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Prescott T. Libby, 73

Prescott Libby, 73

FRANKLIN — Prescott T. Libby, 73, of Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Prescott "Mistah" was born in Hill, the son of the late Norman M. and Marion (Prescott) Libby.

Prescott attended Jennie D. Blake grade school in Hill and later in Loudon. He also attended a trade school in Massachusetts.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth V. Cutter and Helen R. Moyer; and two brothers, Miles N. Libby and Roland T. Libby.
He is survived by three sisters, Alberta M. Daigneau of Rutherfordton, N.C., Marion Grout and husband Ernest, of Alexandria, Virginia L. Cantara and husband Alfred of Hill; a brother, Anson E. Libby and wife Barbara of Hill; many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hill.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 08:31

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Mary E. ‘Betty’ Whittemore, 79

Mary 'Betty' Whittemore, 79

LACONIA — Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Corcoran) Walsh Whittemore, 79, of Taylor Community, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Betty was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Linehan) Corcoran. She resided in Peabody, Mass., and Gilford for several years before moving to Laconia.

Betty was a graduate of North Andover High School in 1952, Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., and Northeastern University in Boston. She had been employed at General Electric in Lynn, Mass., for 32 years before retiring in December 1986, and moving to the Lakes Region.

Betty loved her family, photography, playing the piano, reading and travel. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a volunteer at the Lakes Region General Hospital and also the Belknap Mill for several years. She was a member of the Zonta Club of the Lakes Region from 1987-1997, a member of the Taylor Community Board of Directors, and was a member of the Lakes Region SCORE Chapter from 1987-1997.

Survivors include a brother, Laurence W. Corcoran and his wife Loretta, of Newton; a stepson, Bradley W. Whittemore, and his wife, Laura, of Mountain Lakes, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Gail Volkert, and her husband, Peter, of San Diego; three stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Claire Sullivan of Northwood; a special niece, Maureen Giggy of Dunstable, Mass.; and many other nephews, nieces and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her first husband of 47 years, Joseph Walsh, in 2003, and by her second husband of eight years, Robert M. Whittemore, in 2012.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, from 2 to 5 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 at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Lakes Region General Hospital Oncology Department, 80 Highland St., Laconia, N.H. 03246, or to the 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, 04 August 2014 08:28

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Bethany J. Faust, 45

Bethany Faust, 45

LACONIA — Bethany Jayne Faust, 45, of 133 Valley St., Lakeport, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

Bethany was born Aug. 1, 1969, in Laconia, the daughter of William and Georgeanne (Rigby) Lewis.

She had been employed at Lakes Region Greyhound Track in Belmont.

Bethany was a loving daughter and mother. She loved flowers, gardening, art and photography. She was truly a caring and giving person and full of love.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, William and Sandra Lewis, of Laconia; her son, William R. 'Billy" Faust III, of Laconia; her companion, Jay Stewart, also of Laconia; four sisters, Doreen French of Northfield, Debbie Cutting of Boscawen, Rondi Reed of Belmont, and Tracey Dawes of Canterbury; and nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Faust; her infant daughter, Brittany Faust; her mother, Georgeanne Lewis; and a sister, Donna

Bonn.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia. The family encourages guests to come dressed casual.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Salvation Army, 177 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246, or to any local food pantry.

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, 04 August 2014 08:22

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Eugene Morgan, 67

NEW HAMPTON — Eugene Morgan, 67, died Wednesday, July 20, 2014.

He was born born January 1947 in Plymouth, to John and Kathryn Morgan. He grew up with two sisters, Ginne and Elaine, and a brother, John.

He was drafted into the Vietnam War in 1966, and served in the Army and in the Australian Royal Army for two years prior to being wounded and subsequently discharged from service.

Upon returning home, he met and married Linda Mack of Portsmouth in 1969.

They bought Wallis Brook Farm in 1969. Eugene started producing maple syrup shortly after moving in, and also later started a woodlot management business.

They lost one child shortly after birth in 1974, and had a daughter Jessica, in 1978.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Eugene is survived by a foster daughter, Denise Downing and son-in-law, Peter; and grandchildren, Peter and Jordan Downing; his sister, Ginne Saulnier, her children, Ted and Darla; his brother, John and sister-in-law, Marion, and their children, Angela and Marion; his brother-in-law; Melvin Defosses (predeceased by his sister, Elaine Defosses), and their children, Dale, Cheryl, and Shawn. He is also survived by the children of his wife's late brother, Greg Mack: Pat, Terry, Rachel and Ben; and his wife's brother, David Mack and sister-in-law, Cindy, and their children; Kathie and Kevin.

Informal graveside services and celebration of his life will be held on, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at 2 p.m., at the family home at 178 Cross Road, New Hampton.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 07:50

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