1983 AND 1984 OBITUARIES

  

BLAKE, WARREN A., age 71, died July 4, 1983.  He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and lived most of his life in Plymouth.  He operated Blake’s Restaurant on Main Street for more than 35 years, and later operated Blake’s Gift Shop on the same site.  He leaves his wife, Lillian Blake, his mother, Edith Blake, a brother, Donald Blake, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Westbers.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

 

BOWIE, M. WAYNE, died July 16, 1983 at his home in West Plymouth.  He was born in Maine on August 18, 1914, eldest son of Myron L. and Anne (Guptill) Bowie.  He came to Plymouth in 1954 and was Superintendent of Schools for SAU 48 for 19 years.  He married Edith Lewis on March 11, 1943 in Kittery, Maine.  They had two sons, Charles W. and Jonathan L. Bowie.  Wayne Bowie was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in West Plymouth.

 

CLIFFORD, MYRTLE B. (ROLLINS), age 82, died September 16, 1983.  She was born in Grafton and lived most of her life in Plymouth.  She was married to Chester B. Clifford who died in 1977.  She was a World War II Gold Star mother.  She had two sons, Earl and Arnold Clifford of Plymouth, a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Brown of Holderness, and a brother, Elbridge Rollins.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

 

DAY, HAROLD E., age 77, died September 4, 1983.  He was born in Piermont and was a Rumney resident for the past 23 years.  He was an upholsterer by trade.  He married Florence Fisher and had two sons, Charles of Acton, Massachusetts and Harold, Jr. of Ashland.  He also had two daughters, Mrs. June Stevens and Mrs. Barbara Cormea of Rumney.

 

EMERSON, ELLIS H., age 77, died September 9, 1983.  He was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of George Emerson and Minnie Borden.  He lived in Rumney for several years and was married to Margaret Flynn.

 

GILPATRIC, EDITH F. (MITCHELL), died at age 99 on July 7, 1983.  She was born in Bridgewater and moved to her grandfather’s home in Plymouth as an infant.  She was the daughter of Daniel B. and Florence V. Mitchell, who had the first steamboat on Big Squam Lake and also operated a sweet cider mill on Foster Street in Plymouth.  She attended the Boston Conservatory of Music and later Plymouth Normal School.  She gave private piano lessons and taught school in Bridgewater for many years.  She married Ralph Gilpatric, who died several years ago.  Burial was in Green Grove Cemetery in Ashland.

 

GEORGE, PEARL E, age 74, died July 30, 1983.  She was born in Bridgewater and previously worked at the Plymouth Inn and the Holderness School.  She was married to Harry George and was the mother of Floyd Burtt, Mrs. Norma Batchelder, Mrs. Euna Mc Cormack, Mrs. Delva Gauthier, and Mrs. Joan Milton.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

 

HARROWER, MAUDE, died July 3, 1983 in Florida.  She was the widow of John Harrower.

 

HULL, HEBER W., age 62, died July 6, 1983 in New York.  He was born in Plymouth on July 4, 1921 and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1940.  He married Lucilee Nowak.  He was the son of Laura Hull MacNeil and the step brother of Allen K. Mac Neil of Plymouth.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Blassburg, Pennsylvania.

 

MOSES, LILLIAN E. (GOSS), age 89, formerly of West Rumney, died September 6, 1983 in Laconia.  She was born in Dorchester and had been a resident of the Rumney-Dorchester area all her life.  She was married to William Moses who preceded her in death.  There were four son, Sylvanus Moses and Forest Moses, both of Franklin; Royal Moses and Morton Moses, both of Bristol.  She had a daughter, Mrs. Alice Young of Dorchester and a brother, Ulysses Goss of Dorchester.  Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery in West Rumney.

 

 

 

MURGATROY, BERNARD B., age 70, died October 16, 1983.  He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and lived for many years in Bristol.  He resided in Plymouth for 42 years.  He was married to Mabel Wells and had two sons, Howard Murgatroy of Queens, New York, and Clifton Murgatroy of Goffstown.  He is survived also by his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston of Waterbury.  Burial was in Homeland Cemetery in Bristol.

 

TOMPKINS, WILLARD C.E., age 80, died July 5, 1983.  He was born in Perth, New Brunswick and came to Plymouth in 1950.  He was the Manager of the Tobey Motor Motel from 1950 to 1968.  He was a member of the Christian Science Society.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

 

WHITE, ALFRED H., JR., age 72, died July 1, 1983 in Pennsylvania.  “Stub” was born November 11, 1910 in Plymouth.  He was very athletic and was president of the class of 1928.  He was a graduate of Dartmouth College.  His first wife, Estelle Fauls, preceded him in death.  His second wife was Frances Dade.  Tom C. White of Plymouth was his brother.

 

WILLOUGHEY, MISS FLORENCE IDA, age 93, died July 5, 1983 in Meredith.  She was born in Holderness and was a bookkeeper at the former Moses Batchelder Store and the Volpe Store in Plymouth.  She attended Bryant Stratton College in Boston, Massachusetts.  Burial was in Trinity Cemetery.

 

 

(1984)

 

 

BLAISDELL, JULIA, age 93, died July 16, 1984 after a long illness.  She was born in Holderness and lived in Plymouth until 1944 when she moved to Meredith.  She married Judson A. Blaisdell, who died in 1969, six years after celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Two survivors; a son, Roger Blaisdell and a daughter, Mrs. Mae Clapp.  Burial was in Blair Cemetery.

 

GOULD, CLARA R. (BUZZELL), age 89, died July 12, 1984.  She was born in Quebec and came to the United States as a teenager working at the Balsams Hotel in Dixville Notch.  She married Leon Gould who died in 1966.  She moved to Rumney permanently in 1962 to live with her daughter, Hildegarde Brown.  Another daughter is Shirley Bennett and her son is Llewellyn Gould.  Burial was in Glencliff Cemetery.

 

HENDERSON, JAMES JR., died in Illinois on July 11, 1984.  He was the son of Blanche (Gould) and the Reverend James Henderson, Sr., Director of Camp Wachusett on Little Squam Lake for many years.  Burial for James was in Trinity Church Yard in Plymouth.

 

SIBLEY, LAURIE JEAN, age 16, died in a tragic automobile accident on June 11, 1984.  She was the daughter of Ronald and Judy Sibley of Thurlow Street in Plymouth.  Laurie was a student at Plymouth High School.  She leaves, beside her parents, a brother, Jimmy Sibley.

 

VOLPE, HENRY, AGE 78 OF Laconia, who died July 15, 1984 at his home.  He was born in Winchester, Massachusetts and came to Plymouth in his early youth.  He attended Plymouth schools and graduated from Plymouth High School.  He joined the partnership of Volpe and Sons until he joined the U.S. Air Force in World War II.  He was married to the former Ruth Bean.  There was a son, H. Thomas Volpe and a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Pease of Rumney.  Two step daughters and a brother, Angelo Volpe of Plymouth, also survive him.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.