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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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Christina E. Dietz, 101

MOULTONBOROUGH — Christina Elizabeth Dietz, 101, formerly of Moultonborough, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Newark, N.J. on Friday, September 27, 1912, she was the daughter of Frank and Esther Labadics. Christina was raised in Newark, attending local schools.

In 1959 she moved with her family to Center Conway, N.H., where she and her husband Howard owned and operated the Dietz Motel, in C. Conway for many years. They retired together to Moultonborough where she resided for thirty-five years.

Christina was a very active, dedicated, and proud member of the 1st Baptist Church, of Meredith. Her greatest joy in life was singing; she was a member of the church's choir, and the "Kids Club", where she was involved with many musical activities with the children until she was 85 years old. She also served as a deaconess.

She was an avid bowler for many years, participating in many leagues with her friends, until her early 90s when she could not continue due to her deteriorating health.

Christina is predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard Dietz, in 1983.

She is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Peavey, of Bridgton, Maine, June Mansfield and husband Robert, of Enfield, and Ruth Whitaker and husband Harold, of Center Conway; six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Christina is also survived by many good friends at the 1st Baptist Church of Meredith.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the 1st Baptist Church of Meredith, Main St. at High St., Meredith, N.H. Rev. Stephen Neil, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Middleneck Cemetery, in Moultonborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christina's memory to the Gideons International, Association of NH & VT, 6 Mount Vernon St., Nashua, NH 03064. www.gideons.org

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Christina's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:50

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Barbara J. Dorman, 59

LACONIA — Barbara Jean (Bedard) Dorman, 59, of 24 Estates Circle #17, died unexpectedly at her son's and daughter-in-law's home in Salisbury on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
Mrs. Dorman was born March 20, 1955 in West Stewartstown, N.H., the daughter of the late Noel and Sylvia (Uran) Bedard.
Mrs. Dorman was a longtime resident of West Stewartstown before moving to Laconia eight years ago. She had been employed at the Airport Country Store in Gilford and at the D & D Country Store and Deli in Belmont for eight years.
Mrs. Dorman lived for her family and loved her kids and husband. She was a beautiful and happy lady and was a loving and supporting wife and mom. She embraced life and enjoyed bringing people together.
Mrs. Dorman loved concerts, knitting and baseball and was a Red Sox fan.
Survivors include her husband of thirty-nine years, Wendell Dorman, of Laconia; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Melissa Dorman, of Salisbury, N.H.; a daughter, Stacy Dorman, of Laconia; two brothers, Noel Bedard, Jr. of Concord, N.H. and David Bedard of Sturbridge, Mass. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Sylvia and Noel Bedard, Sr.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Wilkinson-Beane, Inc., PO Box 67, Laconia, NH 03247-0067.
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, 09 September 2014 08:43

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