Kalloch Family Obituaries

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Please note - All new obituaries are now added directly to the deceased person's profile page in our Kalloch Family Reunion Association Tree on Ancestry, you can find them either listed under sources or in the person's media gallery.  Some of the newest obituaries for a given year are also posted in our annual Kalloch Family Newsletter.

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Deichler-Rogers, Jayden Timothy, MANCHESTER -- Infant Jayden Timothy Deichler-Rogers died May 3, 2007, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.  He was the son of Amanda Rogers and Timothy Deichler.  Family included his mother and father, both of Manchester; maternal grandparents Karyn Greenlaw of Manchester and Alan C. Rogers of Epsom; and paternal grandparents Ed and Joan Deichler of Merrimack.  Services: A memorial service is Friday at 2 pm. in the Union Chapel of Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., corner of Union Street in Manchester.  (New Hampshire Union Leader, May 15, 2007).

DeGaetano, Edna G., CANDIA -- Edna G. DeGaetano, 89, died July 26,2010, at her home, following a period of declining health. She was born Nov. 9, 1920 in Weymouth, Mass., to John E. Keller and Ella G. (Smith) Keller. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Nicholas F. DeGaetano, who died in 1997. Family members include two sons, Daniel DeGaetano of Candia and Raymond DeGaetano of Marlborough, Mass.; two daughters, Lori Blondin of York, Maine and Linda Donovan of Framingham, Mass.; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, John E. Keller of Weymouth, Mass., and several nieces and nephews. SERVICES: A memorial gathering will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to VNA of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire, 33 South Commercial St., Ste 401, Manchester, 03101. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements (www.phaneuf.net).  (Photo page).  (New Hampshire Union Leader, July 28, 2010).

DeMeester, Louis, ROCHESTER — Louis DeMeester Jr., 71, of Four Rod Road, passed away suddenly on Aug. 24, 2007.  Born March 14, 1936, he was the only child of the late Louis Sr. and Elizabeth (Brent) DeMeester.  Survivors include his companion of 11 years, Joan Chapin of Rochester; his ex-wife, Mary Lou DeMeester of Milton; his daughter, Marjorie Elizabeth Kalloch of Derry; and four grandchildren of the Concord area.  At his request there will be no services. 
Arrangements are under the direction of the R.M. Edgerly and Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester.

Derry, Katharine C., Mrs. Katherine C. Derry, 92, widow of G. Maurice Derry, died Thursday at a Rockland nursing home after a long illness.  Born at Thomaston on April 1, 1883, she was the daughter of Lowell and Theresa Creamer.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Coughlan of Levittown, Pa.; four grandsons, Michael, David, Christopher and Peter Coughlan, all of Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Derry was for many years a secretary in the Bird and Collins Law Firm, Rockland. Memorial services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Rockland Congregational Church Chapel with the Rev. Charles R. Monteith officiating.  Interment will be at Achorn Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Federal and Green Street, Brunswick, in lieu of flowers.  (Courier-Gazette, Rockland, Maine May 24, 1975).

Donahue, Christopher K., MANSFIELD - Christopher K. Donahue, 22, of Mansfield, passed away in the presence of his loving family and devoted friends on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  Born in Weymouth, on July 13, 1991, he was a dear son of W. Doug Donahue of Mansfield and Janice (Keller) Knowles of North Attleboro.  Chris spent his childhood living in Halifax. He moved to Mansfield when he was 14 and was a 2009 graduate of the New Testament Christian School in Norton.  He was presently a student enrolled at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth where he was a member of the 20 Cent Fiction, a theater group, and had participated in the Relay for Life Cancer Walk at UMass.  Chris was an avid reader and enjoyed playing Dungeons & Dragons board games. His other interests included all types of video games and spending time with his family and friends. He was truly an amazing and gifted young man.  In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his dear sister and brothers, Krissy George and her husband Bobby of Roslindale, Jeffrey Knowles and his wife Fibiola of Quincy, Jacob Knowles and his fiance Bethanay of Rockland and Sean Donahue of Attleboro. He is also survived by his grandmother, Alice M. Donahue of West Roxbury, his grandfather, John Keller of Weymouth, his aunts, Frances Burke and Shirley Keller, his uncles, Michael Donahue and Kenneth, three cousins and many friends.  His funeral service, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m., in the New Testament Baptist Church, 1 New Taunton Ave. (Route 140), Norton. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mansfield.  Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.  In lieu of flowers, Christopher's family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  To send Chris's family a message of condolence, visit shermanjackson.com.  (The Sun Chronicle , Attleboro, North Attleboro, MA).

Dow, Ethel Kalloch, West Lebanon -- Ethel K. Dow, 96, died yesterday at the Brookside Nursing Home in Hartford.  Mrs. Dow was born Jan. 28, 1897, in St. George, Maine, the daughter of Adam and Callie T. (Chaples) Kalloch.  She was one of 12 children.  She married Robert Dow in 1919.  They lived almost all of their lives in West Lebanon. Mr. Dow died in 1978.  Mrs. Dow was a member of the Kimball Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Kings Daughters, American Legion Auxiliary, a Gold Star Mother, and a member of the West Lebanon Congregational Church.  She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Patenaude, and Judith [Lander], both of West Lebanon, and Alice Mong, of Stow, Mass.; two sons, Richard Dow of Enfield and Dwight Dow of Puyallup, [WA].; a brother, Herbert Kalloch of Rockland, Maine; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.  There will be no public visiting hours.  A funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the West Lebanon Congregational Church, with the Rev. Peter Foss, pastor.  (Photo page).

Dow, Robert G., WEST LEBANON - Robert G. Dow, 82, died Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction after a short illness.  He was born in Concord Oct. 5, 1895, son of Guy and Ida (Colby) Dow, and had been a resident of West Lebanon for over 60 years.  Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Boston and Maine Railroad as a car inspector for 20 years.  He also owned and operated the Dow Manufacturing Co., which made dog license tags, for many years in West Lebanon.  He was a veteran of World War I, a 50-year member of the West Lebanon Fire Department, Past commander of the American Legion of Lebanon, a member of the VFW of West Lebanon, order of Masons, Franklin Lodge, No.6, of Lebanon.  He also served two terms on the N.H. Legislature in the late 1960's, early '70s.  Survivors include his wife, Ethel of West Lebanon; three daughters, Dorothy Patenaude of West Lebanon, Alice Mong of Stowe Mass, Judith Lander of Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  Two sons, Richard of Enfield, Dwight of Tacoma, Wash.; 17 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, cousins.  Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the West Lebanon Congregational Church, with the Rev. Wesley Megaw officiating.  Burial will follow in the West Lebanon Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Wallace Funeral Home in West Lebanon from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  (Photo page).

Drewett, Bertha W., WARREN [ME] -- Bertha W. Drewett, 74 widow of Harold I. Drewett, died at a Rockport hospital Thursday [date?] after a short illness.  She was born in Warren, daughter of Fred and Alice Kalloch Kenniston.  Mrs. Drewett was financial secretary and treasurer of the the Warren Baptist Church, and member of the DAR of Rockland, second vice president of the Field and Garden Club and special project chairman of the Warren Historical Society, for which she had served as historian.  She had done much research on the book Old Houses of Warren, soon to be released by the Historical Society.  She was historian for the Kalloch Family Reunion.  She was graduate of Warren High School and was office clerk at one time for the Farm Bureau here and in Rockland.  She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mary deBoer of Vancouver, Wash.; two sisters Mrs. Hazel Hills of Warren and Mrs. Marie Hamilton of Colton, Calif.; two brothers, Donald Kenniston of Warren and Raymond Kenniston of Bangor; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m.  Sunday at the Baptist Church here.  Spring interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, here.  (Bertha's photo & bio page).

Drown, Nettie Snow, SOUTH THOMASTON [ME] -- Nettie Snow Drown, 84 of Freeport, a former resident of Thomaston, died Monday [5/15/1962] at a Brunswick hospital following a brief illness.  She was born at Thomaston, June 29, 1877, the daughter of George and Rose Thompson Harrington, and attended Thomaston schools.  She was a member of the Freeport Congregational Church, the Freeport Women's Club and the Ladies' Circle.  Survivors include a son, Hollis W. Pitcher of East Hartford, Conn.; a brother, Charles Harrington of Freeport; a sister, Mrs. Georgie M. Grundstrom of South Weymouth, Mass., one grandson and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Freeport Memorial Funeral Home in Freeport, Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Day officiating.  Internment will be at the Sweetland Cemetery in South Waldoboro.

Dunbar, Alexander Copland, Alexander Copland Dunbar, third son of Richard and Catherine Copeland Dunbar, was born in Warren, Me. April 16, 1837, died in Camden, Me., March 11, 1914.  He attended the village schools till he had finished his training, and then learned the painter’s trade.  Later he went South and followed his trade there till early in 1861, when he started North.  After several thrilling experiences, he managed to get the last train that would take him out of that part of the Southland.  On his return home, he entered the Warren Woolen Mill and worked there ten years.  In 1871 he came to Camden as assistant superintendent of the Knox Mill, which position he held for 15 years.  Mr. Dunbar was the first man here who was anxious to try the 10 hour a day plan for the mill.  Superintendent Johnson did not favor the idea, but after considerable discussion consented to a two months’ testing of the plan.  It was so successful that at the end of the trial nothing was said about a return to 11 hours and later the company adopted his suggestion.  In 1886 Mr. Dunbar resigned his position in Camden to become superintendent of the Murphy Manfg. Co. of Albany, N. Y.  He was there three years, when he was called back to the superintendency of the Megunticook Mill, now the Seabright Felt Co.  He retired froth active service seven years ago.  Mr. Dunbar was twice married, first to Miss Aldana E. Jones of Union Me., on December 25, 1861.  From this marriage there was born one son, Johnson Jones Dunbar who resides in Camden.  He was married again on November 2nd, 1865, to Miss Emily C. Kalloch.  They had, one son born to them, Rev. Maurice Dunbar, pastor of the church Topsham ME.  In 1855 at the age of 18 he became a Christian and united with the Baptist church at Warren.  In 1871 he moved to Camden and early in the following year he entered the Bible school as a teacher, where for 41 years he taught with but one break during his absence for three years.  He united with the Chestnut street Baptist church In 1873, was elected deacon in 1874, re-elected on his return from Albany, N. Y., and continued a faithful and efficient officer of the church till his death.  He was chosen church clerk in 1890, and held the office during the remainder of his life, serving 24 years.  He served as S. S. supt. for 15 years.  He served the church in every position, except pastor, faithfully for many years.  He was a good man, true in heart, wise in counsel.  He Is survived by his widow, two sons, two sisters, and three grandchildren.  His funeral service was held at his late residence, Trim street, his pastor, Rev. S. E. Frohock, officiating, assisted by his son, Rev. Maurice Dunbar.  Interment was in Mountain Cemetery. " ‘Servant of God, well done!  Rest from thy loved employ: The battle fought, the victory won, Enter thy Master’s joy.’  "The voice at midnight came: He started up to hear; A mortal arrow pierced his frame; He fell, but felt no fear.  "His spirit with a bound Left its en cumbered clay; His tent, at sunrise on the ground A darkened ruin lay.  "The pains of death are past, Labor and sorrow cease, And life’s long warfare closed at last, his soul is found in peace.”

Dunbar, Mrs. Harriet (Hart), Home from a months vacation spent in Maine, Mrs. Harriet (Hart) Dunbar, 64, wife of Rev. Maurice Dunbar, pastor of the Allenton Baptist Church, North Kingstown, and active worker in the State Baptist Convention, died suddenly in her home at the parsonage of the church, Tower Hill Road, Allenton.  Rev. and Mrs. Dunbar returned from Maine on Friday and Mrs. Dunbar was not feeling well upon her arrival.  A local physician was called but she became worse and died from a heart ailment on Saturday night.  Born in Tenant's Harbor, Maine, she was active all her life in Christian work and was prominent in the Baptist Denomination in Maine, and later in Rhode Island when her husband took a church in Pawtucket and later in Allenton.  Mrs. Dunbar was formerly superintendent of the Missionary Division of the Maine State Sunday School Association, and in Rhode Island was Secretary-Director of the Home and Foreign Missions of the Rhode Island Baptist Convention.  While at Allenton she has been especially interested in a large class of young ladies which she taught.  There are no relatives except her husband.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Allenton Church and filled auditorium included officials from the State Convention and friends from all over the State.  Rev. William Talty, pastor of the Wakefield Baptist Church delivered the funeral sermon and was assisted by the Rev. Earnest Allen of the Narragansett Baptist Church and William Reed, Secretary of the Rhode Island State Convention.  Mrs. Harry Day sang a sacred number, and Mrs. Irene Tingley and Mrs. Orpha Gardner sang "It is well with my soul" as a duet.  Bearers were Joseph Greene, John Wilson, Earnest Jones and Earnest Salisbury.  Burial will be at Camden, Maine.  [Sept. 3, 1938].

Dunbar, Maurice., SPRUCE HEAD [ME] -- The Rev. Maurice Dunbar, retired Baptist minister, died at a Rockland hospital, Monday [9/2/1968], on his 95th birthday.  He was born in Camden, Sept. 2, 1873, the son of Alexander and Emily Kalloch Dunbar.  Mrs. Dunbar, the former Harriet Hart, died several years ago.  Though the Rev. Mr. Dunbar had lived in Thomaston for the past several years, he maintained his residence at Spruce Head.  He was ordained a Baptist minister at North Haven in 1903.  He served pastorates in Farmington, Topsham, Turner, and Pawtucket, R.I.  He lived 13 1/2 years in Rhode Island.  Following retirement he came to Spruce Head.  He preached at the Bay Shore Church in Lincolnville for some years after retirement.  He leaves a niece and several cousins.  Services will be held at the Simmons Funeral Home in Warren 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Glendon Gammon of Warren officiating, assisted by The Rev. A. M. Criag of Bangor, staff member of the Maine Baptist Convention.  Interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery, Camden.  (Photo page).


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