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Robert B. Bryant, 71

FRANKLIN — Robert Bruce Bryant died on March 21, 2014 in Laconia N.H. He was surrounded by close family after a battle with cancer. Robert was born in Franklin, N.H. on September 18, 1942 to mother Ida Bryant and father Walter Bryant. He grew up in Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School. He worked for Oak Laminates in Franklin N.H. for many years. Most recently he was still busy, working for Lakes Region Community Services. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and camp. He also loved animals and for many years had dogs and cats as pets. In his free time he was a movie buff that liked to collect Westerns. He also collected Native American art. Robert was also a member of the Freemasons for many years. Robert is survived by 3 daughters, Trudy Chunn and Beth Jones of Calif., April Bryant of Colorado, 2 brothers Delbert Bryant of Calif. and Wally Bryant of Franklin N.H., 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Graveside services will be held at Homeland Cemetery on Pleasant Street in Bristol on Sunday August 24 at 2 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:38

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Deneen M. Reed, 49

FRANKLIN — Deneen Mayo Reed died on August 17th 2014 at the Concord Hospital surrounded by family after a brief illness. She was born on August 2, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisana to mother Nancy Bryant and father Ned Reed. She grew up in the Bristol area and attended Newfound Memorial HIgh School and lived briefly in California before returning to N.H. for the last 20 years. She was a caregiver for Lakes Region Community services for a number of years. Her compassion for others served her well in this position. Deneen was known for her caring and considerate attitude towards other while caring for those with special needs.
Among her hobbies was drawing and art work. She also loved animals and has had dogs her entire life. She was especially fond of poodles of which she most recently had one which she cared lovingly for. She is survived by her son Steven Berube of Bridgewater N.H., father Ned Reed of Oregon, mother Nancy Bryant of Franklin, N.H. and sister April Bryant of Colorado.
Graveside services will be held at Homeland Cemetery on Pleasant Street in Bristol on Sunday August 24 at 2 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:35

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James W. Foye, 82

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BELMONT — James W. Foye, (known lovingly by his family as "Big Boy") 82, of Hernando, Fla. and Belmont, N.H., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on August 16, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his adored wife of 60 years, Mary (Early)Foye.
James was born on March 15, 1932 in Lowell, Mass. He was the son of the late Walter Foye and Margaret (Sullivan) Foye.
He proudly served his country enlisting in the United Stated Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He then went on to get his Bachelor's Degree in business finance from North Eastern University. Prior to his retirement, James was employed by Sanders Associates as an accountant for 38 years.
In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, boating (known as Mayor of Silver Lake) watching golf, and spending time with his many friends from The American Irish Club. In his earlier years James loved playing pool, golfing, music and travelling to Ireland. He also dedicated several years to teenagers in which he was a pioneer of hosting CCD classes in his home in conjunction with running weekend retreats for the teen program "Teens Encounter Christ". He also volunteered as a coach for Centralville Little League Baseball. He was a true gentleman, sweet soul, and an amazing role model for his family.
James is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen Foye of New Hampshire, Colleen Foye of Massachusetts, his son Seamus Foye and his wife Michele of New Hampshire; his twin brothers Joe Foye and his wife Sharon of Oregon and John Foye recently predeceased by his wife Jan; his three grand children Heather Caravona and her husband Rob, Shannon Foye and Jillian Foye , all of New Hampshire. He is also survived by his three great-grandchildren, Kendria Brown, Nicholas Caravona and Gabrielle Caravona; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.
James was predeceased by his two sisters Francis Labranche and Katherine Kerins.
James' family would like to thank the staff at Franklin VNA, especially Kristen, Mary, and Tobias and most of all James daughter-in-law Michele who took pristine care of James during his illness and final days.
It being his request, there will be no calling hours. His Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Francis Church, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut, Ma. 01826, on Saturday August 23 at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to The American Irish Club, notated for the scholarship fund in James name; 4342 Homosassa Trail, P.O. Box 760, Lecanto, Florida, 34460. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:17

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Samuel Brooks, 95

Samuel Brooks, 95

LACONIA — Samuel Harry Brooks, 95, of 146 Eastman Road, died at his home on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

Mr. Brooks was born Aug. 1, 1919, in Boston, the son of the late Samuel and Sarah (Matt) Brooks. Mr. Brooks had been a resident of Laconia for 49 years.

He served in the Air Force for 26 years. After his retirement from the military, Mr. Brooks worked for the Laconia Fire Department for nine years, retiring in 1976.

Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife of 69 years, Pearl Pauline (Clairmont) Brooks, of Laconia; a son, Raymond G. Brooks and his wife Louise, of Santa Maria, Calif.; two daughters, Paula Karl and her husband David of Laconia, and Pamela Brooks of Laconia; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Brooks of North Carolina and Joseph Brooks of Florida.

The family wishes to give thanks to Judy Clairmont, sister-in-law; and Samantha Dubois, granddaughter, for their loving care in his final weeks of illness.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial with military honors will follow at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, N.H. 03246, to the Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association, 186 Waukewan St., Meredith, NH 03253, or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

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 Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:08

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