Daily Archives: June 5, 2008

Robert Augeri of Londonderry

Robert C. Augeri, 31, a resident of Londonderry, NH, and former longtime Lowell resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday June 3rd, as a result of an accident while at work on a construction site on Rt. 495 in Lawrence. He was the beloved husband of Kimberly R. (McNeill) Augeri to whom he was married for 7 years.

He was born in Lowell on June 3, 1977, and was the son of Christopher C. and Janet S. (Peters) Augeri. He received his elementary education in Lowell schools and then attended St. Anne School in Methuen and Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsboro.

Mr. Augeri was employed for several years by Brox Industries in Dracut. He was also employed as a cook by Chunky’s Cinema & Pub in Pelham, NH.

In his free time he enjoyed working around his home and spending time with his family.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Laborers Union Local 175.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four children, Janet Olivia Augeri, age 12, Anthony Giovanni Augeri, age 6, Brooklynn Gianna Augeri, age 3, and Vincenco Dominic Augeri, age 1 1/2, his paternal grandparents Alfred and Patricia Augeri of Hudson, NH; his maternal grandmother Rita Peters of Lowell; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends may call at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, DRACUT, on Sunday from 2 until 7 PM. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Monday at 9 AM, followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 AM at St. Patrick Church in Pelham, NH. Burial in Pillsbury Cemetery in Londonderry, NH. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Robert Christopher Augeri Memorial Fund, C/O TD BankNorth, 32 Mammoth Rd., Lowell, MA 01854 or 62 Nashua Rd., Londonderry, NH, 03053.

To leave or read a condolence note visit the Dracut Funeral Home Website.


William Poole of Londonderry

William A. Poole, 58, of Londonderry, died Tuesday June 3, 2008 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Mr. Poole was born in Lowell, MA a son of Benjamin Forbes and Cecilia Poole, and had resided in Londonderry for the last 21 years, prior to that living in Methuen and Lawrence, MA. Mr. Poole worked as an estimator for Lenfest Contracting in Salem, NH for the previous 4 years, and prior to that he had worked delivering oil for Leone’s Oil Company in Methuen, MA for 20 years. Mr. Poole enjoyed watching horse racing, car racing and most sports, loved to go to Foxwoods and enjoyed traveling. Mr. Poole was a member of the International Brotherhood and Teamsters Local 49. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Poole is survived by his wife of 21 years Linda K. (Burleson) Poole, one son Jason J. Poole of Medford, MA; one daughter Renee Gagnon-Poole of Auburn, NH; three step-sons Frank C. Lenfest, Jr. of Londonderry and Mark K. Lenfest and his wife Lisa of Salem, NH and Richard Theberge of Atkinson, NH; two step-daughters, Kimberly A. Lenfest of Londonderry and Melissa Gagnon of Auburn, NH; 2 uncles, William Poole of Nashua and Arthur Wyman of Methuen, MA and 5 grandchildren, Devin S. Lenfest, Kelsey L. Lenfest, Isabella G. Lenfest, Alexander M. Lenfest and Avery J. Ryan. Mr. Poole is also survived by his special dog Max.

Following cremation, funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions in Mr. Poole’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal St. Manchester, NH 03101 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Visit the Peabody Funeral Homes website to leave a condolence note or view others.


Nutfield Session Summer on the Bandstand

Nutfield Sessions Live Acoustic Music on the Town Common in Londonderry, New Hampshire

The Nutfield Sessions offer local musicians an opportunity to perform acoustic music in a non-commercial setting – and the listening public the chance to hear some great local talent. The sessions follow an Open Mic format, with performers called to the stage in the order they sign in.
These events are free of charge, and open to the public.

  • First Session of the Summer June 22nd 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • On the Bandstand at the Londonderry Town Common

Whether you’re a seasoned performer, or an aspiring player – The Nutfield Sessions are all about creating a supportive environment to expand your musical horizons – and to meet and share your passion with other musicians.

Or, if you just plain enjoy live acoustic music – both original and cover tunes – come join them. We always appreciate a supportive audience!

Click HERE for The Nutfield Sessions website and further information!


George Kistler of Londonderry

George G. Kistler, 86, died June 4, 2008 at Elliot Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Stony Run, PA, on August 7, 1921, the son of George and Mabel (Stump) Kistler. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement he was a welder at Knoll Industrial. He was a member of the VFW Derry Post 1617. He enjoyed woodcutting. He was predeceased by his wife Anne (Hamaker) Kistler. Family members include 2 daughters Nancy Weidner, of Fleetwood PA., Elaine Kistler, of Londonderry, 2 granddaughters, 3 great grandsons. There are no calling hours. J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

For more information, to read or leave a condolence message visit the J.N. Boufford & Sons website.


Operation Bernadette

This past weekend a group of over 70 volunteers made up of many different services organization embarked on a labor of friendship. When Bernadette Terenzi mention one night that “it was nice to be warm and dry” Jean Manley a good friend thought “wouldn’t it be nice to do something for Bernadette.” After one of the “football mom” dinners, Jean decided to try to help Bernadette. Donna Hajjar and Jean began working together, on an extreme makeover of Bernadette’s home.

Bernadette, a single mother had been trying to maintain the house on her own since her divorce. Through all of this, Bernadette never complained or even said anything. As Bernadette started to accomplish things at her house, she would tell the other mothers about them. It was only at this point that Jean and Donna both realized how bad her living conditions had been. In April Jean sent out an email asking for help and with the overwhelming support the project was affectingly named “Operation Bernadette”.

Jean a member of St. Jude’s parish asked the Knight of Columbus to help with the project, they agreed. Londonderry Youth Football joined in on the project as well as the varsity leadership group. With this much manpower available Jean decided to ask for assistance from small companies. Jean also realized that with that many working people she would need assistance in feeding all of the volunteers. The call went out to Londonderry Youth Football and Spirit, and the organization volunteered to provide the food and beverages for the day.

Jerry LaFond of Rite-A-way Flooring installed the vinyl flooring donated by ABC Flooring. Gary Worthen of Castle County Painting donated his services. Ed McKinnon offered three rooms of carpeting. The outside of the house was as neglected as the inside and Mark Baldwin volunteer and cleared the yard with his backhoe. Remi-Sons spread barrier stone, Estes Lumber donated yard mulch and Shady Hill Nursery donated a $50.00 gift certificate. The Sleep Inn donated rooms for Bernadette and her family during the make-over and the Manchester Wolves donated 50 tickets to their Saturday game for all of the volunteers.

Thank you Londonderry for your generous support of this project.

Photos courtesy of Jim Loiselle


David Howard to run for State Representative

Today, David Howard (D-Londonderry), announced his candidacy for the New Hampshire House of Representatives in Rockingham County, district 3, towns of Londonderry and Auburn.

“I am excited to run for state rep in Rockingham district 3.” says David Howard. ” I have the experience and dedication to bring leadership and vision to Concord, where I will work to make progress for New Hampshire’s working families. I look forward to serving my community and proudly representing Londonderry and Auburn in the legislature.”

David Howard resides in Londonderry at Mountain Home Estates, with his wife, Shawna Kelley Howard. David was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Brookline, MA in 1993. He is a 1999 graduate of Brookline High School and attended the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Shawna, a lifelong resident of Londonderry is a 2000 graduate of Londonderry High School and a 2005 graduate of Rivier College in Nashua, NH. She is currently employed as a teacher at Rivier College Early Education Center.

David is Senior Vice President of the Evalesco Group, a political consulting firm which works with elected officials on a state, county, and national level. He has had a lengthy political career in Massachusetts having served as the Deputy Executive Director of the MA Democratic Party and extensive experience as a staffer for and consultant to political campaigns which have been conducted on local, state, and national level. He is also a new member of the Londonderry Democratic town committee.

David began his political involvement by interning in the Boston office of Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy. He continued his political career with an internship and position as volunteer coordinator with the MA Democratic Party. Further experience has been attained as an elected Democratic State Committeeman in MA. He also served as Vice Chair of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts and as the Northeast Deputy Director of the Young Democrats of America.

David looks forward to one day having a family of his own and raising them in Londonderry, which is why he is so committed to this race. He wants to focus on making sure citizens have access to quality health care, that our children have access to the education they deserve, and every man and women has the right to work and provide for their families.

Visit the Elect David Howard website for further information and contact info.