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Robert Norman Stanford passed peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2007, from complications of a stroke.

Robert was 62. His mother, Thelma Stanford is 95 and resides in Arvada, CO. He is survived by his siblings, Juanita Ohman and her husband Charles, Patrick Stanford and his wife Carolyn, Sandra Wright and her husband Gene, Michael Stanford and his wife Cindy, Laurene Cohn; many nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Norman Stanford.

Robert Stanford was born on July 13, 1944 in Susquehanna, PA. He grew up in Susquehanna, where his closest friends liked to call him Mooser. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Susquehanna. Robert enjoyed auto racing, traveling on trains and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. As a machinist, Robert lived in California, Nevada and Florida. He was a collector of vintage lighters and also had an extensive knife collection.

Robert was a very strong man with a huge heart and a sensitive soul. He had a laugh and a smile that was very contagious. He never experienced having children of his own, but was a wonderful uncle to his nieces and nephews.

Robert was well loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 12:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Susquehanna, with Pastor Fred Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” -Winston Churchill


Rickey French, Sr., 53, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at his home.

He was predeceased by his father, Stewart French and his mother-in-law, Mary Polhamus.

Rickey is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Catherine French; three children, Rickey, Jr. and Dawn French, Christina and Franklin Sceranka, Julie and Jason Funk; three loving grandchildren that he adored, Montgomery and Erika Knifer and Jasmine Funk; his mother, Esther French; one brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Mary French; one sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and David Conrad; father-in-law, Watrous Polhamus, Sr.; three brothers-in-law and their wives; one sister-in-law and her husband; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Rick enjoyed working on vehicles, hunting, plowing snow and loved fishing. He was an avid Earnhardt, Sr. fan who enjoyed racing and wrestling. Rick also loved his pets. He will be deeply missed by all.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with Rev. Kenneth Bitler officiating.

Burial will be in the North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the French family at RR 3 Box 30, Susquehanna, PA.


Ryan David Hennessey, age 32, of Laconia, New Hampshire, died at home on Friday, May 18, 2007, from an apparent heart attack. He is survived by his wife of eight months, Elizabeth Eshelman Hennessey.

Born December 15, 1974 in Binghamton, NY, he lived in Susquehanna, PA until he was five years old before moving to New Hampshire. He and his family lived nine years in Canada where he graduated from Canterbury High School in Ottawa, Canada and attended Carlton University, Ottawa. He was associated with the family business, Basic Ingredients, Bristol, NH.

He is survived by his parents, Garlyn and Paul Manganiello, Bristol, NJ and Gary Hennessey, Scranton, PA; one sister, Elizabeth Manganiello and three brothers, Michael, Charles and Mark Manganiello, all of Bristol, NH; his grandmothers, Helen B. Foster, Susquehanna and Ann Farina Hennessey, Hanover, PA; his Godparents, Janet Foster, Riverdale, NY and Richard Hennessey, Susquehanna, PA; numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Manganiello home, 1776 Lake Street, Bristol, NH, with a memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ryan’s memory may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, 03462.

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