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Martin J. Riehs Jr., 84

CAMPTON — Martin J. Riehs Jr., 84, of Campton died Jan. 23, 2015, peacefully at home with family by his side.

Martin was born in Weehawken, N.J., on Oct. 9, 1930. He was the son of Martin J. Riehs and Lydia Gutjahr Riehs. He grew up in West New York, N.J., where he met his bride, Anne. They settled in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and started a family there.

He managed the family business, the Martin J. Riehs Paper Company, for 22 years, and was active in the First Reformed Church, serving as a deacon, elder, and superintendent of the Sunday School.

In 1970 the family relocated to Holderness where he and his wife became proprietors of the Olde Colonial Eagle Motel and the Sailing Center for 26 years. He served as the chairman on the inaugural Zoning Board of Adjustment and was a founder of the Squam Lakes Board of Trade, which later became the Squam Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

Marty was an avid skier, fisherman, and enjoyed sailing. In 1992 he captained his Lightning, "Loon-A-Sea," with his son and daughter-in-law to capture the Championship of Squam Lake Fleet 332. He shared many beautiful sunsets with his wife, children and grandchildren from the helm of his Cape Dory on Casco Bay in Maine. Marty was passionate about fishing, whether in sub-freezing temps in his bobhouse on Squam, or in the mangroves of the Florida Keys. Memories were made while snowmobiling through Sandwich Notch and hiking to Tuckerman Ravine to ski the Sherburne trail. He skied with his children, grandchildren and great-grandson over six decades. His love of nature and the outdoors was instilled in all of his family members.

Marty and Anne retired to Campton where he maintained a small fruit orchard, large vegetable garden, and prolific blueberry patch. His home was the gathering place for family and friends to celebrate all of life's occasions.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne (Pakan) Riehs; children, Suzanne Riehs-Moore and husband David Moore of Holderness, Marion Doyle and husband Glenn McIntire of Freeport, Maine, Marty Riehs III and wife Shelagh Connelly of Holderness. Grandchildren include Sam Smith, Saralyn Uhlman and her husband Mike Uhlman, Haleigh Doyle, Casey Doyle, Molly Riehs, Liam Riehs, Liza Riehs, and Nathan Moore. Great-grandchildren are Trevor Hughes, Anika and Graeme Uhlman. He is also survived by a niece Beth Bernhardt and her husband Paul Puzzanghera and their children Kate, Hope and Saramarie all of Winchester, Mass.

A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pemi-Baker Community Health, Hospice Program, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth NH 03264.

To sign Martin's Book of Memories go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:24

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Lawrence D. White, 51

ALEXANDRIA — Lawrence D. "Larry" White, 51, of Fowler River Road, died suddenly, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Larry was born in Plymouth, the son of Franklin and Flora (Jones) White. He attended Newfound area schools and had lived his life in Bristol and Alexandria. Larry was known in the area as a contract painter.

Larry had a love of the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping and playing horseshoes. But most of all he loved time spent with his grandson, Cody.

In addition to his mother Flora (Jones) White of Ashland, he is survived by his wife Kelley (Fogg) White of Alexandria; a daughter, Amanda Fleury of Alexandria; and a son, Benjamin Fleury of Franklin; two brothers, Franklin D. White Jr. and his wife Shannon Smith of New Hampton, and John A. White and his wife "Crickett" of Bristol; two sisters, Josephine L. Boyce and her husband George of Plymouth, and Flora L. Boyce and her husband "Butch" of Thornton; a grandson, Cody; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father; and a brother, James White.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11am at the Bristol United Church of Christ. Burial will be in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall St. Suite 104, Manchester, NH 03101.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:11

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Dorothy M. Bartlett, 82

NORTHFIELD — Dorothy Marie (Woodward) Bartlett, 82, a longtime area resident, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home following a period of failing health.

Dot was born in Hill on May 8, 1932, daughter of Ross and Doris (Mosher) Woodward. She lived in Hill until leaving at the age of 8. Dorothy graduated from Franklin High School, class of 1950. She lived in Franklin for more than 30 years, moving to Belmont in 1985. She moved to Tilton in 2005 and later to Northfield in 2010 to live with her daughter, Mary.

She was a dressmaker and seamstress for more than 30 years and for a time worked in the laundry at Mountain Ridge Health Care Center in Franklin, giving this work up to care for her husband, Harland, when he became ill in 2004. Dorothy always had an opinion and voiced it when she felt it was necessary.

She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Harland L. Bartlett who died in 2004, daughters, Velma Joslyn in 2004, and Susan Bartlett in 2012. Also brothers, Herbert and Ralph Woodward and son-in-law, Aurlow Stanley.

She leaves two daughters, Glenna Stevens of Manchester and Mary Stanley of Northfield; a stepson, Thomas Geer of Contoocook; grandchildren, Zachary Stanley, Ben Stevens, Julie Partridge, Brie Elliott, Lissa Tupeck, Kiley Joslyn and Stephanie Stevens; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion Gokey of Tilton; a brother, Harold Woodward of Franklin numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 29 from 5 to 7p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A funeral service will be held in the Memorial Home Friday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Dorothy's name to, Merrimack County Nursing Home, directed to the Special Care Unit, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:09

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Edna M. 'Sparkle' Carignan, 97

FRANKLIN — Edna M. Carignan, 97, a longtime resident of Franklin, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a short period of failing health. Born in Worchester, Mass., December 2, 1917, Edna, known by many as "Sparkle", was the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Johnson) Norquist. She was a graduate of Concord High School, class of 1935. She spent most of her adult life in Franklin. She worked for several years at the former Mica Shop in Franklin. Following her husband's death she worked at the Beede Electric in Penacook prior to her retirement. She later spent her time as a homemaker. For many years she enjoyed her role as a foster grandparent at the Union Sanborn School in Northfield.

Edna was a member of the PTO when her children were in school.
She enjoyed cooking and was known for her chocolate chip "treasures". She enjoyed crafts and each year made hundreds of Christmas Mice, sharing with family, friends and those with newborns. Family was most important in Edna's life and would become so excited to see and spend time with her grand and great-grandchildren when they came to visit, always ready to provide ice cream cones. She looked forward to her trips to Old Orchard and York Beach, Maine over the years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Auguste E. Carignan who died in 1970, grandson, Peter, Jr., and her daughter, Joyce C. Beaupre. Her family includes, sons, Douglas H. Carignan of Pompano Beach, Fla., Peter J. Carignan of Franklin and John P. Carignan of Summerville, S.C.; daughters, Elaine M. Kinne and Marcia J. Rollins, both of Salisbury; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grand and a great, great-grandchild; sister, Doris Alexander of Concord; many nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m. with a service following at 1 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Edna's name to the Edna McKenna Fund, (for resident activity fund) C/O the Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303 or instead of flowers, it would bring great joy to Edna if you would take a child out for an ice cream cone.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

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