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Diane Breau, 68

LACONIA — Dianne (Brassard) Breau, 68, died with her family by her side, Wednesday, January 7th at Saint Francis Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. Dianne was born in Gardner, Mass. but resided in Rockville, Conn. most of her days. She is predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Edward S. Breau, Jr.; and her twin sister, Bernice Pschichholtz. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marci and Dominic DeCarli of Gilford, N.H.; her twin grandchildren Andrew and Gabriella DeCarli; many nieces and nephews including Steven Breault, Sr. of Ellington, Conn.; Mark and Karen Breault of Lakewood, Calif.; Jeffrey and Diane Breault of Manchester, Conn.; Steven Breault Jr.; Justin Breault; Cameron Breault; Lindsey Breault; Jake Breault; Ashley Breault; many cousins; and, dear friends, including, Patty Braunstein and Chantal Perigo, both of Ellington, Conn. Dianne spent her career with Swiss Cleaners where she made many life-long friends. She was a long-time parishioner of Saint Bernard Church in Rockville and held her faith close to her heart. Her twin grandchildren, Andrew and Gabriella DeCarli centered her world through good times and bad and they are grateful for the wisdom and love she shared with them every day. Calling hours will be at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home in Vernon, Conn. on Sunday, January 11th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; with a Catholic burial Mass at Saint Bernard Church in Vernon, Conn. on Monday, January 12th at 10 a.m. For more information, see pietrasfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Mary H. Southworth, 97

GILFORD — Mary Harvey Southworth, 97, of Gilford and formerly of Tilton, passed away January 1, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.

She was born at home, on March 18, 1917 in Lakeport, to Vernon C. and Della B. Harvey. The family soon moved to a farm in Sanbornton and then to New Hampton, where she grew up attending a one-room school until going to high school in Bristol. Mary had many fond memories of her early years, including a trip with her mother through the Sanbornton woods at night in a one-horse sleigh. The sleigh tipped over dumping Mary into a snow bank. She was proud of her mother for holding tight to the reins, stopping the horse, righting the sleigh and continuing on their way. Mary attended Concord Business College and later in life graduated from Plymouth State College. She worked as a correspondent for the Journal Transcript for several years. She later worked as an accountant for the State of New Hampshire until her retirement.

Mary was married to Walter (Arn) Southworth for more than fifty years before he passed away in 1992. They resided in Tilton for most of their marriage. She is survived by their children, William A. Southworth and Verna S. Beaupre, William's daughters, Denise Kersey and husband Mike, Maureen Casey and husband Brian, and Verna's son, Parker Beaupre and wife Megan, her great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her canine buddy, Piper. She also leaves her friend of more than ninety years, Barbara Chase, formerly of New Hampton. She was predeceased by her siblings, Vera Hebert, Warren (Hank) Harvey and Ruth Clapper.

Mary was interested in many things, including politics and all things related to nature, especially the wild birds. Her favorite pastimes included reading, growing flowers, and having a good-natured argument. Mary was kind and gentle with a quick wit and a loving heart. She loved her family and friends dearly. Her husband described her as being the fairest person he had ever met.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

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 Thursday, 08 January 2015 07:40

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James L. Lambert, Sr., 79

FRANKLIN — James Lee Lambert, Sr., 79, a resident of Franklin, died at his home following a period of failing health, January 6, 2015. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., July 23, 1935, son of the late James W. and Alberta O. (Eddington) Lambert. He spent his youth and was schooled in Fayetteville, N.C. and graduated from Fayetteville Tech with an Associates Degree. He moved from the Villages in Florida to Tilton in 2000.
He was a Mason and member of the Masonic Lodge in Hope Mill, N.C. Jim enlisted in the U. S. Army, March 5, 1953 in St. Louis and retired as a Master Sergeant, February 28, 1974 at Ft. Bragg, NC after serving honorably for 21 years. He served a tour in Korea, two tours in Vietnam and three tours in Germany. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupational Medal (Germany) Good Conduct Medal (2nd and 5th awards), National Defense Service Medal w/OLC, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Expert Badge Rifle M-14 and Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Silver Star. Jim enjoyed fishing and growing vegetables in his garden.
He was predeceased by his parents, his previous wife, Martha Lambert, a brother, Leonard and sister, Glenda.
He leaves his wife Barbara (Dube) Warren-Lambert of Franklin, sons, James L. Lambert, Jr. and his wife Maude of Hamilton, Ohio, and Carl Lambert of Fayetteville, N.C. Daughters, Debra Lamere of Tilton, Cynthia Azilone of Taguay Marina, N.C. and Tina Jackson of Hope Mills, N.C. Two step daughters, Cathi Cook of Belmont and Susan Marcoux of Concord. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton.
Jim will be buried with military honors in the family lot at Lafayette Cemetery Park in Fayetteville, NC.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton, N.H. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Jim's name to the Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Terry Leonard, 51

LACONIA — Terry Leonard, 51, resident of Laconia and Belmont most of his life, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Nashua Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on December 13, 1963 son of Jeanette Moulton and step father, Allen Huckins. Terry was predeceased by his twin brother, Larry Leonard.

Terry worked at Freudenberg for many years before becoming ill.

He is survived by his mother, stepfather, daughter, Ashley Leonard, son, Dylan Leonard, three brothers, Lenny Leonard, Ben Leonard and Michael Huckins, aunts, uncle and cousins.

Terry will truly be missed. There will be no calling hours or graveside services.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 08:19

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