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Frances S. Ellingwood, 91

LACONIA — Frances Susan Ellingwood, age 91, recently of Sanbornton and Laconia, passed away on July 28, 2013. She was the daughter of Luther Dodge Colburn and Alice Maude (Mansfield) Colburn, and was born on June 27, 1922 in New Boston, New Hampshire.

She graduated from New Boston High School and the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Finance. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for W.A. Stackpole, later known as Quinn Freight Lines.

She married John Paul Ellingwood on March 25, 1961 in Marlborough, NH. They resided in Manchester, NH.

She was an avid genealogist and researched her own family tree as well as her husband's and many, many other lines for family and friends. She recently published a book entitled "The Descendants of Nathaniel Colburn and Priscilla Clarke of Dedham Massachusetts." She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The American Legion Auxiliary, and was very active in the restoration, history and preservation of the "Merci Box Car" museum in Manchester, NH. She served as a historian, secretary and officer of many of these organizations and loved to attend the conventions and meetings with her husband. She also served as the treasurer of Baby Threads of NH and spent countless hours making quilts and packing layette bags for infants. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester, NH.

She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and an infant brother, David Luther Colburn, her brother Martin "Bud" Mansfield Colburn, her sisters; Hazel Maude Wallace, Margaret Addie Ford, and Dorothy Mary Foley. She is survived by her sister Shirley Asenath Hooker, her three step sons, John P. Ellingwood Jr., James Ellingwood, and Daniel Ellingwood, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held in New Boston Cemetery. Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin is assisting with arrangements (www.neunfuneralhomes.com).

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Baby Threads of NH, PO Box 713, Belmont, NH 03220.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:38

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Emma M. Long, 91

PLYMOUTH — Emma Marie Long, 91, of Old Route 25, died August 4, 2013, at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, after a brief illness.

Born in Plymouth, NH on February 15, 1922, she was the daughter of William and Clytie (Simpson) Towne. Emma grew up in and has been a life-long resident of Plymouth. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School, class of 1940.

Emma worked in her early years, sewing baseball for Draper Maynard Corporation, in Plymouth. She was primarily a home maker most all her life and also worked as a bookkeeper for the former Kip and Joe's Automotive Co.

Emma was a member of the Holderness Fire Department Auxiliary, Holderness, NH and was a past Girl Scout leader.

Emma was an avid golfer and enjoyed cooking, gardening. Emma was especially proud of her children, grandchildren and her great grandson.

Emma was predeceased by her brother, Ernest Town, formerly of Sunapee, NH.

Emma is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Joseph L. Long of Plymouth, daughters, Joan M. Potter and Janet M. Lenentine, both of Holderness, son Michael J. Long of Plymouth, four grandchildren, a great grandson, a niece and three nephews.

A graveside service will be held at the Foster Cemetery, Route 25, Wentworth, on Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Donald Sweimler will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH. Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH. 03246.

To sign Emma's Book of Memories, please go, www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:48

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Seth C. Miller, 25

FRANKLIN — Seth C. Miller, 25, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his home in Franklin, NH.

Seth was born in Concord, April 26, 1988, to Kevin C. and Carla L. (Puffinburger) Miller. He lived in both Tilton and Northfield prior to moving to Franklin and was a 2006 graduate of Winnisquam Regional High School. He excelled in sports and particularly enjoyed football.

A long-time employee of Constantly Pizza and the NH Veterans Home, Seth had recently completed his studies for barbering at the Empire Barbering School in Laconia. He was in the process of completing his necessary licensing requirements.

Seth was an avid reader; he especially enjoyed crime novels and the works of Dennis Lehane and Lee Child. He also loved watching historical documentaries and learning about the history of warfare.

Seth had an affinity for all animals. His gentle way with pets earned him the nickname "Cat Whisperer" among his family.

He had a passion for the outdoors. Seth's studies of forestry and agriculture during his high-school years served him well while working on David Wadleigh's farm in Tilton. A skilled marksman, he also loved target shooting with his family.

Seth is survived by his mother, Carla Puffinburger, of Franklin; father, Kevin Miller, of Northfield, Kevin's partner, Vicki Dinkel, of Franklin, and her three children, Kirstie, Shauncie, and Derek; brother, Dane Miller, and sister, Taylor Miller, both of Franklin; grandmother, Barbara Puffinburger, of Northfield; uncle Dane D. Miller and Dane's wife, Linda Feldman Miller, both of Plano, TX, and their two children, Drew and Nicole Feldman; aunts, Melissa Miller, of Soquel, California, and Sara Miller, of Sacramento, CA; as well as countless friends and loved ones.

A public celebration of Seth's life will be held on Friday, August 9th from 6 - 9pm at Mojalaki Country Club, located at 321 Prospect St, Franklin, NH. A private burial will be held at the convenience of his family.

Memorial contributions in Seth's name can be made to Franklin Animal Shelter (www.franklinanimalshelter.com/apps/donations).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Jerry D. Barton, 49

MEREDITH — Jerry David Barton, 49, of Meredith, died at his home on Sunday, August 4, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Barton was born October 24, 1963 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of the late Jerry and Jane (Critchett) Barton and had been a long time resident of Meredith. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and had been employed at High Grounds Craftsman.

Mr. Barton's life was his family and they came first. He was known for his sense of humor. He loved poker and playing cards with family and friends and playing tournaments at the Lakes Region Casino. He enjoyed camping and loved motorcycle riding with his wife.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-six years, Carol (Whitcomb) Barton, a daughter, Haley Barton and a son, Kenneth Barton, all of Meredith; a brother, Kenneth Barton, of New Jersey and a sister, Tammy Schmelter, of New Jersey.

Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the carriage house entrance.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H.

Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Meredith.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Carol Barton, PO Box 1563, Meredith, NH 03253.

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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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