In Memory

We celebrate the lives of those who have gone on before us and have taught us how to live our – DASH –


We celebrate the life of Steven R. Westcott, 71, of Rye, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

He was born in Providence, R.I. on Sept. 15, 1948, a son of the late Harry S. and Jane (Reynolds) Westcott.

Raised in South Kingston, R.I., he went on to have a successful career as an IT analyst and consultant for several fortune 500 companies. After retiring in 2018 he worked for Phillips Exeter Academy as the Boat House Manager. Steve called this his “dream job.”

Steve was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Portsmouth and Appalachian Mountain Club. In 2012 he earned his pilot’s license and became a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). He also enjoyed hiking, skiing, sailing and wood working.

Surviving family members include his wife of 52 years, Jeanne (Dugan) Westcott of Rye; daughters, Colleen Westcott of Hampton and Heather Westcott of Danvers, Mass.; siblings, Judi Westcott, David Westcott and Lee Iverson; and grandchildren, Jonathan Carrigan and Alyssa and Brayden Tucker.


We celebrate the life of Sylvia May Bartlett, 94 of Rye, who passed away peacefully in her own home on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  Born in Bangor, Maine, on November 20, 1925, she was the daughter of Jotham and Gertrude Lane.

She is survived by her brother, Marlin Lane and his wife Patricia; daughter, Karen Blaisdell and her husband, John; son, John Bartlett and his partner, Joette MacKenzie; son, Richard Bartlett and his wife, Lynne; six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

Sylvia grew up in Lincoln, Maine and during school break at Mattanawcook Academy she made uniforms for soldiers at a Vassalboro woolen mill.  She attended UMO, then worked at Dow AFB where she met her husband, John Donaldson Bartlett, a USAF Master sergeant.  Moving to Rye in 1960, her civil service continued at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and then for the Social Security Administration.  Upon retiring Sylvia enjoyed traveling, writing poetry and being an active member of the First United Methodist Church, in Portsmouth.