Sad News

Rod Jennings, retired Bellerose Avenue teacher, has informed us that his lifetime spouse of 33 years, Philip A. Bruderman, died of sudden heart failure on August 18. Phil was 66 years old and died at their home in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Phil was an organ donor, as well as a member and monthly donor to the National ASPCA for forsaken and abused pets. Rod requests memorial donations in Phil’s name be forwarded to the National ASPCA at aspca.org.

Sad News …

Retired Bellerose Avenue teacher Lois Cronin passed away on Monday, July 13, after a long illness. Lois, 84, was predeceased by her husband Drew and is survived by her son Drew Cronin, Jr., three grandchildren, a brother and three sisters. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Lois was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire, and in 2013 she and husband left Long Island to back to New Hampshire. Always an avid reader, in retirement she was a member of the Baker Free Library Book Club and active member of the Concord High School Class of 1953 Scholarship Committee. She was also a volunteer at the Pierce Manse, the historic home of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States.

A graveside services were held at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord on Saturday, July 18. Donations in Lois’s memory may be made to the Baker Free Library in Bow or to the Pierce Brigade to support the upkeep of the Pierce Manse. To Plant Memorial Trees in her memory, please visit  Waters Funeral Home Sympathy Store.