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Ellis 'Stub' Welch, 91

BELMONT — Ellis "Stub" Welch, 91, of 75 Hurricane Road, passed away at Mountain Ridge Center - Genesis in Franklin, N.H., on Monday, August 11, 2014.
Ellis was born on July 8, 1923, in Groton, Vt. the son of the late Edward and Laura (Dana) Welch. He worked as a stonecutter at Wells & Lampson Granite Quarry in Barre, Vt. He moved to Belmont in 1964.
Ellis is survived by his sons, Robert Welch and his wife, Carol, of Gilmanton Iron Works and Paul Welch and his wife, Sandy, of Belmont. In addition to his parents, Ellis was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Carignan, his wife, Colene (Blake) Welch, both passing away in April and May 2009, respectively. He was also predeceased by his stepmother, Viola, his brothers, Edward "Bee" Welch from Upper Websterville, Vt. and Walter Welch from Newbury, Vt. and a sister, Irene Welch, of Groton, Vt.
He has six grandchildren, Denis J. Carignan, David E. Carignan, Daniel R. Carignan, all of Belmont; Robert Welch Jr. of New Hampton; Kimberly Welch of Gilford and Mark Welch of San Diego, Calif.; nine great grandchildren, Emily, Devin and Sydnei, all of Belmont, Mackenzie, Holten, Malaki, Keegan of New Hampton and Briah and Aydyn of Gilford.
His favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting. When he wasn't fishing, skinning fish, or hunting, he was taking care of his wife, cutting wood, or tinkering on something.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, N.H., on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. Rev. James F. Smith, Pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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Mabel D. Sargent

ASHLAND — Graveside services for Mabel D. Sargent 82, whom died on July 3, 2014, will be held at Green Grove Cemetery Main Street Ashland on Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 08:02

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John 'Kip' Richardson III, 65

GILMANTON — John "Kip" Carlisle Richardson III, 65, of 136 Loon Pond Road, died at his home on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, with his family by his side.

Kip was born Jan. 13, 1949, in Rochester, the son of the late Edna I. (Sander) and John C. Richardson Jr. He resided in Rochester, for several years before moving to Gilmanton 40 years ago, and had been employed at Globe Manufacturing for more than 30 years, retiring in October 2013. He was a sergeant/E-5 in the Army, serving for three years, and also served in the Army Reserves for six years.

Kip was a member of the Corinthian Lodge 82, the American Legion Post #0102, the Gilmanton Snowmobile Club, and was president of the Loon Pond Dockmaster Association. He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially swimming with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary E. (Stockwell) Richardson, of Gilmanton; two daughters, Raelyn Cottrell and her husband, Brian, and Raquel Adel, all of Gilmanton; two grandchildren, Isabella Cottrell and Damon Cottrell, both of Gilmanton; a sister, Carlene Tejada, of Georgia; two stepbrothers, Bob Buchanan of Alton and Curt Buchanan of Pennsylvania; four brothers-in-law, Glen Lines, Cliff Stockwell and his wife, Jan, J.R. Stockwell and his wife, Karen, all of Gilmanton, and Bill Price of Gilmanton Iron Works; five nephews, Carlos, Dan, Andrew, Bill and David; and six nieces, Sara, Marion, Faith, Ronda, Becky and Christine.

Kip was predeceased by his parents, Edna and John C. Richardson Jr.; and his sisters-in-law, Nancy Lines and Ena Price.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the family home at 136 Loon Pond Road, Gilmanton. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Corinthian Lodge 82 F. & A.M., PO Box 254, Pittsfield, N.H. 03263.

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.

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Richard J. Cornell, 71

Richard J. Cornell, 71

FRANKLIN — Richard J. Cornell, 71, of Franklin, went to his next big adventure on Aug. 10, 2014.

Dick Cornell was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Nov. 16, 1942, the son of Walter and Jessie (Pitcher) Cornell. He graduated from Saratoga High School in June 1960.

Dick served in the Navy from January 1961 until January 1965 as an electronics technician petty officer on the USS Conway (DD 570), a destroyer escort. He participated in (DEFCON3) the Cuban Blockade in 1962, and spent numerous months in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Espey Mfg. of Saratoga Springs was his employer from 1965 until 1979. He was also president of Corinth Homes Inc., a development company in Corinth, N.Y. In late 1979 he took a position as general supervisor at National Power Products Inc. in Belmont. Dick was proud to serve on numerous boards of directors at Bluebeard's Castle of St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands, for many years.

He enjoyed gardening (and sharing its bounty with neighbors on his garden cart), Tuesday night cards, organized softball, building, traveling, and putting together a Haunted Barn on Halloween for local children and their parents.

Dick is survived by his friend of 34 years and wife for 25 of those years, Lura F. Riggs, of Franklin; two sisters, Donna Martin of Stockton, Calif., and Paula Phelps of Nanjemoy, Md.; and a son, Drew Cornell of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; numerous nephews and nieces.

His parents and a son, Jay, predeceased him.

"I think I want to come back as a cloud on the warm afternoons of September, wave to me, I'll wave back. Life was one hell of a ride, adios." Those are Dick's exact words that he wanted included in his obituary.

"Dickie never hurt anyone; was there for his neighbors, friends and family when they needed a hand; took responsibility for his actions; and always upheld his obligations. He possessed integrity a quality that is hard to come by in this age," this was expressed by his wife, Lura.

"Always leave them better than you found them," words to live by from Dick as remembered by his good friend, Bill Guarente.

There will be no calling hours or services. Interment will be at a later date (to be determined) in State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Memorial donations may be made to the Franklin VNA & Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235; or the State Veterans Cemetery, PO Box 626, Concord, NH 03302-0626.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 07:53

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