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Faith B. Devine, 91

GILFORD — Faith B. Devine, 91, went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2014. Faith was born October 16, 1923 to Winifred (Nichols) Pryor and Thomas Pryor in Ashland, N.H., where she grew up and graduated from Ashland High School. She attended Providence Bible Institute in Rhode Island, Wheaton College in Illinois, graduating from Barrington College in Rhode Island. After college, she lived in Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts, before settling back in N.H. She worked at Plymouth State College for many years as the Secretary to the Dean of Student Personnel and then retired from New Hampshire Ball Bearing as the Personnel Director.
She was very active in her retirement years working at Lamprey and Lamprey in Center Harbor and a volunteer at the Gilford Public Library. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed taking trips with her husband.
She resided in Gilford, N.H. for the last 40 years and most recently at Genesis Rehabilitation Center in Laconia.
She attended First Baptist Church in Meredith and more recently she became a member of Central Baptist Church in Belmont, N.H.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Thomas E. Pryor. Survivors include her loving husband of 40 years, Edward of Gilford; her two daughters, Susan Gettens of Pittsfield, N.H. and Elaine Halsey and her husband, William, and their daughter, Angela, of Gilford; her sister, Sylvia Johnson, of Camden, Maine; her brother David L. Pryor of Tilton, N.H. and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Central Baptist Church, 304 Laconia Road, (on Route 106), Belmont, N.H. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at noon, also at the church.
Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford, with a reception immediately following back at the Central Baptist Church.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Virginia A. Garfield, 65

HILL — Virginia A. Garfield "Ginny", 65, of Frost Rd., died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at home after a engthy battle with cancer. She was born in Haverhill, Mass., the daughter of Ernest and Barbara (Perkins) Britton and was raised by her mother, Barbara and stepfather Francis Hall. Ginny grew up in Chesterfield and Goffstown and later moved to Tilton and finally in Hill since 1975.

Ginny lived her life as caregiver to many. At a young age, she helped to raise her five siblings. After her marriage to Bruce Garfield, she became a stay at home mom and gave her heart and soul to her husband and two children. In time, Ginny provided care to her grandson and to many other children as a profession. At age 60, she became an LNA. She loved caring for her patients who meant the world to her.

Though truly talented artistically, working in many mediums, painting, ceramics, braided rugs, sewing, knitting and gardening, her true passion was cooking and baking. She had special hands, like no others. She considered York Beach, Maine as her special place. Enjoying summers there for over 30 years where she walked the beach as well as sitting and reading under her tree. It was truly her serenity.

She enjoyed her involvement as a member of the Bristol United Church of Christ and the Woman's Association.

Family includes her husband of 46 years, Bruce Garfield of Hill; a daughter Kimberly Henry of Hill; son Eric Garfield of San Diego, Calif.; grandson Myles Keyser of Hill; brothers: David Hall of Greenfield, Mass.; Martin Hall of Westmoreland; Daniel Hall of W. Buxton, Maine; sisters Laurie Wyman of Wake Forrest, N.C.; Kathy Lawson of Westmoreland; and lifelong best friend Patricia Vigue of E. Andover.

Services-There will be a memorial service, Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Bristol United Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Newfound Area Nursing Association-Hospice Program, 214 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:32

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Stephen H. Bresse, 60

LACONIA — Stephen H. Bresse, 60, of Union Avenue, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
Stephen was born September 30, 1954 in Laconia, the son of the late Charles and Irene (Chapman) Bresse. He was raised in Manchester and moved to Laconia many years ago.
Stephen worked as a machinist for Amatex Corporation for 22 years. He enjoyed and admired motorcycles, watching movies at home, taking photos and the music of Johnny Cash.
Survivors include his wife, Lynne (Bliss) Bresse, of Laconia; a son, Justin Bresse, of Belmont; a daughter, Carrie Cornelissen, of Meredith; four grandchildren; four brothers, Gregory Bresse, of Laconia, Richie and William Bresse, both of Manchester and Corey Bresse, of Alabama; a sister, Carol Springer, of Conn.; many nephews and nieces and a cousin, Rusty Bresse, of Georgia. He was predeceased by his parents.
Memorial Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau- Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Wilkinson-Beane, Inc., PO Box 67, Laconia, NH 03247-0067.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:04

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Marjorie H. Herlin, 93

BEDFORD — Marjorie H. Herlin, 93, a brief resident of Carlyle Place, Bedford, N.H., formerly of Laconia, N.H., and Natick, Mass., passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H. She was the widow of Edward Herlin who passed away in 1987. Mrs. Herlin was born on April 18, 1921, in Bedford, Quebec, the daughter of William and Eva (Plante) Howe. Her family moved to Franklin, N.H., by the time she was 3 years old. She attended the Franklin public schools, class of 1939, and graduated from Keene State College, class of 1943, with a degree in education. Mrs. Herlin taught in the Rochester, N.H., school system. She also taught nursery school for ten years in Wellesley, Mass. Survivors include two sons, Stephen Herlin and wife Lori of Cumberland, R.I., and Brian Herlin and wife Kathy of Greenville, R.I.; a daughter, Nancy Narducci and husband Robert of Meredith, N.H.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Chester Howe; and a sister, Wilma Howe. A calling hour will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 12 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 607 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH. Burial in Wellesley, Mass., will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to The Smile Train, P O Box 96231, Washington, DC, 20090-6231. Please visit www.goodwinfh.com to sign the online guestbook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 06:52

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