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Kelly Ann Jacobs, 27

LACONIA — Kelly Ann Jacobs, 27, of Laconia, N.H., formerly of West Dennis, Mass., passed away on Thursday, September 4th, 2014.

Kelly was born in Hyannis Mass.., September 5th, 1986, daughter of Doreen L. (Kelley) Ezersky and Daniel E. Jacobs, his wife Deborah A. Jacobs. She was a graduate of Laconia Academy, where after she had gone on to earning a C.N.A. (Certificate in Nursing Assistance) through the American Red Cross.

Kelly was a free spirited person who loved family, friends, animals and a favorite with kids. She always could put a smile on your face no matter what the occasion. She was always helpful; regardless of who you were she would always extend a helping hand. Kelly just had a special way with people, she made friends everywhere she went, always caring, always concerned, she truly was an amazing person. Kelly was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Her memories will be held close to our hearts forever.

Kelly is survived by her parents, Daniel and Deborah, of Laconia, her brother Joshua, of Laconia, her sisters Krystal, of Laconia, Brittany, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Michelle, of Yarmouth, Mass. Kelly was predeceased by her mother, Doreen in 1998.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Chandler Gray Cemetery, West Yarmouth, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made either to the American Cancer Society, Two Commerce Dr, Ste 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, 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 go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:14

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Mary M. Allen, 92

LACONIA — Mary M. Allen, 92, of Laconia, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital.

She was born on July 28, 1922 in Laconia, the daughter of Alexander and Albina (Vigneault) Belford. Mary was a 1940 graduate of Laconia High School and was a communicant of St. Joseph's church in Laconia where she enjoyed quilting and sewing with the Ladies Guild. She enjoyed candlepin bowling.

She is survived by four sons; Everett P. Allen and his wife Sue of Gilford, William C. Allen of Concord, Jeffrey A. Allen of Charlotte, N.C. and Andrew D. Allen and his wife Cynthia of Jefferson, Maine, two daughters; Jane M. Piecuch and her husband Alan of Buxton, Maine and Margaret J. Sponseller and her husband Nick of Howard, Ohio, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Everett B. Allen in 2007, one brother, Dr. Charles Belford and two sisters; Virginia Belford and Martha Baker.

Calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Whipple Ave. entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Saint Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH. Burial will follow in the family lot at Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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 Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:03

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Paul E. Gilman, 89

MEREDITH — Paul E. Gilman, 89 of Meredith, passed away peacefully at ForestView Manor, at 5 a.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Paul was born in Woodstock, N.H. on August 25, 1925, the son of Fred S. Gilman and Florence Russell Gilman. Paul was predeceased by his first wife, Lucile Hawkins Gilman in 1957, his second wife Shirley Ouellette in 1983, and his third wife Arlene Bickford Gilman in 2007, in addition to two brothers, Robert and Murray Gilman. His brother Laurence Gilman of Lincoln, N.H. survives him.
Surviving children include: Paula L. Gilman of Lower Gilmanton and her partner, Thomie Dombrowski; Robert A. Gilman and wife Sue of Belmont; Sheila E. Halsey of Meredith; Charon A. Pinard and husband Raymond of Deerfield; and Charles A. Gilman and wife Jill of Claremont, N.H. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Karen Ouellette Compton of Virginia. In addition, Paul is survived by step-children Phyllis Russell of Laconia; Glenn Haddock of Laconia and Beverly King of Missouri.
Paul was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition, his step-children have their extended families.
Paul's career as auto parts specialist led him to a successful career as Parts Manager for Irwin Motors, Robbins Auto Parts and Sanel Auto Parts - retiring in 1987.
However it is the way he led his life that will leave a legacy to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. With a smile, a helping hand and hard work ethic one can leave the world a better place.
We will be forever grateful to Hospice and especially to Forest View Manor in Meredith for their tender and loving care provided to Dad for the past 5 months.
In accordance to our father's wishes, there will be no calling hours and no church service. A graveside service will be held at Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery in Gilmanton, Saturday, September 13th at 11 a.m. A luncheon to celebrate Paul's life will be served at the home of his daughter, Paula L. Gilman, in Lower Gilmanton following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul's memory to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:55

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Christina E. Dietz, 101

MOULTONBOROUGH — Christina Elizabeth Dietz, 101, formerly of Moultonborough, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Newark, N.J. on Friday, September 27, 1912, she was the daughter of Frank and Esther Labadics. Christina was raised in Newark, attending local schools.

In 1959 she moved with her family to Center Conway, N.H., where she and her husband Howard owned and operated the Dietz Motel, in C. Conway for many years. They retired together to Moultonborough where she resided for thirty-five years.

Christina was a very active, dedicated, and proud member of the 1st Baptist Church, of Meredith. Her greatest joy in life was singing; she was a member of the church's choir, and the "Kids Club", where she was involved with many musical activities with the children until she was 85 years old. She also served as a deaconess.

She was an avid bowler for many years, participating in many leagues with her friends, until her early 90s when she could not continue due to her deteriorating health.

Christina is predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard Dietz, in 1983.

She is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Peavey, of Bridgton, Maine, June Mansfield and husband Robert, of Enfield, and Ruth Whitaker and husband Harold, of Center Conway; six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Christina is also survived by many good friends at the 1st Baptist Church of Meredith.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the 1st Baptist Church of Meredith, Main St. at High St., Meredith, N.H. Rev. Stephen Neil, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Middleneck Cemetery, in Moultonborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christina's memory to the Gideons International, Association of NH & VT, 6 Mount Vernon St., Nashua, NH 03064. www.gideons.org

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Christina's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:50

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