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November 15, 2007

Obituaries for Nov. 15, 2007, part 1

Jo-Ann R. Bourdelais, 69

ARCADIA, Fla. | Jo-Ann R. Bourdelais, 69, of Arcadia, Fla. died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 in Port Charlotte, Fla.

She was born July 2, 1938 in Lawrence. She moved to Arcadia 20 years ago, and was formerly a resident of Atkinson and Raymond, N.H.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, crafts, the beach, and was a passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Howard L. Bourdelais of Arcadia, Fla.; two sons, Howard Bourdelais Jr. of Lunenburg, and John Bourdelais of Atkinson, N.H.; three daughters, Cheryl Robertson of Effingham, N.H., Cynthia Smith of Portsmouth, N.H., and Sharon Desmettre of Haverhill; one sister, Thelma Bolduc of Clear Springs, Md.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Catholic funeral Mass will be held at Holy Angels Church, 8 Atkinson Depot Road, Plaistow, N.H. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 at 1 p.m. Donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, in lieu of flowers.

Wayne A. Bridges, 55

HAVERHILL | Wayne A. Bridges, 55, of Haverhill and formerly of Merrimac, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2007. He was the former husband of Terry (Huft) Bridges.

Born in Amesbury, May 13, 1952, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Barbara R. "Bobbie" (Walsh) Bridges and was a graduate of Pentucket Regional High School, Class of 1970, and then attended two years at Northern Essex Community College.

Wayne was a veteran of Vietnam, serving with the United States Army from March 12, 1971 until his honorable discharge on May 12, 1974.

In addition to his former wife, he is survived by his son, Wayne A. Bridges Jr. and wife Leah of Plaistow, N.H.; three granddaughters, Kristy, Karlina and Dezarae; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Bruce E. Bridges of Merrimac; one sister, Barbara E. Sanborn and husband Albert D. of Merrimac; along with four nephews and three nieces.

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