MILO, Maine — Wayne S. Flint, 75, returned to his Heavenly Father on Feb. 16, 2015, after a long illness, at Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor, Maine. He leaves his adoring wife, Dearle (Ingerson) Flint. Wayne was born October 8, 1939, in Bangor, Maine, the son of Sherwin and Wyona (Rix) Flint. When Wayne was two years old he moved with his family to Randolph, Vt. He lived for many years in Montpelier, Vt. and owned the Cambridge Village Market in Cambridge, Vt. for several years. He had dreamed for many years of owning a small town grocery and he loved every minute of it. Until his death, he thought of the many wonderful customers and of the children whom he enjoyed so much – now all grown to adults.
Wayne served for 28 years in the U.S. Air Force, ending his military career with the Vermont Air Guard in Burlington, Vt. Wayne was very proud and thankful for his country.
Wayne served for several years as Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montpelier, Vt. He also served in other leadership positions in Vermont Stake and Concord, New Hampshire Stake. He loved the people he served and loved to serve the Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a great example of one of God's children.
He leaves his wife, Dearle; and four children, Beverly Flint, Mark Flint, Bonnie Palmer, all of Barre, Vt., and Jennifer Morehouse of Bristol, Vt. He also leaves four stepchildren, Jeff Kinney of Bend, Ore., Mike Kinney of Hubbardston, Mass., Gayle Cornelius of Island Pond, Vt., and Debra Kinney-Dearden of New Sharon; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves his dear sister, Virginia Cooper of Minot, and several nieces and nephews.
Wayne was predeceased by his parents; a daughter, Dawn Marie; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Perkins.
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Dover Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bangor Road, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held in the spring at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel, Vt.
Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home in Milo. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:32
GILFORD — James Sheldon Smith, 78, of 31 Cyrus Lane died Sunday morning, February 15, 2015 at home with his beloved family by his side after a brief courageous battle with lung cancer.
Jimmy was born February 20, 1936 in Laconia, the son of the late Bernard and Madelynde (Smith) Smith.
A graduate of Laconia High School class of 1954, where he met the love of his life, Claire Lessard, and where he played many sports excelling in basketball. After high school he went on to Brewster Academy, graduating in 1956.
A lifelong resident of Gilford, Jimmy grew up adjacent to Lily Pond, and as a teenager he was known for his bike repair and fishing boat rental business. A soap box car derby enthusiast, he was known as #38, the car to beat.
Prior to his retirement in 1998 Jimmy was employed at Pike Industries, Inc. for forty four years.
Among Jimmy's many joys were vacationing, skiing, snowmobiling, and especially entertaining.
Jimmy (Pep) cherished and loved his three grandchildren, they filled him with the greatest pride. Pep's two great grandchildren brought him immense joy and never failed to put a huge smile on his face. Dad was the kindest most patient, loving, selfless person. To be his daughters was a true honor, to be his friend was a cherished gift.
Jimmy is survived by his two daughters; Jill Ellen Smith and her husband Bill of Gilmanton, and Heidi Ann Smith of Gilford; his grandchildren; Ryan James Smith and his wife Alicia of Gilmanton, Arica Lynn Caldwell and her husband Jacob of Belmont, and Mitchel James Segalini of Gilford, his great-grandchildren; Jamison Ruger Caldwell and Colton James Smith, and his sidekick Gunnar. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Claire L. Smith in June of 2014, and his brothers, Walter and B. Thurston Smith.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015 at The Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia. A time to continue celebrating Jimmy's life and visit with his family will immediately follow the service until 5 p.m.
According to the family's wishes, please no flowers. Those who wish may make a donation in Jimmy's memory, the family suggests the Claire Smith Family Scholarship Fund, C/O: Bank of NH, 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246, or to Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
GILFORD — Richard L Gamblin, 68, formerly of 9 Sargents Place, Gilford, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2015 after a long illness.
He was born on February 21, 1946 in Bangor, Maine, the son of the late Leonard and Viola Gamblin.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sylvia J Gamblin of Gilford, one son, Ricky Gamblin of Bangor, Maine. Step-children include, Sherry Dami, Laconia; Kevin and Jody Farwell, Lakeport; Tracey Cooper, Franklin; Heather and Mike Stone, Franklin; Sabrina Rouse, Manchester; Matthew and Jennifer Rouse, Gilmanton; eighteen step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held on June 20, 2015.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 06:23
LACONIA — John E. Mont, 92, of 102B Franklin Street, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
He was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1922 at the family homestead on Gilford Avenue in Laconia. He was the only child of the late Laconia Police Captain, Walter E. (Ted) and Evelyn O. (Piper) Mont. John graudated from Laconia High School in 1940 and on September 24, 1942 he joined the Army Air Force during World War II. The following year, 1943, he joined his combat crew. His position was as the ball turret gunner on the B17 "My Day". On their sixth mission "My Day" was shot down over the English Channel on December 30th. The surviving crew memebers floated in the freezing water for three hours before being rescued by the British Air Sea Rescue. On April, Friday the 13th, 1944 on mission #11 , John was the engineer on "Wing Fury" that was shot down over Germany. He was captured and held at Stalag 17B as a Prisoner of War for 13 months. Stalag 17B was evacuated on April 8, 1945. The prisoners began an 18 day, 241 mile march to Branuau, Austria. John was liberated on May 3, 1945 and was reunited with his parents on June 5, 1945. He earned The Oak Leaf Air Medal, European Theatre Medal with one Bronze Star, British Gold Fish Club, The American Sea Squatters Club and The Caterpillar Club.
On John and Elizabeth's 50th Wedding Anniversary they traveled back to England, Germany and Austria. John had the chance to thank the British Air Sea Resuce as well as the Austrian people. On the march to freedom the Austrian people shared what little bread they had with the POW's.
John worked as a Hosiery Technician for Hunter Hosiery, Scott and Williams and Veritron. He was a longtime memeber of Laconia Congregational Church and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed photography, woodworking, Moody Beach, Maine, The Nubble Lighthouse and GoldenRod Kisses. He also enjoyed sitting on his deck overlooking Lake Opechee, watching and feeding the birds, and especially yard saling all spring, summer and fall with "his girls".
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth (Lord) Mont of Laconia. two daughters; Linda Ann Shaw of Laconia and Joan Marjorie Shaw and her husband Douglas of Laconia, with whom he made his home for the past 20 years, nine grandchildren; Suzanne, Kevin, Matthew, Nicholas, Jacob, Stephanie, Jessica, Sierra and Cheyenne, eight great grandchildren; Tianna, Connor, Derek, Miles, Ruby, Jackson, Kaiden and Jaiden, a sister-in-law; Marjorie Morin, four nieces and one nephew; Peggy, Pammy,Paula, Prudy and Gerry. In addition to his parents he was predeased by a niece; Patty and nephews; Ryan and Jason.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 6, 2015 at Bayside Cemetery in Laconia. John will be transported in a vintage World War II vehicle to his final resting place. All are welcome to attend the celebration of his life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dutile Oil Company, 242 Messer Street, Laconia,NH 03246, to assist veterans with heating expenses.
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, 17 February 2015 06:12