LACONIA — Priscilla Florence LeClaire, 75, of 52 Estates Circle, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Belknap County Nursing Home after a period of failing health.
She was born on April 30, 1939 in Plymouth, the daughter of the late Stephen and Alexina (Dion) Gray. Priscilla worked for a number of years for Lakes Region General Hospital in the Laundry and Central Sterile Departments. She was a member of the Ladies Guild for St. Joseph's Church in Laconia where she was a C.C.D. Teacher and a Eucharistic Minister. She was a volunteer for the Community Action Program in Concord and was a past Boy, Cub and Girl Scout Troop Leader. Priscilla enjoyed knitting, crochet and was a loving daycare provider to her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Nelson LeClaire, Jr. of Laconia, two sons; Norman LeClaire and his wife Beth of Laconia and Nelson LeClaire III and his wife Allison of Laconia, two daughters; Kaylin Groleau and her husband Jonathan of Laconia and Heidi Miller and her husband Wayne of Laconia, two brothers; Edwin Grey and his wife Sharon of Henrietta, N.Y. and James Gray of Providence, R.I., four sisters; Jeanette Atherton and her husband Walter of Tilton, Lillian Watson of Laconia, Yvonne Dupont and husband Raymond of Belmont and Alexinia Azotea and her husband Ben of Gilmanton, fifteen grandchildren; Azelin Groleau, Andrew Groleau, Alexander Groleau, Kevin Farquharson, Melissa Sulloway, Sally Ann Sulloway, Michael Sulloway, Samantha Sulloway, Jennifer Miller, Natalie Miller, Priscilla LeClaire, Nelson LeClaire IV, Courtney LeClaire, Joshua LeClaire and Emily LeClaire, two great-grandchildren; McKenzie LeClaire and Lacey Norma LeClaire, one brother-in-law, Stuart LeClaire of Bellingham, Mass. and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Clifford Gray, one sister, Lorraine Dargy, one half brother, Earl Gray and one sister-in-law, Bertha Gray.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph's Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia.
Burial will be held in the spring at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, STE 201, Bedford, NH 03110 .
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, 05 February 2015 08:27
LACONIA — Carol Ann (Morrissette) Campbell, 65, a lifelong resident of Laconia, N.H., passed away peacefully at Lakes Region General Hospital on February 2, 2015, following a long period of failing health; surrounded by loving family.
She was born in Laconia on February 15, 1949, the daughter of the late Oscar Eugene and Rachel Mary (Vallee) Morrissette.
She was employed for 25 years in the Teflon dept. at NH Ball Bearing in Laconia until her retirement, from there she lived out the rest of her years at home as a homemaker and spending quality time with her family. She was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother .
She had hobbies which she thoroughly enjoyed such as her love for gardening, taking in the scenery of all her beautiful flowers, spending time at the ocean, her collection of dolls, spending time with her pets, she had a great love for animals and enjoyed bird watching, she spent many hours in her kitchen cooking, her favorite pastime. She always enjoyed decorating every room in her house at Christmas and entertaining family and friends.
She had a strong faith in Jesus and was an active member at the Congregational Church of Laconia for many years past, attending Sunday services when her children were young, getting them involved in Sunday School classes and Bible studies.
She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Emile Campbell, a son Emile Campbell, Jr., and daughters, Brandy Campbell and Tonya Smith all of Laconia and Niki Campbell of Belmont; her six grandchildren; grandsons, Ryan Chandler, Nolan Appleton, Logan Campbell and Oscar Smith all of Laconia and two granddaughters, Lily Campbell of Berlin, and Natalie Smith of Camden, Maine.; her step mother Irene Morrissette of Belmont; four siblings; a twin sister Corrine (Morrissette) O'Mara of Laconia, brothers; Eugene Morrissette of Loudon, Ralph Morrissette and his wife Mary, and Bruce Morrissette and his wife Irene both of Tilton, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother David Morrissette formerly of Laconia.
Her favorite charities which she donated to regularly were the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of her granddaughter Natalie whom was diagnosed with the genetic disorder at a very young age and the NH Humane Society.
Her enormous personality, the sound of her laughter, her generosity towards others and her warm smile will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Heaven has gained a wonderful new Angel.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Funeral Service will follow at 5 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, Laconia in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern New England Chapter, 114 Perimeter Rd. Unit G & H, Nashua, NH 03063 or at cff.org, and/or the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or at nhhumane.org
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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, 05 February 2015 08:23
PLYMOUTH — Arnold W. Clifford, 67, of Bridgewater, passed away unexpectedly at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
Born in Plymouth on August 3, 1947 he was the son of Earl M. and Virginia Jean (Schofield) Clifford. Arnold was raised in Plymouth and he graduated from the Plymouth High School. At the age of 21 he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served his country with honor and courage with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. Arnold was awarded many medals for his service, he was also a recipient of the Purple Heart.
His working career includes several years at the Beebee River Mill, he served as a Firefighter and Police Officer with the Town of Plymouth, he worked at the Napa Auto Store in Plymouth for a number of years, and he retired from the Plymouth Post Office. In his retirement he worked for the All Ways Green Landscaping Co. and the Jim Heal Excavating Co.
In his life Arnold enjoyed camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and taking trips to the ocean and his beloved dog Snowball. Arnold loved spending time with his family, and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who've affectionately known him as "Papa". He will be lovingly remembered as a devoted partner, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a friend to all.
Arnold is predeceased by his wife, Sarah (Piper) Clifford, in 1992.
He is survived by his beloved partner of 20 years, Clara M. Cass, of Bridgewater; son, Jeremy W. Clifford, of Bridgewater; daughter, Julie M. Tatham, of Plymouth; step-daughter, Cynthia J. Monroe, of Campton; five grandchildren, Sarah, Mackenzie, Timothy, Kirsten, Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Candice, Saige, Dena Rae, Avery; four brothers, George Clifford and his wife Donna, of Plymouth, Robert and Randall Clifford, both of Danforth, Maine, Earl M. Clifford, Jr., of Menefee, Calif. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arnold's memory to the Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home following the calling hours. Rev. Brenda Wentworth will officiate. A spring graveside service will be held at Blair Cemetery, Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Arnold's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:20
CAMPTON — Anna Ruth Hobart, 95 of US Route 3, Campton, entered the loving embrace of the angels at her home on Feb. 3, 2015.
Born on July 30, 1919, Anna was the daughter of Ozias and Edith (Hanscom) Willoughby.
Anna grew up in the Campton and Plymouth area, attending the Blair one room schoolhouse, Campton and Plymouth High School. She resided in Campton for many years and then moved to the Manchester, N.H. area in 1957. She was a resident of Auburn, N.H. of about thirty years and has made her home with her daughter in Campton for the past couple of years.
Anna worked as a waitress and in the dry cleaning industry.
Anna was predeceased by her loving husband of seventh-three years, Charles Stewart Hobart, who died in January of 2013, and she was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Smith and her son, Alvin "Sonny" Hobart.
Anna was a beacon of light in all of our lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Anna is survived by her daughters, Edith L. Littlefield and her husband Joseph, of Campton, Barbara Tack and her husband Robert of Epsom, eleven grandchildren and many, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Please join the family in a celebration of Anna's life at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St. Plymouth, on Friday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate. Spring burial will be held in the Blair Cemetery, Campton.
To sign Anna's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfunralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:14