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Mary 'Estelle' Gamble

MEREDITH — Mary 'Estelle" (Pyne) Gamble, of Meredith, N.H. and Dorchester, Mass. died on March 10, 2015. Beloved wife of the late William Clifford Gamble. Loving mother of Carol Innes and her husband William of Nashua, N.H. , Frank L. Gamble III and his wife Susan of Meredith N.H. and the late William C. Gamble, Jr. and David T. Gamble II. Grandmother of James Innes, Michelle Innes both of Nashua, Cameron Gamble of Meredith. Also survived by great grandchildren; Marissa Innes, Jonathan Innes and Olivia Innes, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral Service at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave , Milton Village on Monday, March 16, time to be announced. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2-6 p.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston. Retired Food Service Director, Boston Public Schools, Life long member Second Church in Dorchester, Congregation. Memorial donations in Estelle's name may be made to www.foodallergy.org/donate For service time information, directions and guestbook www.dolanfuneral.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 05:57

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Anna M. Aulabaugh, 78

NORTHFIELD — Anna M. Aulabaugh, 78, a longtime resident of Northfield, N.H. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 12, 2015, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Anna was born in Hudson, N.Y. on March 18, 1936, daughter of the late Theodore and Anna (Wolfe) Moore. She spent her youth in Philmont, N.Y. and was a graduate of Ockawamick High School, Class of 1954. Anna married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Aulabaugh in 1955. Prior to moving to Northfield in 1988, she and her husband lived in Brewster, N.Y. for 33 years.

For over 18 years, Anna worked as an office staff member with Dr. Stephen Peer, DMD, Gentle Dental in Tilton before her retirement in 2007. Anna was affectionately known as "Tootsie" by her family. Her family includes: her husband of 60 years, Joseph Aulabaugh of Northfield. Sons, Joseph W. Aulabaugh of Pawling, N.Y. and Keith R. Aulabaugh and his wife, Tina of Brewster, N.Y. Daughters, Terry A. Myshrall and her husband Michael of Ashland, and Deborah L. Aulabaugh of Northfield, and her fiancé, Lyford Merrow of Loudon. Grandchildren, Kyle, Jillian and Jenna Aulabaugh.
Brother, Barson Moore of Newburgh, NY and nieces and nephews.
Anna's family is very grateful to Pamela Mulder, Eva Piper, as well as the girls from Comfort Keepers, Susan and Danielle, for the loving care they gave to Anna during her illness. Anna's family would like to thank Heidi Loring of the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice for her "special care."
A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main Street) in Tilton, N.H. Burial will be at a later date in the Mellenville Union Cemetery in Mellenville, NY.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Anna's name to the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 06:47

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C.A. 'Faye' French Lebel, 81


CAMDEN, S.C. — "Faye" French Lebel entered the glorious gates of heaven on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Columbia, S.C. with her family at her side.

Faye was born March 4, 1934 in Laconia, one of five daughters of the late Clement C.B. French and Alice "Ma" (Guyer) French and graduated from Laconia High School in 1952, where she was very active in cheerleading and other school functions. She later attended Laconia Empire Beauty Academy.

In 1956 she married her 'soul-mate', Roger E. "Tibi" Lebel and started a family. Together, over the years, they founded and operated several successful business ventures including R.E. Lebel Mason Contracting, LaBelle Beauty Salon, The Rollin' Deli and Furniture Facelifters - always working side by side. They relocated to Lake Worth, Florida in 1977 to enjoy the warm climate, balmy ocean breezes and sunshine filtering through the palm trees!

The pinnacle moment of their lives was when their grandson, Taurin Hurley, arrived from El Salvador through the miracle of adoption and was placed into their loving arms. Their indescribably beautiful love bond together remains the utmost in life's blessings and lives on through Taurin.

Faye's spunk, vitality and vibrant smile has touched and encouraged many lives. Her heartfelt message would be for everyone to accept Jesus as personal savior - embrace the Love of God the Father...and in the twinkling of an eye she will see you up there on those streets of pure gold. In her words, "It's all about love!"

Survivors include her daughter Tamara Whittington of Camden, S.C. (husband Jerry) her son Roger "Pete" E. Lebel, Jr. of Camden, S.C. (wife Claudia) her grandson Taurin Hurley of Waxhaw, N.C. (wife Jessica) and great granddaughters Dani and Isabella "Grace" and step-granddaughter Faye Harvell of Port St Lucie, Fla. She is also survived by two sisters, Anita Pintar of Lantana, Fla. and Lorraine Mathis of Gainesville, Fla. In addition to her parents, Faye was predeceased by her husband, Roger "Tibi" Lebel in 2000 and two sisters Shirley Sleeper and Joyce Munsey.

Calling hours were held at Tillman Funeral Home in West Palm Beach, Fla. A graveside service was held on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Grandson, Taurin Hurley, led by honoring his grandmother with a special tribute and prayer as family gathered to celebrate a life well lived . . . no regrets, nothing left unsaid . . . perfect peace.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 08:29

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Theresa Drouin, 87

JAFFREY — Theresa Drouin, 87, of 20 Plantation Drive, died Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Good Shephard Health Care Center in Jaffrey after a long illness.

She was born on November 11, 1927 in Laconia, the daughter of Emile and Yvonne (Bolduc) Fortin. In younger years, Theresa worked as a waitress, a mill worker and an in home caregiver. She spent most of her adult life caring for her husband who struggled with a debilitating illness. Theresa enjoyed needlepoint and crafts, cooking for her family, trips to Canada and researching genealogy. She enjoyed camping with family and friends and was a devout Catholic.

She is survived by her two sons; Michael E. Drouin and his wife Suzanne of Bristol and Richard Drouin and his wife Colleen of Bristol, four daughters; Diane Petell and her husband Bruce of Harrisville, Denise Foote of Phoenix, Ariz., Jacqueline Drouin of Pine, Ariz. and May Drouin of Lawrence, Kansas, eleven grandchildren; Joshua Drouin of Pennsylvania, Nathan Isabelle of Maine, Chris Isabelle of New Mexico, Nick Isabelle of Ariz., Caillyn Drouin of Kansas, Regan McAllister of Kansas, Michaela Drouin of New Hampshire, Katie Drouin of New Hampshire, Sarah Kelley of New Hampshire, Jaime Julius of Arizona and Eric Foote of Tennessee, several great grandchildren, one sister, Arlene Sayward of Belmont and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Wilbrod Drouin in 1988, four brothers; Paul Fortin, Roger Fortin, Morris Fortin and Arthur Fortin and two sisters; Rachel Laplante and Rita Roukema.

Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, 215 Myrtle Street, Manchester, NH 03104-4354.
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 Tuesday, 10 March 2015 07:59

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