FRANKLIN — Bertrand David "Bert" Deshaies, 85, a lifelong resident of Franklin died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Mountain Ridge-Genesis Care Center in Franklin following a period of failing health. Bert was born in Franklin, September 21, 1929, son of the late, Lucien and Marie (Dubois) Deshaies. Bert attended schools in Franklin and was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1948 where he excelled in sports. Bert was a New England sports enthusiast and enjoyed attending local high school events. Bert spent many hours with his favorite pastime and the game of golf. He was a longtime member of the Mojalaki Golf Club and also golfed at other area clubs and country clubs. Prior to his retirement Bert had been employed for 26 years with the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission. He served with the U. S. Army from 1949 to 1951 and later served with the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. Bert was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, # 2170. He also held memberships at the VFW Post # 1698 in Franklin and American Legion, Post # 49 in Northfield. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Paul Church in Franklin. Bert was predeceased by his wife, Stella (Horzempa) Bozek-Deshaies, stepson, Edward Bozek Jr, sister, Blanche Masse, brother, Henry Deshaies, his son Jeffrey and half brother, Arnold Deshaies.
He leaves a stepson, Stanley Bozek of Franklin and Stan's son, Sean Bozek, presently serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He also leaves his longtime companion, Theresa Lefebvre.
According to Bert's wishes there are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, November 7th at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Church of St. Gabriel Parish in Franklin. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the charity of one's choice.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Katherine (Kay) King Kennedy, 73, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., passed away October 30, 2014 after a long illness. She is preceded by parents W. Robert & Louise A. King Laconia. She is survived by her brother Bill King, Jupiter Fla. and sister Helen Miller, Laconia. Daughters Lynn Mathias, Kris Kavanagh, New Smyrna Beach and son Craig Casey, Maryland . Three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was an inspiration of strength and stability and was a great mother and provider for her three children. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 11:14
MOULTONBOROUGH — Dorothy U. Ferrando, 88, of Tara Road, Moultonborough, died October 31, 2014, at her home.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on May 7, 1926, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Salczunus) Uvick.
Dorothy grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn schools. She resided in East Boston for many years. She summered in Moultonborough starting in 1986 and moved here permanently in 1994.
Dorothy worked for fifteen years as a special file clerk at the Fiduciary Trust Company, in Boston, until her retirement in 1992.
Dorothy was predeceased by her brother Richard Uvick.
Dorothy loved to sing and cook.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Carl T. Ferrando of Moultonborough, three daughters, Cheryl M. Ferrando of East Boston, Mass., Cathie A. Hull of Moultonborough, Nancy C. Ferrando of Everett, Mass., two grandchildren, Kaitlin Sampson and Daniel Hull, one great grandchild, Charlotte Hull, and two nephews.
Private services will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, in Malden, Massachusetts at the convenience of the family.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements. To sign Dorothy's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 11:11
SANBORNTON — In the loving arms of her family, Patricia (Patsy) Ann Wells died on Oct. 29th. Born March 25, 1948 in Ipswich Mass. Patsy lived in central New Hampshire for more than 40 years. An active and caring member of her community Patsy touched the lives of everyone she met and worked with.
Patsy was the headmaster's assistant at Tilton School for 22 years orientating several headmasters and graciously assisting hundreds of students and their families. In 2007 she left to join her daughter at Sunflower Natural Foods in Laconia.
Patsy loved small town New Hampshire life and cherished the importance of community. She served on the board of selectman in Sanbornton and also as the town moderator. Patsy was a long time member and chaplain of the Harmony Grange. She always made time to help her neighbors and those in need. She organized and cooked for many community fundraising dinners, and she served on the missions committee of the Sanbornton Congregational Church to help the hungry, the homeless and the women at Goffstown prison.
A natural story teller, Patsy also loved to write, read, kayak and cook. Raised on a farm that rehabilitated and trained horses, Patsy's gentle nature and kind heart gave her a special connection with animals.
Pasty was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Dennis Wells. She is survived by her son Caleb Wells of Keene, N.H. and family; her daughter Ana Gourlay of Sanbornton, N.H. and family; her brother John McKim of Bristol, N.H.; her brother Robert McKim of Belmont, N.H.; and her sister Sharon McKim of Chantilly, Virginia as well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Please join us as we celebrate her wonderful life and the privilege of having known and loved her. The service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 8th at the Sanbornton Congregational Church.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 11:09