MOULTONBOROUGH — Christina Elizabeth Dietz, 101, formerly of Moultonborough, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Newark, N.J. on Friday, September 27, 1912, she was the daughter of Frank and Esther Labadics. Christina was raised in Newark, attending local schools.
In 1959 she moved with her family to Center Conway, N.H., where she and her husband Howard owned and operated the Dietz Motel, in C. Conway for many years. They retired together to Moultonborough where she resided for thirty-five years.
Christina was a very active, dedicated, and proud member of the 1st Baptist Church, of Meredith. Her greatest joy in life was singing; she was a member of the church's choir, and the "Kids Club", where she was involved with many musical activities with the children until she was 85 years old. She also served as a deaconess.
She was an avid bowler for many years, participating in many leagues with her friends, until her early 90s when she could not continue due to her deteriorating health.
Christina is predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard Dietz, in 1983.
She is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Peavey, of Bridgton, Maine, June Mansfield and husband Robert, of Enfield, and Ruth Whitaker and husband Harold, of Center Conway; six grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Christina is also survived by many good friends at the 1st Baptist Church of Meredith.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the 1st Baptist Church of Meredith, Main St. at High St., Meredith, N.H. Rev. Stephen Neil, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Middleneck Cemetery, in Moultonborough.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christina's memory to the Gideons International, Association of NH & VT, 6 Mount Vernon St., Nashua, NH 03064. www.gideons.org
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Christina's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:50
LACONIA — Barbara Jean (Bedard) Dorman, 59, of 24 Estates Circle #17, died unexpectedly at her son's and daughter-in-law's home in Salisbury on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
Mrs. Dorman was born March 20, 1955 in West Stewartstown, N.H., the daughter of the late Noel and Sylvia (Uran) Bedard.
Mrs. Dorman was a longtime resident of West Stewartstown before moving to Laconia eight years ago. She had been employed at the Airport Country Store in Gilford and at the D & D Country Store and Deli in Belmont for eight years.
Mrs. Dorman lived for her family and loved her kids and husband. She was a beautiful and happy lady and was a loving and supporting wife and mom. She embraced life and enjoyed bringing people together.
Mrs. Dorman loved concerts, knitting and baseball and was a Red Sox fan.
Survivors include her husband of thirty-nine years, Wendell Dorman, of Laconia; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Melissa Dorman, of Salisbury, N.H.; a daughter, Stacy Dorman, of Laconia; two brothers, Noel Bedard, Jr. of Concord, N.H. and David Bedard of Sturbridge, Mass. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Sylvia and Noel Bedard, Sr.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Wilkinson-Beane, Inc., PO Box 67, Laconia, NH 03247-0067.
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 Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:43
BELMONT — Donna Marie (Bowles) Ardine, 54, of 10 Sunshine Drive, a resident of Belmont for 30 years, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at Concord Hospital.
She was born September 8, 1960, in Laconia, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Dorothy M. Lamontagne and Myron O. Bowles. She was originally a Laconia native before moving to Belmont with her husband in 1984.
Donna was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed taking motorcycle rides with her beloved husband, Richard, all over New Hampshire, especially taking back roads and trips around different lakes in the state.
She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Richard Ardine; a son, Aaron R. Ardine; two daughters Amber Ardine and Erika Ardine; two brothers, Michael Bowles and his wife Janet, and Myron Bowles; one grandchild, Zoey Day; three nephews, Jason Bowles, Charlie Bowles and Fred Bowles, and a great niece, Shayla Bowles. She is predeceased by her step sister Cathy Dubois and her sister-in-law Susan Bowles.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH, using the Carriage House entrance.
For those who wish, the family suggests donations be made to the Laconia Wellness Center, 22 Strafford Street Suite 2, Laconia NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremations Services are assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:41
VERO BEACH, Fla. — James Lewis Bailey, 88, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on August 26, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
He leaves his wife Nancy of 63 years, 3 sons, Thomas James Bailey of Belmont, NH, Edward Lewis Bailey of San Antonio, TX , Eric Larson Bailey of Amherst, NH, and eight grandchildren.
He was born in Newton, MA, on Aug. 7, 1926, and served in the Army as an M.P. in WWII in the Philippines. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Degree in Chemical Engineering before working as a polymer chemist for Tillitson Rubber Co. The next 28 years he worked for Polaroid Corporation retiring to Hampton, N.H .
He enjoyed traveling with his wife Nancy to Africa, Russia, China, Portugal, Norway, Alaska and Hawaii. He was a skier, photographer, and tennis player.
He especially enjoyed woodworking, was very skilled in furniture making and bird carving. He was fond of Camp Ossipee in Wolfboro, N.H. where he was remembered for his sense of humor and willingness to pitch in on any camp project. He loved hiking and was a member of the A.M.C. 4,000 footer club.
His presence will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org/donate.
Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.
A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:30