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Ann Lamarche, 76

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Ann Lamarche, 76

LACONIA — Ann (Myers) Lamarche, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, after a long illness.

Wife of the late Albert Lamarche of Manchester, Ann is survived by daughters Colleen Condon of Hampton and Courtney Reagan of Canterbury. In addition, she is survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, a sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Ann and Al lived and worked in Manchester, had six children, built a business; living their lives with all its joys and sorrows. Anyone lucky enough to know Ann was touched by her bravery and strength. A longtime Manchester resident, Ann moved to Belmont to be nearer her daughters and was living in a nursing home at the time of her death.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.

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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Angelina 'Ann' M. Smith, 80

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LACONIA — Angelina “Ann” Marie Smith, 80, of 227 Ledges Drive, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the Taylor Community at Ledgeview Nursing Facility.
Ann was born on Feb. 4, 1937, in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Bennett and Grace (Fisher) Gallo.
She grew up in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Upon graduation from high school there, she entered a secretarial school in Boston and was subsequently employed by the General Motors Acceptance Corp. After 35 years of service at GMAC, she retired from the position of manager of the Boston Office Special Collections Department. On retirement, she stopped being a career working person and married Robert Smith, becoming a devoted career wife and mother to Robert’s children and grandchildren.
During her working years, Ann had a love for being in the Lakes Region and for some time had a boat at the Mountain View Yacht Club. On retirement, she wanted to move to the Lakes Region. Toward that end, she and her husband designed a custom home and had it built in South Down Shores. She enjoyed decorating the house seasonally and entertaining guests.
Ann will be remembered for her work with the New Hampshire Music Festival. She was a member of the board of directors of the festival and president of the Friends of the Festival where she was involved in the Music in the Schools Program, the NHMF Boutique and in the development of show houses as a source funds for the operation of the Festival. She was also a patron and supporter of the Tamworth Barnstormers Theater and the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra.
Ann was a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church and was recently attending the Gilford Community Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert T. Smith of Laconia; one stepson, Robert M. Smith of Ukiah, California; one stepdaughter, Liane J. Measell of Asheville, North Carolina, and two grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Measell.
There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the Gilford Community Church. A private burial will be held at the Bedford Cemetery in Bedford.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, or to the Taylor Community Sunshine Fund, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246.
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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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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