Obituaries

Lorna Fuller

      AMHERST –  Lorna Fuller (née Blane), 80, took flight with the birds in the early morning hours of June 3rd, 2021. 

      The daughter of a first-generation Italian and a Hungarian immigrant, Lorna was born in Garden City, New York just before the second world war began. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University in 1962 and relocated to California in 1972 after driving cross-country with her husband, two kids, and a Jack Russel terrier named Fred in a beat-up VW van.  

Lorna Fuller

Doris C. Lebaron

      AMHERST –  Doris C. LeBaron, 95, resident of Weare, NH, died on June 19, 2021 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home, Goffstown, NH.

      She was born in Summit, New Jersey on September 5, 1925, a daughter of Edward H. and Lenora (Apple) Franke.  She was raised and educated in New Jersey and graduated from Chatham High School (NJ), Class of 1944.  During high school she enjoyed playing softball and field hockey.

      Doris married the love of her life,Stanley H. LeBaron on September 22, 1951

Doris LeBaron

in Chatham, NJ.  They lived in Raymond, NH for several years before moving to Amherst, NH in 1968 where they remained until his death in 2001.  For the past 17 years, she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law in Weare, NH.

      In her earlier years, Doris had been employed as a secretary at the New York City Athletic Club.  Her greatest joy was caring for and raising her family.  She especially loved being a grandmother and attending her

      Lorna was a pioneer of the women’s liberation movement more through example than demonstration. She raised two daughters alone in a geodesic dome the middle of the Sequoia National Forest and went on to become a successful real estate agent and broker.  Gardening was her passion and she could almost always be found puttering among her vegetables, fruits and flowers.  

      Before the end of her life, Lorna moved to New England to be closer to her first daughter and grandchildren. Her dog, Safiya, introduced her to many warm and thoughtful neighbors in Atherton Common who made the transition to the cold New Hampshire winters almost bearable.  This loving community supported her and her family as they navigated the ups and downs of cancer.  

      Lorna is survived by her daughters, Kim Ayers and Debbie Ayers, her son-in-law Mike Vaccaro, her grandchildren Maya Vaccaro and Nick Vaccaro and her brother Leslie Blane.

grandchildren’s sporting events and horse shows.  In addition, Doris was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan.

      She had been a longtime active member of the Milford United Methodist Church and also enjoyed singing in the choir.

      She was predeceased by her sister, Thelma Mae Ford.

      Family members include two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen C. and Patrick Doherty of Weare, NH, Kathy E. LeBaron and Paul Adams of Natick, MA; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen E. and Kara LeBaron of Concord, NH; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a nephew and two nieces.

      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021at 1:00pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home 63 Elm Street, Milford NH. Burial will follow in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst, NH.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made the Milford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 476, 327 North River Road, Milford, NH  03055.  Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home.  To share a memory of offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com

JULY 2021