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Nancy J. Parsons, 67

LACONIA — Nancy Jean Parsons, 67, of 108 Valley Street passed away on November 14, 2014 at home with her family at her side.

She was born on December 23, 1946 to Walter and Marcelle (Perry) Parsons in Concord. She grew up in Laconia and graduated in 1965 from LHS. She left Laconia in 1971 and continued her education at Thomas Secretarial, Merrimack Valley College, and UNH Continuing Education.

She chose to work for programs that dealt with issues for homeless, low-income and the poor. She was employed by Women for Higher Education at Merrimack Valley College. She was also employed by New Hampshire Legal Assistance in Manchester where she became actively involved in low-income issues. She would attend Legislative Hearings and present testimony in support of bills, before Senators and Representatives, centering on plights of the low income, homeless and handicapped in New Hampshire.

Upon returning to Laconia in 1989 she worked at local companies, Family Dollar, Aavid, and ended her working history at Home Goods due to illness.

Nancy leaves behind her son, Timothy W. Parsons, Sr., who has been here for her this past year. She also leaves her sister Connie and brother-in-law, Joe LaChance, who she made her home with. She leaves three grandchildren; Timothy Parsons, Jr., Jamie Mossey and husband Harold, and Christopher Parsons. She was blessed to have five great-grandchildren;  Peter, Khloe, and Harper Mossey, T. Nicholas and Dustin Parsons. She leaves one nephew, Jeremy LaChance and family of Gilford, and one niece, Stephanie Gilbert and family of Laconia. She was predeceased by her parents, grandparents, and ex-husband Rick Hume.

There will be no calling hours or funeral at Nancy's request.

H.L. Young & Company Memorial Home, Carlton C. Ham, funeral director, 175, South Main Street, Franklin, is handing the arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:34

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Dale P. Eddy, 81

GILFORD — Dale Pattison Eddy, 81, of Gilford, and formerly of Madison, Conn., Brooklyn, Conn., and Abington, Mass., died peacefully at home on Friday, Nov 14, 2014, surrounded by family.

Born on May 26, 1933, in Hartford Conn., he was the son of the late Willard Collins Eddy and Edna Burgess Eddy.

He graduated with a BA in sociology from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Harvard University. He was plant Engineer for Pepperidge Farm in Downingtown, Pa., and a management consultant for Proudfoot Consulting and an independent management consultant for many years.

A lover of the UConn girls' basketball team which brought him many enjoyable evenings, he was also a passionate writer and storyteller with a sense of humor and a passion for debate. He often wrote articles for local papers under the pen name of E.D. Pattison.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margret Swahn Eddy; and his children, Dale Channing Eddy and his wife Deborah of Gilford, Liisa Eddy Bennett of Taunton, Mass., John Albin Eddy and his wife Christina of Concord, and Julie (Eddy) Pattison Armstrong and her husband John of Sharon, Mass. He also leaves his grandchildren, Christopher and Paul Bennett, Jessica and Hjordis Armstrong, Michael Eddy and his wife Kristina, Andrew and David Eddy; and six great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Nicholas and Ryan Sasseville, Noah and Lyllian Eddy and Olivia Bennett, as well as several loving nieces and nephews.

In additional to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Channing Blanchard Eddy and sister-in-law, Phyllis Bartow Eddy of Cheshire Conn.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gifford, with the Rev. Michael Graham presiding. Services will be followed by a reception at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford NH 03249, or Learn to Cope (a support group for families with loved ones struggling with addiction), P.O. Box 60, Raynham MA 02767.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 17 November 2014 09:29

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Helen Hawkins, 92

LACONIA — Helen M. Hawkins, 92, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died at her home on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. She was the widow of William I. Hawkins who died in 1990.

Helen was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Sanford, Maine, the daughter of the late Pierre and Laura (Morrissette) Chamberlain.

Helen was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Lakeport, and volunteered at the New to You Shop. She had been employed at Story Drug Store and the Jr. Deb Clothing Store. She was an avid bingo player, enjoyed reading and square dancing and loved to keep up with world affairs.

Helen is survived by a son, William K. Hawkins, of Cape Coral, Fla.; three daughters, Jerilyn Peart and her husband, Bruce, of Seattle, Linda Rowley and her husband, Jerry, of Salt Lake City, and Margaret Hooker and her husband, Billy, of Lyons, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Linnette Remick of Rye.

In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was predeceased by a brother, Roland Chamberlain; and a sister, Rita Eldridge.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 17 November 2014 09:21

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Steven M. West, 60

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Steven M. West, 60, of Port Orange, Florida and a former Laconia resident, passed away at home on September 20, 2014. He was the Widower of Jane A (Thrippleton) West. They shared 39 years of marriage before her passing in 2013.
Steve was born in Laconia, N.H., on November 27, 1953, he was the son of Charles and Laura (Richards) West. He attended and graduated from Laconia High School in 1971. After high school he joined the Air Force. At the end of his service, he returned home to marry the love of his life in 1974.
Before moving to Florida, he worked for New Hampshire Ball Bearings as an inspector. Steve enjoyed the outdoors. He loved camping, fishing, white water rafting and most of all, riding his motorcycle.
Steve is survived by his two sons, Jeremy of Concord, N.H., Jason and his wife Cheryl and their three children, Mackenzie, Kendall and Cadence, all of Wolfeboro, N.H.
He also leaves behind a sister, Suzanne West of Manchester, N.H., two brothers, Buck West of Meredith, N.H. and Kerry West of Denver Colo. and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church Wolfeboro. 115 South Main St. Wolfeboro NH 03894

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:18

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