Archive for March, 2012

Lindsey F. Rice

Lindsey F. Rice, 77, of Chester, NH died Friday March 9, 2012 at his home. Mr. Rice was born in Marblehead, MA on August 18, 1934, a son of the late William B. and Elizabeth (Lindsey) Rice. He had resided in Chester for the past 44 years, raised and educated in the Marblehead area. After his service with the US Army during the 1950’s, he worked for the Sheridan Corp. where he moved around the country. Once settling in Chester, he served as Police Chief for the Chester Police Department. As an active volunteer with the Chester Fire Department, he was one of the first in Chester to be certified as an EMT. Mr. Rice also served the Town of Chester as town auditor, town treasurer and a civil defense director. He later owned and operated Shepherd’s Escort Service in Chester, safely getting oversized loads across the roadways. In addition, Lindsey enjoyed raising registered Hampshire Sheep on his property.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara J. (Baldauf) Rice of Chester, his son, Lindsey Rice II and his wife Susan of Barrington, NH, two grandchildren, Ammy and Christopher Rice, both of Barrington, his brother, Brooks Rice of Francestown, NH, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Scott C. Rice in 2008.
Following cremation, memorial services are planned for a later date. Burial will be in Great Hill Cemetery, Chester.

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Peter Tessier

Peter R. Tessier, 45, of Eaton passed away on March 3, 2012. Almost a month prior to his death Pete was diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. He was born in Salem, MA on January 28th, 1967, the son of Robert and Rita Tessier. Throughout the Valley Pete was known for having many different occupations including the store manager at 7-11, maintenance at the Wentworth Hotel and the Stonehurst Manor and most recently the snowmaking supervisor at Cranmore Mountain. He also partnered with the Ghoullog in the fall. You could always find Pete outdoors. He enjoyed swimming, hiking, skiing and fishing, and almost any other outdoor activity you could find. He loved to skydive and had every intention of going again. He loved animals and they have always played a major role in his life. Peter worked at Pinkham in the 1990’s.

The family includes his wife, Sheryl A. Doucet of Eaton; a daughter, Lillian; a stepdaughter, Morgan Doucet and a stepson Connor  Doucet; his parents, Robert and Rita Tessier of Madison; a brother, Paul A. Tessier of Fort Collins, CO; two sisters, Christine A. Hobbs of Saugus, MA and Patricia A. Quint of Lincoln, IL. And several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday March 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Memorial pasta dinner on March 16th at Cranmore.

Donations may be sent to the Ham Arena for MWV Youth Hockey, 87 North Main Street, Conway, NH 03818 or to Jen’s Friends, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860.

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