Pelham - Windham News
December 11, 2009 - 7
Fanny (Rizzo) Stephanian Sister Lorraine M. Cote
Fanny (Rizzo) Stephanian, 94, of Salem, died December 8, 2009, Sister Lorraine Cote (formerly known as Sister M. Alfred), 86, a
at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Sister of Mercy for 69 years, died Dec. 1, 2009, after a brief illness.
She was born in Boston where she The daughter of Alfred and Blanche (Marcoux) Cote, she was a
grew up and attended schools. She was a native of Manchester.
resident of Salem for the past 24 years and Sister Lorraine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English
The Redfield Gun Sight Company was founded in 1909 by
was formerly of Lawrence, MA. from Mount St. Mary College, Hooksett, and her Master of Arts in
John Hill Redfield. Over the years, Redfield became one of the
Fanny worked as an administrative French from Rivier College in Nashua.
leading American manufacturers of hunting optics, known for the
assistant to the director of the Small For many years, her ministry was in the field of education, both as
accuracy, ruggedness, and reliability of its products. In 1998, the
Business Administration. She had a teacher and administrator. She was also assistant superintendent
company went out of business and closed its facility in Denver,
previously worked for the Navy and of schools for the Diocese of Manchester.
Veterans Administration in Boston. She Sister Lorraine taught elementary grades at Immaculate
Most remembered for its TV screen-shaped optic, they were
was a member of St. Matthew’s Church in Conception School in Penacook. She was a French teacher at
good USA scopes. Acquired by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. in 2008,
Windham. St. Mary High School in Dover, Mount St. Mary High School in
Redfield has become a brand of the Oregon-based company.
She was predeceased by her husband, Nashua, and St. John and Bishop Brady High Schools in Concord.
Revolution riflescopes, the first products in the new Redfield line,
Stephen Stephanian. She also served as principal at Bishop Brady High School.
are built at the plant near Beaverton, OR.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Huxley of Windham; two Sister Lorraine was director of novices for the Sisters of Mercy
Other product offerings will include binoculars, spotting scopes,
grandchildren, Michael Huxley of San Francisco, CA, and Christine in New Hampshire, and was elected to community leadership in
and rangefinders, all designed, built, and tested according to
Huxley of Windham; one brother, George Rizzo of New York, NY; 1974. She served in that position until 1980. She returned to the
Redfield’s exacting specifications.
and several nieces and nephews. classroom and taught French at Trinity High School in Manchester
The Revolution is an ideal choice for the whitetail deer hunter
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at until 1983. For the next 15 years, Sister Lorraine was a pastoral
who wants a ‘best in class,’ American-made riflescope for around
St. Matthew’s Church, Windham. Burial will follow in Pine Grove associate at St. Anne Parish in Manchester.
$130. Company officials say, “We are especially proud of the
Cemetery, Salem. Family members include two brothers, Francis Cote of Manchester
fact that Revolution riflescopes are built in our Oregon facility by
The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge and Raymond Cote of Bedford; two sisters, Adoree O’Donnell of
of arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, Manchester and Suzanne Brown of Minnesota; many nieces and
Charlie Chalk can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com
. nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy
Chapel on Dec. 9. Burial was at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.
The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem had care of
Doreen G. (Samson) Adams the arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family,
please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com
Doreen G. (Samson) Adams, 54, of Windham, died Dec. 2, 2009,
at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester.
Doreen was born in Weymouth, MA, the
daughter of Elizabeth and Nicholas Samson.
Robert J. Carpenter
She graduated from Weymouth High School
and she received her Nursing Degree from Robert J. Carpenter, 42, of Windham, died Dec. 2, 2009, at his
Massasoit Community College in Brockton, home.
MA. Doreen was employed as an RN with He was born in Melrose, MA, grew up and was educated in North
the Veterans Administration Medical Center Reading, MA. He was a resident of Windham for the past four years
in Manchester. She enjoyed the outdoors and was formerly of Lawrence and Haverhill, MA.
and traveling. Doreen was interested in Robert worked as a truck driver for Dunkin Donuts in the
antiques and collected glassware. She was Merrimack Valley area. He had previously worked for Big and Beefy
very involved with the Special Olympics. in Lawrence for 12 years. He enjoyed yard sales, flea markets, and
Kathy Lizotte, Neonatal Social worker at Southern New Hampshire Medical
She was predeceased by her sister Anne Jefferson. buying and selling on Craigs List.
Center, accepts gifts of preemie clothing, diapers, and car seats from members of
She is survived by her husband, Stanley Adams of Windham; two He is survived by his sisters, Karen Carpenter and her husband
Districts 5 and 6 of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, New Hampshire.
sons, Eric Adams and Keith Adams of Windham; and several nieces Charles Bestick of Bethel, ME, and Debora Carpenter of Winchester;
Phyllis Appler, Chairman of Districts 5 and 6, and Arlene Creeden, President
and nephews. a daughter, Katrina of Las Vegas, NV; his mother, Evelyn Carpenter
of GFWC-NH, both of Hudson, presented the preemie necessities to Ms. Lizotte
Funeral Services were held Dec. 7 at the Douglas and Johnson and her companion James Lothian of Plymouth; two nieces, Arlee
at the District 5 and 6 Conference hosted by the GFWC Wilton-Lyndeborough
Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed in Cemetery on the Plain, Govoni and Chelsea Carpenter; and several other nieces and
Woman’s Club and the GFWC Brookline Woman’s Club
Memorial contributions in Doreen’s memory may be made to the Services were private for the family.
GFWC of NH Donates
Special Olympics, 650 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101. The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem had care of
For online condolences, please view the obituary at www. the arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family,
. please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com
submitted by Phyllis Appler
Districts 5 and 6 of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs – New
Hampshire met October 31 in Lyndeborough. Members from the
John J. ‘Jack’ Norton
woman’s clubs in Windham, Wilton/Lyndeborough, Salem, Nashua,
Hudson, Hollis, and Brookline attended. Phyllis Appler, Director of
John J. “Jack” Norton, 84, of Windham, died November 29, Tammaro of Pompano Beach, FL, and Patrice Corcoran of Buffalo,
Districts 5 and 6, convened the meeting.
2009, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton after a long, NY; and a brother, Robert Norton of Chelsea, MA. He is also
Kathy Lizotte, Neonatal Intensive Care Social Worker at Southern New
courageous battle with cancer. survived by the apples of his eye, his grandchildren, Sarah Comtois
Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, was the morning speaker. She
Jack was born December 24, 1924, to of Burlington, VT, Elizabeth Comtois McCutchen of Atlanta, GA,
expressed concern for families of limited means that could not afford to
John and Agnes Norton, Sr., in Charlestown, Steven Comtois of Windham, and John Norton IV of Modesto, CA, as
buy car seats, which are required to take babies home. Car seats are not
MA. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of well as four great-grandchildren, Kyleigh, Lana, Jordan and Jayden,
reusable and cannot be resold. Because of the economy, more families
17 to serve his country during World War all of California, as well as countless nieces and nephews.
have been affected. Districts 5 and 6 Woman’s Clubs donated funds for
II and served on several destroyers in the Funeral services were held December 6 at the Goundrey and
infant seats, as well as many other preemie layette items.
North Atlantic. Dewhirst Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Salem. Burial was
The Wilton/Lyndeborough Woman’s Club provided the luncheon, and
Jack retired from the Salem Athletic Club in Cemetery on The Plain, Windham. To send an online condolence,
the Grzyb family from Brookline provided free apple cider from an on-
where he worked as a maintenance man for please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com
site cider press.
many years. He was also a maintenance
man for the Town of Windham during
the 1970s and early 1980s. Many will
remember him working events at the schools or out and about
We share a common thread
Jack loved sports of all kinds and could always be found
watching any sporting event available on television. He enjoyed
traveling and visiting with his sons until his illness. He went to any
and all sporting events that he could for his grandchildren as well
and was often heard chanting “MVP!” Jack loved his family and
friends and a good laugh. We will all miss his jokes and sense of
Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife, M. Blanche
He is survived by his daughter, Susan Comtois and her husband
Ronald of Windham; sons, John Norton, III and his wife Lorrie of
Nice, CA and Paul Norton of Manchester; sisters, Mary McEleney
of Medford, MA, Francis Moran of Deerfield Beach, FL, Anne
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