Dorothy May Mason

b. 6 May 1908, d. 24 September 1981
     Dorothy May Mason was born on 6 May 1908 at East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of George Luman Mason and Mary E. Snow. Dorothy May Mason married Normand Perkins Holcombe, son of Henry Lewis Holcombe and Laura Phoebe Perkins, on 10 October 1940 at Warehouse Point, CT. Dorothy May Mason died on 24 September 1981 at East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 73.1 She was buried at Springdale Cemetery, East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2

Child of Dorothy May Mason and Normand Perkins Holcombe


  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line),, SSDI,, SSAN 046-05-3174.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online, Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 27 May 2019), memorial page for Dorothy M. Mason Holcomb (6 May 1908–24 Sep 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 128882642, citing Springdale Cemetery, East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by wjm (contributor 48663718) .

Cynthia Clerice Holcombe1

b. 2 September 1946
     They live in Franklin, MA. Cynthia Clerice Holcombe was born on 2 September 1946 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Normand Perkins Holcombe and Dorothy May Mason.


  1. [S97] Seth P. Holcombe, Descendants of Hull Holcomb, Page 25/Item 69.

Mary Anne Newell

b. 6 August 1916, d. 27 December 2003
     Mary Anne Newell was born on 6 August 1916 at New York City, NY. She was the daughter of Michael Newell and Marie H. Fricke. Mary Anne Newell married Merritt Herrick Holcombe, son of Harry Parks Holcombe and Minnie Cristina Messenger, on 14 September 1936 at Millerton, NY. Mary Anne Newell died on 27 December 2003 at Littleton Regional Hospital, Guildhall, Essex Co., VT, at age 87.

GUILDHALL, Vt. — Mary Anne (Newell) Holcomb, 87, of North Road, died on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003 at the Littleton Regional Hospital. Mrs. Holcomb was born in New York City, N.Y. on August 6, 1916, the daughter of Michael and Marie H. (Fricke) Newell. Growing up in Astoria Long Island, N.Y., she attended Julia Richmond School in New York City. Her summers were spent in Southwestern Massachusetts. She eventually moved to Colebrook, Conn., (Robertsville area) and was graduated from Gilbert High School in 1934. On Sept. 14, 1936 she married Merritt H. Holcomb in Millerton, N.Y. After spending time each summer with relatives in Vermont they purchased the Mill Brook Farm, Guildhall, in 1953. September marked 67 years of marriage. Mrs. Holcomb is a former Town Auditor, Town Service Officer and former Town Planning Board member; she enjoyed “Terrier” breeds of dogs, flower gardening, sewing, cooking and watching cooking shows; she compiled the Guildhall Cook Book in 1975 and was bookkeeper for her husband’s business; she was also a former telephone operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph during WWII and a medical secretary. Memberships include the Guildhall Community Church, the Guildhall Home Demonstration Club, Guildhall Community Club, and the Connecticut Valley SnoRiders. She served on the UVM Extension Services Board for Essex County in the 1970s and received a 25-year certificate for services as a Guildhall Town Officer in 2001. She dearly loved all her grandchildren and great-grandson who were very precious to her. They affectionately called her Gay-Gay. An excellent cook they will forever remember he homemade rolls, known as “Gay-Gay’s rolls.” Family members include her husband of Guildhall; a daughter, Patricia Ellen (Holcomb) Rogers and husband Allison W. Rogers of Guildhall; a son, Dr. James N. Holcomb and wife Jean C. Holcomb of Newport; grandchildren, Thomas M. Rogers and wife Dawn, Sarah Anne Holcomb, Elizabeth K. Holcomb, James Merritt Holcomb, Meghan W. Holcomb, Rachel P. Holcomb; great-grandson, Thomas M. Rogers Jr; five sister-in-laws; one brother-in-law; one cousin; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held on Tuesday evening, Dec. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 at the Guildhall Community Church. The Rev. Gerry Piper of Gilman will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Ridgwell Cemetery, Guildhall. Memorial donations may be made to the Cardiac Unit at Weeks Medical Center, Middle Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.

Gordon Rudolph Schlosser1

b. 7 December 1923, d. 30 December 1945
     Ralph was killed in the service of the Merchant Marines. Gordon Rudolph Schlosser was born on 7 December 1923 at New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT.2 He was the son of William Robert Schlosser and Margaret Louise Tripp. Gordon Rudolph Schlosser died on 30 December 1945 at Sheepshead Bay, NY, at age 22. He was buried at Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, Hampden Co., MA.


  1. [S180] Compiled by Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion, Page 40/Item A55.
  2. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 100.

Earl Hamlin Tripp1

b. 27 January 1926, d. 12 December 1964
     Earl Hamlin Tripp was born on 27 January 1926 at Granville, Hampden Co., MA.2 He was the son of Cyrus Hamlin Tripp II and Ethel Martina Hansen. Earl Hamlin Tripp died on 12 December 1964 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, at age 38.2 He was buried at Silver Street Cemetery, Granville, Hampden Co., MA.


  1. [S180] Compiled by Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion, Page 44/Item A65.
  2. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 106.