P. Aarne Vesilind, January 28, 2018

Director of Kearsarge Community Band and TubaChristmas

 P. Aarne Vesilind, January 28, 2018

New London, New Hampshire – P. Aarne Vesilind, age 78, surrounded by family, died of complications from cancer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on January 28, 2018. Aarne was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1939 to Paul Eduard Vesilind and Aino Rebane Vesilind. In 1944 his family fled Estonia to escape the invading Soviet Red Army. […]

Ruth (Crossan) Reeder, January 16, 2018

Ruth (Crossan) Reeder, January 16, 2018

Ruth (Crossan) Reeder died peacefully of advanced dementia on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Concord. She would have been 89 in February and she was survived by her loving spouse of 68 years, William E. Reeder. Ruth lived in Bow with Bill, who was devoted to caring for her at home until the last few […]

John D. Hackett, Jr. January 24, 2018

John D. Hackett, Jr. January 24, 2018

ROCHESTER – John D. Hackett Jr., 94, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Hyder Hospice House in Dover, N.H. He was born January 9, 1924 in Boston, Mass., son of the late John D. Hackett Sr. and Gertrude (Carter) Hackett. As a child, John lived in Andover, N.H. At age 10, the family moved […]

Robert Denz

Robert Denz

Robert C. Denz, 93, of South Sutton died on February 8, 2018 at Woodcrest Village in New London. Bob was born in Norwalk, CT on February 27, 1924, the third child of John William Denz and Sarah Young Denz. He grew up in Norwalk and attended Norwalk schools. His memories of his childhood are joyful […]

Elizabeth J.”Betty” (Richard) Shea, January 28, 2018

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Elizabeth J.”Betty” (Richard) Shea, January 28, 2018

SUNAPEE – Elizabeth J. “”Betty”” (Richard) Shea, R.N., 87, of Sunapee, and formerly of Plaistow, died Sunday, January 28 at New London (NH) Hospital. Born, raised and educated in Haverhill, MA, daughter of the late Henry V. and Dora (Quinn) Shea, she was a member of the Haverhill High School Class of 1948 and received […]

Author of “Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents” to Offer Workshop

Free parent and teacher workshop

A free workshop for parents and teachers is being offered by the Kearsarge Elementary School – Bradford on managing anxiety and depression in children. The speaker will be Lynn Lyons, LICSW, co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents. The workshop will take place on Thursday, February 15 from 7 to 8: 30 PM at the Kearsarge […]

Laura Masinick Named to Chancellor’s Honor Roll at University of Tennessee

Press release

MARTIN, Tenn. — Laura A. Masinick has been named to the 2017 Fall Chancellor’s Honor Roll at the University of Tennessee, Martin, with the distinction of Highest Honors. To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and […]

Melissa K. (Chamberlin) Cheney, January 18, 2018

Northfield, NH – Melissa K. (Chamberlin) Cheney, 63, born on December 10, 1954, died surrounded by family on January 18, 2018 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Melissa was an avid gardener, cook, canner and pickle-maker extraordinaire.  She grew up in Salisbury as the middle child of a large family and lived for many […]

Arthur Richard “Dick” Bellefeuille, Dec. 28, 2017

Long time faculty member at Proctor Academy

Arthur Richard “Dick” Bellefeuille, 83, of Concord died Thursday, December 28, 2017, at his home. He was born in Manchester, the son of the late Arthur and Elaine (Aubertin) Bellefeuille. He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in Spanish […]

Dick Bellefeuille, Former Proctor Faculty Passes Away

Faculty Member and Hockey Coach

By Scott Allenby

In the fall of 1968, Dick Bellefeuille arrived on campus with his wife, Helen, and his young family. Along with serving as the dorm parent in Mary Lowell Stone, Mr. Bellefeuille (as he was always known by students) taught Spanish and coached reserve football, skating club, and lacrosse. Over the next thirty-two years (1968-1999), he […]