Raymond B. Goddard,

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PLYMOUTH — Raymond B. Goddard passed away on Nov. 15, 2017, after a brief illness.

Raymond was born and raised in Laconia.

After graduating high school in Laconia he joined the Air Force as an Air Force mechanic. During this time he met and married Edith Howe Goddard of Whitefield. After the Air Force they settled in and began to raise their family in the Laconia area.

He worked for the Laconia Needle Co. and then the Ashland Woolen Mill.

Raymond was active in the Masons and the Odd Fellows. He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church. He was an active outdoorsman and gardener.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Raymond L. Goddard and Martha (French) Goddard; siblings, Lionel “Ted” Goddard, Beverly Goddard Fuller, Priscilla Goddard Austin, Patricia Goddard Laurent, Norman Goddard, Helen Goddard Bryant, Mary Goddard Rich, Jannette Goddard; and his first wife, Edith Howe Goddard.

Raymond is survived by his second wife, E. Marjorie Goddard of Plymouth; son Mark A. Goddard and his wife Wendy of Lancaster, son Gary S. Goddard of South Portland, Maine; a daughter, Deborah Goddard Nielsen and her husband David of Gilmanton; grandson, Thomas B. Nielsen and his wife Krista of Alton; and great-grandchildren, Jakob Nielsen of Lake Wales, Florida, Mekayla Collette, Merek Collette and Joe Mae Collette of Alton.

Calling hours will be Monday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Private burial will follow at the Union Cemetery in Laconia.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ashland Methodist Church, 12 Washington St., Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashland United Methodist Church, 12 Washington St., Ashland, NH 03217, or The Old Man of the Mountain Museum and Preservation Assoc., P.O. Box 106, Belmont, NH 03220.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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Evelyn C. McAuliffe

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Evelyn C. McAuliffe

CENTER HARBOR — Evelyn C. McAuliffe died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Concord. She was the devoted wife and best friend of Dennis J. McAuliffe for more than 33 years.

Evelyn was a commodity grader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture until retirement, and over the past 25 years a Realtor with Harsch Real Estate in Bennington, Vermont, as well as a senior tax adviser for H & R Block in their Bennington, Vermont, and Plymouth offices.

Evelyn also volunteered for 22 years as an EMT for the Pownal (Vermont) Rescue Squad, serving as the assistant chief for many years. Her most recent endeavor was serving on the Center Harbor Zoning Board.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her beloved son, Gordon A. Morlan Jr.; her four cherished grandchildren, Joshua, Nicholas, Katherine and Benjamin; a great-granddaughter, Alexandria; her devoted “big sister,” Priscilla Waidley; brother, Terry and his wife Carolyn; nephews, Matthew and Stephen, and great-nephews, Grayson and Weston, and a great-niece, Madelyn Rose. She is also survived by her much-loved father in-law, sisters and brothers-in-law; and in addition two nephews; two nieces; three great-nephews and a great-niece.

Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Katheryn and Ervin Waidley; and her brother, David.

A calling hour will be held on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Following the calling hour, a funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo, 300 Route 25, Meredith Burial will immediately follow at Center Harbor Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s name to St. Jude Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.

The Mayhew Funeral Home 204 D.W. Highway Meredith, is assisting the family with arrangements. To view Evelyn’s online book of memories go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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Barry W. Poirrier, 66

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Barry W. Poirrier, 66

SEATTLE — Barry Wayne Poirrier, 66, of Seattle, died on Sept. 28, 2017, when the pickup truck he was driving left a winding road on the outskirts of Seattle. He died at the scene.

Barry was born at the Laconia Hospital on Aug. 30, 1951. He was the only son of Roger “Pete” Poirrier and Virginia “Ginny” Poirrier.

Barry grew up on Pearl Street just 80 feet from the third base line at Memorial Park. He spent the spring and summers of his youth and adolescence doing what he loved most, playing baseball with the dozens of other boys in the neighborhood. He became a very accomplished player and was always one of the first to be picked by team captains. Because of his size, speed and general all-around athleticism, this was also true of the rough-and-tumble tackle football games in the fall. It was the love of baseball, however, that stayed with him his entire life.

Barry was a member of the Laconia High School Class of 1969.

After graduation he began a lifelong career in the construction business. In the early 1970s he and Wendy Jones of Gilford married and had a son, Ryan. Eventually drywall construction became his career choice. He tired of the fluctuating economy of the late 1970s and early '80s in the Northeast and its immediate impact on the local construction business. Barry took his skills and strong work ethic learned from his father “Pete” and moved to the Seattle area where his career flourished. Pacific Construction Systems, a large general contractor company, saw Barry’s potential very quickly and trained him to become a supervisor. They were building high-rise structures in the Seattle and Tacoma downtown areas. As a supervisor Barry’s responsibilities were the oversight of all subcontractors involved in the interior construction and systems of these multimillion-dollar structures. Plumbers, electricians, painters, right down to the finish flooring people all worked under Barry’s supervision.

His co-workers fondly tell of Barry’s frustration with some of these contractors who seemed unwilling to perform to his expectations. Barry would invite them for an elevator ride to his office (he never had one). During these private elevator rides Barry would “explain” his expectations of everyone working on his jobs. Hence the nickname “Thumper,” a name adorned on the license plates of all the trucks he owned during his working years.

Thumper was well known in the downtown construction business. His company did many projects on the Microsoft campus during the 1980s and '90s. Bill Gates would not only request Barry’s supervision for these projects but the work at his home as well. Barry carried a security clearance that allowed him access anywhere on the Microsoft campus as well as the Gates property.

Barry’s love of baseball traveled with him to Seattle. He and some of his co-workers formed Fazio’s Softball Team. Fazio’s went on to win many state tournaments in the years that followed. Many years later this winning tradition continues with its new generation of players. Barry’s son Kasey is one of its pitchers.

During his time in Seattle Barry discovered the game of golf. Always the gifted athlete, he excelled at this sport as well. Despite his failing health he played golf until the day of his death.

In his final years his true love was his two grandchildren from his second marriage, Tatum and Kasey Junior “KJ.” They lived nearby and Barry loved spending as much time as possible with them.

On Oct. 7 a Celebration of Life was held at the West Seattle Golf Club where Barry was a cherished member. More thanr 300 people came and spoke of his generosity and genuine care for others. There was both laughter and tears. There was no doubt that Barry considered Seattle his home.

Barry is predeceased by his mother “Ginny;” his first wife, Wendy Jones; and his grandmother, Carolyn “Nana” Poirrier, who had the unfortunate task of watching over him during his childhood and early adolescent years. She was a very special lady.

Barry is survived by his father, “Pete” and his wife Jeri; his sister, Debbie Brickett; his second wife, Jennifer Annable; his sons Ryan and Kasey and Kasey’s wife Jessica; five grandchildren, Jane, Charlie, Paige, Tatum and Kasey Junior. His niece, Kim Freeman, had a special place in her heart for Barry. Over the years she often traveled to be with him and Jennifer. She attended his Celebration of Life with the hundreds of others who loved him dearly. He was one of a kind.

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Dorothye S. Wentworth, 84

ALTON — Dorothye S. Wentworth passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 19, 2017, with her loving family at her bedside, after a lengthy illness.
Dorothye was born in Smithton, Missouri, on Nov. 28, 1932, the daughter of Hilda (Young) Smith and Alvin Smith. She was raised by her grandfather, Reuben Young.
Dorothye graduated from NHTI in Concord. She retired from nursing in 1992, after working at Lakes Region General Hospital and Mease Hospital in Dunedin, Florida.
Dorothye was part owner of Alton Home and Lumber, Jesus Valley, LLC.
She received Citizen of the Year award in 2009. Dorothye had served on Alton School Board, Alton Planning Board and as Chairman of Alton Community Services, and was a 50-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is predeceased by her husband, Ralph; sons, Danny and Rene; and sister, Margaret.
She is survived by her son Reuben Wentworth and Chris Racine of the home; daughter Rebecca Wentworth of Virginia Beach, Virginia; granddaughters: Caitlin Wentworth and Ryan Hook of Fulton, Missouri, Tara Kelley of Cranston, Rhode Island, and Marissa and husband Derek Kenerson of Center Barnstead; great-grandchildren: Harley Hook of Fulton, Missouri, and Levan and Ethan Kenerson of Center Barnstead; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Community Church of Alton on Church Street with the Rev. Samuel Hollo, pastor, officiating.
Urn interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington.
The family suggests memorial gifts may be made to Alton Community Services, P.O. Box 43, Alton, NH 03809 or to Community Church of Alton.
To express condolences, please visit peasleefuneral
home.com.

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