KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Mildred Ella Colby Kern passed away April 20, 2015 at the age 93 at Good Samaritan Village, Kissimmee, Fla. after a period of declining health. Graveside services will be held in Meredith, New Hampshire at a later date.
Mildred was born in Meredith, New Hampshire on June 5, 1921 to Leroy Colby and Mildred Allen Colby. She was the fourth of five children.
Mildred attended Meredith schools, graduating in 1939. She attended Keene State College and graduated in 1944 with a degree in Home Economics. Mildred taught in Ashland, Northwood, Warren and Newton, N.H., then in Marseilles, Plano, and Sheldon, Ill., Remington, South Bend, Boone County, Ind., and finally Methuen, Mass. At the high school level, she taught home economics and history, as well as several grades at the elementary level during her career.
Mildred also attended beauty school and owned a small shop in Meredith for a year.
Mildred was a member of the Meredith Baptist Church but changed to the Methodist Church when she married the Reverend Charles Wesley Kern in 1955, serving with him in his many parish assignments. Mildred always enjoyed baking, cooking, crafts and contributing to the church social events and bake sales. She was known to always remind her students and friends that the presentation on the table was most important to everyone's enjoyment.
Mildred also suggested the title of Charles' book, God, Grace and Granite, on the history of Methodists in New Hampshire.
For many years they owned a beloved summer cottage in Center Barnstead, N.H.
Upon their retirement, Mildred and Charles moved to the Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee, Fla. and lived there until both of their passing. Charles pursued his ministry and teaching, while Mildred participated in many Village committees, most notably the creation of the Endowment Fund to assist residents.
Charles died in 2012. Mildred was predeceased by sisters Thelma Livingstone, Dorothy Plaisted, brothers Leroy Allen Colby, Randolph Colby and their spouses, nephews Herbert Livingstone, David Livingstone, and Roderick Plaisted.
Mildred is survived by her nephews Richard Plaisted, Stephen Plaisted, George Plaisted, Randolph Colby, Leroy Colby, and nieces Betty Plaisted, Judith Haracz and husband Gary, and many grand nephews and nieces.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 09:00
Margaret B. Duguay, 87
ASHLAND — Margaret B. Duguay, 87, of Ashland died on May 7, 2015, at Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.
She was born in Keene on July 31, 1927, the daughter of Kenneth and Margaret (Bowker) McClearn. Peggy was raised in the Keene area, attending local schools. She moved to Athol, Mass., with her mother where she finished high school and met her future husband.
In the late 1940s, she and her husband Leonard (Peewee) relocated from Athol, Mass., to Ashland, where they made their home. For many years, Peggy worked with her husband at their family store, Peewee's Market, in Ashland. Following the sale of their market, she was employed by Dr. John S. Reever, DDS, as his office manager.
She was a member of St Agnes Catholic Church, Dupuis Cross Post 15 American Legion Auxiliary, the 50-Plus Club, the Lilacs, was on a bowling league, volunteered at the Ashland Community Center, was a ballot clerk for all elections, worked diligently on the Fourth of July Committee, as well as marching in and passing out flags.
Peggy enjoyed boating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, crocheting, but most of all, she loved her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard (Peewee) Duguay; her son, Stephen; and sister, Beverly Bilodeau.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth and wife Floretta of Franklin, and Daniel Duguay of Ashland; three grandchildren, Matthew Duguay of Sommerville, Mass., Andrew Duguay of Tilton, and Amanda Duguay of East Boston.
Calling hours were held on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hill Avenue in Ashland. Burial to follow in Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Center P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168.
Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the arrangements. For more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 08:56
MEREDITH — Lawrence H. Walker, 99, formerly of 25 Ridgewood Avenue died at Forestview Manor, Meredith on Sunday, January 4, 2015.
Mr. Walker was born on March 19, 1915 in New Hampton, the son of the late Albert and Edith (Tilton) Walker. Lawrence worked for 23 years as an assistant foreman at Scott & Williams and also for Cormier Hosiery as a night foreman, retiring in 1980. He enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling and hiking.
He is survived by two sons, John A. Walker and his wife, Annette, of Missoula, Montana and their daughter Loralei Walker and her spouse Bridgett Korman, and Douglas A. Walker and his wife, Cheryl, of Portales, New Mexico; two daughters, Ann E. Walker of Boscawen and her son Chris Little, and Dawn E. Mooney and her husband, James, of Belmont; three nieces; Donna Lowell, Mary Gallagher and Pam Kelly and their families, one nephew, Chet Walker and his family and cousins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Walker was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Madeline (Huston) Walker in 2007, one grandchild, Zachariah Walker and two brothers, Chester J. Walker and Clarence A. Walker.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Burial will follow in the family plot at Union Cemetery, Academy St., Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246, to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N. H. 03247 or to the Forestview Manor Activities Fund, 153 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253.
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, 11 May 2015 08:51
John "Jack" Marshall, 75
LACONIA — John "Jack" Marshall, 75, of 21 Gilbert St., born March 28, 1940, slipped quietly and gently away Friday evening, May 8, 2015, in the loving arms of his wife of 42 years, Trudi.
Jack, as he was known by his family and friends, was raised in the construction business trade, starting at an early age working with his father in the family business, John C. Marshall & Sons. He merged with another construction firm to form Mooney Corporation in the late 1970s and worked on many larger commercial job sites over the years, such as LRGH renovations and Kingswood Regional High and Vocational School, as well as recreational venues, such as Black Bear Ski Lodge and the Lodge at Loon Mountain. After the building bust in the 1990s, Jack worked at Howland's Laundromat and with their construction section of the business. He really had come full circle from small-home renovations, to multimillion-dollar commercial jobs, back to small-home renovations.
When the laundromat was sold to Dan and Sandy Roberts, Jack came as part of the package, repairing the machinery and helping with the electronics. This was a job he relished because he could see how to take one thing and make it entirely serve another purpose that surpassed the usefulness of the original item. In 2001 Jack obtained his amateur radio license as a technician and had the call sign of KB1GQT, which gave him a great deal of pleasure. He very much enjoyed "lurking" and listening in on the weekly meetings as well as to the calls on the local repeater.
Due to health issues, Jack officially retired from work in July 2014, devoting his time to his family. He remained active until the very end, working on numerous projects, both of his own making, and assisting others with theirs.
At Jack's request, he donated his organs to the New England Organ Bank in Waltham, Mass., which can only serve to underscore his generosity
Jack was predeceased by his parents, John and Wilma Marshall.
He is survived by his wife, Trudi, his son, Marc Marshall, his daughter-in-law, Megan and grandchildren Jack and Josie all of Wichita, Kan.; his daughter, Kim Marshall and his grandchildren Caelan of Phoenix, Ariz., and Laconia, Eliana and Phoenix Norwood, of Laconia; his sister, Jeanne McCutcheon of Exeter, R.I.; his brothers, Alan and David Marshall of Framingham, Mass., and Philip Marshall and his sister-in-law Beth Marshall of The Woodlands, Texas. He also leaves nine nieces and nephews, living in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Virginia and Nicaragua; 22 great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great-nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Interment will on Friday May 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the family plot in Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team, 67 Water St., Suite 105, Laconia, NH 03246, to help them prepare to help others.
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, 11 May 2015 08:50