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Joyce B. Conlan, 81

MEREDITH, N.H./READING, Mass. — Joyce B. Conlan, 81, of Meredith (formerly of Reading, MA), passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born and raised in Medford, MA on August 23, 1932, she was the daughter of Walter and Doris (Kingston) Barnard. Joyce attended local schools in Medford, graduating from Medford High School. She went on to further her education at UMASS Amherst, where she earned her bachelor's degree.

Joyce spent many happy childhood years camping at Camp Andover, in Meredith and eventually became a camp counselor herself and spent many summers there as a dedicated employee. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she loved spending time with her family, cooking for family and friends, was a talented glass painter and she also did stencil work.

She was a member of the Reading College Club, Reading Garden Club, and a 50 plus year member of the Reading Congregational Church.

Joyce is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Alan T. "Skip" Conlan, of Meredith; two daughters, Janet and husband H. Kirk Steen, III, of Marblehead, MA, Nancy Conlan, of Portland, ME; brother, Bruce Barnard and wife Carol, of Mashpee, MA; two grandchildren, H. Kirk Steen, IV, and Eric T. Steen, both of Marblehead, MA; brother and sister (in-laws), David Conlan, of Charlotte, NC, and Constance Wescott, of Salem, NH.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith. Rev. John Davies, chaplain for the Central NH VNA & Hospice, will officiate. Interment will be held in the spring at Oakland Cemetery, Meredith.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce's memory to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, P.O. 766, Center Harbor, NH 03226 www.lrct.org.

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:40

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Rachel R. Perkins, 82

CHATEAUGAY, N.Y. — Rachel T. Perkins, 82, of 679 #5 Road, and formerly of Gilmanton Iron Works, died at her home on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She was the widow of Harold Perkins who died in 2007.
Mrs. Perkins was born September 25, 1931 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Anna (Renillard) Goupil. She was a longtime resident of Gilmanton Iron Works before moving to New York.
Survivors include her daughter, Rose Saley, of Florida; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Julie Perkins and Paul and Ellen Perkins, all of Gilmanton, N.H. and Daniel Perkins and his wife, Sara, of Chateaugay, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Pete Goupil, of Laconia, N.H. and several nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stage Road, Gilmanton, N.H.
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 Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:35

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Terry D. Noyes, 62

LACONIA — Mr. Terry D. Noyes, 62, of 91 Sheridan Street, Lakeport, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Lakes Region General Hospital.

Mr. Noyes was born on February 8, 1951 in Manchester, the son of the late Donald H. and Elizabeth (Hoadley) Noyes. He resided in Laconia most of his life.
Mr. Noyes worked at Bergen-Paterson for approximately thirty-five years. He loved fishing, hiking and music.

Mr. Noyes is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Bonnie (Blackey) Noyes of Laconia; one son, Kirk Noyes, of Laconia; one daughter, Carla Brewer, of Gilford; two grandsons, Taidge Mathew of California and Kayden Noyes of Laconia; his brother, Peter Noyes, of Laconia; two sisters, Wilhemina Millis of Canterbury and Stella Noyes of Belmont and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Donald Noyes.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

Memorial services will be private. Burial will be at a later date.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Central New Hampshire Kidney Center, 87 Spring 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 go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:32

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Irene M. Avery, 87

BRISTOL — Irene May Avery, 87, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Belknap County Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness.

Irene was born on January 28, 1927, in Bristol, the daughter of Leslie and Eva May (Evans) Bliss. She was raised in Bristol, attending local schools and graduated from the Newfound High School.

She was a long-time employee of I.P.C., Co, of Bristol.

In her life she was a loving wife and aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews, she was also long-time member of the Bristol Baptist Church. Irene loved to shop and dine out. She had many friends throughout the greater Bristol area.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wendell Berry Avery, of Bristol, in 2002, two brothers, Daniel and Gerald Bliss, both of Bristol, and a sister, Natalie Bliss – Jewell, also of Bristol.

Irene is survived by her sister, Jeanine Bliss Copp, of Meredith, and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the area.

A calling hour will be held at the Bristol Baptist Church, (30 Summer St./Rte. 104) on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 3 p.m. through 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the church following the calling hour at 4 p.m. Rev. Wayne Toutaint, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be held in the spring at the Homeland Cemetery, in Bristol and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene's memory may be made to the Bristol Baptist Church, or to a charity of one's choice.

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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