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Althea Sanborn, 87

LACONIA — Althea (Thomas) Sanborn, 87, of 308 Darby Road, died at The Courville in Nashua on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Mrs. Sanborn was born August 5, 1927 in Newton, Mass., the daughter of the late George and Blanche (Kneeland) Thomas. She resided in Newton and was a graduate of Laselle, Jr. College. She later resided in Framingham, Mass. where she raised her family. Mrs. Sanborn had been employed as an Administrative Assistant at Leonard Morse in Natick for many years.
Mrs. Sanborn was a member and volunteer at the Laconia Congregational Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Her family was most important to her.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Althea Sanborn and her life partner, Leslie W. "Hap" Beasley of Hong Kong and Kathleen D. Dube and her husband, Joseph, of Nashua; two sons, Kenneth David Sanborn and his wife, Lisa, of Merrimack and Gary Thomas Sanborn and his wife, Maura, of Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Julie, Joanne and Jacquelyn Dube, all of Nashua; Ryan and Kyle Sanborn both of Merrimack and Kaela, Aidan and Owen Sanborn all of Charlotte, N.C.; a cousin, who was like a sister to her, Barbara Heald, of Laconia and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sanborn was predeceased by her husband, David M. Sanborn.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. An Eastern Star Service will be held during the calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren Bouton, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the family lot in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Mass.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Althea for the support of breast cancer research and awareness through the "Pink Bow Campaign" payable to BCC Rally, PO Box 49182, Charlotte, NC 28277.
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, 10 September 2014 09:25

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Kelly Ann Jacobs, 27

LACONIA — Kelly Ann Jacobs, 27, of Laconia, N.H., formerly of West Dennis, Mass., passed away on Thursday, September 4th, 2014.

Kelly was born in Hyannis Mass.., September 5th, 1986, daughter of Doreen L. (Kelley) Ezersky and Daniel E. Jacobs, his wife Deborah A. Jacobs. She was a graduate of Laconia Academy, where after she had gone on to earning a C.N.A. (Certificate in Nursing Assistance) through the American Red Cross.

Kelly was a free spirited person who loved family, friends, animals and a favorite with kids. She always could put a smile on your face no matter what the occasion. She was always helpful; regardless of who you were she would always extend a helping hand. Kelly just had a special way with people, she made friends everywhere she went, always caring, always concerned, she truly was an amazing person. Kelly was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Her memories will be held close to our hearts forever.

Kelly is survived by her parents, Daniel and Deborah, of Laconia, her brother Joshua, of Laconia, her sisters Krystal, of Laconia, Brittany, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Michelle, of Yarmouth, Mass. Kelly was predeceased by her mother, Doreen in 1998.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Chandler Gray Cemetery, West Yarmouth, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made either to the American Cancer Society, Two Commerce Dr, Ste 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:14

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Mary M. Allen, 92

LACONIA — Mary M. Allen, 92, of Laconia, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital.

She was born on July 28, 1922 in Laconia, the daughter of Alexander and Albina (Vigneault) Belford. Mary was a 1940 graduate of Laconia High School and was a communicant of St. Joseph's church in Laconia where she enjoyed quilting and sewing with the Ladies Guild. She enjoyed candlepin bowling.

She is survived by four sons; Everett P. Allen and his wife Sue of Gilford, William C. Allen of Concord, Jeffrey A. Allen of Charlotte, N.C. and Andrew D. Allen and his wife Cynthia of Jefferson, Maine, two daughters; Jane M. Piecuch and her husband Alan of Buxton, Maine and Margaret J. Sponseller and her husband Nick of Howard, Ohio, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Everett B. Allen in 2007, one brother, Dr. Charles Belford and two sisters; Virginia Belford and Martha Baker.

Calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Whipple Ave. entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Saint Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH. Burial will follow in the family lot at Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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, 10 September 2014 07:03

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Paul E. Gilman, 89

MEREDITH — Paul E. Gilman, 89 of Meredith, passed away peacefully at ForestView Manor, at 5 a.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Paul was born in Woodstock, N.H. on August 25, 1925, the son of Fred S. Gilman and Florence Russell Gilman. Paul was predeceased by his first wife, Lucile Hawkins Gilman in 1957, his second wife Shirley Ouellette in 1983, and his third wife Arlene Bickford Gilman in 2007, in addition to two brothers, Robert and Murray Gilman. His brother Laurence Gilman of Lincoln, N.H. survives him.
Surviving children include: Paula L. Gilman of Lower Gilmanton and her partner, Thomie Dombrowski; Robert A. Gilman and wife Sue of Belmont; Sheila E. Halsey of Meredith; Charon A. Pinard and husband Raymond of Deerfield; and Charles A. Gilman and wife Jill of Claremont, N.H. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Karen Ouellette Compton of Virginia. In addition, Paul is survived by step-children Phyllis Russell of Laconia; Glenn Haddock of Laconia and Beverly King of Missouri.
Paul was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition, his step-children have their extended families.
Paul's career as auto parts specialist led him to a successful career as Parts Manager for Irwin Motors, Robbins Auto Parts and Sanel Auto Parts - retiring in 1987.
However it is the way he led his life that will leave a legacy to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. With a smile, a helping hand and hard work ethic one can leave the world a better place.
We will be forever grateful to Hospice and especially to Forest View Manor in Meredith for their tender and loving care provided to Dad for the past 5 months.
In accordance to our father's wishes, there will be no calling hours and no church service. A graveside service will be held at Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery in Gilmanton, Saturday, September 13th at 11 a.m. A luncheon to celebrate Paul's life will be served at the home of his daughter, Paula L. Gilman, in Lower Gilmanton following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul's memory to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:55

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