Published DateLACONIA — Ida M. (Morrill) Avery, 83, of 227 Ledges Drive, Laconia, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, with her daughters and granddaughters by her side. Ida was born in Concord, NH, the daughter of George C. and Mabel (Chapman) Morrill, and stepdaughter of Priscilla (Emerson) Morrill.
She graduated from Concord High School in 1947, and moved to Laconia in 1949 where she started her career in hairdressing which spanned over 40 years.
Ida was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Ronald W. Avery, in 1994, her parents, and
her stepmother Priscilla Morrill. Ida owned and operated Ida's Beauty Shop in Laconia; she was
Chairwoman of the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department for 10 years. She was very active in the Republican Party and she and Ron were active with Kiwanis and the Elks Clubs.
Ida loved to dance and to spend the summers at Libby's Trailer Park in York Beach, Maine. She was greeted each new season by her loyal Seagull, Lenny, who loved the hotdogs she would purchase just for him.
Ida was known for her friendly nature and leadership qualities. She became the leader of the winning WII Bowling Team at Woodside, called the Taylor Community Strikers. She also enjoyed many of the theme night dinners with her friends while residing at Woodside over the last six years.
Ida is survived by her daughters, Pamela A. (Maxfield) Clark, of Laconia and Linda D. (Maxfield) Ferruolo, and husband Anthony of Gilford; her granddaughters, Erica L. (Deal) Swett, and her children, Logan J. Swett, and Layla J. Swett of Laconia, Kendra E. Deal, of Gilford, and Brian Hutchins, and their son Ryan J. Hutchins of Gilford; Emily Clark Buras and daughter Maddison of Illinois; her sister, Ann Dearborn Kaligian, and husband Raymond , and her son John Dearborn of Laconia; and her dear friends Betty Holland of Laconia, Claire and David Mellor of Massachusetts, and Joyce Moore of Laconia. She will be truly missed by her grand- cat, Bella, of Gilford who spent many vacations with her, and her many friends at Woodside, Taylor Community.
Calling hours will be held from 5:00- 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson- Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00A.M. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the family plot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Ida's name to the Taylor Community Sunshine Fund, 435
Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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.