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Obituaries of the Sullivan family
in the towns of Somersworth and Dover, Strafford Co., New Hampshire
James T. Crowley Michael J. Crowley Jeremiah A. Fitzgerald John Patrick Fitzgerald Patrick James Fitzgerald Patrick Leo Fitzgerald Sylvester G. Fitzgerald Adam Leroy Guptill Honorah Hourihane Mary Hourihane Daniel Francis Sullivan Dennis E. Sullivan Hannah Elizabeth Sullivan James Leo Sullivan Jeremiah Sullivan Mary Frances Sullivan Timothy J. Sullivan Mary Melanie Wimpfheimer Nathan Wimpfheimer
James T. Crowley, Foster's Daily Democrat, 15 Jun 1963, Page 3

Manchester -- Rt. Rev. Msgr. James T. Crowley, a native of Dover, died last night at the Sacred Heart Hospital after a long illness.

He had been pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church here for more than 28 years.

He was born in Dover, June 1, 1886, and attended St. Joseph's High school in that city.

Msgr. Crowley studied in Ireland and received a bachelor of arts degree from Royal University, Ireland, and took his seminary at the Grand Seminary in Montreal.

He was ordained Dec. 19, 1906, in Montreal and was assigned as a curate at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. He said his first Mass in St. Mary's church in Dover.

He later served a Mission chapter in Merrimac and was pastor of Our Lady of the Lakes church in Lakeport.

He was named pastor of the East Manchester parish in 1934 and was raised to the office of domestic prelate with the title of Monsignor in July 1957.

Members of the family include two brothers, Jeremiah and Joseph Crowley, both of Dover, two nieces, Mrs. Frank Phealan of Belmont, Mass., and Miss Margaret Crowley, West Medford, Mass.

Most Rev. Ernest J. Primeau, bishop of Manchester, will celebrate a Pontifical High Mass Monday morning at 10:30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church.

The Office of the Dead will be observed Sunday afternoon at 4 when the body was taken from the rectory of the church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Connor Memorial Funeral home of Manchester and the McGill Funeral home of Dover.

Michael J. Crowley, Foster's Daily Democrat, 25 Aug 1937, Page 4

Michael J. Crowley, one of the most highly respected residents of Dover, passed away at his home at 20 Ham street at an early hour this morning.

Mr. Crowley was born in Ireland the son of Dennis and Mary (Donavan) Crowley, and came to reside in Dover over 50 years ago, where he has many friends and acquaintances who will regret the news of his passing.

He is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary F. Crowley; four sons, Rev. James T. Crowley, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Health Church in East Manchester; John E. Crowley of Newton Center, Mass.; Jeremiah A. and Joseph L. Crowley of Dover; two granddaughters, the Misses Margaret and Mildred Crowley of West Somerville, Mass.

Funeral Services will be held from the St. Mary's church Friday morning at 9.30. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Daniel J. Hughes.

Jeremiah A. Fitzgerald, Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover NH, June 14, 1945

Jeremiah A. Fitzgerald, Warrant Carpenter, USNR, a native of this city, died yesterday morning at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, death coming as a result of shrapnel wounds received several months ago.

He was born in this City June 17th, 1902, son of the late Patrick, and Hanna (Sullivan) Fitzgerald of this city.

He served his apprenticeship as a patternmaker at the Portsmouth Navy Yard and was employed as a supervisor on September 30, 1942, when he was commissioned in the U. S. Naval Reserve as Warrant Carpenter.

Upon receiving his commission he was transferred to the Boston Navy Yard, where he was assistant supervisor of new construction and on April 13, 1943 was transferred to New York, leaving in March of that year for overseas and went first to Casa Blanca.

From Casa Blanca he went to the U. S. Naval Operating Base at Mers el Kebir, Algeria and from there to Oran, Africa, where he was assistant to the public works officer.

He was flown to Brazil on November 27, 1943 where he rested for five days and was then brought to the St. Albans Hospital on Long Island, N. Y. where he stayed until July 1944. He was then transferred to the Officer's Recuperation Center at the Harriman estate in Munroe, N. Y., later going back to the St. Albans hospital and in January of this year was moved to the Portsmouth Naval Hospital where he was a patient at the time of this death.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hannah Fitzgerald and three brothers, James, John and Sylvester, all of this city.

He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of Dover Lodge of Elks, a 25 year member of the Patternmakers Union, and a member of the Naval Reserve Officers Club.

Having spent the greater part of his life in Dover, he leaves a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who will sincerely mourn his passing. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church on Saturday morning at 9.30 o'clock.

John Patrick Fitzgerald, Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, NH, Monday June 28, 1982

John P. Fitzgerald, 78, of 65 Central Ave. died Monday, June 28, 1982, at Wentworth-Douglas Hospital.

Born June 14, 1904, in Dover, the son of Patrick and Hannah (Sullivan) Fitzgerald, he had been a life-long resident of Dover.

He was a retail bakery salesman for 40 years in Dover, retiring in 1975. Since his retirement, he had been employed by the City of Dover School Department in the school cafeteria program.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the Dover Council No. 807, Knights of Columbus, and the Rev. Thomas E. Reilly Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

Members of his family include a daughter, Miss A. Sharon Fitzgerald of Dover; and nieces, nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am Wednesday at the St. Joseph's Church. Burial will take place in St. Mary's New Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Tasker, Chesley and McGill Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave.

The Knights of Columbus memorial services will be given at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home by the officers and members of the Dover Council.

Those who wish are invited to make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, N. H. Division, Transportation Assistance Fund, 686 Mast Road, Manchester, N.H. 03102.

Patrick James Fitzgerald, Foster's Daily Democrat, 12 Mar 1942, page 5

The numerous friends in this city of Patrick J. Fitzgerald were deeply grieved this morning to learn of the death at the Wentworth hospital, following a rather length illness of this very well-known and popular Forest street resident. His genial disposition, friendly manner, willingness at all times to aid friends and extend sympathy as well as many other fine characteristics, have endeared him to a wide circle of acquaintances who will read of his passing with sincere regret.

Included in Mr. Fitzgerald's enviable list of close friends and admirers are a great many employes of the Boston and Maine railroad, which he served so efficiently and faithfully for over 40 years before retiring from these responsibilities and they unite with his numerous Dover friends in extending their expressions of condolence and sympathy to the members of his bereaved family.

Mr. Fitzgerald was born in Ireland, the son of James and Honora (Sweeney) Fitzgerald, and came to this city about 58 years ago. Included among his survivors are his wife Hannah, four sons, James, Jeremiah, Sylvester and John; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Mannix and Miss Margaret Fitzgerald, and one granddaughter, all residents of this city.

Funeral services will be held from his home at 11 Forest street Saturday morning at 7.45 o'clock, followed by the funeral mass at St. Mary's church at 8.30 o'clock. Interment will take place in the family lot in St. Mary's new cemetery.

Patrick Leo Fitzgerald, Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover NH, August 15, 1933

Patrick Leo Fitzgerald, one of the best known and most popular young residents of this city, died at the Naval Hospital at Portsmouth at 7.45 o'clock last evening, the cause of death being gastric ulcers and hemorrhages, following a sickness of but five days, he having been stricken while in military training at Camp Winant.

The news of the death of this prominent young man came as a severe shock to a great many citizens of this city last evening, who were familiar with his numerous capabilities, his general disposition, his courteous manners, and various other attributes all admired so much. It can be truthfully said that he was one of the best-living youths in this community, and those with whom he associated continually aimed to achieve his standards.

Leo, as he was more familiarly known, was born in this city July 1, 1906, virtually all of his live was spent here. He graduated from Dover High School in the class of 1925 and New Hampshire University in 1929, and for a time attended a New York law school, but found athletics more to his liking and during the past few years he had been prominently identified with basketball, baseball and football as an official referee, being one of the very few in this state recognized as authentic arbitrators by the National Basketball Board. He was also an assistant under Coach Anderson, specializing in basketball at the local high school and the numerous young men with whom he came in contact deeply mourn his passing.

He was commissioned a short time ago as a Second Lieutenant in Battery B of the 197th, C. A. C., and went to camp on August 5th as a member of that detachment. Last Thursday while engaged in military work he was stricken suddenly, rushed to the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, where very capable medical men made a strenuous fight to preserve his life, but were unsuccessful. For a time his condition appeared much improved, but he lapsed into a coma at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and remained in that condition until his death.

During the past year he had conducted a bakery route and had established a very lucrative business and his hundreds of customers unite in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved survivors.

Among his survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fitzgerald, four brothers, James, Jeremiah, John and Sylvester, with whom hundreds unite in their hour of bereavement over the passing of this young man, apparently in the pink of physical condition and with much to look forward to in the future. Funeral services will be under the supervision of Donald Sweeney and arrangements will be announced later.

Sylvester G. Fitzgerald, newspaper, October 31, 1977

DOVER. . . Sylvester G. Fitzgerald of 49 1/2 Mt. Vernon St. died Sunday at his home after suffering a sudden illness.

Born in Dover on Feb. 20, 1908, the son of Patrick and Hannah (Sullivan) Fitzgerald, he has been a life-long resident here.

He was a retired auditor of the N. H. Dept of Employment Security and the assistant clerk of the Dover District Court. He was a member of the Cochecho Country Club and the State of N. H. Employees Assn.

Members of his family include a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Susan) Cassella of Schenectady, NY, a grandson, Robbie Casella of Schenectady, a brother, John P. Fitzgerald of Dover, a niece and several cousins.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, followed by interment in St. Mary's New Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 this evening and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the McGill Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Charles E. Tasker, funeral director.

Adam Leroy Guptill, Foster's Daily Democrat, August 25, 1932

Funeral services for City Councilman T. Roy Guptill, whose death occurred yesterday at his home on Maple street following a lengthy illness, will take place tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock at Holy Trinity church. Interment will be at Evergreen cemetery in Berwick.

Councilman Guptill was born in Berwick 46 years ago and was the son of the late Daniel W. and Dora (Stone) Guptill. He is survived by his wife, his mother, and a sister, Miss Sadie Guptill.

Honorah Hourihane, Foster's Daily Democrat, 22 Dec 1909

Mrs. Deborah[sic] Crowley, wife of Michael Crowley, and one of the best known members of St. Mary's parish, passed away this morning at the family residence, 42 First street, after several weeks illness, aged 52 years. The deceased was a highly esteemed woman whose wide acquaintances will learn of her death with sincere regret. She was an exemplary mother and affectionate wife deeply interested always in the members of her family, and she will be greatly missed. Besides a husband, Mrs. Crowley leaves five sons, the Rev. Fr. James Crowley of Manchester, John and Daniel E. of Boston, and Jeremiah and Joseph Crowley of this city, also a daughter Miss Mary Crowley of Somersworth, all of whom have the deepest sympathy of the community in this hour of sadness.

Mary Hourihane, Somersworth NH Free Press, November 3, 1932

Mrs. Jeremiah Sullivan, a resident of Somersworth for more then sixty years, passed away on Wednesday of last week at her home on South Street. Her maiden name was Mary Hourihane, and she was born in Ireland, where also occurred her marriage. With her husband she came to this country sixty four years ago, and for a short time they lived in Salmon Falls, whence they removed to this place. Mr. Sullivan passed away 28 years ago.

Mrs. Sullivan is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leroy Guptill of this city and Mrs. Patrick Fitzgerald of Dover, and three sons, Timothy J. and Daniel F. of this place and Dennis E. of Dover.

The funeral service was held at Holy Trinity church on Friday morning. Rev. Francis J. Howat officiated at the requiem high mass and was assisted by a nephew of the deceased, Rev. James Crowley of Lakeport. The music was rendered by the church choir, with Mrs. Mullen at the organ. Many beautiful flowers gave their evidence of esteem and affection. There were friends from Dover, Portsmouth, Lawrence, and Boston besides those from this place. The interment took place in St. Patrick's cemetery in Rollinsford, six grandsons of Mrs. Sullivan acted as bearers--James, Sylvester, Leo, and Jeremiah Fitzgerald of Dover, and Philip and Arnold of Boston.

Daniel Francis Sullivan, Foster's Daily Democrat, Saturday, 30 Aug 1947

Daniel F. Sullivan, native and life resident of this city, died suddenly last evening while at work in the barber shop of J. Frank (Jersey) McQuade in Dover where he was employed.

He was born in this city Oct 25, 1879, the son of the late Jeremiah and Mary Sullivan. He was employed for a great many years at the Great Falls Bleachery and Dye Works here and also worked at the Dover barber shop as a part time position.

He was an active member of Holy Trinity chruch here, was a member and past president of Div. 5, A.O.H., of this city, and was chaplain of Dover Lodge, No. 184, B.P.O. Elks.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Melanie (Wimpfheimer) Sullivan; three daughters, Ruth F., Alicia M. and Melanie, all of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Patrick Fitzgerald of Dover and Mrs. Leroy Guptill of Somersworth; as well as several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity church on Monday morning at 9 o'clock.

Friends are welcome to call at the residence, Green street, until 10:30 p.m.

Dennis E. Sullivan, Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover NH, Tuesday May 31, 1938

Dennis Sullivan of Dover, passed away at the Wentworth Douglas Hospital, early Monday morning following a brief illness. The deceased was born in Somersworth, the son of Jeremiah and Mary Hourihane. He conducted a barber shop in Somersworth for many years, later moving to Dover, where he has resided ever since.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Casey) Sullivan, he is survived by three sons, Captain Joseph Sullivan of Washington State, Edward Sullivan of Chicago, and Philip Sullivan of Winsted, Conn.; two brothers, Daniel Sullivan of Somersworth, and Timothy Sullivan of Dover; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Fitzgerald of Dover and Mrs. Mary Guptill of Somersworth.

Remains may be viewed at James Casey's home, 290 High street. Members of Div. 5, A. O. H., will assist in funeral arrangements.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at Holy Trinity church, Somersworth with burial in the family lot, Holy Trinity cemetery. Edmond Hebert is in charge of arrangements.

Hannah Elizabeth Sullivan, Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover NH, Saturday, 13 Nov 1948

Mrs. Hannah E. Fitzgerald, 77, widow of Patrick Fitzgerald, died yesterday morning at her home, 11 Forest street, following a long illness.

A native of Somersworth, she was a resident in Dover for many years where she has been a member of St. Mary's church.

Survivors include three sons, James, John and Sylvester, all of Dover, a sister, Mrs. Leroy Guptil of Somersworth; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

James Leo Sullivan, Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover NH, March 23, 1917

James Sullivan died at his home on South street at about 8.35 o'clock last evening of valvular disease of the heart of which he has been ailing for the past three years.

The young man, was a folder in the finishing room of the Great Falls Bleachery but was obliged to resign some time ago.

He was a member of Division 5, A. O. H., also of Emmett Court, 647, Catholic Order of Foresters.

He was well known in this his native city and his friends are sorry that he could not have regained his health and been spared to his family.

He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Eva Turcotte of Berwick and by two sons, Arnold and Raymond. His mother, Mrs. Hannah Sullivan, widow of Jeremiah Sullivan, also survives as do four brothers and two sisters, Dennis Sullivan of Dover, Daniel F., John and Timothy J. Sullivan and Mrs. Roy Guptill, all of this city and Mrs. Patrick Fitzgerald of Dover.

The funeral will quite likely be on Sunday afternoon, at the Holy Trinity church, with the requiem mass on Monday morning.

Jeremiah Sullivan, Dover Daily Democrat, July 17, 1903

Jeremiah Sullivan passed away at his home on South Street this morning after an illness of two weeks, aged 56 years. He was a highly respected citizen, being a good neighbor and a man who believed in doing unto others as he would have them do unto him. He put his belief into practice. He resided here 33 years. For many years he worked as a section hand on the Boston & Maine railroad and his faithfulness to the road resulted in his promotion to the position of section boss on the Rollinsford branch and he did his work so well that he earned the commendation of the officials of the road. He was a member of Holy Trinity church and of Division 5, A. O. H. A widow, five sons, and two daughters survive him and they have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.

Mary Frances Sullivan, Foster's Daily Democrat, December 10, 1962

Portsmouth -- Mrs. Mary (Sullivan) Guptill, widow of Leroy Guptill and formerly of Somersworth, died at a local convalescent home Saturday.

She was born in Somersworth, October 22, 1875, the daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Hourihane) Sullivan, and resided in Portsmouth 20 years.

She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Alter Society.

Funeral services will be held at the Farrell Funeral home Tuesday morning. A high Mass of requiem will be said in the church at 9 am.

Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today. Burial will be in the family lot in Evergreen cemetery in Berwick.

Timothy J. Sullivan, Foster's Daily Democrat, 30 Jun 1947, page 8

Timothy J. Sullivan, a resident of this city for 14 years, died at the Wentworth Hospital early yesterday morning following a long illness.

He was born in Somersworth, the son of the late Jeremiah and Mary (Hourihane) Sullivan, and came to this city 14 years ago, making his home here with his sister, Mrs. Hannah Fitzgerald, 11 Forest street.

While in Somersworth he served as chief of the Somersworth Fire Department, tax collector and was a member of the A. O. H. in that city.

Before his illness, he had been employed as a clerk at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Leroy Guptill of Somersworth; one brother, Daniel Sullivan of Somersworth and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Fitzgerald, 11 Forest street, with Requiem High Mass at St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery in Rollinsford.

Mary Melanie Wimpfheimer, Dover Daily Democrat, Wednesday, 16 Feb 1966

Mrs. Melanie W. Sullivan, widow of Daniel F. Sullivan and a resident of 112 Sixth street died Tuesday at her home.

She was born in Somersworth on March 22, 1874 the daughter of Nathan and Rebecca (Wimpfheimer). She lived most of her lifetime in Somersworth before moving to Dover.

Members of her family include three daughters, Miss Ruth F. Sullivan, Miss Alicia M. Sullivan and Miss M. Melanie Sullivan all of Dover; two sisters, Mrs. William Abt of Chicago, Ill. and Mrs. Loren Phantz of Winter Park, Fla. and nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 am at St. Mary church. Friends are invited to call this evening and Thursday afternoon and evening at the family home, 112 Sixth street.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McGill Funeral Home, Charles E. Tasker, director.

Nathan Wimpfheimer, Somersworth Free Press, May 3, 1923

The people of this community were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Nathan Wimpfheimer, which occured late Thursday evening of last week during a social hour with his family. Mr. Wimpfheimer seemed unusually well and bright that day. The writer met him on the street that afternoon and had a very pleasant chat with him. Some months ago, Mr. Wimpfheimer had a slight shock but recovered and was apparently as well as before. There was no reason to anticipate his sudden taking away.

Mr. Wimpfheimer was born at Ettlinger, Baden, Germany, March 8, 1840. He came to Somersworth in 1864. He and the late H. Ansel Hayes succeeded the dry goods firm of A. Wimpfheimer & Brother on the firm's removal to New York, and years later when Mr. Hayes retired from the partnership on account of ill health, Mr. Wimpfheimer took over the business and carried it on up to the time of his death. His store was always a leading one in its line and did a large and successful business. In the same store continuous business has been carried on since 1845, when the firm of A. Wimpfheimer first established it, and the same sign has been over the front of the store all these years.

The subject of this sketch was one of the best-known and most highly-esteemed business men in the community. Through a residence of about three-score years he had demonstrated his character and worth. He was scrupulously honest. He was fair and just with others and expected them to be the same with him. Prompt in meeting all his business and other obligations, asking no concessions from anybody, but transacting his affairs on a square and above-board plan, he won the unlimited confidence and respect of all who knew him. Frank in the expressions of opinion, broad in his views, tolerant of the opinions of others, despising sham and hypocrisy, he was a man whose friendship was loyal and valuable. As a citizen he always stood for the best things in civic life. He contributed liberally to every worthy enterprise, and never closed his ears to the call of the needy or the suffering.

In his home life Mr. Wimpfheimer displayed those traits which appeal to one as the finest in life. Devoted to his wife and family, he was a model husband and father, always thinking of them doing everything possible to add to their comfort and pleasure.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Daniel Sullivan of this city, Mrs. William H. Abt of Chicago and Mrs. Loren Pfantz, of Washington DC.

Deceased was a member of Libanus Lodge, A.F. and A.M., of this city and had been a Mason since 1867. He was a member of Washington Lodge, I.O.O.F.

The funeral services occurred at the home on Monday Afternoon. There were many very beautiful flowers from relatives and friends. Among those present from out of town were Mrs. Marx Wimpfheimer, Albert Wimpfheimer, and Emanuel Brunswick of New York City.

Dr. Kupp of Boston conducted a beautiful funeral service, after which Libanus Lodge performed the impressive Masonic burial rite. Interment was at Forest Glade cemetery, of which the deceased was a trustee and in the care of which he took a deep interest. Libanus Lodge, with an unusually large number of members in the rank, acted as escort.

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