DECEMBER 2020

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Obituaries

Rosemary F. Curtis

​      AMHERST – Rosemary F. Curtis, 85, resident of Amherst, NH died on December 21, 2020 at her home.

      She was born in Newark, NJ on October 30, 1935, a daughter of Joseph and Josephine (DeMaura) Palmucci.  She was raised and educated in Newark, NJ and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and history.

​      Rosemary taught in the Mont Vernon 

School District for 33 years. She was a former member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and was honored twice by Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

      Her passions were many but nothing surpassed her love and devotion to her children and grandchildren.   Rosemary would travel near and far to care for them, be with them, watch their sporting events, plays, graduations…she never missed a milestone.  In addition, Rosemary was an avid reader, loved family vacations at the beach and cooking authentic Italian favorites.

      She was predeceased by her husbands, Edmond C. Frisch and Richard Curtis.

      Rosemary is survived by her longtime love, Robert W. Carr of Milford, NH.

Family members include three children, Suzanne Frisch of Amherst, NH, Renee Phillips and her husband, Gary of Sudbury, MA, Edmond Frisch and his wife, Connie of Danvers, MA; four grandchildren, Brittany Phillips and her fiancé Justin Reis, Michael Phillips, Nicole Scott and her husband Tom Scott and Joseph Frisch and his wife Kristin Frisch; one great granddaughter, Alanna Rose Scott; and a brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Judith Palmucci and many nieces and nephews.

      A memorial mass will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to That Place You Know in Hollis NH.  Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com

Edward S. Cummings III

      AMHERST – Edward S. Cummings III, 68, resident of Amherst, NH died on December 14, 2020 in Goffstown, NH.

      He was born in Denver, CO on January 3, 1952, a son of Eleanor (Govin) Cummings of Vero Beach, FL and the late Edward Stanley Cummings II.

      Ed was raised and educated in Shrewsbury, MA and graduated from Shrewsbury High School, Class of 1970.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Babson

College, Boston, MA.  He made his home in Amherst for the past 34 years.

      Before retiring about 10 years ago, he had been employed in sales and worked for 3M Company for his entire career.  

      Ed’s passion and hobby was for Model A Fords.  He devoted much of his time restoring them and also made products to help them run more efficiently. A family tradition his family looked forward to was driving in the 4th of July parade with his many Model A’s.   He enjoyed sailing, trips to the ocean and loved being the cook at the big lobster bakes.  

      He was predeceased by his loving wife, Linda T. (Hebert) Cummings, who died in 2018. 

      In addition to his mother, family members include his daughter and son-in-law, Kristine and Ben Guthrie of Concord, NH; his son and daughter-in-law, E. Scott and Theresa Cummings of Mansfield, MA; two grandchildren, Connor and Makayla Cummings; a brother, Steve Cummings of Myrtle Beach, SC; and a sister, Cheryl McNeilly of Vero Beach, FL.  

      A celebration of his life and burial in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst, will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com

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