R. Brooks South Jr.


R. Brooks South Jr., 81, of Farmer Lane in Freedom died unexpectedly March 27, 2017, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

Russell was born March 7, 1936, in Melrose, Mass., son of the late Russell and Evelyn (Pitman) South. Vacationing in the area for over 50 years he moved here 20 years ago from Framingham, Mass., after his retirement. He loved the Ossipee area with its Lakes and Mountains.

 

Suzanne Ervin Felber

 

Suzanne Ervin Felber, beloved wife, grandmother and great grandmother and long time resident of the Mount Washington Valley, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

Born in Philadelphia on March 26, 1930, Suzanne grew up and attended school in the Washington, D.C., area. She received a bachelor in English from the College of Wooster in Ohio in 1952. Suzanne and John were married in 1953 and lived in Thailand, Germany and Washington, D.C., before retiring to Conway in 1977.

Suzanne enjoyed a lifelong love of music, playing the piano and organ from an early age and working as an organist and choir director wherever they lived at the time. She loved the outdoors and kayaked, ran, hiked, rock climbed and skiied. She was an active and daily visitor to the Mount Washington Dog Park with her beloved Jake. Suzanne volunteered in numerous capacities, including at Memorial Hospital, on the Polar Express (while her unknowing grandchildren and great-grandchildren rode the train). She had a rich and treasured network of friends throughout the valley and beyond.

Above all else, Suzanne loved her family, and was beloved by them. She and John embraced 64 years of a rich and loving marriage. She was often referred to as the "Camp Director" by her family for her skill and persistence in organizing family gatherings.

Suzanne was predeceased by by parents, Morris and Louise Ervin; their first child, Walter John Felber; and her brother, Don Ervin.

She is survived by her husband, John, of Center Conway; her children, Mark of Denver, Colo., Karen and husband, James, of Jericho, Vt., Kirsten and husband, Josh, of Dublin, Ireland and Michael and wife, Pam, of Strafford; her grandchildren, Orfhlaith, Cliodhna, Cian, Kate, Gretchen, Hayden,Kiim, Zach and Jessie; and great-grandchildren, Travis, Bentley, Shane and Levi.

A celebration of Suzanne's life will be held at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany on Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m.

 

 

Susan Ann (Lundrigan) Cullen


Susan Ann (Lundrigan) Cullen, 64, of North Conway and formerly of Danvers, Mass., passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2017.

She was the loving daughter of Robert and (the late) Jeanette (DiTroia) Lundrigan of North Conway and sister to Robert and Sheila Lundrigan of North Conway, Larry and Vickie Lundrigan of Lynn, Mass., Jackie and Scott Crotty of Nashua and Diana Halstead of Northampton, Mass.

She was the loving and devoted mother of her favorite children, Eric Cullen and his wife Monika, Tammie (Cullen) King, Anna-mary (Cullen) Geist and her husband Jerry, and Nora Cullen.

She leaves behind her favorite 10 grandchildren, Alexander, Tyler, Amber, Patrick, Matthew, Jared, Ashley, Emily, Sam and Julia. She also leaves behind many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews and friends, including her very special aunt Mary and endearing cousin Mark.

In addition she was particularly proud to be the daughter of a military veteran, the mother of a military veteran, and the grandmother of an active-duty military officer.

Born in Lynn, Mass., Sue was a caregiver to all from a young age. She never stopped helping people, especially her parents, as they grew older. Sue loved to read, play games, quilt, and travel the sights of the world.

She was an amazing artist and creative beyond belief. In her late twenties and thirties, she was also a national dart champion and continued to play recreationally for several years with her favorite Sea Gals. She will be dearly missed by so many.

Her funeral will be held on Friday at 12 p.m. in the Solimine Funeral Home at 426 Broadway (Route 129) in Lynn. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to It's My Heart New England, P.O. Box 111, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at www.itsmyheartnewengland.org. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

Frank C. Meserve Jr.


Frank C. Meserve Jr., 92, of Freedom passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, following a period of declining health.

Frank was a native and longtime resident of Freedom. He was born Sept. 29, 1924, the son of the late Frank and Marguerite (Emerson) Meserve. He had attended local schools. He worked as a self-employed contractor/builder all of his life.

Frank had served his country in the Army during World War II and had fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Carroll Lodge 57, Free & Accepted Masons of Freedom for more than 50 years. He was also a member of the Bektash Temple in Concord; a member of the Freedom Grange and a longtime member of the First Christian Church of freedom. Frank loved sports and was an avid Red Sox fan.

He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Virginia (Davis) Meserve.

He is survived by his children, Michael Meserve of Edwards, N.Y.; Alan Meserve and his wife, Doris, of Center Ossipee; Larry Meserve and his wife, Nancy, of Lunenburg, Mass.; Tandra Broyles and her husband, David, of Cedar Bluffs, Va., eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a brother, David Meserve of Freedom and a sister, Patricia Waterman of Wolfeboro, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Frank was predeceased by his siblings, Thelma Harmon, Frances Buswell, Alice Haslett, Robert Meserve, Arthur Meserve, Paul Meserve, Gordon Meserve, Norman Black, Richard Black and Harlan Black.

There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May, 13, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Freedom in Freedom. Interment will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Freedom following the service.

Donations in his memory may be made to the First Christian Church of Freedom, P.O. Box 502, Freedom, NH, 03836.

If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory visit, www.lordfuneralhome.com.