Eden Venice Kend



Eden Venice Kend, 10, born on October 6, 2005, the daughter of Robert and Diane Fraser Kend and younger sister to Alyssa, passed suddenly on Saturday while visiting her aunt, Laura, and uncle, Nate Betz, and their two daughters, Carolyn and Jessica in Maryland.

Arriving merely hours earlier with her father, Eden collapsed during a game of flashlight tag. She could not be revived by her father or the immediate response from Howard County rescue personnel and police. After numerous attempts at the Howard County General Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department, Eden died of causes that are still unknown at this point.

Eden's gift was her love of life. She brought joy and energy to everything and everyone she touched. An active and vibrant member of her fourth grade class at Great Barrington Rudolph Steiner School, she continued to grow into a beautiful and caring young girl. Eden loved the beauty in every wonder that presented itself to her, whether it was an animal, mineral, plant, person or object. A truly creative soul that never ceased to amaze everyone in her too short life either by her artwork, baking and cooking skills or her intelligence. She often built elaborate fairy houses of her own design using the natural elements all around her.

Eden's amazing gift was an acute awareness of love and acceptance. She and that love will always be her family's guide through the rest of their journey and will continue to teach them about the awesomeness of life, to live it, and most of all, to believe in yourself.

She leaves behind her parents Rob and Diane; her sister Alyssa; grandmother, Dorothy Fraser; great aunt, Myrna Baye; uncles, Peter Kend, Nathan Betz, David Fraser, Daniel Sullivan and MacAndrew Stasco; aunts Kate Kend, Laura Betz, Christine Fraser, Susan Sullivan, Tracy Mougin and Sandra Stasco; cousins, Sydney and Sam Kend; Carolyn and Jessica Betz; Thomas and Meghan Fraser; Alan and Shane Sullivan along with Alan's daughter, Mallory; Andrew, Arin and Dale Stasco; and Amanda, Anna and MaryEmma Fraser. She also leaves her cat, Bella, dog, Lyla, guinea pigs. Midnight and Oliver; and her five chickens.

She was predeceased by grandparents, Elaine and David Kend, Joan Kend and Peter Fraser Sr.; uncle, Peter Fraser Jr.; and great aunt Connie Eisenstat.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, June 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee.

A Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, July 5, at the First Congregational Church in Lee at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow. Friends wishing may make donations in her memory to Eden Kend Memorial Scholarship Fund in c/o the Kelly Funeral Home 3 Main Street Lee, MA 01238. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures, please visit www.kellyfuneralhome.net.

 

Sandra 'Sandy' Dewitt Wilson



Sandra "Sandy" Dewitt Wilson, 63, of Littleton passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on June 26th at Littleton Regional Healthcare after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Sandy was born in North Conway, attending school in Conway for Elementary and Junior High, graduating from Kennett High School in 1970. She continued her education at the then Plymouth State College (now Plymouth State University) receiving her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1974.

Sandy taught school briefly in Conway SAU 9, then worked for many years at Carroll Reed Ski Shops, at both the retail store ln North Conway and later in the company's Financial Department in Conway. Sandy was a stay-at-home Mom while son Matthew was in school, doing some substitute teaching. For the last 12 years she has been the office manager for Dr. Anil Mukerjee's Cardiology practice in Littleton.

Sandy met David Wilson while they were both working at Carroll Reed, they were married in 1985 in Jackson and their son, Mathew, was born in 1988. They lived in Glen and Chocorua, Dallas, Texas, and Culpeper, Va., before settling in Littleton 18 years ago.

Sandy loved the outdoors; from the beach in Maine, to the mountains to her gardens. She was a graceful and elegant skier and she and David took many ski trips to the Western United States and a memorable trip to Austria.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 31 years David; her son, Matthew; her father, Everett DeWitt; brothers, Carl and his wife, Rebecca; Michael and his wife, Ingrid; and Curtis DeWitt; stepdaughters, Brenda Gregory, Bridget and Karen Wilson; brothers-in-law, Alden and James Wilson; sisters-in-law, Carol Grandin, Nancy Schaffer and Kathrine Schmidt; and many nieces and nephews.

David and Matthew are very appreciative of all of the considerate, compassionate and caring staff on the medical/surgical floor at Littleton Regional Healthcare, and especially the nursing team. They made a difficult journey considerably less rocky.

Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery in a private family ceremony. Friends of the families are invited to gather at the Mountain View Grand Resort Clubhouse in Whitefield between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. on July 5 for a celebration of Sandy's life.

Sandy was inspired by the courage of the children battling cancer at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD), saying "if they can do it so can I." Therefore donations in lieu of flowers may be made to DHMC-CHAD, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 in memory of Sandra Wilson.

The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com.

Janet Morgan Stormyr


Janet Morgan Stormyr, 101, of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away on June 16, 2016, in the home of her daughter in Chocorua. The celebration of her life will be at a later date in Florida with family members.Janet was born on May 31, 1915, in Allentown, Pa., the fourth child of Albert and Sarah Schmoyer. She graduated from Allentown High School and Allentown Business College. She then worked as a bookkeeper for Mack Trucking Company and spent summers at a camp in the Pocono Mountains where she met Kenneth Stormyr.

They were united in marriage in 1946 at the Palmer House in Chicago, Ill. Kenneth and Janet lived in Indiana, then New York, and then moved to Libertyville, Ill., where they raised their three daughters; Sigrid, Sally, and Nancy.

Edward Garner Flickinger



Dr. Edward Garner Flickinger, 69, of Nashua and Glen passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, with his wife of 47 years by his side.

Ed is survived by wife, Karen Pope Flickinger; son, Seraph Garner Flickinger; daughter-in-law, Carla Kewan Flickinger; grandchildren, Raleigh Marie, Marlee Elizabeth, Edward Seraph, Carleigh Olga, Mercedes Nelson, Maressa Nelson and Kyle Wake; and great-granddaughter, Hayleigh Brunner; son, Gavin Edward Flickinger; daughter-in-law, Heidi Elizabeth Taylor; and grandson, Tarpen Taylor and baby No. 2 due July 2016; daughter, Carrie Flickinger Diana; son-in-law, Matthew James MacInnes Diana; and grandson, Owen Matthew; brother, Lt. Col. Lowell Flickinger; sister, Mila Flickinger Pierce; brother, Donald Ian Flickinger; and many nieces and nephews.

Michael J. Riley



Michael J. Riley, 65, of Sweden, Maine, formerly of Plaistow and Chester, died early Friday morning, June 24, 2016.

He was born on April 28, 1951, in Haverhill, Mass., a son of Herbert and Fernande Marie (Goulet) Riley.

Michael spent 30 years in Chester with his wife and now deceased daughter, Amie. He is also survived by a brother, Dennis H. Riley; and predeceased by a sister, Patricia Riley.

He retired from Lucent Technologies and then undertook a short career with Borman Brothers Rigging as a helper.

Michael moved to his new home in Sweden and worked for a few years as an attendant at the Conway Transfer Station.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his beloved shop.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, July 24, from 1 to 6 p.m. at his home in Sweden. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may sent to, Hurricane Island Outward Bound Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 800, Camden, ME 04843 or Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.

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

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with his family at www.woodfuneralhome.org.