Sad News


Deepest sympathy goes out to Department Guard Tammy Belmain and her family.  Tammy’s mother, Yolander Morasse, passed away this morning.  No further information is available at this time.


Cards may be sent to:

Tammy Belmain

PO 334

Franklin, NH  03235

Please keep Tammy and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Beth Kimball

Department Secretary


To Everyone who was part of Kentucky Derby Day, my most profound and heartfelt thank you!!  To Franklin Post and Auxiliary, thank you so much for allowing us to use the hall.  It was perfect.  Whether you worked, cooked, played the games, brought a hat, ate the food or participated in any way, you are wonderful.  Thank you so much for your support.  Kentucky Derby Day was a Super Success – the Ways & Means Fundraiser netted over $900.  It was incredible and we had so much fun. 

To Dana Hussey, Donna Knapper and Dottie Annis thank you so very much for the huge help on organization and follow through for Kentucky Derby day.  You don’t know how much help you were.  I can’t thank you all enough.   

Again, thanks so much to all.


Linda K. Meader, PNP


Past Department President Elizabeth Castricone was admitted to Exeter Hospital for exploratory surgery on Friday April 19th. Doctors found a mass in the stomach area and immediately performed surgery. Elizabeth has been diagnosed with cancer and awaiting more test results with further information.

Please keep Beth and her family in your prayers. Beth was Department President in 2006-07 and served with Department Commander Dan Greenlaw. Cards of encouragement and thinking of you can be sent to:


Elizabeth Castricone

8 Sumas Street

Exeter, NH 03833


Information will be passed along when received.


Mary Pasquarosa’s funeral arrangements.

Hello Friends,

I am sending you the information for Mary Pasquarosa’s funeral  arrangement

Calling hours are Sunday November 25, 2012 –  3-6PM @ Edgerly Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867. There will be a funeral service @ 6PM in the Chapel of the funeral home. The Rochester Auxiliary will perform their service at 5:30PM.

Burial will be @ noon Monday November 26, 2012, @ NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to LAVFW 1772, 43 Highland Street, Rochester, NH 03867 earmarked for Cancer Aid & Research.


Donna Knapper, President

LAVFW 1772


Hello Everyone,

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you this news.  Mary Pasquarosa died this morning. The Rochester VFW, its Ladies Auxiliary and the Jr. Girls has lost a true friend. Arrangements for Mary have not been finalized as yet.

When arrangements are made, I will pass the information along to you. Please keep Mary & Paul in your prayers. Cards should be sent to Paul Pasquarosa, 10 Jacobs Drive, Rochester, NH 03867.


I can tell you that Paul has requested the Ladies Auxiliary 1772 perform their ritual. Mary will be buried in her blue Auxiliary uniform and all ladies attending are welcome to honor Mary by wearing their blue uniform.


Love & Hugs to all,



Tina Carter-Wiggin, 38 yrs old Auxiliary member of Franklin #1698, and who was currently serving her 4th term as Auxiliary Guard, lost her long battle to PBC and finally to medical complications on November 3rd, 2012.  Donations in memory of Tina may be sent to Franklin Ladies Auxiliary #1698, Memo line “for Tina”, % Marion St. Jacques, Treasurer, P O Box 404, Franklin, NH 03235-0404.


Messages of Sympathy may be mailed to Tina’s Mom, Tammy Belmain, Past District President, at: P O Box 334, Franklin, NH 03235-0334.


Funeral services at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home at 143 Franklin St, Franklin on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 with visiting hours at 1:00 – 3:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  The Ladies Auxiliary will conduct their Ritual Service at 7:00 pm.  Funeral Luncheon at Franklin VFW #1698 at 3:00 pm Wednesday.


Jacqueline Nevin, Auxiliary President

Franklin Ladies Auxiliary VFW #1698

Ladies Auxiliary Jr. Girls Unit Tea Party and Fund Raiser


This is a Junior Girls event, please pass this information along to any Fairy Princesses you may know.




Press Release         Fairy Princess Tea Party


From                        LAVFW 1772 Jr. Girls Unit



Once upon a time in a land not far away…all the Fairy Princesses were asked to come and play.


George J. Maxfield Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls Unit 1772 will be hosting a Fairy Princess Tea Party at the Post Home, 43 Highland Street, Rochester, NH. The Tea Party will be held on Saturday August 11, 2012 from 11AM-2PM. The cost is $10.00. The Tea Party will include, sandwiches, treats, punch and of course tea. There will be storytime with the Queen Fairy, pretty princess nail station, face painting, games, frivolity, pixie dust, goodie bags and souvenier photo.


Proceeds from this event will benefit the Junior Girls Program. The Rochester based Jr. Girls Unit is the only Unit in New Hampshire. The Unit consists of 28 girls ages 5-16. The Unit volunteers at the NH Veterans Home, and attend functions throughout the State when requested. Locally, they sponsor community service projects and assist the Ladies Auxiliary with their programs.


Reservations are suggested, but walkins are welcome. For more information please call (VFW) 603-335-2878

Ladies Auxiliary National President Visit

National president’s visit

to new Hampshire

Friday, august 17 ~ Sunday, august 19, 2012


Friday, August 17, 2012

                             Pick up from Massachusetts

                             Tour – Hall of Flags, State House, Concord

          5:00            Social Hour – Derry Memorial Post #1617

          6:00            Dinner – Derry Memorial Post #1617 – $10.00/person

                                       Roast Beef

                                       Mashed Potatoes with gravy

                                       Salad, Rolls



Saturday, August 18, 2012

          9:30            Breakfast – Concord Memorial Post #1631

          12:30         Tour of Hudson 9/11 Memorial

          4:00           Cookout – Kingston Memorial Post #1088 – $5.00/person