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Rachel L. Johnson, 96

SANBORNTON — Rachel L. Johnson, 96, of 264 Lower Bay Road, died Friday, August 15, 2014 in her home after a period of declining health.

She was born on October 18, 1917 in Sanbornton, the daughter of Albert H. and Ruby P. (Gilman) Leighton. Rachel loved her flowers and gardening and did so as long as she could. She also took great pride in her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons; Charles "Buddy" Johnson, Jr. and his wife Donna and Albert E. Johnson and his wife Marie, two daughters; Winona Gilbert and Patricia Olisky and her husband Richard, five grandchildren; Elizabeth Marceau, Kaylee Johnson, Jason Olisky, Jamie Pelletier and Jeffrey Olisky, three great grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, C. Warren Johnson, Sr., a daughter, Joanne S. Johnson in 2001 and a brother, Earl L. Leighton in 1998.

Calling hours will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Whipple Ave entrance.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 also at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the family plot in the Johnson Cemetery in Sanbornton.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 or 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 Monday, 18 August 2014 06:54

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Richard H. McLernon, 84

MOULTONBOROUGH — Richard Harry McLernon, 84, of Moultonborough, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Melrose, Mass., on October 31, 1930, Richard was the son of Harry A. and Theresa (Connor) McLernon. Richard graduated from Emerson College, in Boston, and served in the Navy aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the early 1950s.
He worked in the hospitality trade at Mount Snow, in Stowe, Vt., for many years and later became a sales representative for T.F. Kinnealey Meat Company, of Boston, servicing the Lakes Region and parts of Vermont. He loved jazz and big band music and hosted the local Sunday morning radio program "Breakfast with the Bands" for many years.
Richard is survived by his beloved friend and companion of 34 years, Joanne Cram, of Moultonborough; his sister, Patricia Schlitter, of Pepperell, Mass.; his former wife, Barbara (McLean) McLernon, of Aspen, Colo.; his three sons, R. Scot McLernon and wife Suzanne and family, of Aptos, Calif., Kyle McLernon, of Aspen, Colo., and Corey McLernon and wife Patricia, and family, of Aspen, Colo.
Richard's family wishes to extend many thanks to friends, caregivers, hospital staff, and the community for helping Richard along his final journey.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family. For Richard's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 06:52

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Doris G. Marshall, 96

LACONIA — Doris G. Marshall, 96, of 30 County Drive, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Belknap County Nursing Home.

She was born on April 7, 1918 in Laconia, the daughter of Harvey and Eva (Gauthier) Grant and was a lifelong resident of Laconia. Doris worked for several years as a bookkeeper for the Gilford Town Clerk's Office. She was a member of the Friends of the Library in Laconia, the Kitchen Band, a member of the Laconia Senior Center and the Franklin Senior Center and was a past member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church. Doris was also a Girl Scout Leader for several years.

She is survived by her son, William A. Marshall and his longtime friend, Annette Clark of Pembroke, a daughter, Mary Ann Locke and her husband Robert of New Boston, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur W. "Bill" Marshall in 1983 and two sisters; Gladys Blake and Vera Stinson.

Doris' family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the entire staff of the Belknap County Nursing Home for the thoughtful care she received during her time at their facility.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home – Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, 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 Monday, 18 August 2014 06:49

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Ronald Nartiff, 61

Ronald Nartiff, 61

GILFORD — Ronald Mark Nartiff, 61, of 66 Yasmin Drive, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Gilford on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

Mr. Nartiff was born Sept. 18, 1952, in Methuen, Mass., the son of Stanley and Claire (Duffy) Nartiff. He resided in Lawrence and was a member of the graduating class of 1971 at Lawrence High School. He moved to Gilford 27 years ago and had been employed at Raytheon for the past 40 years.

Ronnie loved his family and friends and was always prepared to act when people needed his help. One unique aspect of Ronnie's personality was his playful demeanor. Ronnie was always joking with both adults and children alike. Nothing brought him more satisfaction than seeing those around him overcome with laughter. His family and friends have many cherished memories shared with him boating on Lake Winnipesaukee and spending time at the beach.

Ronnie enjoyed hosting parties with his wife Sharon. Ronnie, a grill master, made sure that not a single person went home hungry. In his spare time he went fishing, explored nature, and took trips to the ocean with his loved ones. He was an avid sports fan and would watch the New England Patriots on Sundays with his son. Ronnie's loved ones remember him for his undying will to improve and brighten the lives of everyone he met.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sharon Marie (Ouellette) Nartiff, of Gilford; his son, Sean Mark Nartiff, of Gilford; his daughter, Amanda "Mandy" McGourty, and her husband, Lawrence Joseph McGourty, of Tuftonboro; his mother, Claire (Duffy) Nartiff, of Methuen, Mass.; two brothers, Stanley Nartiff Jr. and Paul Nartiff both of Methuen, Mass.; three sisters, Linda Connors of Windham, Mary MacDonald of Dracut, Mass., and Pamela Stanwood of Fremont; seven nieces and seven nephews, as well as many beloved in-laws and friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Stanley Nartiff Sr.; and a brother, Michael Nartiff.

Ronnie was looking forward to becoming a grandfather in December.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A funeral service will follow the calling hours at 4 p.m., also at the funeral home.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH, 03247-6123.

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 Friday, 15 August 2014 08:00

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