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Thelma P. Vincent, 99

SPRINGVALE, Maine — Thelma Poulin Vincent, 99, of Springvale, Maine died in Springvale on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

Mrs. Vincent was born on January 2, 1914 in North Vassalboro, Maine, the daughter of J. Dominique Poulin and Germaine Verkruysse Poulin. When Thelma was a child her family moved to Springvale, Maine. Her earliest memory there was the delight she felt when she learned Springvale had a library. All her life, she loved to read. Thelma was a graduate of the 1931 Class of Sanford High School and the 1935 Class of Bates College. All the friends she made in those years lasted throughout her life. Following graduation, she taught English and French at Stratton High School and Sanford High School and supervised extracurricular activities. In 1940 in Seattle, Washington, she married Walter Michael Vincent, a pilot in the U.S. Navy. They lived all over the United States, including Alaska. After Cmdr. Vincent retired, they settled in Springvale where she taught French at Nasson College until she retired.

Mrs. Vincent always believed in giving back to the community. She was a Girl Scout leader in Washington, D.C. and a leader of the Tri-Hi-Y Girls Club in Sanford. She was a member and president of the Sanford College Club, a member and president of the IOTA Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma International, a member of Search Light Club, a member of the Goodall Hospital Auxiliary and a faithful volunteer at Books Revisited in Sanford.

Thelma was predeceased by her husband, her parents, her brothers Dominic and Alwin Poulin and grandson Michael Vincent, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Maggi Vincent and husband Patrick McLaughlin of North Berwick, Maine; son Michael Andrew and wife Susan Vincent of Belmont, NH; daughter Dr. Miriam Vincent of Boston, Mass.; son Robert and wife Elaine Vincent of Lebanon, Maine. She is also survived by her grandchildren Caitlin Vincent McLaughlin, Colin Vincent McLaughlin and wife Jen, Deborah and husband Bob Krick, Randy Davis, Brian and Emily Vincent as well as four great grandchildren. She also leaves behind dear friend and cousin, Muriel Poulin and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 6 at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home located at 580 Main Street in Springvale, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 7 at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church, located on Payne Street in Springvale. Interment will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery in Springvale.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to the Springvale Public Library, 443 Main Street, Springvale, Maine 04083 and/or Nasson College Alumni Association, P.O. Box 416, Springvale, Maine 04083.

Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.

To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 09:04

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Thomas H. Ochs, 70

SANBORNTON — Thomas Howard Ochs, 70, of Sanbornton, passed away at Mountain Ridge Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 with his loving wife by his side due to injuries sustained in an accident.

Born in Boston, MA, on September 22, 1943, he was the son of Howard and Marion (MacKinnon) Ochs. Thomas was raised in Quincy, MA attending local schools. He furthered his education by earning an Associate's Degree from the Wentworth Institute of Electrical Engineering, in Boston and also attended Northeastern University.

A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Thomas loved snowmobiling and playing volleyball. He was also a talented gymnast. He had a successful forty plus year career with Grass Instrument Co., working at both the Braintree and Rockland, MA plants. He was a resident of Weymouth, MA for thirty one years, raising his family there before retiring with his wife to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Thomas spent many summers growing on Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Lillian R. (Chiano) Ochs, of Sanbornton; daughter, Julie Dempsey and husband Ryan, of Norfolk, MA; grandsons, Zachary and Nathan Holmes, both of Norfolk, MA; sister, Janet Ochs, of Quincy, MA; sister-in-law, Maria Martell, of Bourne, MA.

Donations may be made in his memory to the: Brain Injury Association of America
P.O. Box 7416, Merrifield, VA 22116-7416 (www.biausa.org)

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, Milton, MA. A memorial service will be held at Dolan Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Margaret Clapp will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Thomas's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 09:00

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Richard J. O'Brien, 84

BARRINGTON — Richard J. O'Brien, 84, a longtime resident of Barrington, NH, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Friday November 29th, 2013 at the Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover.
He was born November 23rd, 1929 in Portsmouth, NH. Growing up, he was active in high school sports, before serving as a Staff Sergeant in the Korean War. He worked for Shell Oil Company and owned his own private business consulting firm, before retiring to Barrington.
He celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary, this year, to Joan (Sawyer) O'Brien with whom they had six children, 17 grand children, and five great-grand children.
He loved building furniture, wood carving, playing bridge and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an active volunteer in the Town of Barrington, involved in many town activities and projects, including serving as the town Treasurer.
Richard had two sisters, Kathleen Prindeville, of West Roxbury, MA and Jean Mason, of Atlanta, GA and a brother Edward O'Brien of Portsmouth, NH.
His children, Beth LaSalle and her husband Brian of Yarmouth, ME, Dr. Richard J. O'Brien, Jr. and his wife Anne of Laconia, NH, Theresa Maxwell and her husband Richard of Penacook, NH, Allan O'Brien and his wife Christine of Concord, NH, Michael O'Brien and his wife Norma of Loudon, NH. Grandchildren, Megan Kinsman, Erin LaSalle, Seamus O'Brien, Jonathan O'Brien, Timothy O'Brien, Benjamin O'Brien, Molly O'Brien, Susannah O'Brien, Michael O'Brien, Colleen O'Brien, Grace O'Brien, Christopher Maxwell, Andrew O'Brien, Lauren O'Brien, Patrick O'Brien, Rory O'Brien, and Hannah O'Brien. Great-grandchildren, Jacob and Miles Kinsman, Logan Sargent, and Liam and Lisette O'Brien.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Christine.
Visiting hours will be 4-5 p.m. on Friday December 6th followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. at the Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Rd., Rte. 4, Lee, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barrington Community Food Pantry, PO Box 617, Barrington, NH, 03825, or call 664-9007.
To sign our online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Evelyn G. 'Lynn' Porter, 88

LACONIA — Evelyn G. "Lynn" Porter, 88, of 30 County Drive, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 at Belknap County Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past year.

Formerly of West Haven, CT, Evelyn was born on February 8, 1925 in New Haven, CT, the daughter of Fredrick and Gladys (Miller) Frost. Having grown up and spent most of her life in Connecticut, Evelyn worked at US Motors in Milford, CT, Sargeants and Yale NH Hospital both of New Haven, CT. In 1992 she came to New Hampshire to visit her daughters and became a resident where she lived out the rest of her life. She was a former resident of Sunrise Towers and a member of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport. Known for her spunky sense of humor, she was always good for a joke. She enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her four daughters, Sandi Tarini of East Haddam, CT, Karen DeAngelo of Gilford, Darlene Humphrey of Alton and Lori Gallentine of Laconia, 2 granddaughters, 5 grandsons, 5 great granddaughters 4 great grandsons, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister.

Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Committal Service will be held at 10AM on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 11AM at the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, 23 Park Street, Lakeport, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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