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

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,


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 


To All,


It is with the heaviest of heart full of sorrow that I have to report the passing of our LAVFW Post #5396 President, Barbara Gonya. 


Barbara suffered a massive stroke and was placed in an induced coma just over a week ago.  The family decided to have her brought out of the coma and have her pace maker removed so she could peacefully join her husband, Dick who passed just after Memorial Day  2009, however she lingered until this morning at 6:30am.


Barbara and daughter, June had endured Irene’s flood water this past August and were displaced from their home for over 2 months.  Barbara wanted us all to know when she received cards of encouragement from other NH LAVFW Posts and brought them to monthly meetings to share with us.   She was always very appreciative.


Barbara’s birthday was last Saturday, January 7th and her family celebrated her 83rd birthday in ICU.  She was an intensely dedicated and proud LAVFW member.  Until a year ago, Barbara marched is EVERY Memorial Day and July 4th parade.  She was not very happy with us last year when Commander Lloyd Chandler insisted that she ride in his Willy’s Jeep with him leading the parades.  She realized that riding was much more enjoyable and she could smile & wave to everyone along the parade routes.


Barbara’s daughter June Bard is also a member of our Post and I’m certain words of condolence would help June and her family get through the sorrowful days that are ahead. 


Cards may be mailed to:  June Bard, PO Box 42, Glen, NH 03838


Respectfully submitted,

Cathy Hayes-Blake, Sr. Vice Pres.

Francis P. Murphy LAVFW Post #5386

PO Box 63

Bartlett, NH 03812