Eleanor Powers Haweeli, a resident of Edgewood Center Nursing Home in Portsmouth, passed away of natural causes on August 8, 2014. She was 95.
Eleanor was born October 5, 1918 in Berlin, to Howard and Louise (Davies) Powers. She graduated from Berlin High School in 1935. From the time she was in third grade, she wanted to become a teacher. Due to her father's death in 1930 and the Depression, her college education was interrupted several times as she did secretarial work to earn money for college expenses. Eleanor attended Plymouth Normal School, Plymouth, the University of New Hampshire and received her B.S. degree in Business Education from Boston University, Boston, Mass. in 1948.
Between Plymouth and UNH, she worked for three years at Brown Paper & Pulp Company in Berlin. In 1941 she relocated to Lancaster, P.A. where she became office manager for the Oklahoma Contracting Co. under contract to the War Emergency Pipeline, which helped transport crude oil from the Texas oil fields to refining and distribution areas near New York City and Philadelphia. The lines were a major part of the U.S. war effort and represented a significant achievement in pipeline technology in terms of sheer size and scope.
When the pipeline was completed, she received an emergency certificate to teach secretarial courses at Berlin High School. When the war ended and Norman Haweeli returned from serving overseas in the U.S. Marine Corp, they were married on July 20, 1946 at Christ Church Episcopal Church in Cambridge, Mass.
Besides teaching at Berlin High School, Eleanor also taught secretarial studies at the former YWCA Ballard School, New York, N.Y. Her last teaching position was at Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, N.Y. For many years she was active in the Episcopal Church. She was also active in the Daughters of the British Empire, the American Association of University Women, and the Plandome Women's Club, Plandome, N.Y.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norman Haweeli, on November 18, 2004, her parents, her sister - Alma L. Powers - two brothers, Dewey and Howard, and an adopted brother, Albert. She is survived by her son, Stephen Haweeli, and grandson, Edward Haweeli, of East Hampton, N.Y.; her niece Ellen Haweeli of Old Greenwich, Conn. and nephew John Haweeli, of New York, N.Y. She is also survived by two nieces -- Alma Hewey of Shapleigh, Maine, and Cheryl Allen of East Rochester -- who together enabled her and Norman to live independently for many years.
A private graveside service will be at a later date at the Russian City Cemetery, Berlin. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Home. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 18:51
Sandra Beckwith Smith, 48, of Berlin died on August 6, 2014. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in her memory may be made to Breathe, NH, 145 Hollis St., Unit C, Manchester, NH, 03101. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 18:48
SALEM, MA – Charles "Chuck" Dodge, 46, of Salem, passed away peacefully from cancer on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, surrounded by his family.
Chuck was born in Berlin, on July 4, 1968 to Rose M. (Dunham) and Charles F. Dodge, Jr., of Berlin. He was a graduate of Berlin High School and attended the culinary arts program at the former Vocational Technical College in Berlin.
He shared over 15 wonderful years of life with his devoted wife, Lori (Cirome) Dodge. He is also survived by his children, Emily Dodge, Amie Dodge, Elise Moustakis, Lorin Moustakis, all of Salem, Michael Albert of Portland, Maine, his paternal grandmother Dorothy Marcus of Keene, and many aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Chuck was employed for many years as a chef at the Shannon Door Pub in Jackson, and more recently worked for 10 years at Salem Overhead Door in Salem.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #218 of Salem. He loved to cook and delighted in sharing his passion with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and loved to be outdoors. He also enjoyed reading, was an enthusiastic Bruins fan and loved spending time and watching sports with his children. His loving demeanor and great sense of humor will be sorely missed by all.
Arrangements: A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the St. James Church, Federal St., Salem. Relatives and friends invited. Arrangements by the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, T.N. 38105. For on line guest book visit www.SalemFuneral.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 18:16
Steven A. Ball, 53, of Stark, passed away on Monday August 4, 2014 at his home. He was born in Lancaster, on June 5, 1961 the son of Warren and Irene (Leblanc) Ball and lived most of his life in Stark. He had been employed as a crane operator for 3-D Logging and had also worked for Currier Trucking. Steven enjoyed auto racing and had raced at Riverside Speedway in Groveton for 15 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on cars and spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Family includes his wife Linda (Drouin) Ball of Stark; son Matthew Ball and wife Lindsy of Stark; daughter Merissa Ball of Stark; grandchildren Michael Ball, Mitchell Ball, Keatin Ball, Dederick Moody and Brayden Hawkins; father Warren Ball of Milan; brother John Ball and wife Michelle of Berlin; sister Jeannette Biggart and husband Rob of Milan; sister Tina Edwards of Berlin; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was predeceased by his mother Irene (LeBlanc) Ball and an infant brother.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday August 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Emerson Road Cemetery in Stark with Pastor Shane Riff officiating. There will be no calling hours. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 20:48
Ruby L. Dalphonse, 92, of Berlin, passed away on Thursday July 31, 2014 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Nursing Center in Berlin. She was born in Berlin on November 5, 1921 the daughter of Edward and Eva (Eastman) Long and lived most of her life in Berlin.
Family includes her sons Lawrence Dalphonse, Jr. of Milan, Stephen Dalphonse of Merrimack, Michael Dalphonse of Berlin, and Mark Dalphonse of Livermore, Maine; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Dalphonse on March 26, 1998.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the funeral. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 18:29