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Grace M. Corson, 88

ALEXANDRIA — Grace M. Corson passed away January 9, 2015.

She was born on March 26, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Robert Hans Russ and Marie (Risenberg) Russ, both born in Riga, Latvia.

While the family lived in Alexandria, Grace attended the Welton Falls grammar school in Alexandria. Later the family moved to Boston where she attended finishing school and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts art classes in Boston, Mass.

After school Grace worked as a diamond cutter and later as an artist at Colourpicture in Boston. At Colourpicture she met her husband Robert H. Corson and was married July 26, 1948.

Grace raised a family living in Braintree and Middleton, Massachusetts before moving back to Alexandria, N.H. in 1970.

Grace was an accomplished artist, enjoyed music and was a talented musician playing the mandolin, banjo and guitar, enjoyed dancing, but especially raising, training and showing her dogs with her sister, Eleanor Russ. Grace loved Irish Setters but she also had German Short Haired Pointers and Cocker Spaniels. She was an expert groomer of Irish Setters for show, handled and judged at dog shows. With her sister they showed and finished many champions in confirmation and obedience.

Grace is survived by her two sons, Lee Corson and Barry Corson of Alexandria, N.H.; neices and nephews. She was predeceased by: her husband, Robert H. Corson; sister Eleanor M. Russ; brother Charles Russ.

A grave side service will be held in the spring in Alexandria.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Virginia M. Griffin, 86

CENTER HARBOR — Virginia Mary Griffin, 86, of Hawkins Pond Road, died suddenly on January 12, 2015, at her home.

Born in Manchester, N.H. on April 16, 1928, Virginia was the daughter of Walter P. and Jennie L. (Hughes) Robinson.

Virginia grew up in Manchester and graduated from Saint Joseph's High School, in Manchester. She resided, for many years, in the Manchester and Bedford area. She has been a resident of Center Harbor since the late 1980s.

Virginia worked in the insurance business as a rater for companies such as; Commercial Union, in Manchester, State Farm Insurance in Bedford and the NH Insurance Exchange in Concord.

Virginia is survived by her husband of 65 years, William J. Griffin of Center Harbor, N.H., her daughters, Patricia E. Whitney and her husband Stacey of Bedford, N.H., Karen E. Lawrence and her husband Philip of Boulton, Mass., her son, Mark W. Griffin and his wife Kathleen of Lancaster, Mass., her grandchildren, Christopher, Meredith, Alyssa, Nicholas, and Shannon, her brother, Walter P. Robinson and his wife Janet of Concord, N.H., several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Friday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jeffrey Paveglio, associate pastor of Saint Andre Bessette Parish, in Laconia, will officiate. Burial will be follow in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.

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

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Patricia G. H. Feeney, 67

GILFORD — Patricia Gwyn Hamel Feeney 67, of Breton Road, a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region, passed away January 11, 2015 at her home.
She was born June 8, 1947 in Laconia, daughter of the late Gwendolyn (MacLennan) and Lawrence E. Hamel. She attended Laconia High School and worked for J.Jill for many years. Patricia was also a hairdresser and attended Andover Truck & Trailer School and was a truck driver for several years. She was also an active member of the Lakeport United Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, as well as her beloved dog Prin-rue.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph M. Feeney, Jr. of Franklin, a brother Guy L. Hamel II and his wife, Kathleen of Augusta, Maine, a sister, Kathy Hamel of Meredith, two nieces; Beth Osborne of Augusta, Maine and Jennifer Oldenburg of Thornton, three nephews; Jason Dunn of Northfield, Guy Hamel of Florida and Lee Hamel of Maine.
Date and time of Services will be announced at a later date.
Burial will take place in the family lot at South Road Cemetery in the spring.
For those that wish, Memorial donations may be made to the Lakeport United Baptist Church Food Pantry, 23 park Street, Lakeport NH 03246
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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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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