Irene Swist

Apr 15, 2023

   Irene (Desmarais)(Plamondon) Swist, 93, of Manchester, died peacefully in her sleep on April 15, 2023 at her home after a period of declining health.

   She was born in Manchester on October 1, 1929 to Edmond and Jeannette (Marcotte) Desmarais.  She lived in Manchester for most of her life.

   Irene had worked at Kinney Roofing Company and the...

Kathleen Casey

Apr 15, 2023

   Kathleen (Chartier) Casey, 73, of Bedford, died April 15, 2023 at Bedford Hills after a period of declining health.

   She was born in Goffstown on July 18, 1949 to Philip and Rita (Sylvester) Chartier.  She grew up in Manchester and graduated from Central High School.

   She had worked at Allen-Bradley in Manchester and Fireye in Manchester and...

William F. Butka, Jr.

Apr 15, 2023

   William F. Butka, Jr., 86, of Manchester, died April 15, 2023 at his home after a period of declining health.

   He was born in Dunmore, PA on February 28, 1937 and was the son of William and Anne (Capulish) Butka.  He grew up in Scranton, PA where he graduated from Technical High School.  He lived in Manchester for...

Richard B. Forest

Apr 12, 2023

Manchester, NH – Richard B. Forest, 83, died Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Bedford Hills Center after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, surrounded by his loving family.

Born, raised and educated in Manchester, NH, he was the son to the late Bertrand and Laurice (Lemay) Forest. He was a graduate of Central High School and went on to own...

Anne Marie Chandonnais

Apr 11, 2023

   Anne Marie (Rousseau) Chandonnais, 83, of Bedford, died peacefully on April 11, 2023 at Bentley Commons after a courageous battle with cancer.

   She was born in Manchester on August 11, 1939 to Hector and Mary (O’Leary) Rousseau.  She grew up in Manchester and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1957.  She moved to Hooksett and raised her...

Honorable Norman H. Stahl

Apr 8, 2023

Judge Protected Cell Phones from Warrantless Search

Honorable Norman H. Stahl, Died at 92 on April 8, 2023.

In 2007, Boston police arrested a drug dealer named Brima Wurie, retrieving an address on Wurie's phone that led to his conviction. Wurie appealed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals—which, in 2014, overturned the conviction, arguing cops had overstepped their bounds.


Grace R. Montplaisir

Apr 8, 2023

Grace R. (Martel) Montplaisir, 99, of Manchester, NH died peacefully on April 8, 2023 with her family at her side.

Grace was born in Laconia to Irenee & Yvonne (Sevigny) Martel on February 17, 1924, and was the 2nd of their eventual 14 children.  Grace married Emile H. Montplaisir in 1941 and enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his death...

Sr. Ida-Marie Poirier

Apr 5, 2023

   Sr. Ida-Marie Poirier, pm (Sr. Lucille Poirier), 96, of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Manchester, died April 5, 2023.

   She was born in Southbridge, MA on May 19, 1926 to Onesiphore and Leda “Ida” (Boisvert) Poirier.  She made her religious profession on February 2, 1960.

   She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Rivier University...

Thomas C. Cunningham, Sr.

Apr 5, 2023

Thomas C. Cunningham, Sr., 51, of Goffstown, died April 5, 2023, at Catholic Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Paul E. Cunningham, Sr. and the late Janice A. (Hamel) Cunningham, and raised lovingly by Paul and Sheila Cunningham.

Tom was born in Haverhill, MA on December 5, 1971. The family moved to New...

Claire A. Albin

Apr 5, 2023


              Claire A. (Boisvert) Albin, 84, of Hooksett, died April 5, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her family.

          Born in Manchester on December 19, 1938, she was the daughter of Albert and Alice Boisvert.

          Most recently, she had worked in the cafeteria at Pembroke Academy for many years.  Previously, she and her husband Gary had owned...