Doris Mae Ela

Doris Mae Ela, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Born in Chatham, N.H., on Nov. 12, 1928. She was the daughter of Dean and Evangeline Charles. She went to a local school in Chatham and attended Fryeburg Academy. She and Donald C. Ela were married in Fryeburg, Maine, on Jan. 24, 1947.

Though she worked some during her married life, she was the happiest being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her passions were bowling, cooking, dancing, fishing, hunting and her family. She was very proud of the year she shot both a 610-pound moose and then, two days later, an 11-point buck.

David M. Ferren Sr.

8-2-17-david-m.-ferren-srDavid M. Ferren Sr., 57, of Redstone, N.H., passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.

Born Sept. 25, 1959 in North Conway, N.H., the son of Dana and Elizabeth Ferren.

He is survived by his daughters, Amanda Smith and Katelyn Ferren; his four grandchildren; his brothers, Donald, Norman, Lindsay, Barry and his twin brother Dana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dana and Elizabeth Ferren; his sister, Ginger Ferren; and his son, David M. Ferren Jr.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Conway Legion Post 46.


Zofia 'Zosia' Radecki

Zofia "Zosia" Radecki passed away unexpectedly at her Fryeburg, Maine, home on Saturday, July 29. She was 62.

Born and raised in Zyrzyn, Poland, Zofia was the youngest in a family of five. Her childhood was spent tending to her family farm, alongside her parents and siblings. Upon completion of high school, Zofia began her career as an accountant for her local agricultural institute where she prospered for 11 years.

In 1983, Zofia met the love of her life, Andrzej, after he asked her for a dance; their love and commitment for one another never wavered in the 34 years that were to follow. After four short months, they were married. Together, they overcame significant obstacles, notably fighting for free rights and democracy in Poland and emigrating to the United States with nothing but a suitcase in search of a better life for themselves, and the family they would build. They settled first in Lovell, Maine, then North Conway, N.H., and finally in Fryeburg, where they would raise their two sons, Thomas and Robert. Zofia prided herself on being a devoted and loving mother and cherished seeing her son's accomplishments, including their graduation from college and continued success in their respective careers.

Zofia was raised with a great faith and devotion to her friends and family, and was a committed member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church. She consistently exhibited kindness, compassion and a great sense of humor, creating a lasting memory for those around her. Zofia loved dancing, long walks, herbal teas, tending her flower gardens and time spent in the kitchen making her renowned traditional Polish dishes, including pierogi, babka, golobki, and murzynek.

Zofia is predeceased by her father and mother, Stanislaw and Helena Krawczak. She is survived by her husband, Andrzej; and her two sons, Thomas and Robert, as well as her family in Poland.

A funeral mass for Zofia will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church at 857 Main St. in Fryeburg on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. Friends and family are encouraged to gather in the church's banquet room following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue in her name at P.O. Box 177, 89 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.


Henry Ellis Sharp

8-2-17-henry-ellis-sharpHenry Ellis Sharp, 90 of White Mountain Highway in Tamworth, N.H., died July 30, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H.

Born April 7, 1927, in McCelland, Iowa son of the late Irwin Spencer Sharp and Blanche Perkins (Ellis) he grew up in Iowa later moving to Metheun, Mass., and moving to Tamworth in 1979.