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John L. McCarthy, Jr., 84

TILTON — An invitation is sent out to family and friends of John L. McCarthy Jr., 84, of Lochmere, NH, who died at his home, December 6, 2014.

A celebration of John's life will be held, Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the function room at the Lochmere Country Club, 360 Laconia Road in Tilton, N.H.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP his wife, Betty at 603-286-3921.

For other information call the Smart Memorial Home at 603-286-3132 or go to his obituary notice at www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:33

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Ellen R. Wetherbee

LACONIA — Funeral services for Ellen Reidy Wetherbee will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 11am at St. Josephs Catholic Church 30 Church St., Laconia. Arrangements are under the care of Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 603-524-4300.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:18

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Russell S. Wing, 81

PHIPPSBURG, Maine — Russell Stetson Wing, age 81, of 5 Grove Road, Phippsburg, Maine, and Palm Harbor, Florida, died in Palm Harbor, Florida, from a head injury on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Suncoast Hospice.
Born on June 20, 1933 to Rubert and Sadie "Mimi" Wing in Greene, Maine, Russ graduated from Gorham High School in Gorham, Maine, class of 1952, apprenticed for four years as a draftsman at Saco-Lowell in Biddeford, Maine, and then joined the Jet Set at General Electric in Hooksett, New Hampshire, designing tools to fix aircraft engines until he retired in 1992.
A lifetime member of the Elks, Russ loved to bowl, play golf, and take pictures of sunsets. He had a talent with both poker and dowsing for water. Although he enjoyed a robust lifestyle, he comported a quiet dignity and could turn the tide of opinion by posing just one question. Russ had a way of letting his children know what was expected and right without confrontation or criticism. His work ethic and generosity were a model for his children and grandchildren, whom he adored. He had a dry sense of humor and a calm demeanor, which earned him the nickname of "Mr. Perfect."
He is survived by his wife Gerry of 30 years, sister Janice Weed and husband Norman, son Michael Wing and wife Judi of Milford, daughter Sarah Wing and partner Jon Gagne of Belmont, daughter Amy Wing of Laconia, step-daughter Kimberly Decker Knight and husband Alex of Billerica, Massachusetts, step-son Doug Decker and wife Jen of Rochester, step-son Keith Decker and wife Denise of Manchester, and grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Josh Gagne, Madde Gagne, Matthew Kuehn, Molly Wing, Ben Knight, Eric Knight, Megan Knight, Taryn Decker, Amara Decker, Kelsey Decker, great-grandchild Malachi Kuehn, and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his first wife, Nancy Davis Wing of North Street, Laconia, siblings Randall Wing, Rita Smith, and Rena Sawyer, all from Gorham, Maine.
A celebration of Russ' life will be held on Sunday, June 21st, at his home in Small Point, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Phippsburg Fire Department at Phippsburg Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 83, Phippsburg, Maine, 04562

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:16

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Madge A. Ellis, 87

LACONIA — Madge Alberta Ellis, 87, died March 17, 2015, at the Belknap Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. with her family by her side. She was born on February 3, 1928. She was the daughter of Jasper W. and Gwendolyn (Mullett) Hunt. Madge went to school in Sullivan, N.H .She and her husband Roy lived in Winchendon, Mass. and Pepperell, Mass. before settling in Wilton, N.H. in 1960. Madge loved her family and being together for the holidays. She also liked to paint and do word search puzzles. She and her husband owned Shetland ponies and would take the ponies and a covered wagon to the Wilton 4th of July parade. They were known around town as Ma and Pa Ellis. When the Fair season started, Madge loved to visit all of the fall fairs with Roy.

Madge is survived by her son: Wayne Ellis and his wife Cheryl of Gilmanton, N.H.; her daughter Donna Walker of Keene, N.H.; 7 grandchildren: Heather and Geoffrey Grondin, Jamie and Aaron Ellsworth, Benjamin and his fiancée Chrissy Paguin and Shelly Ellis Simpson. Also 6 great grandchildren.

Madge was predeceased by her son Roy and a sister Jackie Wilson.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Madge's life on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St, Wilton, N.H. From 1 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in the spring in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Wilton, N.H.

The arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton, NH. To view an online obituary or leave a condolence, please visit www.michaudfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 06:30

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