LACONIA — Carol Ann (Morrissette) Campbell, 65, a lifelong resident of Laconia, N.H., passed away peacefully at Lakes Region General Hospital on February 2, 2015, following a long period of failing health; surrounded by loving family.
She was born in Laconia on February 15, 1949, the daughter of the late Oscar Eugene and Rachel Mary (Vallee) Morrissette.
She was employed for 25 years in the Teflon dept. at NH Ball Bearing in Laconia until her retirement, from there she lived out the rest of her years at home as a homemaker and spending quality time with her family. She was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother .
She had hobbies which she thoroughly enjoyed such as her love for gardening, taking in the scenery of all her beautiful flowers, spending time at the ocean, her collection of dolls, spending time with her pets, she had a great love for animals and enjoyed bird watching, she spent many hours in her kitchen cooking, her favorite pastime. She always enjoyed decorating every room in her house at Christmas and entertaining family and friends.
She had a strong faith in Jesus and was an active member at the Congregational Church of Laconia for many years past, attending Sunday services when her children were young, getting them involved in Sunday School classes and Bible studies.
She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Emile Campbell, a son Emile Campbell, Jr., and daughters, Brandy Campbell and Tonya Smith all of Laconia and Niki Campbell of Belmont; her six grandchildren; grandsons, Ryan Chandler, Nolan Appleton, Logan Campbell and Oscar Smith all of Laconia and two granddaughters, Lily Campbell of Berlin, and Natalie Smith of Camden, Maine.; her step mother Irene Morrissette of Belmont; four siblings; a twin sister Corrine (Morrissette) O'Mara of Laconia, brothers; Eugene Morrissette of Loudon, Ralph Morrissette and his wife Mary, and Bruce Morrissette and his wife Irene both of Tilton, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother David Morrissette formerly of Laconia.
Her favorite charities which she donated to regularly were the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of her granddaughter Natalie whom was diagnosed with the genetic disorder at a very young age and the NH Humane Society.
Her enormous personality, the sound of her laughter, her generosity towards others and her warm smile will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Heaven has gained a wonderful new Angel.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Funeral Service will follow at 5 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, Laconia in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern New England Chapter, 114 Perimeter Rd. Unit G & H, Nashua, NH 03063 or at cff.org, and/or the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or at nhhumane.org
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 go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:23
PLYMOUTH — Arnold W. Clifford, 67, of Bridgewater, passed away unexpectedly at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
Born in Plymouth on August 3, 1947 he was the son of Earl M. and Virginia Jean (Schofield) Clifford. Arnold was raised in Plymouth and he graduated from the Plymouth High School. At the age of 21 he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served his country with honor and courage with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. Arnold was awarded many medals for his service, he was also a recipient of the Purple Heart.
His working career includes several years at the Beebee River Mill, he served as a Firefighter and Police Officer with the Town of Plymouth, he worked at the Napa Auto Store in Plymouth for a number of years, and he retired from the Plymouth Post Office. In his retirement he worked for the All Ways Green Landscaping Co. and the Jim Heal Excavating Co.
In his life Arnold enjoyed camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and taking trips to the ocean and his beloved dog Snowball. Arnold loved spending time with his family, and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who've affectionately known him as "Papa". He will be lovingly remembered as a devoted partner, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a friend to all.
Arnold is predeceased by his wife, Sarah (Piper) Clifford, in 1992.
He is survived by his beloved partner of 20 years, Clara M. Cass, of Bridgewater; son, Jeremy W. Clifford, of Bridgewater; daughter, Julie M. Tatham, of Plymouth; step-daughter, Cynthia J. Monroe, of Campton; five grandchildren, Sarah, Mackenzie, Timothy, Kirsten, Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Candice, Saige, Dena Rae, Avery; four brothers, George Clifford and his wife Donna, of Plymouth, Robert and Randall Clifford, both of Danforth, Maine, Earl M. Clifford, Jr., of Menefee, Calif. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arnold's memory to the Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home following the calling hours. Rev. Brenda Wentworth will officiate. A spring graveside service will be held at Blair Cemetery, Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Arnold's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:20
CAMPTON — Anna Ruth Hobart, 95 of US Route 3, Campton, entered the loving embrace of the angels at her home on Feb. 3, 2015.
Born on July 30, 1919, Anna was the daughter of Ozias and Edith (Hanscom) Willoughby.
Anna grew up in the Campton and Plymouth area, attending the Blair one room schoolhouse, Campton and Plymouth High School. She resided in Campton for many years and then moved to the Manchester, N.H. area in 1957. She was a resident of Auburn, N.H. of about thirty years and has made her home with her daughter in Campton for the past couple of years.
Anna worked as a waitress and in the dry cleaning industry.
Anna was predeceased by her loving husband of seventh-three years, Charles Stewart Hobart, who died in January of 2013, and she was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Smith and her son, Alvin "Sonny" Hobart.
Anna was a beacon of light in all of our lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Anna is survived by her daughters, Edith L. Littlefield and her husband Joseph, of Campton, Barbara Tack and her husband Robert of Epsom, eleven grandchildren and many, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Please join the family in a celebration of Anna's life at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St. Plymouth, on Friday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate. Spring burial will be held in the Blair Cemetery, Campton.
To sign Anna's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfunralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:14
MEREDITH — Mr. Rocco Q. Lopardo, age 90, of Meredith, formerly of Washington Township, New Jersey died peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Rocco was born in Bronx, New York on October 14, 1924 to parents Angelo and Michelina Lopardo. Rocco was predeceased by his one brother, John and three sisters Sarafina, Mary and Antoinette.
Rocco attended James Monroe High School in Bronx, N.Y. where his soccer team won the New York City championship in 1942. He was very proud of the gold medal received for this accomplishment. Rocco attributed his safe return from World War II because of being in great shape from playing soccer. Rocco continued to stay physically active his entire life including downhill skiing into his mid-eighties. He also won numerous medals in the 100 and 200 meter races in the Senior Olympics.
Rocco was a WWII veteran. He attended the US Army Air Corp aviation program at Gettysburg College and subsequently was assigned to independent duty in India in support of the Burma campaign during WWII. Upon returning home from the war he was a shipping clerk with the Nestle Company in New York City and also attended New York University. Rocco was hired by Grand Union Supermarkets in 1952 and was assistant director of warehousing. He was also the traffic manager for Triple-S Blue Stamps and was named president of the Private Carriers Conference of Washington D.C. He also served as president of the American Trucking Association. In 1972 he was promoted in the Grand Union Company to Vice President of Warehousing and Trucking from a position he would eventually retire.
Rocco loved music, dancing, singing happy birthday to family members and friends, singing Taps at various ceremonies, and marching in the Memorial Day and Veteran Day Parades. He also enjoyed cutting and stacking wood, burning bonfires, riding on the back of his son Tom's Harley and participating in bible studies. Rocco faithfully served as chaplain of the VFW Post in Washington Township, New Jersey for over 10 years. Rocco was most passionate about cheering for the Ashland and Gilford High School athletic teams. He was a faithful fan for over 30 years and was known by many as "Coach's Dad", which was printed on the back of his Gilford t-shirt.
Rocco was an energetic, friendly, caring, helpful and generous man. He touched the lives of many people with his positive spirit. Rocco is survived by his children John Lopardo and wife Donna of Virginia Beach, Tom Lopardo and wife Grace of Gilford, Joan Forge and husband Rick Forge of Moultonborough and his granddaughter Sara Dupont and husband Kevin of Sanbornton and his two great grandchildren Alison and James.
Rocco's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents and staff at Meredith Bay Colony Club and to the caring staff at Lakes Region General Hospital.
A celebration of Rocco's life will be held this summer.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:10