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George Clarke

Oct 14, 1952 - Nov 29, 2023

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Nashua, NH

George Edward Clarke made his journey home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 29, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 14, 1952, to George Clarke Jr. and Joan E. Clarke (Little). He graduated in 1970 from Pilgrim High School, Warwick, RI. He went on to study engineering at Rhode Island Junior College. Growing up on Gaspee Point with his three younger brothers Rick, Kevin, and Bill; he enjoyed spending his days catching eels, digging for cla...Read More

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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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Sheila A. Perkins

Nov 24, 1942 - Feb 19, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Sheila A. Perkins, 81, of Nashua, NH died on February 19, 2024. Sheila was born in Maine on November 24, 1942 to the late John Allen and Madaline Danforth Allen. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Donald B. Perkins. She is survived by her children, Scott B. Perkins, Hillary P. Gagnon, and MarcyKate Connolly; and her four grandchildren, Brady Gagnon, Ella Gagnon, Logan Connolly, and Xavier Connolly. Sheila was a talented singer, pianist, and painter, and majored in Math at the University of Maine, where she met her husband, Don. Her home was always filled with music, whether it was instilling a love of the arts in her children, or later on in life when she became a piano teacher. She was a devoted wife, mother, and daughter, and loved to share music, food, and laughter. She was also a lifelong Christian Scientist and active member of her church community for many years. SERVICES: A Celebration of Life will held by the family at DAVIS FUNERAL HOME on Saturday February 24, 2024 at 2:00 PM. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed 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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Francis John DeLuca, Jr.

Jan 15, 1959 - Feb 21, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Francis “Frank” John DeLuca, Jr., 65, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, February 21, 2024 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Kristen (Reed) DeLuca with whom he shared 32 years of marriage prior to her passing in February of 2020. Frank was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on January 15, 1959 and was the son of the late Francis Sr. and Franziska (Kraft) DeLuca. He received his education in the Massachusetts School System and was a graduate of Medford High School. For many years, he was employed as a caregiver for special needs patients for Opportunity Networks. In his free time, Frank enjoyed music, art, and painting. He liked to maintain his floral garden and loved to play a good game of pool or golf. For over 15 years, he proudly coached Cal Ripken Nashua West Baseball. Above all, his most cherished time was spent with his family especially his grandchildren. Frank is survived by his three sons, Jonathan DeLuca and his wife Brianna of Northwood, NH, Geoffry DeLuca of Nashua, and Bradford DeLuca and his fiancé Janell of Nashua; his three grandchildren, Jaidyn, Paisley, and Hadley DeLuca. He is also survived by his seven siblings, Mary Ann Drake, Donna Battle, Frannie Tolley and her husband Wayne, Diana Pettie, Terri Pladziewicz, Julie DeLuca, and Cathy DeRosa and her husband Greg; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Kristen and his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, John Pladziewicz. Relatives and friends are invited to Frank’s visitation on TUESDAY, February 27th from 4 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s name to “Team Coach Frank”, checks can be made payable to Relay for Life, Burlington, Massachusetts; memo: RDU6JP. The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1120, Framingham, MA 01701. To to the family or in memory of Francis "Frank" John Deluca, Jr., please

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Wayne Elmer Hinton Jr

Dec 07, 1955 - Feb 14, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Wayne Elmer Hinton Jr, 68, died February 14, 2024, in his hometown of Nashua, NH. He was born in Nashua, NH, December 7, 1955, to parents Wanye E. and Cecile (Theroux) Hinton. He graduated from Bishop Guertin High School in 1973. He went on to work as a Security Guard at various locations for many years. Wayne is survived by his brother, Edward Francis Hinton, and Edward’s wife, Sheri-Lynne Hinton, as well as Edward’s children, Mary and Emily Hinton. SERVICES: A burial will take place at the convenience of the family. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St, Nashua, NH, has been placed in charge of arrangements.(603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”

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Yelissa Ramirez

Apr 12, 1988 - Feb 16, 2024

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Nashua, NH

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Yelissa Ramirez who passed away on February 16 2024. Yelissa she was fondly known and was loved by so many. Yelissa Ramirez was born on April 12, 1988 in the Bronx, New York to her biological father Luis Ramirez and her adoptive mother Zenaida Ramirez She was the life partner of Shawn Gannon who were high school sweethearts and she was a wonderful mother of 3 beautiful children Isaiah Gannon, Lillyanna Gannon, and Leilany Gannon. Yelissa had a laborious life, but her strength was her drive to be a wonderful mother “which she took her most pride in.” A beautiful daughter, wife, sister and friend, Yelissa was very direct, but with a heart so big that if needed, she would make room for yours. She was always someone to count on. Yelissa was Co president of PTO for 2 years in 2018 and 2019 and volunteered for 5 years at Dr Crisp Elementary School. She loved being involved in all activities at the school. She was an animal lover, a pet mom to 3 cats and her dog. She also had a profound love for plants, so much so that she would grow a jungle if she could. Yelissa will be terribly missed, but forever loved. Yelissa was survived by Shawn Gannon, Isaiah Gannon, Lillyanna Gannon, Leilany Gannon, Zena Ramirez, Luis Ramirez, Janitza "Jane” Concepcion, Nancy Rivera, Chantay Ramirez, Dayara Ramirez, Jonathan Ramirez, and Tanisha Ramirez. SERVICES: Visitation will be , 4-6 pm, Friday , February 23, 2024 at DAVIS FUNERAL HOME 1 Lock St., Nashua NH 03064, Nashua NH. A memorial service will follow at 6pm. Family and friends are invited to attend. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed 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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Joyce Bucknam

Aug 12, 1948 - Feb 21, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Joyce Bucknam, age 75, daughter of Frank L. Guest and Helen O. Guest, passed away on February 21, 2024. Born and raised in Nashua, NH, Joyce was a devoted member of St. Patrick’s Parish throughout her entire life. On May 29, 1967, she married Allan Bucknam, and together they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Joyce was known for her warmth, generosity, and fiesty spirit. She was predeceased by her brothers Frankie Guest, Terry Guest, and Phillip Guest, but she is survived by her beloved husband Allan, daughter Kelly Hardy, son Christopher Bucknam, granddaughter Anya Carver, sisters Cheryl Trudeau, Jacqueline Heuser, Brenda Brooks, Mary Bigwood, and brother Ernest Guest, and and extended family full of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joyce had a passion for literature and puzzles, and she could often be found curled up with a good book or engrossed in a mystery. She had a talent for bringing the family together, creating a bond that will endure through the generations. Her entertaining spirit and culinary skills, particularly showcased during her legendary Christmas Eve celebrations, will be fondly remembered by all. A Mass in honor of Joyce will be held at Saint Patrick’s Parish in Nashua, NH, on Tuesday, February 27th, at 9 AM. Following the service, a burial will take place at Edgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Joyce's favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, a cause that held a special place in her heart. Joyce Bucknam's favorite pastime was spending quality moments with her family, reveling in the joy of laughter and creating cherished memories with her beloved siblings. Her legacy of love, laughter, and togetherness will forever be a guiding light for those fortunate enough to have known her. May she rest in peace, surrounded by the warmth of the memories she created and the love she shared.

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Joseph A. Oertel

Mar 27, 1940 - Feb 21, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Joseph A. Oertel died peacefully Wednesday morning at his home in Nashua, NH. Born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1940 and raised in Troy, NY, he was a son of the late Jan and Louise Huszcza Oertel. He graduated from Siena College and Georgetown University Law School. Joe Oertel was a retired appellate attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, DC, and a builder of single-family homes in Northern Virginia. He enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his three grandchildren. He spent many happy weekends rooting for their sports teams. Joe was devoted to his Catholic faith and prayed the rosary several times per day. Survivors include Agatha, his wife of 45 years, one daughter, Agatha Connelly, son-in-law Joseph Connelly, and grandchildren Adam, Ryan, and Rebecca Connelly, and one sister, Maria Meyer. He is predeceased by his brother, J. Christopher Oertel. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Feb 24, 2024 at St. John Neumann Church, Merrimack, NH. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice. To to the family or in memory of Joseph Oertel, please

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Philip J. Ritter

May 24, 1949 - Feb 20, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Philip J. “Phil” Ritter, 74, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Courville Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He is the beloved husband of Ann (Lessard) Ritter with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Phil was born in Concord, New Hampshire on May 24, 1949, and was the son of the late Maurice and Ethel (Wexler) Ritter. He attended schools in the Concord School District and was a graduate of Concord High School. In the early years of his career, he was employed as a grocery manager for Ferretti’s in Manchester for over 20 years. Following Ferretti’s, he worked in sales at MacMulkin Chevrolet in Nashua for almost 30 years. Most recently, he enjoyed his part-time job at Enterprise Car Rental, transporting cars to and from local airports. In his free time, Phil loved spending time outdoors from deep sea fishing to maintaining a perfectly manicured yard. He had a love for music, especially the oldies, and was quite talented at playing any kind of trivia. Phil will be missed by many and remembered for his kind heart, sense of humor, and the wonderful stories he told. Above all, his most cherished time was spent with his family, especially his pets. In addition to his wife, Ann, he is survived by his five children, Christopher Ritter and his wife Savannah, Meredith Sullivan and her husband Joey, Aaron Ritter and his wife Ivonne, David Ritter and his fiancé Jena, and Ben Ritter; he is also survived by his three grandchildren, Delaney, Alex, and Marisa as well as many close friends. Relatives and friends are invited to Phil’s visitation on MONDAY, February 26th from 5 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His interment will be held privately. To to the family or in memory of Philip J. Ritter, please

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Louise Jane Morin

Jun 01, 1957 - Feb 15, 2024

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Nashua, NH

Louise Jane Morin, aged 66, passed away suddenly at her home in Nashua, NH on February 15, 2024. She was a beloved mother, wife, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Louise was born on June 1, 1957, in Berlin, NH, the daughter of Rene and Pauline Caouette. She attended Berlin High School and graduated in 1975. She went on to attend NH Technical College where she earned her LPN nursing license and worked in nursing facilities in Berlin and Manchester for 20 years. Throughout her career, she was known for her passion for helping others. Louise loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and her dogs. She enjoyed exploring quaint villages and watching her favorite TV shows. She had a special connection with her mother Pauline. Louise is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Donald R. Morin as well as her daughter, Stacy Campbell and husband Neal of Nashua, NH; her son Corey Morin and wife Kelly of Watertown, MA; her grandchildren Zachary and Raegan Campbell; grandchildren Maya and Cecelia Morin; sister Nancy Theroux of Concord, NH; brother James Caouette and wife Carolyn of Berlin, NH and many nieces and nephews. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or ASPCA. To to the family or in memory of Louise J. Morin, please

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