Marion Nowak, 85

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BOSCAWEN — Marion M. Nowak, 85, formerly of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, with family by her side.

Marion was born in Northfield to parents James and Irene (Higley) Vangjel and grew up in Northfield, attending Tilton-Northfield schools.

Marion raised her family in Franklin and worked several places in Franklin, including Merrill Manor and Mountain Ridge Nursing Home, retiring in 1997.

She was a member of the former St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Franklin.    

Marion was predeceased by her husband, Edmund "Boots" Nowak, in 2000, and a son, Michael Nowak, in 1982; six sisters, Rosey Vangjel, Annie Gregory, Eleanor Belisle, Christina Bilodeau, Sophie Copp, and Dorothy Riley; and a brother, Peter Vangjel.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Gulick, and her husband, Stephen, of Northfield; her son, Edmund Nowak, and his wife, Debbie, of Spring Hill, Florida; two sisters, Katherine Vangjel and Lillian (Marie) Belisle; a brother, Leo Vangjel; five grandchildren, Stephen Gulick, Stacey Mandeville, and Michael, Timothy, and Joseph Nowak; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

There will  be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Franklin Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Edna McKenna Fund at the Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 DW Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303. Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is handling arrangements (

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Bowen S. Downes, 30

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NORTHFIELD — Our beloved Bowen Scott Downes, of Northfield, passed away on Nov. 27, 2017 ,in Palm Desert, California.
Bowen was born June 6, 1987. He traveled around the world, touching many lives along the way. He was charismatic, intelligent and compassionate. His kindness, humor and articulate nature made him a friend to many. Bowen was a successful business man, who achieved many accomplishments during his time on earth. His variety of interests and passions knew no bounds. He enjoyed golfing, riding his motorcycle, live music and travel. He loved spending time with his family, especially his niece.
Bowen is survived by his mother, Yvonne Downes and his father, Ronald Downes. Bowen leaves behind his brother, Jaron Downes, and his sister, Morgan Downes. He is also survived by his grandparents, Chet and Ann Downes, his grandmother, Anne Leary, and his grandfather, Harold Leary Glennon.
Please join us in celebrating the life of Bowen Downes on Saturday, Dec. 9. The service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord at 11 a.m., followed by a reception within the church. 274 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bowen’s name to STARS Program at http://www.stars
 Bo, you have never shined so bright. We love you so very much.

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Linda N. St. Cyr, 61

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HOLDERNESS — Linda N. St. Cyr, 61, of Holderness, died suddenly on Dec. 2, 2017, at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth.

Born in Plymouth on Nov. 21, 1956, she was the daughter of Lyle Sr. and Doris (Perkins) Thompson.

Linda resided in Holderness for most all her life.  She graduated from Plymouth Area High School, class of 1975.

Linda has worked as a cashier at Walmart, in Plymouth, for many years.

Linda was a member of her high school reunion committee and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

She is survived by her husband, Barry L. St. Cyr of Holderness; her children, Abby LeRoux and Alan Hughes, both of Campton, and Dennis Hughes of Holderness; stepsons, Barry L. St. Cyr II of Holderness and Marcus St. Cyr of Franklin; 12 grandchildren; her brothers, Lyle “Stubby” Thompson Jr., Lloyd “Skip” Thompson and Lewis Thompson, and her sister, Louise Thompson, all of Holderness; also several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, NH Route 175, Holderness, on Friday at 11a.m.  The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.

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

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Charline Ann McLean, 65

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BELMONT — Charline Ann McLean, 65, of 328 Union Road, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, surrounded by her family.

She was born on July 16, 1952, in New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Leonard and Viola (Mcmann) Gamblin. Charline worked as a secretary for Lakes Region Community College. Charline loved to canoe, camping and especially enjoyed good times with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert McLean of Belmont, one son, Wayne McLean of Belmont and two brothers; Sam Gamblin and his wife Monica of Gilmanton and Glen Gamblin and his wife Sheri of New Brunswick, Canada. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Richard Gamblin and her sister, Peggy Bunalske.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin VNA & Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.

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

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