Howard W. Bryant

Howard W. Bryant, 102, of Fryeburg, Maine, and recipient of the Boston Cane, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Fryeburg Health Care in Fryeburg, where he had been a resident since 2015.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1914, in Chatham, a son of Willis C. and Ethel (Guptill) Bryant and attended local schools.

Howard began his working career with Laconia Creamery and later as a forklift driver for CN Brown when they were in the wood harvesting business. For nearly 20 years, he worked as a milk driver for A.E. Bennett. In his retirement he puttered in carpentry.

A "Jack of all trades," he could be trusted with the repair and construction of nearly anything out of his garage, regardless of the material.

Howard is survived by his daughter, Jane Hennessey and her husband, Richard, of North Conway; a granddaughter, Rebecca Smullen of Center Conway; one grandson, Russell Estey of Stow, Mass.; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Martha Doughty.

He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Doris (Hartford) on May 14, 2010; a son, Carroll in 1948; three sisters, Florence Thomas, Myrtle Foster, and Arlene Hamilton.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 2 p.m at the Chatham Center Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg.

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Frederick W. Rich

Frederick W. Rich, 81, of Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of Moultonborough, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Rich retired as a manager of Installation and Maintenance for Nynex, which later became Verizon, after 30 years of service. He was a native of Everett, Mass., born to Frederick Harold Rich and Dorothy R. Donovan Rich. Fred served his country proudly in the Army during the Korean War.

He was an antique car buff, belonging to many car clubs through the years. A professional drummer for 32 years, Fred was also the bandleader for the Fred Williams LTD Band. He enjoyed skiing, motorcycling, snowmobiling, golf, solving crossword puzzles and boating.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 33 years, Judy; his son, Kevin D. and Gretchen Rich of Melrose, Mass., and their children, Callie and Darby; his daughter, Linda G. and Walter Kor of North Reading, Mass., and their children, Melissa, Colin and Ashley; mother-in-law, Jessie Halpin of West Ossipee; and sisters-in-law, Jane and Joel Smith of Concord and Sheila and William Woods of New Hampton.

The family suggests memorials in Fred's name to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778 or to the charity of your choice.

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Ruby E. Quimby

Ruby E. Quimby, 98, of Fryeburg, Maine, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at her residence.

Ruby was born in Harrison, Maine, on June 24, 1918 to Clayton and Adeline (Whitney) Wentworth. She attended schools in Harrison, Denmark, Maine, and Fryeburg.

For most of her life, Ruby worked in local shoe manufacturing mills. She had worked at Pleasant Mountain Moccasin in Bridgton, Maine, and Northland Shoe in Fryeburg. She had previously worked in wood products manufacturing at Bailey Mfg. in Fryeburg.

Ruby was a Jehovah's Witness and enjoyed playing Beano, flower gardening and doing yard work.

She had lived in Fryeburg for 30 years.

She is predeceased by her husband, Harold Quimby who died in 1960.

Surviving are her nieces, Jean Pond and her husband, Robert, of Fryeburg, Sonya Sheaff and husband, Ozzie, of Fryeburg, and Casey Leavitt of Redstone; two nephews, Wilfred Leavitt of Fryeburg, and Clayton Leavitt and wife, Darlene, of Redstone; a great-niece, Lisa Frye and her partner, James LaPorte, of Denmark; two great-nephews, Richard Frye and wife, Sonya, of Brownfield, and Chad Pond of Fryeburg; two great-great-nieces, Hannah Frye and Norah Frye, both of Brownfield; two great-great-great-nephews, Cody Frye and his wife, Kerrie of Fryeburg, and Joshua Frye of Brownfield; and a great-great-great-niece, Brooklyn Frye of Fryeburg.

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A graveside service will be held in the spring at Forest Hills Cemetery in Bridgton, Maine.

Arrangements are in the care of Wood Funeral Home at 9 Warren St. in Fryeburg.

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Jeanne S. Harriman

Jeanne S. Harriman, 92, of Wolfeboro passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

She was born July 24, 1924, in Plymouth, Mass., to the late Curtis and Marion (Bliss) Steacie. She was the wife of the late Norris B. Harriman for 37 years. She was raised in Wellesley, Mass., and summered in Rocky Nook, Mass., with her family or Waits River, Vt., with her grandparents.

She graduated from Wellesley High School, Vermont Junior College in Montpelier, Vt., and the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Class of 1946, for which she was class secretary for many years. She maintained lifelong friendships with many classmates from both colleges.
She was a business education teacher in Antrim High School from 1946 to 1951 where she also coached girl's basketball and softball.