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Daniel J. Roderick, 93

BILLERICA, Mass. — Daniel James Roderick,  93, husband of the late Florence E. (Colbert) Roderick died Monday at the Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith, N.H.

He was born in Boston, June 6, 1921, a son of the late Daniel J. and Mary (Dias) Roderick and was a resident of Billerica for 68 years.

He served in the Army during WW II and was a recipient on the Bonze Star. He later worked for the Army Research and Design at the Watertown Arsenal for over 35 years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed many summers with his family at Lake Shore Park in Gilford, N.H.

He was a member of the Billerica Lodge of Elks where he enjoyed going to their gym daily and also enjoyed SCUBA Diving.

Mr. Roderick is survived by his daughter, Diane Alting and her husband Lawrence of Alton Bay, N.H.; his brothers, James Roderick of S. Dennis and Charles Roderick of Fla.; his sister, Mary Mula of Cambridge and his two grandsons, Daniel Alting of Chicago, IL and Christopher Alting of Worcester.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday at the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica, Mass. at noon. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 150 Cambridge Park Dr., Cambridge, MA 02140. Burial in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. Funeral Director Dean M. Laurendeau. www.sweeneymemorialfh.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Ella L. Trulson, 95

LACONIA — Ella Linnea Trulson, 95, passed away on Jan. 8, 2015, surrounded by loved ones at Genesis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Laconia.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1919, in Worcester, Mass., to Nils Swanson and Anna (Holmberg) Swanson.

In 1945, Ella married Alden Trulson and settled in Arlington, Mass., where they raised their two daughters.

Ella was a member of the First Baptist Church of Arlington and was known as a devoted wife and mother, a caring neighbor and dear friend to many. The latter part of her life was spent near family in Laconia, where she was involved in several organizations. Ella was a former president and member of the Laconia Elders Friendship Club, member of the Belmont Senior Center and active in the Mallard Cove community.

Ella adored a good time and was commonly known as the life of the party wherever she went.

Ella is survived by her two daughters, Linda Stevens of Rochester, and Janyce Forsberg and her husband Donald of Laconia. She was also blessed with five grandchildren, Craig Stevens and Jodi Collins of Rochester, Glenn Stevens and his wife Laura of Franklin, Mass., Becky Herrmann and her husband Marc of Loudon, Christian Forsberg and his wife Kelly of Loudon, and Erika Sheppard and her husband Paul of Henniker. The greatest loves of her life and her biggest fans were her nine great-grandchildren: Anna, Todd, Julia, Katelyn, Ella, Jack, Matthew, Thomas and Ryan.

They vow to continue her legacy of laughter, love, family, good times and to always root for the Red Sox.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH. There will be a burial the following day, Jan. 15, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Medford Street in Arlington, Mass.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laconia Congregational Church Dorcas Fund, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246;  or Spaulding High School Music Scholarship Fund, Attn: Joanne Houston, 130 Wakefield St., Rochester, NH 03867.

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, 12 January 2015 09:07

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Mildred E. Temple, 93

PLYMOUTH — Mildred "Millie" E. Temple, 93, of Chaisson Road died January 7, 2015, at Pleasant View Center, in Concord, after a period of failing health.

Born in Manchester, N.H. on July 1, 1921, Millie was the daughter of Irving E. and Nellie E. (Brown) Burke.

Millie grew up in New Hampton, N.H. She attended New Hampton schools and graduated from Manchester Central High School. She resided in Derry, N.H. for many years and several in Hooksett, N.H. She has been a resident of Plymouth since the early 1990s. She also was a winter resident of Satsuma, Fla. for many years.

Millie had many joys in her later years. She enjoyed her Mother's Day brunches on the M/S Mt. Washington. Her trips on the Hobo Railroad and the way her face turned to shock as the Boston Duck Tours took a turn for the Charles River will continue to bring smiles. Millie was always up for having a good time and a good laugh with loved ones. Millie's life was full of love. The addition of her great grandson Hunter who was born on her 92nd birthday, became her latest joy.

Millie was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Frederick A. Temple, who died in December of 2006.

Millie is survived by her sons, Robert A. Temple and his finance Lori Dutcher of New Hampton, John Gallagher and his wife Ann of Satsuma, Fla., David Gallagher and Ronald Gallagher and his wife Mary, both of Bristol, daughter, Sandra Freeman of Hooksett, N.H., several grandchildren and great grandchildren, her sister, Ruth Cilley, of Plymouth, N.H., nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brenda Wentworth will officiate. Spring burial will be held in the Park Cemetery, Tilton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH. 03246.

To sign Millie's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 09:00

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Diane Breau, 68

LACONIA — Dianne (Brassard) Breau, 68, died with her family by her side, Wednesday, January 7th at Saint Francis Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. Dianne was born in Gardner, Mass. but resided in Rockville, Conn. most of her days. She is predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Edward S. Breau, Jr.; and her twin sister, Bernice Pschichholtz. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marci and Dominic DeCarli of Gilford, N.H.; her twin grandchildren Andrew and Gabriella DeCarli; many nieces and nephews including Steven Breault, Sr. of Ellington, Conn.; Mark and Karen Breault of Lakewood, Calif.; Jeffrey and Diane Breault of Manchester, Conn.; Steven Breault Jr.; Justin Breault; Cameron Breault; Lindsey Breault; Jake Breault; Ashley Breault; many cousins; and, dear friends, including, Patty Braunstein and Chantal Perigo, both of Ellington, Conn. Dianne spent her career with Swiss Cleaners where she made many life-long friends. She was a long-time parishioner of Saint Bernard Church in Rockville and held her faith close to her heart. Her twin grandchildren, Andrew and Gabriella DeCarli centered her world through good times and bad and they are grateful for the wisdom and love she shared with them every day. Calling hours will be at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home in Vernon, Conn. on Sunday, January 11th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; with a Catholic burial Mass at Saint Bernard Church in Vernon, Conn. on Monday, January 12th at 10 a.m. For more information, see pietrasfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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