LACONIA — Ella Linnea Trulson, 95, passed away on Jan. 8, 2015, surrounded by loved ones at Genesis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Laconia.
She was born on Aug. 12, 1919, in Worcester, Mass., to Nils Swanson and Anna (Holmberg) Swanson.
In 1945, Ella married Alden Trulson and settled in Arlington, Mass., where they raised their two daughters.
Ella was a member of the First Baptist Church of Arlington and was known as a devoted wife and mother, a caring neighbor and dear friend to many. The latter part of her life was spent near family in Laconia, where she was involved in several organizations. Ella was a former president and member of the Laconia Elders Friendship Club, member of the Belmont Senior Center and active in the Mallard Cove community.
Ella adored a good time and was commonly known as the life of the party wherever she went.
Ella is survived by her two daughters, Linda Stevens of Rochester, and Janyce Forsberg and her husband Donald of Laconia. She was also blessed with five grandchildren, Craig Stevens and Jodi Collins of Rochester, Glenn Stevens and his wife Laura of Franklin, Mass., Becky Herrmann and her husband Marc of Loudon, Christian Forsberg and his wife Kelly of Loudon, and Erika Sheppard and her husband Paul of Henniker. The greatest loves of her life and her biggest fans were her nine great-grandchildren: Anna, Todd, Julia, Katelyn, Ella, Jack, Matthew, Thomas and Ryan.
They vow to continue her legacy of laughter, love, family, good times and to always root for the Red Sox.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH. There will be a burial the following day, Jan. 15, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Medford Street in Arlington, Mass.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laconia Congregational Church Dorcas Fund, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246; or Spaulding High School Music Scholarship Fund, Attn: Joanne Houston, 130 Wakefield St., Rochester, NH 03867.
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, 12 January 2015 09:07
PLYMOUTH — Mildred "Millie" E. Temple, 93, of Chaisson Road died January 7, 2015, at Pleasant View Center, in Concord, after a period of failing health.
Born in Manchester, N.H. on July 1, 1921, Millie was the daughter of Irving E. and Nellie E. (Brown) Burke.
Millie grew up in New Hampton, N.H. She attended New Hampton schools and graduated from Manchester Central High School. She resided in Derry, N.H. for many years and several in Hooksett, N.H. She has been a resident of Plymouth since the early 1990s. She also was a winter resident of Satsuma, Fla. for many years.
Millie had many joys in her later years. She enjoyed her Mother's Day brunches on the M/S Mt. Washington. Her trips on the Hobo Railroad and the way her face turned to shock as the Boston Duck Tours took a turn for the Charles River will continue to bring smiles. Millie was always up for having a good time and a good laugh with loved ones. Millie's life was full of love. The addition of her great grandson Hunter who was born on her 92nd birthday, became her latest joy.
Millie was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Frederick A. Temple, who died in December of 2006.
Millie is survived by her sons, Robert A. Temple and his finance Lori Dutcher of New Hampton, John Gallagher and his wife Ann of Satsuma, Fla., David Gallagher and Ronald Gallagher and his wife Mary, both of Bristol, daughter, Sandra Freeman of Hooksett, N.H., several grandchildren and great grandchildren, her sister, Ruth Cilley, of Plymouth, N.H., nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brenda Wentworth will officiate. Spring burial will be held in the Park Cemetery, Tilton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH. 03246.
To sign Millie's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 09:00
LACONIA — Dianne (Brassard) Breau, 68, died with her family by her side, Wednesday, January 7th at Saint Francis Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. Dianne was born in Gardner, Mass. but resided in Rockville, Conn. most of her days. She is predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Edward S. Breau, Jr.; and her twin sister, Bernice Pschichholtz. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marci and Dominic DeCarli of Gilford, N.H.; her twin grandchildren Andrew and Gabriella DeCarli; many nieces and nephews including Steven Breault, Sr. of Ellington, Conn.; Mark and Karen Breault of Lakewood, Calif.; Jeffrey and Diane Breault of Manchester, Conn.; Steven Breault Jr.; Justin Breault; Cameron Breault; Lindsey Breault; Jake Breault; Ashley Breault; many cousins; and, dear friends, including, Patty Braunstein and Chantal Perigo, both of Ellington, Conn. Dianne spent her career with Swiss Cleaners where she made many life-long friends. She was a long-time parishioner of Saint Bernard Church in Rockville and held her faith close to her heart. Her twin grandchildren, Andrew and Gabriella DeCarli centered her world through good times and bad and they are grateful for the wisdom and love she shared with them every day. Calling hours will be at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home in Vernon, Conn. on Sunday, January 11th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; with a Catholic burial Mass at Saint Bernard Church in Vernon, Conn. on Monday, January 12th at 10 a.m. For more information, see pietrasfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
GILFORD — Mary Harvey Southworth, 97, of Gilford and formerly of Tilton, passed away January 1, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
She was born at home, on March 18, 1917 in Lakeport, to Vernon C. and Della B. Harvey. The family soon moved to a farm in Sanbornton and then to New Hampton, where she grew up attending a one-room school until going to high school in Bristol. Mary had many fond memories of her early years, including a trip with her mother through the Sanbornton woods at night in a one-horse sleigh. The sleigh tipped over dumping Mary into a snow bank. She was proud of her mother for holding tight to the reins, stopping the horse, righting the sleigh and continuing on their way. Mary attended Concord Business College and later in life graduated from Plymouth State College. She worked as a correspondent for the Journal Transcript for several years. She later worked as an accountant for the State of New Hampshire until her retirement.
Mary was married to Walter (Arn) Southworth for more than fifty years before he passed away in 1992. They resided in Tilton for most of their marriage. She is survived by their children, William A. Southworth and Verna S. Beaupre, William's daughters, Denise Kersey and husband Mike, Maureen Casey and husband Brian, and Verna's son, Parker Beaupre and wife Megan, her great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her canine buddy, Piper. She also leaves her friend of more than ninety years, Barbara Chase, formerly of New Hampton. She was predeceased by her siblings, Vera Hebert, Warren (Hank) Harvey and Ruth Clapper.
Mary was interested in many things, including politics and all things related to nature, especially the wild birds. Her favorite pastimes included reading, growing flowers, and having a good-natured argument. Mary was kind and gentle with a quick wit and a loving heart. She loved her family and friends dearly. Her husband described her as being the fairest person he had ever met.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
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 Thursday, 08 January 2015 07:40