Puggy MCune, who walked bowlegged for years “because he carried his belly in his balls.” The list goes on: Felix Spitznagle, with 2 ½ fingers lost to a band saw, who still parachuted for the 101st Airborne. Walter Koski, a wild man, who tried to jump his bike over the skylight on the roof of the Sherman-Williams plant, fell through the glass, descended onto a cutting machine, and criss-crossed his body in wounds. Koski worked the scars into a mosaic beneath tattoos. “My old man took him to the city hospital. Saved his life,” Emil never forgot. At Adler Printing in Newark, a shop founded in the 1880s by a great-grandfather ( German emigree, Union Army lieutenant, a printer and newspaper reporter) Emil helped his father with customers. One, a young mentalist, George Kresge, would grow famous as “The Amazing Kreskin” and perform at Emil’s bachelor party. Some stories were never to be told. “I was raised in a monastery until I met your mother,” he would forever tell his children, swearing there was never another girl. Mary Bochicchio was 17; Emil, 16. She, fun and naive from Verona High School. Him, a citywise kid. Muscular, green-eyed, 44-inch chest, and with a quiet way, sweet and hilarious. No one made her laugh more. A Newark street photographer snapped a picture of them on their first date to see Louis Prima. They kept it forever. Mare and Aim remained together forever, 70 years, until, at 89, she went to hospice on March 9, 2019. All night before, they held hands as they slept. Emil rarely spoke about the hardships of his childhood, an amateur boxer dad, whose battle with alcohol sometimes led to words that stung sharp like jabs. It was Emil’s mom - “Mahga” the grandkids would call her - who told him, “You have artists’ hands.” They served him as a standout talent at Arts High School, the first public arts school in the U.S., class of 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 20. It was his drawings, always of people, the rich characters from his life and imagination, that in 1953 illustrated the “Per Diem” yearbook when he graduated as a navigator and officer. Over the years, if there was ever a perennial argument that erupted at the dinner table, mom challenging dad, it was over his lifetime resistance to making his art, rather than printing, his vocation. “But, Aim, you’re so talented,” Mare would insist. “I should,” he would say. But he didn’t. Over the years he would explain how the freedom and confidence to support a family as an artist was not a gift freely given to kids raised in hardscrabble Newark. Not in his house, sadly. In the end, he relished that gift on his children, who remain forever grateful for the hundreds of drawings and sketches, paintings here, sculptures there that have come to fill their lives. Scribbles on napkins and envelopes, birthday cards, Christmas cards. He drew the invitations for their weddings and birth announcements for his grandchildren. He drew sages. He drew warriors. Over a lifetime, he showed them the world through his eyes. That’s what artists do. In 1954, Emil married. By age 25, as a First Lieutenant, he was flying over China and across the Pacific. Together, he and Mary traveled and saw more than most ever will: Hong Kong, the Philippines, Guam. Then. . . they came home. Emil built a family. He took a job, first at Adler Printing, closing it after his father’s death and then, for 27 years, single-handedly running a monster, four-man Heidelberg press at Cook & Dunn Paints, frequently described at home as the slave-wage, Dickensian “sweatshop” owned by his mother’s brother. But it was family. And family is what mattered. Son Emil (Aim) arrived in 1957, Eric (Air) in 1959, Adrienne (Age) in 1962. He watched them grow. He filled the house on North Fullerton Avenue with laughter and kindness, with curiosity and books, easily 1,000 books - on art, on history, classic books that told classic stories. Every night, at precisely 6:10 p.m., he arrived home, the wheels of his car rolling over the gravel driveway. “You’re father’s home!” mom would yell. Every night, and this is no exaggeration - for all the hours he had worked, for as much as he had sweated or froze, with whatever frustrations he endured - he never entered the house with anything other than a smile, and “Hey there, hon!” a kiss for Mary. He was the calm to her fire - the two of them, every morning, seated in the kitchen nook laughing or solving life’s problems over coffee. He never yelled. He never spanked, except for Adrienne once. If he ever had anything other than praise for or pride in his children,it was never known to them. The same held for his grandchildren, each born a year apart, Julian; Willie, Aidan and Mary. When mom died in 2019, part of dad died, too. They used to insist they’d always go together. Instead, dad moved in with Adrienne, husband Gene, Willie and Mary, giving up part of their home and doing a saint’s work these last five years. Adrienne has always said she was glad to care for dad, that he was no trouble and that he was too sweet and loved him too much to ever see him in a nursing home. But it was hard, though. All are grateful for that love. When he died, Adrienne was at his side. “Everyone loves your father,” mom used to say, half admiring, half jealous. That’s true. They did. We do. And always will. Emil Adler is survived by his children, Emil Adler III (Julie Flanders) and grandson Julian; Eric Adler (Tamara Morris) and grandson Aidan; Adrienne Adler Risher (Gene Risher) and grandchildren William and Mary; his brother-in-law Vincent Bochicchio (Liz Bochicchio) and their children Tony and Felicia Bochicchio, his nephews Steven Sears, Mark Sears and Donald Sears; niece Susan Rowe Broad and nephews Bobby and John Michael Rowe.

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Brian K. Singletary

Jan 13, 1961 - Feb 24, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Brian K. Singletary, aged 63, of Nashua, New Hampshire, passed into eternal rest on February 24, 2024, surrounded by his devoted family. Born on January 13, 1961, at Fort Dix, New Jersey, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps by enlisting in the United States Air Force, where he honorably served for 24 years. Following retirement, he was employed for many years as a Department of Defense contractor at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. Brian was a talented artist who delighted his colleagues, family and friends by his doodling on desk calendars and greeting card envelopes. His trademark move was to slip a crisp $2 bill into the card. He enjoyed all kinds of music (especially classic rock), attending live concerts, playing guitar and harmonica as well as composing songs that were sometimes more "borrowed" than original. He possessed the palate of a 5-year-old and liked going out to eat for chicken tenders and pizza. His culinary skills shined when he made BK’s famous soy sauce chicken and chili that boldly banished beans. Brian enjoyed a game of Rummy, Hearts, or Spades, changing the rules to his benefit along the way. He was an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan long before Brady was on the team and enjoyed betting with his family on weekly games. Brian was a proud graduate of the Green Dragon Chinese Martial Arts school, complete with handbook, the title of “Green Dragon”and all the moves. His sense of humor was subtle, quick and wicked, and his mostly silent laugh filled a room. He will be forever missed by his loving wife and soulmate Patricia Martone, his daughters Sarah Singletary (Kyle Kiggins), Melanie Singletary, and Amy Jaworoski (Aaron), stepsons Nathan Martone (Victoria), Dominic Martone (Victoria) and grandchildren Dylan, Patriot, Bria and Savannah. He also leaves a sister Carole Raguckas (Joe), brothers Philip Singletary (Susan), Philip “Knish” Singletary (Susan), Guy “Tim” Singletary (Donna), the mother of his daughters, Bonnie (Anderson) Singletary, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Geraldine (Burns) Singletary, and his granddaughter Mikhaela Gillman. The family expresses sincere gratitude to the medical staff at UMass Medical Center for their compassionate care over the past 11 years with special thanks to ICU nurses Jeremiah, Jo and Ally. Relatives and friends are invited to Brian’s visitation on WEDNESDAY, February 28th from 4 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His Funeral Mass will be held on THURSDAY, February 29th at 11 AM in Parish of the Resurrection Church, 449 Broad Street, Nashua. His interment will be conducted privately at a subsequent date. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests that donations be made in Brian's memory to the Marfan Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. To to the family or in memory of Brian K. Singletary, please

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