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Debra Smith, 51

MANCHESTER — Debra Lynn Smith, 51, of River Front Drive, formerly of Meredith, died July 16, 2014, at Boston Medical Center, Boston, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born in Laconia, NH on July 24, 1962, Debra was the daughter of the late Joseph Michael and Cynthia (Nott) Pelczar.

Debra grew up in Meredith and graduated from Inter-Lakes High School, class of 1980. She also had attended Plymouth State College, in Plymouth,NH.

Debra worked for a short time at the former Meredith Bank and Trust and for the Town of Meredith, in the tax department. For the past twenty-four years, Deb has been employed by Audley Construction, in Bow, as a bid coordinator.

Debra was predeceased by her finance, Richard "Dick" Frink, who died as a result of injuries in the same accident, and her father Joseph Michael Pelczar, who died in October of 2012.

Debra is survived by her mother, Cynthia N. Pelczar of Meredith, sisters, Wendy P. Bagley and her husband John, Patricia A. Morrow and her husband Kevin, brother, Michael J. Pelczar and his companion Betsey Donovan, all of Meredith, nieces, Braelynne Morrow, Charlotte Morrow, Jennifer Pelczar, also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and her dog, Ollie.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 25, at 11 a.m. in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Road, Meredith. The Rev. Carol Snow Asher, pastor of the Center Harbor Congregational Church, will officiate.

In memory of Debra, please wear something pink to her services.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Debra's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 07:22

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David Olewine, 83

LACONIA — David Louis Olewine, 83, of 298 Darby Drive, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 in his home.

He was born on June 8, 1930 in Kearny, New Jersey, the son of George and Dorothy (Shope) Olewine. He served in the USAF from 1951 to 1955. David was the owner and operator of Dave's Sunoco and also Cornwell Tools. He also worked for Napa Auto Parts in Laconia. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR.

He is survived by his son, Dwight Olewine and his wife Mary of Laconia, one brother, Melvin Olewine of Clarksville, Tennessee, two grandchildren; Timothy and Rebecca, two nieces and two nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joan Olewine in 2006.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St, Laconia, N. H. 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 Monday, 21 July 2014 07:13

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Alice M. Ellingwood, 82

MOULTONBOROUGH — Alice McClannan Ellingwood, who embodied the strength and determination of her adopted New Hampshire, but never forgot her Virginian charm and hospitality, passed away peacefully at her home in Moultonborough, N.H., on Thursday, July 17.
She was born in Richmond, Va., on May 24, 1932, to Reas and Iva (Scott) McClannan. In 1940, her family moved to Washington D.C., where her father worked as a photo engraver for The Evening Star. After graduating from Anacostia High School in 1950, she worked as a clerk in the fingerprinting and payroll sections of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
While at the F.B.I., she became friendly with another clerk Mary Jane (Ellingwood) Landrigan, from Groveton, N.H., who introduced Alice to her brother Dean Chesley Ellingwood, an R.O.T.C. cadet on the G.I. bill at the University of New Hampshire. On April 7, 1956 -- the same day Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier were married -- Alice and Dean exchanged their vows, and together embarked on a career in the Army that took them to military bases up and down the East Coast, including two tours in Germany. While stationed in Munich and later in Heidelberg, their young family traveled extensively -- often in a Volkswagen camper -- to nearly every country in Europe. She was active in many youth programs, was a Girl Scout leader, and a member of the Officers' Wives Club. She kept the family together while her husband served in Korea and later in Vietnam.
In 1975, when Dean retired after 28 years of service, the family moved to their home in Moultonborough, N.H. But retirement wasn't what Alice had in mind. She got a job as a teller at Meredith Village Savings Bank and worked her way up to manager of the Center Harbor branch, retiring in 1997, after 20 years of service. A strong believer in community involvement and volunteerism, Alice served for 20 years as the financial secretary of the Moultonboro United Methodist Church, held office as the Town Treasurer for nine years, was an active member of the Women's Club, and was also the town's Supervisor of the Check List and Trustee of the Trust Fund.
Later in life, she continued her love of traveling, visiting with her children and grandchildren, and venturing off to places such as Alaska, Bermuda, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Panama, and Russia.
Alice was predeceased by her husband. She leaves behind her daughter Cheryl Ellingwood Dancause and her husband, Charles, of New Boston, N.H.; Rebecca Ellingwood, her partner, Nancy Finley, and their daughter, Abby, of Huntsville, Ala.; Susan Ellingwood and her husband, Jake Gouverneur, and their children Beatrice and Dean, of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Iva Thompson, of Selbyville, Dela.; a brother, Quint McClannan, and his wife, Suzanne, of Draper, Utah; her sister-in-law, Mary Jane, of Meredith, N.H.; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26, at 11 am, at the Moultonboro United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway, Moultonboro, NH. A private internment will take place at Holland Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Moultonboro United Methodist Church (www.moultonboroumc.org), Central New Hampshire Hospice (www.centralvna.org), or the Loon Preservation Committee (www.loon.org).

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 06:51

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Yvonne M. Vermette, 82

LACONIA — Yvonne M. Vermette, 82, of 32 Adams Street, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Mrs. Vermette was born October 31, 1931 in Central Falls, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Yvonne (Duval) Vaillancourt. She had been a resident of Belmont before moving to Laconia over forty-two years ago. She had been employed in the Medical Records Department at Lakes Region General Hospital for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Delphis J. Vermette, of Laconia; a son, Paul Rhodes, and his fiancée, Donna Hendrix, of Bloomington, Minnesota; stepson, Del Vermette, and his fiancée, Lisa DiMauro, of Farmington, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Vermette Robbins, and her husband, David, of Londonderry, N.H. and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and many dear cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
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 Friday, 18 July 2014 09:49

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