BELMONT — David B. Bienvenu, 56, died December 24, 2014 at LRGHealthcare. He was born in Manchester, N.H. the son of Lester and Irene (Blessington) Bienvenu. He grew up in Manchester and attended a school in Pennsylvania before returning to New Hampshire.
David lived with the Bleiler family in Alexandria for quite a time. While there, he helped by working at their orchard: picking, washing, and packing the apples for distrubution. David also participated in the ski program of the Special Olympics, and loved to play and watch basketball. He later moved to live with the Partridge family in Belmont and participated in activities with the Lakes Region Community Services Council. He was often found helping with the watering of the community flowers in Veterans Square in Laconia, recycling with the Carey Spooner family in Gilford, and delivering newspapers around the Lakes Region.
To know David was to love him. He will be missed by his dear friends Donald and Violet.
He is survived by two sisters: Elizabeth Bienvenu of Manchester and Anne Peckett of Easton. Two neices and one nephew, grand neices and nephews, and cousins.
A memorial Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church of St. Andre Bessette Parish, Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will occur at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bedford, N.H. Arrangements by Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol. In lieu of flowers, you are asked to practice random acts of kindness in David's memory. Those wishing to make a monetary donation are asked to send them to the March of Dimes in your area.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 08:30
BELMONT — Frances L. (Ford) Cassavaugh, 79, of 291 South Road, died suddenly Monday, December 29, 2014 in her home.
Frances was born on July 7, 1935 in Boston, Mass., the daughter of the late Herbert and Lucille (Stickney) Ford. She resided in Laconia and wintered in Florida for many years before moving to Belmont five years ago.
Frances was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont. She enjoyed quilting, wood crafting, flowers, gardening, bird watching, reading and puzzles. She traveled to most of the states and loved sharing on Facebook.
She is survived by two sons; Shawn R. Cassavaugh and his significant other, Heidi Williams, of Gilford and Stacey F. Cassavaugh and his wife, Carrie, of Tilton; two daughters; Debra L. Drake and her husband, David, of Belmont and Linda L. Ruegg of Homosassa, Florida; ten grandchildren, Jaime Reminar, Kristi Pease, Joshua Drake, Kerri Drake, John Ruegg, Amanda Ruegg, Shawn Cassavaugh II, Nicole McGrath, Jocelyn Cassavaugh, and Joshua Rohelia; a brother, Marshall Ford and his wife Marguerite, of Belmont; two sisters, Janet Bernier of R.I. and Susan Iadevaia and her husband William of R.I.; many nieces and nephews and a number of foster children. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond T.L. "Lee" Cassavaugh in 2000 and by her beloved granddaughter, Kaylee Cassavaugh.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Street, Belmont, N.H.
Burial will be at the South Road Cemetery in Belmont in the spring.
Since Frances was a five year survivor of breast cancer, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to LRGHealthcare's Hematology/Oncology Department, 80 Highland Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 Tuesday, 30 December 2014 08:25
NEW HAMPTON — Olaf Bert Taylor, 86, passed away surrounded by his loving family at home on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.
Olaf was born in New Hampton on Dec. 8, 1928, the son of Bertie George Taylor and Blanche (Boynton) Taylor.
Olaf went to school at the little red schoolhouse in New Hampton, then onto high school in Bristol, before entering the Marine Corps in 1946. He was promoted to staff sergeant in 1951.
Olaf married his wife, Marjorie (Bolduc) Taylor on April 11, 1949. After serving his country, Olaf went to work at the woolen mill in Ashland for 14 years, and then to Ambrose construction until his retirement in 1996.
Olaf will be lovingly remembered by his family as a man who loved spending quality family time. Being an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing, and going to the North Country to the family camp in Colebrook.
Olaf was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marjorie Taylor, in 2007; and their son, Michael Taylor, in 2009.
Olaf is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Ambrose of New Hampton, and Jackie Dorge of New Hampton; and a son, Ken Taylor of Northumberland; and a sister, Olga Morgan of Bethel, Maine; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 204 D.W. Highway, Meredith. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 Route 25 Meredith, the Rev. Dennis J. Audet officiating. Burial will follow at noon the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Olaf's name may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
To sign Olaf's Book of Memories, go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 08:16
HOLDERNESS — Randy George Miller, 64, of Holderness, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, in Melrose, Mass., on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Holderness, on Jan. 18, 1950, he was the son of Brandon G. and Henrietta (Simoneau) Miller. Randy was raised in Holderness and attended local schools graduating from the Plymouth Regional High School. Randy then went on to enlist with the Navy, serving his country during the Vietnam War 1968-1971.
Randy is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Cynthia (Classen) Miller; his sons, Marcus Miller, Eddie Greeley and his wife Andrea, Joey Greeley and his wife Laura; four grandchildren, Kian and Khloe Greeley, and Joey Jr., and Gavin Greeley; sister, Ann Rountry and husband Peter; nephew, Jason Donnelly and his wife Renee and family; niece, Jill Sheltry and her husband Rob and family. Randy is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Randy's memory be made to his favorite charity: the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Randy's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 09:30