Cremation Society of New Hampshire and Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium collaborates with Mt. Calvary Cemetery to offer a “home” for unclaimed cremated remains. A public mass to honor and accept the unclaimed remains is set for Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Chapel, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester, NH.
The public mass comes on All Souls Day, commemorated by Roman Catholics as a time to pray for all the faithful departed.
The names, years of birth and death, and hometowns (if known) are listed below in hopes that a friend or relative may recognize the names and attend the services, or make arrangements to provide a final resting place with other family members.
|John Belrose||Manchester, NH||1968||2023|
|Lynne Cobb||Manchester, NH||1958||2022|
|Harold Coffey||Rochester, NH||1955||2022|
|Kenneth Connelly||Windsor, VT||1940||2022|
|William Crosby||Nashua, NH||1951||2022|
|Anita Cushing||Manchester, NH||1936||2022|
|Helen Dolfin||Manchester, NH||1955||2023|
|Kent Dunn||Manchester, NH||1967||2023|
|Alan Duprat||Lebanon, NH||1954||2023|
|Thomas Frotton||Manchester, NH||1974||2023|
|Jyotsna Gandhi||Nashua, NH||1945||2023|
|William Goldstein||Derby, VT||1942||2022|
|Ronald Headen||Laconia, NH||1939||2021|
|Grace Howell||Warner, NH||1938||2022|
|Jean James||Londonderry, NH||1947||2023|
|Henry Katris||Manchester, NH||1946||2023|
|Kevin Knowles||Concord, NH||1950||2023|
|Mario Lemieux||Concord, NH||1935||2022|
|Robert Mooers||Laconia, NH||1955||2022|
|Robert Morin||Manchester, NH||1971||2023|
|Henry Muse||Rindge, NH||1931||2022|
|Esther Nitto||Methuen, MA||1927||2023|
|Viktor Novosel||Berlin, NH||1935||2023|
|Ran Pandey||Concord, NH||1946||2022|
|Ishwarbhai Patel||Tewksbury, MA||1929||2023|
|Frederick Quinn||Concord, NH||1953||2023|
|Davis Riley||Westmoreland, NH||1938||2022|
|Mary Sorensen||Concord, NH||1927||2023|
|Lorraine Spataro||Concord, NH||1943||2022|
|Simon Viger||New Boston, NH||1952||2023|
|Robert Wisted||Concord, NH||1961||2023|
Each year, people are cremated and their remains sit unclaimed at funeral homes and crematoriums. Phaneuf makes a concerted effort to contact family members to claim the remains, but there are circumstances where someone does not have a family member to pick up the remains, or perhaps distant family members are not aware the remains exist.
Sometimes loved ones are so grief-stricken they cannot bring themselves to take the remains home, and they stay at the funeral home.
Unclaimed remains do not fall into any specific socioeconomic demographic or ethnic group. These are remains from babies, the elderly, and all ages in between. They are from males and females of various backgrounds.
Legally, remains must be held for 30 days and then can be discarded as the funeral home sees fit. Phaneuf does not discard remains. We believe it is disrespectful to unceremoniously dispose of the remains of a once-vibrant individual.
We don’t pass judgment on why remains go unclaimed. Several years ago, we contacted Mt. Calvary for help in placing these remains in a permanent, respectful location. Unclaimed remains are now interred in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Members of Phaneuf’s staff attend the unclaimed remains services. The event is an incredibly moving outpouring of kindness, love and respect for human life. All are welcome to attend the mass honoring those whose remains are left behind.