FRANKLIN — Mr. Steven E. Vespa, 41, of Franklin, died at his home on Jan. 17, 2015.
He was born in Franklin on Oct. 5, 1973 the son of Steven Vespa and Sandra (Jacobs).
Steve was raised in the Tilton-Franklin area and graduated from Franklin High School in 1991.
He was employed at PCC Structurals in Franklin. Steve enjoyed sports especially college and professional football. He also enjoyed camping and kayaking with his family.
Family members include his wife, Jessica (Scott) Vespa of Franklin, his children: Travis LeCourt, Cody LeCourt, Samantha Vespa, Gabriel Vespa, Hunter Vespa, and Gavin Vespa, a grandson, Vladamire LeCourt, his father and his wife, Steven and Patti Vespa of Laconia, his mother and her husband, Sandra and Frank DeForge of Laconia, a brother, Salvatore Vespa of Laconia, and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Friday (Jan. 23, 2015) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Steven may be made to the Vespa Children Memorial Fund, c/o Franklin Savings Bank, 387 Central St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 07:55
BELMONT — Marie E. Browher, 91, died peacefully in her daughter's home on Sunday, January 19, 2015.
She was born in Manchester, N.H. on August 20, 1923, the daughter of Eglantine (Allard) and Albert Prince. She was proud of her French Canadian heritage. Living on the west side of Manchester, she attended Saint Marie's Catholic School and Church. Marie worked in the Manchester's mayor office and in the Veteran's Affairs Office registering young men for service during World War II. As a young adult, Marie took classes at The Arthur Murray School of Dance in New York.
An adventurous woman of her time, she traveled the country, even flying to Havana, Cuba, with her best friend, Effie, in 1947. That same year, Marie moved to Georgia to work in room service and as a waitress at the Cloister Hotel on Sea Island, where George and Barbara Bush spent their honeymoon two years earlier. She met her future husband on nearby Saint Simon's Island where he was a musician in a band at the King and Prince Hotel; they were married on August 1, 1950 at St. William's Catholic Church on Saint Simon's Island. They settled in Brunswick, Ga., where Marie devoted her time to raising her family.
In 1974, they moved to Meredith, N.H., where she enjoyed gardening and tending her pet geese in their large backyard. A communicant of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, in Meredith, Marie was the organist for nearly twenty years. As a prayerful woman, Marie had a special devotion to Mary, The Blessed Mother of God.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 64 years, Walter T. Browher, of Meredith; sons, Chris Browher and his wife Lynn, of Laconia, Michael Browher and his wife Patty, of Meredith; daughter, Celeste Woodbury and husband Jim, of Belmont; brother-in-law, Roger Browher; sisters-in-law, Virginia Browher Lipthratt, and Eleanor Browher Miller, of Brunswick, Georgia. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, plus eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The family is very grateful to Celeste and Jim Woodbury for the excellent care she received for over seven years at their home in Belmont.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 6 through 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 and 104), in Meredith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (300 Rte. 25), Meredith, on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. Rev. Dennis J. Audet, pastor, will be the celebrant. A luncheon will follow the Mass in the church hall. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in the NH Veteran's Cemetery, in Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care Net Pregnancy Center.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Marie's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 07:52
BRIDGEWATER — June Pearle Harriman 94, of Bridgewater died at Franklin Regional Hospital following a brief illness on January 17, 2015. Born in Laconia on June 21, 1920, she was a daughter of Arthur and Mabel Sanborn. June was raised in Laconia where she attended local schools.
June moved to Bridgewater in the 1950s. She worked at Bailey's Five and Dime Store for fifty plus years. She will be remembered as the lady at the penny candy counter who loved kids. Prior to that, June worked at Keller's and Weeks Dairy in Laconia. In 1966 she married James Taylor Harriman, Sr.
June was predeceased by her husband James Taylor Harriman, Sr. in 1997 as well as her sisters Melba Cilley, Christine Fowler, Dorothy Legg and Lillian Bucknam.
She is survived by her sons, James T. Harriman, Jr. and his wife Doreen of Bridgewater and Jeffrey C. Harriman and his wife Ginny of Lakeland, Florida. Also survived by three grandchildren; Jamie Berube, Jason Harriman and Colleen Harriman as well as five great grandchildren. She also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews and her lifelong "Fresh Air" kid, Gene Rogers of Florida.
A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetary in Laconia in the spring at a time to be announced. Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the arrangements. For more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 07:47
FRANCONIA – Ronald L. Bilodeau, 75, of 93 Main Street, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Lafayette Center in Franconia.
He was born on May 2, 1939 in Berlin, the son of the late George and Veronica (Derochers) Bilodeau. Ronald served in the US Navy. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, woodworking and reading.
He is survived by his son, Jeff Bilodeau and his wife Elizabeth of Meredith, one daughter, Jacklyn Perez and her husband Ray of Bethlehem, one step-daughter, Holly Tetreault and her husband Norman of Meredith, one brother, James Bilodeau and his wife Linda of Gorham and two sisters; Margaret Ellis of Delaware and Lois George of Gorham, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Donna (Kimball) Bilodeau, three brothers; George Bilodeau, Louis Bilodeau and Ernest Bilodeau and four sisters; Irene Westman, Shirley Sanborn, Joanne Peters and Daisy Bilodeau.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Oakland Cemetery in Meredith.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Lafayette Center, 93 Main Street, Franconia, NH 03580.
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, 19 January 2015 09:08