ASHLAND — Jennifer Susan Dahlberg, 57, of Candia, passed away at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Manchester on June 12, 1957, she was the daughter of Robert and Jane (Merrill) Dahlberg, she was raised throughout the U.S., as her father Robert was an active Marine. She eventually settled in Ashland, graduating from the Ashland High School. Jennifer furthered her education at Keene State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree, and achieved her master's degree from Plymouth State College and Gallaudet University.
Jennifer took great pride in being a special education teacher and administrator, she held various positions throughout her career.
She is predeceased by her parents.
Jennifer is survived by her two children, daughter, Heidi (Gile) VanderWest and her husband David, of Williamsburg, Va., son, Robert Bolser, of Manchester; siblings, Ingrid McIver, Heidi Dahlberg, and Michael Dahlberg, all of New Hampshire; one grandson; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jennifer's memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 www.nationalmssociety.org
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Jennifer's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:31
Neil R. Noyes Sr., 83
BELMONT — Neil Raymond Noyes Sr., 83, of Jamestown Road, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.
Neil was born in Laconia on July 20, 1931, the son of Hilton H. and Evelyn (Hill) Noyes. He grew up in Winnisquam and moved to Belmont 60 years ago. Neil was a descendant of John Leavitt and Elisha Smith, two of the petitioners for grants of land for Meredith, now Laconia.
Neil was a veteran of the Navy, serving in the Korean War on the USS Shadwell.
Neil was a boiler room fireman for the Johns-Manville Corporation and the Quin-T Corporation.
Neil enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, yard sales, growing his own Christmas trees and spending time at his camp up north. He was a former member of the Winnisquam Fire Department.
Neil is survived by his wife, Elsie (Davis) Noyes, of Belmont; two sons, Neil "Butch" R. Noyes Jr. and his wife, Ellen, of Belmont, and Richard W. Noyes and his wife, Lorraine, of Orange Grove, Texas; six grandchildren, David, Michael and Desiree Noyes, Rachel Guyer, Don Cross and William Neal; and several nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by daughters, Kathleen T. Ober, Angela Carol Noyes; and by his brothers, Hilton F. Noyes, Herbert H. Noyes and Waldo H. Noyes.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. at the Wikinson-Beane-Simoneau Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Burial will be held in the spring in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Neil Raymond Noyes Sr. Agricultural Scholarship, c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation PO Box 7312 Gilford, NH 03247-7312.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.conm.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:45
MEREDITH — Patricia Anne Sirles of Meredith passed suddenly at her home on Feb. 22, 2015, at the age of 63.
Patty was born in Plymouth on July 12, 1951, to Frank Smith and Muriel Legrice.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Penny Sirles; her children, Jason J. Sirles of Meredith and Jeffrey A. Sirles of Ashland; her brothers, James Smith of Salisbury, Timothy Smith of Franklin; her grandchildren and many beloved extended family members.
In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her brother, Claude Blackstone, late of Bristol.
Patty treated everyone as family, and lived for the days when she would be surrounded by loved ones. She lived simply, loved generously, and honored her faith through her thoughtfulness and kind heart. She had a love for children, Native American culture, and living a life of service.
Patty previously worked to help disabled people at the Laconia State School, as well as assisting the elderly as a visiting hospice aide. She will be missed by many.
A funeral service will be held at the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church, at 122 Meredith Center Road, Meredith at a time and date to be announced. The Rev. Robert Lemieux will officiate. A brief reception will follow the ceremony for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Patricia to the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:58
FRANKLIN — Carolyn Lee Lindstrom., 73, of Franklin, N.H. passed away peacefully on February 22 at Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 11, 1942, daughter Doris Bourque of Tilton and the late Ben Fields. She was raised in Laconia and was a graduate of Laconia High School Class of 1959. Carol spent the majority of her life working at the NH Title Bureau. After retirement from the State of New Hampshire, she worked part time as bartender at the Franklin VFW. She was also a long time member of the VFW ladies auxiliary.
She was an avid card player and devoted grandmother. A lover of birds and always willing to lend a hand to those in need. She will be remembered for her sharp wit and demeanor.
She is survived by her son Robert Portigue, of Springfield, Va.; son, David Portigue, of Berwick, Maine; daughter, Debra Auger, of New Berlin, Wis.; son Carl Lindstrom of Franklin, daughter Laurie Lindstrom of Manchester, N.H., son Aaron Lindstrom of Peoria, Ariz., mother Doris Bourque of Tilton, brother, Danny Fields, of Gilford; sister Janet Bickford of Tilton, brother Gary Fields of Pittsfield, ten grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday February 26, 4-7 p.m. at the Franklin VFW, 26 Peabody Place Franklin, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:28