David B. Dawson, 67

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David B. Dawson, 67

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — David Bruce Dawson died at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring on Feb. 18, 2018, in Jacksonville, at the age of 67 after a short battle with lung cancer.

David was born on Sept. 5, 1950, in Inglewood, California, to Raymond E. and Hope D. (Brickett) Dawson.

He graduated from Inglewood High School in 1969 and worked most of his life in various construction trades from concrete to carpentry. He eventually went to work for himself as a builder in New Hampshire, Arizona, and North Carolina. He spent much of his life taking care of people with disabilities at the Laconia State School, while running a private group home, and finally working at Easterseals until his health failed.

He was often described as patient, supportive and compassionate by those he worked with and their families.

He enjoyed watching NASCAR and his beloved Patriots. David loved spending his spare time fishing, camping, kayaking, attending church, and watching his grandkids play sports. His grandchildren describe him as caring, supportive, nonchalant, and jocular.

David is survived by his five children and their families, including 14 grandchildren, Thomas R. Dawson of Moultonborough, New Hampshire; Mathew D. Dawson of Tilton, New Hampshire; Theodore M. Dawson of New London, New Hampshire; Karilee A. Gunn of Asheville, North Carolina; David E. Dawson of Asheville, North Carolina; and a brother Daniel M. Dawson of Boise, Idaho.

He was predeceased by his mother, Hope D. Dawson; his father, Raymond E. Dawson; his brothers, Rick W. Dawson and Mark A. Dawson.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Laconia Christian Academy, with a reception to follow until 5 p.m. Pastor Kevin Twombly will officiate the ceremony.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate David's life.

Joseph 'Jay' P. Tivnan, 71

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Joseph “Jay” P. Tivnan, 71

LACONIA — Joseph “Jay” Paul Tivnan, 71, of Laconia, died Feb. 20, 2018, at his home after a long illness

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Feb. 2, 1947, he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Charron) Tivnan.

Jay grew up in West Boylston, Massachusetts, and graduated from West Boylston High School. He also was a graduate of Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, where he went on a scholarship to play hockey.

Jay resided in Massachusetts for many years, and in 1992 he and his family started to summer in the Lakes Region area. In 2002, Jay moved to Meredith and had spent the past eight years in Laconia.

Jay owned and operated Sani-mate Supply Company, which his father started, in Worcester, Massachusetts. for many years, until his retirement in 2002. During his retirement, Jay worked at Ragged Mountain Ski Area, in Danbury, Waterville Valley Ski Resort, in Waterville Valley, the New Hampshire Speedway, in Loudon, and Meadowbrook, in Gilford.

Jay was an avid hockey fan and he enjoyed the outdoors, boating, and skiing.

Jay was predeceased by two brothers, Terrence and Michael Tivnan.

Jay is survived by his wife of 44 years, Christine (Hamilton) Tivnan, of Laconia; his sons, Shawn P. Tivnan and his wife Liz, of Somerset, Massacusetts, Adam J. Tivnan and his fiancée Kelley, of Johnston, Rhode Island; his three grandchildren, Connor, Luke, and Jimmy; his brother, Paul Tivnan of Rutland, Massachusetts; his sisters, Nancy St. Cyr of Worcester, Massachusetts, Susan Tivnan of West Boylston, Massachusetts, and Joan Tivnan of Worcester, Massachusetts; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 204 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Please make memorial donations to the New Hampshire Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, 03246 or www.nhhumane.org

To view and sign Jay’s Book of Memories; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Martha L. Butkus, 85

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Martha L. Butkus, 85

BEDFORD — Martha L. Butkus, 85, of Bedford, died Feb. 15, 2018, after a brief illness.

She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on Nov. 4, 1932, the daughter of Howard and Katherine (Halstead) Anderson.

She was a graduate of Manchester Central High School and attended Fitchburg State College. She worked as a laboratory technician for many years at Gardner Memorial Hospital in Gardner, Massachusetts, and ended her career as a private caretaker in New Hampshire.

Martha was very outgoing and had a great sense of humor. Her true passion was to watch her grandchildren play sports. She enjoyed traveling and taking long drives in the country, making puzzles and purposely collecting belated greeting cards which she felt were much funnier to send to friends and family. She was a “true Republican” who never missed an opportunity to show her support at every local election. Above all, she will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

Family includes three sons, Jack Anderson of Manchester, David Butkus of Manchester, and the late Robert Butkus (2012); three grandchildren, Adam Butkus and wife Jen of St. Petersburg, Florida, Ashley Butkus and Matthew Butkus, both of Manchester; two great grandchildren, Thomas and Joseph Butkus of St. Petersburg, Florida; and one brother, John Anderson and wife Kay of Danvers, Massachusetts.

She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Sarah and Kaitlyn Butkus.

Calling hours will be held Friday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a service of remembrance beginning promptly at 7 p.m., at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, in Manchester. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Manchester Little League, P.O. Box 4027, Manchester, NH 03108.

To leave a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.

Franklin 'Frank' Molda, 65

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Franklin 'Frank' Molda, 65

LACONIA — Franklin “Frank” Molda, 65, of Church Street died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Frank was born Nov. 30, 1952, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Walter and Phyllis (Wewiorski) Molda.

Frank had been resident of Laconia for 20 years. He worked as a mechanic for a number of years but was a jack of all trades.

Frank enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and being outdoors.

Frank is survived by four daughters, Christina Blaisdell, Jessica Molda, Heidi Dixon, and Dawn Angers; nine grandchildren, Robby, Hunter, Alyssa, Dustin, Dylan, Donovan, Dominic, Austin, and Justice; two brothers, Walter Molda and Richard Molda; three sisters, Ann Molda, Theresa (Terry) Boyle, and Irene Reily; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Linda Morancey.

In addition to his parents Frank is predeceased by a son, Frank Molda Jr.; and a sister, Wanda Molda Tennant.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb, 24,  at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Burial will be held at a later date.

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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