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David D. DeVoy, 75

DEDHAM, Mass./MEREDITH, N.H. — David D. DeVoy age 75 of Dedham, MA and Meredith, NH passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday March 19th. Beloved husband of 52 years of Evelyn (Poirier) DeVoy. Loving father of David DeVoy and his wife Wendy of Sanbornton, NH, Stephen DeVoy and his wife Patricia of Dedham, Linda DeVoy of Dedham, Robert DeVoy and his wife Christine of Richmond, VA and his nephew Sean Poirier and his wife Jennifer of Norwood, MA. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Francis Vitiello, Julie Vitiello, David DeVoy, Stephanie DeVoy, Kyle McGahan, Joshua Poirier, Molly DeVoy, Maggie DeVoy, Jillian McGahan, Ryan DeVoy and great grandson David DeVoy.
He was the son of the late James & Ruth (MacKinnon) DeVoy and the brother of Elizabeth Smith of So. Boston, Robert and his wife Vicky DeVoy of Westwood, Ruth Wisnaskas and her husband Bill of Whitman, and the late James DeVoy, John DeVoy, Margaret Picard and Ronald DeVoy of So. Boston.
He also leaves his brother and sister in laws Robert and Susan Poirier, Carole Poirier, Richard Poirier, Donald Poirier as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dave graduated from So. Boston High School in 1955 and Northeastern University, class of 69 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He retired as Vice President and General Manager of (Honeywell) Bull and worked many years in the Boston, Phoenix and Paris facilities. A former King Lion of the Westwood Lions. He enjoyed time spent in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee as well as Scottsdale, AZ with his family & friends.
Funeral from the George F. Doherty Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham, Saturday at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, Dedham at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Friday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interment at Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Dave's memory to Cancer Center Research, MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:31

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Clayton J. 'Clayty' Collins, 88

SANBORNTON — Clayton J. "Clayty" Collins, 88 of Sanbornton, NH, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Mr. Collins was born May 29, 1924, in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Ruth (Osgood) and Ralph J. Collins.
Mr. Collins resided in the Lakes Region his entire life and graduated from Laconia High School. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and attained the rank of First Lieutenant. He received his "wings" at Craig Field in Selma, Alabama and flew the P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk.
Mr. Collins attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Robert's Technical Trade School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Following his service to his country, Mr. Collins worked the majority of his life in Laconia, including as a timekeeper for Scott & Williams and an auto body manager for Irwin Motors. Mr. Collins also operated an auto body repair shop on Court Street and subsequently on Water Street during the 1960s and early 1970s. Mr. Collins then became an insurance appraiser for Moreau Appraisals of Laconia and later for Casey Appraisals of Franconia, N.H. He also became an independent insurance appraiser prior to retirement.
Mr. Collins enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, snowmobiling and boating. He was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Carolyn E. Collins, of Sanbornton; a son, Rodney C. Collins of Mashpee, Massachusetts and other relatives. Mr. Collins was predeceased by a son, Randal R. Collins.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday March 23, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St. Laconia, N.H. A funeral service will follow at 4 PM at the funeral home.
Burial will be private at the family lot in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 and the New Hampshire Humane Society P.O. Box 572 Laconia, N.H. 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street 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, 20 March 2013 10:11

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Frances M. McElroy, 86

HINGHAM, Mass. — Frances M McElroy, age 86, died March 8, 2013 at Linden Ponds Care Facility, Hingham; formerly of Auburndale and Pocasset, MA. Born in Ashuelot, NH to Godfred and Helen (Sucharzewski) Zelent, she leaves her husband of 62 years, David L. McElroy, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial observances to follow with a full obituary.
Arrangements by McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, Weymouth, MA. www.mcdonald-funeralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:42

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Dora M. Gaudette, 70

TILTON/MEREDITH — Dora Mae Gaudette, 70, a resident of Quinn Trailer Park, in Tilton, passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, on Saturday, March 16, 2013, after a period of declining health.
Born on March 1, 1943 in West Stewartstown, NH, she was the daughter of Sidney G. and Dora Mae (Reynolds) Roby. Dora was a long time resident of the Lakes Region residing in Tilton for the last 15 years. She was formerly employed by Allen & Rogers, Fruedenburg, and for many years she babysat many young children in the greater Meredith area out of her home in Meredith.
Dora "The Explorer" (as she became known by loved ones) enjoyed many activities including: rooting for the Boston Red Sox, Friday and Saturday night races just about anywhere in New Hampshire or Vermont, Ten Pin bowling, laughing out loud, making a scene, and flirting with members of the opposite sex of any age.
Members of her family include her loving husband of 48 years, Leo J. Gaudette; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Joseph Cyr; Sons, Dennis and Tim Gaudette; granddaughter, Jennifer Gaudette, and two great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 10:00 am through 12:00 noon. A funeral service will follow the calling hours in the funeral home at 12:00 noon. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., pastor of St. Charles-Borromeo Catholic Church will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Meredith Village Cemetery, Rte. 3, Meredith.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Dora's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:39

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