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Raymon Gerard, 91

LACONIA — Raymon Gerard, 91, of 48 Landing Lane #20, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at home.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was educated within the Boston Public School system graduating with Honors from Boston English. He enlisted in the United States Navy when he was 19 years old. During his 6 years of service in World War II, he served on the U.S.S. Woolsey in frequent combat. After his service to his country, he attended Columbia University under the GI Bill where he earned an Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He then went on to earn his Master's degree in Business Administration from NYU. He was the President of Raymon Gerard and Associates until his retirement in 1987.
Raymon was happily married to Ruth Gerard for almost 40 years until her death in 1999.
He is survived by his three daughters: Stephanie Gerard of Laconia, NH, Tobe Gerard (Peloquin) of Natick, MA, and Pamela Gerard (Fields) of San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by his granddaughter Dani Peloquin of San Diego, CA and his grandson Sam Fields of San Francisco, CA.
There will be no calling hours.
There will be a private family service at the family gravesite.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931Arlington Road Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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 Monday, 22 April 2013 10:49

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Jane R. Opel, 84

TALLAHASSEE, Floria — Jane Rainie Opel, 84, of Gilford, New Hampshire and Tallahassee, Florida died at home of bladder cancer on April 16, 2013.
Jane was born June 8, 1928, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Harrison and Alice (Bateson) Rainie.
Jane graduated from Winchester, Massachusetts High School in 1946 and Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1950. She also earned a certificate in business administration from the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration in 1951. Jane was married to Wayne N. Opel of Leavenworth, Kansas for 46 years, who pre-deceased her in 2002.
Jane worked at Radcliffe College, first as Director of Reunions from 1975 to 1978 and then as Executive Director of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association from 1978 to 1994, a job she truly loved and an institution she cared passionately about.
For most of her life, Jane summered at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire, a special place that has been part of her family's life since she was a little girl.
In her retirement years, she enjoyed painting in both New Hampshire and Florida and participated in writing and poetry groups in Florida. Most of all, she enjoyed her retirement years with her grandchildren, Winni (age 8) and Jasper (age 4). She was especially proud of her other two granddaughters, Rainie (21), a sophomore at Harvard, and Annie (18), who will be a freshman at Harvard in the fall.
Survivors include her two sons, Andy Opel of Tallahassee, Florida, and Mark Opel of Lebanon, New Jersey, her grandchildren Winni, Jasper, Rainie and Annie, and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother, Harrison McKinley (Mac) Rainie.
A memorial service will be held at 125 Dockham Shore Rd., Gilford, New Hampshire on July 13th for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, PO Box 766, Centre Harbor, NH 03226, (www.lrct.org), an organization dedicated to the protection of the lake and region Jane loved so much.
Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee is assisting the family with their arrangements (850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com)

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 11:58

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Ethel M. Green-Cataldo, 95

FRANKLIN — Ethel Mae (Donaghy) Green-Cataldo, 95, a resident of Franklin for the past few months, died at her home Friday, April 19, 2013 with her family at her side following a period of failing health. She moved to Franklin from Tilton where she resided for four years.
Ethel was born in Barre, VT, August 14, 1917, daughter of Archie and Inez (Sheldon) Donaghy. She moved from St. Johnsbury, VT to New Hampshire over 60 years ago. She lived for a time in San Diego, CA, Holton, ME and Belmont. She pretty much lived in the Tilton-Northfield most of her life. A homemaker, Ethel worked at the former J. P. Stevens Woolen Mills in Franklin and Northfield, Webster Valve Company in Franklin and worked in healthcare at Franklin Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Plymouth. Ethel attended the Northfield Union Church.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Green and her second husband, Joseph Cataldo Sr. Also, daughters, Cora Brown and Katherine Brooks.
She leaves daughters, Emily Vandell of Northfield, Charleen Bryson of Franklin, Donna Hutchins of Rumney and Joyce Patridge of Belmont; 19 grand, 23 great-grand and 8 great-great grandchildren; brother, Edward Donaghy of Fitchburg, MA; step children Joseph Cataldo and Anna Joseph; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Monday, April 22nd from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A funeral service will follow in the Memorial Home at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the family lot in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Ethel's name to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 728 N. Main St., in Laconia, NH 03246.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 11:54

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George D. Smith, 50

HOPKINTON – George Dwight Smith, 50, of Hopkinton NH lost his battle with cancer on April 17, 2013. He leaves behind his mother, Ellen Smith; and brothers Eugene and Bruce of Center Barnstead, sisters Mary Ladd of Gilford, Nancy Avery and Janet Cutler of Myrtle Beach, SC, Joyce Krol of Hampton and Elaine Page and Barbara Moore of Laconia. He also leaves behind a special friend Amanda and her children Jazmin, Kaleb and Lily; many beloved nieces and nephews.
George will join his father George L. Smith, his brothers Micheal and Dean; and two special nieces, Rose Marie Fleck and Misty Smith, in heaven.
George will be greatly missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Pittsfield Community Center, April 28, 1 pm to 4 pm. A private burial will be led at Smith Meeting House Cemetery.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 11:45

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