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Suzanne M. Carver, 59


LACONIA — Suzanne Marie Carver, 59, of Laconia, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Laconia Rehabilitation Center.

Suzanne was born on September 1, 1955 in Laconia, the daughter of Roland and Elizabeth (Foley) Jacques. Suzanne worked as a stitcher for Baker Bags. She enjoyed watching Nascar Racing and she loved her dog King and spending time with her grandchildren.

Suzanne is survived by two sons, Bruce Ellsworth and Steven Ellsworth; two daughters, Erica Chaplin, and her husband, Brian and Crystal Gould, and her husband, Ronnie; three grandchildren, Kylie, Ronnie, Jr. and Carson; a brother, Ronnie Jacques; two sisters, Karen Dame and Patricia Jaynes and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents.

There will be no calling hours.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial to to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 06:50

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Madeleine A. VanHagen, 95

LACONIA — Madeleine A. (Kingsley) VanHagen, 95, formerly of 22 Heritage Terrace, Belmont, passed from this life on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Genesis Laconia Rehabilitation Center after a brief period of failing health.

She was born on April 25, 1919 in Whitehall, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Alma (Guyotte) Kingsley. She was a 1937 graduate of Whitehall High School and also was a graduate of St. Margaret's House and Hospital in 1941. Madeleine was married to Charles VanHagen in February of 1944, living in Long Island, N.Y. They moved to Plymouth in 1958 and were active in the Plymouth Methodist Church as well as local community projects. Madeleine was proud to be part of the creation of the Pemi-Baker Home Health Agency in Plymouth and its first Chairman of the Board. Her true joy came from spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved any excuse for a family gathering. She retired to Belmont in 2006 where she was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Charles S. VanHagen of Laconia, one son, Philip K. VanHagen and his wife Jeannette of Belmont, two daughters; Sandra VanHagen of Belmont and Karen White and her husband David of Belmont, three grandchildren; Timothy VanHagen of Dallas, Georgia, Jennifer Green of Moravia, N.Y. and Christopher White of Pembroke, three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two sisters; Leona Marianiello and Mildred Kingsley and one brother, Charles L. Kingsley.

Madeleine's family wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Genesis Laconia Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care they gave her during her stay there.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Street, Belmont. Burial will be privately held in Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall, N.Y.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Pemi-Baker Community Health and Hospice, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth, NH 03264, an organization that meant a lot to Madeleine.

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, 27 April 2015 06:47

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Betty E. Persons, 84 (SERVICE)


GILFORD — Betty Elaine Persons, 84, of 70 Boyd Hill Road, passed away at Forestview Manor, Meredith, N.H. on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

There will be no calling hours.

A Memorial Service will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Burial will follow in family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trust, PO Box 7354, Gilford, NH 03247 to help with the continued Conservation of Ramblin' Vewe sheep farm and its trails.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., 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, 29 April 2015 06:53

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Alice Keefe, 83

MOULTONBOROUGH — Alice Keefe (McGrath) 83 of Moultonborough, N.H., died peacefully following a courageous battle with cancer on April 23, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. Alice was the beloved daughter of the late Henry and Ethel McGrath of Belmont, Mass. and was also predeceased by her sister Jane E. McGrath and brother Paul H. McGrath and his wife Ann. She was the devoted wife to the late Owen Francis Keefe of Newton, Mass. for 46 years.
Alice was a devoted mother of 6 children raised in Wayland, Mass. Anne M. Leahy and her husband Thomas E. of Ipswich, MA, Maureen K. Usifer and her husband Douglas A. of Colchester, Vt., Kathleen M. Ennis and her husband John C. of North Hampton, N.H., Joanne M. Lau of Moultonborough, N.H., Owen F Keefe Jr. and his wife Karen S. of Bradford, Mass., and Charles E. Keefe and his wife Elizabeth W. of Wausau, Wisc. Cherished grandmother "G" of Sean and Kathleen Leahy, Matthew and Joseph Usifer, Kevin Ennis, Christina, Michael and Andrew Lau, Lauren and Cameron Keefe, and Charles and Ryan Keefe. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews and was close to her sister in law Anne Canty and husband Edgar.
Alice was born on April 18, 1932. Alice loved to compete and captained her basketball team at Belmont High School. She graduated from Framingham State College where she was treasurer of her class, with a degree in education and from Regis College with a Masters degree in Special Education. After dedicating many years to her passion of raising her family Alice was a Special Education teacher in Waltham, Mass.
Alice enjoyed gardening, bridge and golf with her many friends at Lake Winnipesauke in the summer and Naples, Florida in the winter, including her dear friend Jean Melone. Alice most enjoyed time with her family and friends up at the lake filled with games, laughter and the 12 bells of Christmas. Everyone was welcome in her home where she entertained frequently. It has often been said "if you can't feel comfortable in Alice's house, then you can't feel comfortable anywhere." Her love of great food, storytelling and laughter made the dinner table the highlight of the day for everyone. And so often that table was shared with those that exhibited similar qualities, those of friendship, honesty and loyalty. She will always be remembered for her quick wit and that twinkle in her eye. She was also a dedicated member of St. Charles Borromeo and spent many hours volunteering coaching teams, being a troop leader, tutoring and later in life at the local library.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday April 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral home, Route 3 and Cataldo Road, Meredith, N.H. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday April 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Rte 25, Meredith, NH. Burial will follow at Middleneck Cemetery, Moultonborough. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Camp Jabberwocky, P.O Box 1357, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or in the spirit of Alice do a good deed for someone in need.
The Mayhew Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To view Alice's book of memories go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 07:36

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