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Howard G. Parker Jr., 70

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ASHLAND — Howard Glenwood Parker Jr., 70, of Ledgewood Lane, Ashland, died Feb. 19, 2017, at his home, after a period of declining health.

Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, on Dec. 26, 1946, he was the son of the late Howard G. Sr. and the late Margaret Ann (Thimmer) Parker.

Howard graduated from the Hartford School for the Deaf, in Hartford, Connecticut, and attended Claremont Voc-Tech and Fitchburg State College. He had been a resident of the Holderness and Ashland area for many years.

Howard had worked at many various jobs throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Howard enjoyed swimming in Squam Lake, watching sports and loved a good practical joke.

Howard is survived by his sister, Dorothy A. Thompson and her husband Skip, of Holderness; nieces, Sharon Hamann and her husband Brian, Stacy Davis and her husband Blaine. He is also survived by three great-nieces and a great-nephew.

Private graveside services will be held in the Spring in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness. Deacon Michael Guy will officiate.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are assisting the family with their arrangements.

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Kate E. Kilroy-Ahne, 30

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Kate E. Kilroy-Ahne, 30

MOULTONBOROUGH — Kate Elizabeth Kilroy-Ahne, 30, of Moultonborough, passed away on Feb. 22, 2017, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon.

She was born on May 26, 1986, in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Brian R. Kilroy and Elizabeth J. "Beth" (Nash) Sterling.

Kate was married in Gilford on Sept. 13, 2014, to the love of her life, Kevin James Ahne.

Kate attended Moultonborough Academy and graduated with the class of 2004 and she later received a LNA certificate from Lakes Region Community College.

She became a cystic fibrosis advocate and spent much of her time spreading awareness of the disease.

Kate loved outdoor sports, including water skiing, snowboarding and horseback riding. She also enjoyed painting in her spare time.

Beloved wife of Kevin J. Ahne of Moultonborough, loving daughter of Brian R. Kilroy and his wife Stephanie of Nashua, and Beth Sterling and her husband Doug of Meredith; devoted sister of Kristine A. Kilroy of Nashua and Jason E. Kilroy of Gloucester, Massachusetts; cherished granddaughter of John and Jane E. Nash and Barbara Kilroy and the late Henry Kilroy. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kate's life by gathering for calling hours in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 204 Daniel Webster Highway (Routes 104 and 3), Meredith on Monday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 Route 25, Meredith, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Msgr. Gerald R. Belanger, pastor, will be the celebrant.

In lieu of flowers donations in Kate's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 114 Perimeter Road Nashua, NH 03063 (www.cff.org)

To view Kate's Book of Memories please visit www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Meredith Bay Crematory of Meredith and Plymouth is assisting the family with arrangements.

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George O. MacDonald, 69

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FRANKLIN — George Owen MacDonald of Franklin passed away on Feb. 12, 2017, of natural causes.

Mr. MacDonald was born on May 7, 1947, in Boston, to Mr. Owen R. MacDonald and Mrs. Phyllis Claire (Nowlin) MacDonald.

He enlisted in the Navy on Dec. 7, 1965, and served in the Vietnam War on board the USS Boston as an electrical mechanic, until he was honorably discharged in October 1969.

George is predeceased by his wife, Beth E. MacDonald; and daughters, Miss Molly Jean MacDonald and Miss Jennifer Rose MacDonald.

George is survived by his daughter, Sarah P. MacDonald and her husband Corey D. Smith; and his beloved grandsons, Owen T. MacDonald-Smith and Arthur K. MacDonald-Smith, of Alexandria. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Choquette of Florida.

George loved working in the marine industry and had many friends around the country, from coast to coast. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

A small service will be held on Feb. 22.

In lieu of flowers, please volunteer or donate to a worthy charity of your choice.

 

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Frank P. Mazur Jr., 82

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TILTON — Frank P. Mazur Jr. passed away on Feb. 23, 2017, after enduring a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Frank was born on Jan. 12, 1935, in Franklin, the son of Katherine and Frank Mazur.

He was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1952, and also a graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute. He then joined the Air Force. He was stationed in Salina, Kansas, where he met his beloved wife, Mary. It was love at first sight. They met on a dance floor and were known as very beautiful dancers. Friends and family would clear the dance floor to watch them.

Frank was very proud of his Polish heritage and loved being with family, especially to celebrate a special Polish festive meal on Christmas Eve. Frank and Mary, along with their children and grandchildren, enjoyed preparing the food. Much joy and love have always filled the house.

He was an avid sportsman and was an "armchair coach" as he watched all the Boston teams on TV. He coached youth basketball when he lived in Boscawen and was a member of Lochmere and Mojalaki Country Club. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Franklin.

Frank was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Having worked in electronics for many years, he later worked in the lumber industry.
He was predeceased by his son, Frank Mazur III; his brother, Stephen Mazur; and sister-in-law, Jeanne Mazur.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Stephanie Varrin and her husband Rene of Brentwood; daughter-in-law, Maureen Mazur of Gray, Maine; his grandchildren Greg Davis, Katherine Davis and Denver Mazur, all of Portland, Maine, as well as Jeremy Mazur of Gray, Maine. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was very loved and will be dearly missed by many people. During his illness, he was at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, where he was cared for by an outstanding, loving and devoted staff. His family is very grateful to each and every one of them for the wonderful care, not only of Frank, but also their loving care of his family.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield. A Mass celebrating Frank's life will be held Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Church, 110 School St., Franklin, followed by interment at the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, NH 03276.

For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com.

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