MEREDITH — Elaine B. Shaw, 61, a homemaker, quilter, and the best wife and mother, was taken too soon to be with her family on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. She will be dearly missed by her many surviving friends and relatives.
Born on April 12, 1953, in Meredith, she was the daughter of Laban and Winnifred (Graves) Chandler. As a lifelong resident of Meredith, she attended local schools, graduating from the Inter-Lakes High School.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years, Joey R. Shaw, of New Hampton; daughters, Amy Sullivan and her husband Brian, of Meredith, Tegan Joseph and husband Ryan, of Coral Springs, Fla.; a brother, Dan Chandler and his wife Nancy, of North Carolina; a sister, Patricia Chandler, of Allenstown; her two wonderful grandchildren, Nicole Sullivan and Hunter Lank. Elaine is also survived by many extended family members and friends throughout the area.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elaine's memory to the New England Organ Bank, 60 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451 (www.neob.org)
A spring graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Road, in Meredith. The Rev. Robert Lemieux, pastor of the Free Will Baptist Church of Meredith, will officiate.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Elaine's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 10:40
LACONIA — Alice Doucet, 99, of 30 County Drive, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Belknap County Nursing Home. She was the widow of Adalbert Doucet who died in 1998.
Alice was born on July 5, 1915 in Laconia, the daughter of William and Eva (Gosselin) Maheux. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia. Alice was a homemaker for much of her life but also worked as a stitcher and inspector for the Vogue Doll Company for 13 years.
She enjoyed baking, gardening, and playing the organ. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her large family.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Doucet of Littleton, Colo., Roger Doucet of Belmont, and Leo Doucet, of Portsmouth, R.I.; three daughters, Claire Shuten, of Sterling Heights, Mich., Lorraine Satchell of Portland, Ore., and Simone Schwerin, of St. Helen, Mich.; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Antonio Maheux, of Laconia; and many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her husband; and two daughters, Cecile Brough and Helen Sargent; four brothers, Jack, Edward, Lionel and Robert Maheux; and by five sisters, Marie Gilbert, Merilda Drouin, Alberthine Hughes, Rose Blunden, and Irene Wyatt.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave. Laconia. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Belknap County Nursing HomeActivities Fund, 30 County Drive, Laconia NH, or a charity of one's choice.
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.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 10:36
BOSCAWEN — Katherine A. Morrill, 106, passed away peacefully after a short illness on February 2, 2015 at Merrimack County Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Katherine was born in Penacook on October 24, 1908, to James A. and Katherine (Garvey) Roberts. She attended Penacook schools and was a lifelong resident of Penacook and Canterbury. She married Anson G. Morrill on August 21, 1934, moved to Canterbury and had two sons, Charles and Robert. She was employed for many years at Hoyt Electric.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anson in 1967, her son, Charles, in 1991, her son, Robert, in 2004, and her siblings. Family members include her grandchildren, Karen Kelso and her husband David, David Morrill and his wife, Karen, Robert Morrill and his wife, Kathleen, and Kathy Morrill-Winchell; five great grandchildren, Tyson, Taylor, Matthew, Danielle, and Hunter, and several nieces and nephews.
She was extremely independent, the life of the party with her sense of wit, and an inspiration to all as she was content with the little things in life.
The family is grateful to the staff at Merrimack County Nursing Home for their excellent care over the last seven years.
The Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home in Penacook is assisting with arrangements.
Per her wishes private services will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Edna McKenna Trust Fund for the Skilled Unit at the Merrimack County Nursing Home.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015 07:58
LACONIA — Priscilla Florence LeClaire, 75, of 52 Estates Circle, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Belknap County Nursing Home after a period of failing health.
She was born on April 30, 1939 in Plymouth, the daughter of the late Stephen and Alexina (Dion) Gray. Priscilla worked for a number of years for Lakes Region General Hospital in the Laundry and Central Sterile Departments. She was a member of the Ladies Guild for St. Joseph's Church in Laconia where she was a C.C.D. Teacher and a Eucharistic Minister. She was a volunteer for the Community Action Program in Concord and was a past Boy, Cub and Girl Scout Troop Leader. Priscilla enjoyed knitting, crochet and was a loving daycare provider to her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Nelson LeClaire, Jr. of Laconia, two sons; Norman LeClaire and his wife Beth of Laconia and Nelson LeClaire III and his wife Allison of Laconia, two daughters; Kaylin Groleau and her husband Jonathan of Laconia and Heidi Miller and her husband Wayne of Laconia, two brothers; Edwin Grey and his wife Sharon of Henrietta, N.Y. and James Gray of Providence, R.I., four sisters; Jeanette Atherton and her husband Walter of Tilton, Lillian Watson of Laconia, Yvonne Dupont and husband Raymond of Belmont and Alexinia Azotea and her husband Ben of Gilmanton, fifteen grandchildren; Azelin Groleau, Andrew Groleau, Alexander Groleau, Kevin Farquharson, Melissa Sulloway, Sally Ann Sulloway, Michael Sulloway, Samantha Sulloway, Jennifer Miller, Natalie Miller, Priscilla LeClaire, Nelson LeClaire IV, Courtney LeClaire, Joshua LeClaire and Emily LeClaire, two great-grandchildren; McKenzie LeClaire and Lacey Norma LeClaire, one brother-in-law, Stuart LeClaire of Bellingham, Mass. and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Clifford Gray, one sister, Lorraine Dargy, one half brother, Earl Gray and one sister-in-law, Bertha Gray.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph's Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia.
Burial will be held in the spring at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, STE 201, Bedford, NH 03110 .
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 Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:27