WILLIAM P. CONNER, 67, the owner of C&C Machining in New Hampshire, died Nov. 29, 2011. A member of Chi Psi, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He received his master’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Among those who survive are his wife, Eleanor Yoder Conner, two sons, his mother, six grandchildren, and several siblings.


ROBERT B. BUSSEY, owner of Bridgham & Cook, Ltd., and the former headmaster of Miss Hall’s School, died Aug. 19, 2012. He was 68. A member of Psi Upsilon, he received a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. After teaching at The Pomfret School and The American School in Switzerland, he was appointed as headmaster at Miss Hall’s, the youngest boarding school headmaster in the country at that time. He left Miss Hall’s after eight years, and he and his brother opened Bridgham & Cook, Ltd., a purveyor of British goods, in Freeport, Maine. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Anne Norment Bussey, two children from his previous marriages to Karen Back Bussey and Lisa S. Bussey, three grandchildren, three brothers and sisters, and a large extended family.