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Robert E. Clark Sr. 80

FRANKLIN — Robert "Bob" E. Clark Sr., 80, a longtime resident of the Tilton-Northfield area died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at the Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin following a period of failing health.

Bob was born in Franklin, March 29, 1934, son of the late Maltheno "Chub" and Helen (Roach) Clark. He spent his youth and schooled in Franklin.

He served in the New Hampshire National Guard for several years.

He was employed for several years at the Arwood Corporation in Northfield where he worked as a grinder, the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, in food service, and also drove for several years for Rennie's Taxi in Franklin. He and his wife ran the Center Launderette at the Franklin Shopping Center, until his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Bob was predeceased by a brother, Richard Clark.

He leaves his wife of 58 years, Sandra A. (LaValley) Clark of Franklin; his son, Robert E. Clark Jr. and his wife Tina of Franklin; daughters, Tina Bartlett and her husband Dan of Northfield, and Cindy Hobart and her husband Rick of Tilton; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Joanne Stevens and her husband Bob of Belmont, Gloria Croteau of Concord, Linda Lapierre of Franklin; a foster brother, John Lacourse of Franklin; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Dec. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A graveside service will be held later in the spring at Park Cemetery in Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Bob's name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 09:19

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Clarence A. 'Bum' Robinson, Jr., 87

SANBORNTON – Clarence A. "Bum" Robinson Jr., 87, of 99 Morrison Road, passed away peacefully in his children's home on Sunday, December 28, 2014.

He was born on March 23, 1927 in Ashland, the son of the late Clarence A. Sr. and Harriet (Commette) Robinson. He later moved to Sanbornton where he homesteaded. Clarence served overseas in the US Navy during World War II, off the coast of Algiers onboard the USS Narragansett (AT-88), a sea going tug boat. He had many jobs throughout his life, ranging from logging and farming, part time Forestry Service and as a machinist for the former Scott & Williams. Clarence retired as a Supervisor from NH Ball Bearings. He enjoyed gardening, mowing lawns and his favorite things were ice cream, peanut butter, candy "mints", the Boston Red Sox and playing cards. Bum was known as a great poker player and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the VFW Post #1698 in Franklin and a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include one son, Joel R. Robinson of Franklin, N.H.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn Robb and her husband Ken and Debra and Jody Slack, all of Sanbornton, N.H.; six grandchildren, Lisa Robinson of Tilton, Joel and Michelle Robinson of Laconia, N.H., Tracy and Robert Sears and Tanya Robinson, all of Sanbornton, N.H. and Amy and Matthew Lamanuzzi of Northfield and Jodi and Ian McElroy of Belmont; twelve great grandchildren, Michelle, Richard and Brian Scacheri, Dana and Jordan Robinson, Kayla and Kelsey Sears, Kyle Corey, Isabella and Sophia Lamanuzzi, Jordyn and Tristan McElroy, most recently a great great grandfather to Ava and Keegan, making this five generations, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis (Morrison) Robinson in 2004 and by a son, Dana Robinson, his two sisters, Thelma and Elaine, brothers Raymond and Arnold.

Calling Hours will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. also at the funeral home with Scott Manning, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sanbornton, officiating.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, N.H. in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Franklin VFW Post #1698 Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 143, Franklin, NH 03235, to the Franklin VNA & Hospice, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235 or to the charity of ones choice.

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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Robert D. Taft, 96

LACONIA — Robert D. Taft, 96, of 60 Spring St., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in his home.

He was born on Feb. 6, 1918, in Worcester, Mass., the son of the late Clarence W. and Gladys M. (Underwood) Taft, grandson of Wilbur G. Taft and Augusta (Gerry) Taft. He was married to Dorothy V. (Newton) Taft on Aug. 25, 1943.

Robert served in the Army Air Force as a World War II troop carrier crew chief of 436th group of the 79th squadron. A Nichols College graduate in business management, he worked for Leland Gifford for 25 years as a production manager and worked for Morgan Construction until retirement as a material control manager.

He is survived by a son, David W. Taft and his wife Lela Taft; three grandchildren, Christian Taft, Robert Maider and Stephanie Jean and her husband Peter H. Jean; four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey R. Harrison, Pvt. Patrick M. Harrison, Philip R. Gonyea, and Joshua D. Jean.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Newton) Taft in January 2014; and two daughters, Carolyn E. Taft and Janice B. Sellers.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 .

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 Monday, 29 December 2014 08:51

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Louise A. Jeffrey, 85

MEREDITH — Louise A. Jeffrey, 85, of Meredith, died on Dec. 26, 2014.

Louise was born in Arlington, Mass., the daughter of Frank and Clara Pothier, and was one of five girls.

She worked for the Boston Herald Traveler and later as the assistant town accountant in Lincoln, Mass.

Louise was predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years Joseph Jeffrey.

Louise lived in Lexington, Mass., and Lincoln, Mass., for many years before retiring to their home on Lake Winnisquam in Sanbornton.

Louise loved bowling, cross-stitching and playing the piano. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed both the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. Louise spent much of her time in New Hampshire climbing mountains with her husband and children. She was a member of the elite Four Thousand Footer Club.

Louise is survived by her two children, Paul Jeffrey of Ellsworth, and Linda Mackay of Meredith; her granddaughter Jessica Jeffrey of

Boston; and her two sisters, Marion Cronin of Melbourne Beach, Fla., and Janet Riley of Brookline, Mass.

There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Route 35, Meredith,  on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at 11 a.m.

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 Monday, 29 December 2014 08:30

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