Obituaries


Ernest J. Wilson
WALPOLE, NH- Ernest Jackson Wilson, 95,  died on March 3.  He was born November 5, 1924, in Athol, MA, to Aldace and Mary (Holland) Wilson. They soon moved to Franklin, where Mr. Wilson attended local schools, graduating from Franklin High School.
The family raised chickens and sold eggs,...
WILMINGTON- Frederic Rice Sistare II, 92. of Wilmington, died February 21.  He came to Dartmouth University in the Naval program in the summer of 1944, out of Technical High School in Springfield, MA. When the V-5 program was suspended in 1945, he transferred into the NROTC program and had a term...
READSBORO- Aldo Richard Cristofolini, 85, a longtime resident of Readsboro, died on Tuesday, February 26.
 Mr. Cristofolini was born January 9, 1934, in the small mountain village Vigo Cavedine, located in the Trentino Province in northern Italy.
Life was difficult in northern Italy...

Robert E. Pierce
BENNINGTON- Robert Earl Pierce, 80, of Windham, died Tuesday, February 13, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center from complications with pneumonia.
He was born on February, 26, 1938, in Hinsdale, NH, the son of Earl and Bertrice (Pickett) Pierce. He was brother to Janet Doolittle and...
Duane R. LeClerc
LEBANON, NH- Duane R. LeClerc, 57, of Bedford, NH, died February 19, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born in Manchester on January 16, 1962 to Roland and Dorothy (Remillard) LeClerc.  Mr. LeClerc grew up in Manchester and graduated from Central High...

Kathleen K. McAllister
ARLINGTON- Kathleen Kelley McAllister, 80, of Arlington, died February 10 at her residence. She attended elementary school in Richmond, MA, and later graduated in 1958 from Fox Hollow School, Lenox, MA. Mrs. McAllister was an avid gardener and perennial caregiver. In 1998, she and her husband,...
AGAWAM, MA- Harvey E. Young, 83, died at the home of his loving sister, Laura M. DeSpirt, on January 16, after a brief illness. Mr. Young was the son of the late Pierce L. Young and Laura M. (Adams) Young. He was born on May 16, 1935 in Portland, ME.  He was raised in Springfield from the age of...
DOVER- Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Smith Van Zandt, 91, of East Dover, died peacefully at home on January 17. She was born on August 29, 1927, the daughter of Gordon and Edith Standish Smith, of Old Saybrook, CT. She married Robert Rockwell Van Zandt in 1947 and lived in Old Saybrook until moving to...
WILMINGTON- Stephen S. Weiss, 72, husband to the late Frances A. Weiss and father to Kimberly Weiss Shrank and Samantha Weiss Critchell, died on Tuesday, January 8. He suffered a stroke while hospitalized at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.  
Mr. Weiss had lived full time...
ORANGEBURG, NY- Sarah (Sadie) McCluskey, 82, was called home by God on January 12, 2019.  She died peacefully in her sleep at her home.
Born in 1936 in Emyvale, County Monaghan, Ireland, the eldest daughter  of seven children, Mrs. McCluskey left Ireland in 1954 to join her oldest brother...

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