LACONIA — Christene F. Peebles, 98, of 21 Ledges Drive and formerly of 13 Anthony Drive, Laconia, died on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Taylor Community at Ledgeview. Mrs. Peebles was the widow of Wallace A. Peebles who died in 1976.
Mrs. Peebles was born July 21, 1916, in Laconia, the daughter of Harry M. and Mildred (Stone) Farrar and had lived most of her life in Laconia. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1934 and later attended the Concord Business School. She had been employed at the Sulloway Hosiery Mill in Franklin for twenty –three years, retiring in 1957. In 1958, Mrs. Peebles married Wallace A. Peebles and moved to New York City, returning to Laconia in 1962.
Mrs. Peebles had been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Laconia-Gilford since April 5, 1931. She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge #24 of Franklin, N.H.
Mrs. Peebles was predeceased by her husband, Wallace A. Peebles in 1976.
At Mrs. Peebles request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A private internment service will be conducted at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Taylor Home Sunshine Fund, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, McGreal Sight Center, 25 Walker ST., Concord, NH 03301.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 06:33
TAMWORTH — Allen B. Swan, 60 of Jackman Pond Road, passed away suddenly Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his home.
There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee, N.H. is in charge of arrangements. If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory please visit, www.lordfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 06:31
LACONIA — Stephen K. Perkins 31, formerly of Melrose, Mass., passed away suddenly at his home, Friday, February 27, 2015.
Stephen was born January 15, 1984 in North Adams, Mass., the son of Roger R. Perkins Sr. and Barbara A. ( Hawkins) Perkins-Thompson. He was a resident of the Lakes Region for the last 15 years.
Stephen was a stay-at-home dad, and loved spending time with his family, especially his children. Above all, he enjoyed taking his children to the local beaches, having movie nights and cookouts throughout the summer.
Stephen is survived by his wife of five years, Elizabeth "Liz" (Taylor) Perkins of Laconia; a son, Maliki Perkins of Laconia; three daughters, Nevaeh Perkins and Leia Taylor, both of Laconia, and Biancka Taylor of Maine; four brothers, Roger Richard Perkins Jr. of Massachusetts, Matthew Perkins of Laconia, Philip Sylvia and Donald Sylvia, both of Laconia; four sisters, his twin sisters, Melissa Perkins of Henniker, Stephanie Perkins of Dover, Angela Perkins-Littlefield and her husband, Richard, of Laconia, and Melissa Sylvia of Laconia; his paternal grandmother, Luciell Perry as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Kathleen Hawkins; his paternal grandfather, Richard Perkins and Charlotte "Nanna" M. Sylvia.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. using the Carriage House entrance, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A memorial service will immediately follow at 8 p.m., also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Stephen's memory for his children in c/o Melissa Perkins 115 2A Flanders Road, Henniker, NH 03242.
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, please go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 10:02
MOULTONBOROUGH — Elizabeth "Mackie" Fitzpatrick Heinrich, of Greene's Basin, Moultonborough, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by the ones she loved.
Born on April 11, 1942, in Schenectady, N.Y., Mackie was the daughter of William Aloysius Fitzpatrick II and Elizabeth (Atkin) Fitzpatrick. She spent her childhood in Dayton, Ohio, and was a graduate of Oakwood High School.
Mackie and her husband George built a successful screen-printing business, Heinrich Ceramic Decal, in Worcester, Mass. There she was able to use her God-given talents as a copy artist and champion of all staff.
They were fortunate to spend the last 20 years retired, splitting their time between the lake and traveling the country in their motor home. Her passions included boating, quilting, knitting, reading and volunteering. She was recently awarded the Charlotte A. Leavitt Award from the Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.
Mackie leaves a legacy of compassion, generosity and kindness that touched many. Her presence will sorely be missed by all who knew her.
Mackie was predeceased by her brother, Patrick Kevin Fitzpatrick.
Mackie was foremost defined by her love and devotion to family. She leaves behind her husband of 43 years, George "Bud" Heinrich of Moultonborough; four children, Anthony Willis Espy of Somerville, Mass., David Lynn Espy of Princeton, Mass., Cynthia Heinrich Donahue and her husband Bill of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Catherine Heinrich Currier and her husband Jason of Milton, Vt. The pride of her later years were her grandchildren: Cameron Anthony and Theodore Burtis Espy of Princeton, Mass., and William Andrew Currier of Milton, Vt. Mackie is also survived by a brother William Aloysius Fitzpatrick, III of Piqua, Ohio.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, in Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Inter-Lakes Community Caregivers, PO Box 78, Center Harbor, NH 03226.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium are assisting the family with their arrangements. To sign Mackie's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 09:56