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Douglas M. Richter, 92

LACONIA — Douglas Mitchell Richter, 92, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Laconia Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Laconia.

Doug was born August 17, 1922 in Medford, Mass., the son of Alfred and Katherine (Mitchell) Richter. A WWII veteran, he served in the United States Navy. Doug worked as an area manager for Exxon, in New England, for many years.

Doug is survived by two sons; Robert A. Richter, of Belmont, N.H. and Douglas M. Richter Jr. of Braintree, Mass; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife June Richter who died in 2009 and by his sister Helen Hanson who died in 2013.

There will be no calling hours.

A private family service will be held later in July.

For those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia NH 03247.

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 08:07

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Barbara B. Austin, 95


MOULTONBOROUGH — Barbara B. Austin, 95, of Old Long Island Road, Moultonborough, died March 4, 2015, at Forestview Manor, in Meredith.

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on May 24, 1919, Barbara was the daughter of Harry and May "Belle" (Hollis) Brown.

Barbara grew up in Swampscott, Mass. and graduated from Swampscott High School. She also graduated from Lesley College and the Chandler Secretarial School, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

She was secretary to the Dean at Tufts University, in Boston.

Barbara worked as a teacher at the Haverhill Day Care, in Haverhill, Mass. She was a former den mother for the Holliston Cub Scout Pack and a member of the Child Study Group in Holliston.

She resided in Holliston, Mass. for many years and has been a summer resident of Moultonborough since her infancy. She has been residing here in Moultonborough permanently since the early 1980s.

Barbara enjoyed genealogy and playing the piano.

Barbara and her husband owned and operated the Long Island Inn Bed and Breakfast, in Moultonborough, for many years.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband of sixty-two years, Wilbur Harrison Austin, who died in August of 2011.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Thomas A. Austin and his wife Lisa of Berwick, Maine, Hollis B. Austin of Moultonborough, N.H., her grandson Jonathan A. Austin of Berwick, Maine.

A memorial service will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith on Saturday, July 11th, at 1 p.m. Spring burial will be held in the Brown Family Cemetery, Moultonborough at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's Memory to the Lakes Region Food Pantry, 977 Whittier HWY, Moultonborough, NH. 03254

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements. To sign Barbara's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:33

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Walter P. Quinn, 87


LACONIA — Walter Patrick Quinn, 87, passed away at LRGHealthcare on Sunday morning, June, 28, 2015, after a long illness.

Born in Utica, N.Y., to James N. and Clara Quinn in 1927, Walter moved to Laconia with his wife, Elaine Quinn, in the late 1950s where he took a position as the executive director of Laconia Chamber of Commerce. More recently Walter owned and operated a dry cleaning business and developed Quinn's Gaslight Village and White Rock Estates in Lochmere, later adding Mountain View Village in Gilford.

Walter was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Laconia and enjoyed working with the youth of the church.

Walter was a World War II Navy veteran, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946.

Walter was predeceased by his wife, Elaine, who ran a popular dance studio in Laconia for many years; and their son, Scott.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1244 Old North Main St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family plot at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 08:56

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Philip H. Gallant, 95

CONCORD — Philip Henry Gallant, 95, died at Harris Hill Convalescent Center in Concord on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Berlin, son of John and Sarah (La Nelle) Gallant.

He was predeceased by his brothers Louis, Francis, Robert, and Richard; as well as his two sisters, Irene and Colleen; and first wife, Thelma (Beaupre] Gallant, originally from Franklin; and a daughter, Susan Jane Gallant.

Philip was the meat manager at the A&P store in Laconia from 1955-1970, DeRoy's Market in Tilton,. and several other retail food stores until his retirement. He also owned and operated the Riverbank Rooming House in Laconia from 1958-1971.

He enjoyed playing piano and organ in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Longley) Gallant of Bow; a son, Scip Gallant of Portsmouth; and many beloved nieces, nephews and relatives.

Per the desire of deceased there will be no services. Burial will be at the Evans Cemetery in Bow.


Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 08:45

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