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Bar News - June 23, 2006

In Memoriam

Richard P. Marsh
Richard P. Marsh, 60, a Rochester attorney for 35 years, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his Milton home after a sudden illness. Born in Rochester on March 23, 1946, he was the son of the late Robert and Louise (Page) Marsh and lived in his hometown most of his life, until moving to his present home in Milton eight years ago. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Suffolk Law School, Marsh was a self-employed attorney for more than three decades until his retirement.

In the past year, he played a key role in assisting his family to open its own real estate company (Marsh Realtors, LLC). Active in the community, Marsh was a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, and served on the board of the American Red Cross. He became a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association in 1971. He enjoyed hunting, sports and land developing.

Members of his family include his wife of 34 years, Barbara Koopman Marsh of Milton; his son, Chris Marsh of Gonic; his daughters, Jennifer Marsh and her husband, Tad Langlois, of Milton and Lindsey Gilbert and her husband, Derek Gilbert, of Farmington; his brothers, Robert Marsh and his wife, Patricia, of Falmouth, Maine and Rolland Marsh and his wife, Jean, of Acton, Maine; his mother-in-law, Kay Koopman; and several nieces and nephews.

The above information came from Fosterís Daily Democrat.


Charles Henry Morang

Charles Henry Morang, 81, an attorney for 51 years in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, died May 15, 2006 at his retirement home in Portsmouth, RI. The former Keene resident was born on May 25, 1924, in Portsmouth, NH, the son of the late Ralph E. and Alice (Stevens) Morang.  Morang began his legal career in 1952 in Boston. He lived in Newton, Mass., and served for two terms on the Board of Alderman there. Later, he became Newtonís assistant city solicitor, its representative to the advisory board of the Mass. Transit Authority and acting city solicitor.

He became the Keene city attorney in 1971 and remained in that capacity for 14 years, serving as legal advisor to the city council, the board of assessors, the planning board, zoning board and others. He was also the cityís prosecutor in the Keene District Court.


In 1984, Morang opened a law office in Concord. His primary concentration was New Hampshireís Joint Legislative Committee on Executive Department Reorganization. He served as its advisory counsel, writing and revising laws appropriate to the needs of the state. He also represented the towns of Kingston, Epping, Francestown, Holderness, Marlow, Dublin and Westmoreland as needed.  He served as a lecturer for the New Hampshire Municipal Training Consortium and the New Hampshire Municipal Association. He was also founder of the Environmental Law Council and founder of the NH Bar Association Committee on Municipal Law Education and president of the Cheshire County Bar Association. He joined the NH Bar in 1971.


In 1995, Morang returned to Keene and became an adjunct professor at both Keene State College and Franklin Pierce Graduate School, where he taught courses in environmental law and business law. He retired to Portsmouth, RI in 2004.


Morang graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1948 and from Boston University Law School in 1952. He was a veteran of World War II, and served for over three years in the Armyís Medical Administrative Corps as a basic training officer.

He was active as a Boy Scout leader and had been an Eagle Scout himself.  He also was a Rotarian and an avid gardener.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Palma (Bavicchi) Morang; his son, Charles H. Morang III of Keene, NH; his daughter Alexandra Morang Jackson of Portsmouth, RI; his four grandsons Edward, Christopher, Luke Charles and Chad; several nieces, grandnieces, nephews, and grandnephews.

The above information came from Connors Funeral Home of Portsmouth, RI.


In memory of our colleagues Richard P. Marsh and Charles H. Morang, the New Hampshire Bar Associationís Board of Governors has contributed to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, 112 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.


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