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David P. Edelstein, 66

NORTH BERWICK, Maine — David Philip Edelstein, 66 died on November 13 at his home in North Berwick, Maine. Bedridden for many years with MS, David succumbed to a sudden onset of pneumonia.

David was born and raised in Nashua, the third child of Harold and Katharine Edelstein. As a young man, David moved to Portsmouth where he eventually opened two businesses on Ceres Street: The Trunk Shop and a toy store called Little Dickens. He became an expert in antiques, particularly rare antique trunks, and his beautifully restored early American trunks were sought by collectors across the country. In 1986, David married Annie Blanchard. Together they moved to North Berwick, where their daughter Molly was born in 1987.

David was known for his intelligence, wit, curiosity and grand philosophical theories about the nature of life. He was a talented guitarist, a peace activist, and an iconoclast, continually questioning the accepted wisdom of the world. Mark Twain was his greatest hero and model, and David sometimes proved the equal of that model in his ironic assaults on pomposity and pretense.

Above all, he was a sweet, loving, and generous man, who will be deeply and forever missed by his family and his many friends. He is survived by his wife Annie Blanchard, his daughter Molly, his sisters Linda Morse and Eve Edelstein Williams, his brother Mark Edelstein, his niece Anne, and his nephews Ben and Noah.

A memorial service will be held Sunday November 16 at 12:30 at Temple Israel synagogue, 36 Olive Meadow Lane in Dover (formerly 516 Sixth Street). In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Kathleen Joyce, 52

BELMONT — Kathleen Joyce, 52, of Marilyn Drive, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Kathleen was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, on July 31, 1962, the daughter of Frank and Patricia (Pelczar) Casazza.
Kathleen had been a resident of Belmont for the last 12 years. She had been a waitress for the last 25 years, most recently working at Lakeside before retiring. Kathleen loved going to Foxwoods and will be greatly missed by many.
Kathleen is survived by her loving husband, Michael Joyce, of Belmont; a step-daughter, Heather Bell, and her husband, Richard, of Colorado; her parents, Frank of Laconia and Patricia Casazza of Belmont; a brother, Steven Casazza; two sisters, Carolyn Lund and husband, David, of Laconia and Sharon Lange and husband, David, of Laconia and six grandchildren, Giovanni Casazza, Xianna Casazza, Jayla Bell, Parker Bell, Justice Feldman and Christian Gamache; three nieces, Stephanie Lund and Shayna Lange both of Laconia and Karena Watson of Indiana; two nephews, Frank Lund of Franklin and Jordan Lund of Belmont. She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Joyce.
Calling hours will be Monday, November 17, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia New Hampshire, using the Carriage House entrance.
Burial will follow at a later date.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, New Hampshire 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.

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Linda M. Masse, 58

LACONIA — Linda M. (Morgardo) Masse, of Laconia, N.H. and formerly of Plymouth, Mass. died on November 11th at Beth Israel – Boston at the age of 58. She is survived by her loving children Brendon Shurtleff, Bryan Shurtleff, Megan Masse and Jean Masse III all of Laconia, N.H. Daughter of Marilia (Corvelo) Morgardo of Kingston and the late George Morgardo, she also leaves her sister Joanne Mills of Kingston, her brothers George Morgardo of Townsend and Dennis Morgardo of Chula Vista, Calif. and one grandchild on the way.
Linda was born and raised in Plymouth, Mass. graduating from Plymouth-Carver High School and has lived in Laconia for 17 years. She enjoyed the ocean, painting, playing the piano and especially, spending time with her children and family.
Visiting hours will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 373 Court St (Rt 3A), N. Plymouth on Tuesday, November 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. An additional service will be held in Laconia, N.H. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Linda Morgardo-Masse Children's Fund c/o Santander 4 North Street Plymouth, MA 02360.
On line condolences can be made at richarddavisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Norman R. Daigle, Sr., 77

GILFORD – Norman R. Daigle Sr., 77, of Gilford, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

He was born on October 17, 1937 in Lowell, Mass., the son of Alfred and Adele (Prive) Daigle. Norman worked as a supervisor for Gen-Rad in Mass. He enjoyed woodworking, drawing and fishing. Norman was known as a master at tinkering.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pearl (Moreau) Daigle of Gilford, one son, Norman Daigle, Jr. and his wife Carol of Gilford, one brother, Robert Daigle and his wife Olive of Florida, three grandchildren; Erica Duncan and her husband Thomas and Erica's mother, Janine Page, all of Laconia, Natasha (Furbish) McNutt and her husband Shane of Calif. and Seth Page of Laconia, two great grandchildren; Ayden Duncan and Addison Duncan, both of Laconia, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, two sisters-in-law, Priscille Grigg of Lowell, MA and Rhonda Gray of Dracut, MA., two brothers-in-law; Norman Moreau of Lowell, MA. and Richard Grigg of Lowell, Mass. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Alfred Daigle Jr.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 1PM to 3PM on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will follow at 3PM, also at the funeral home.

Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Two Commerce Dr, Ste 110, 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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