MEREDITH — Dorothy Louise Pike Perkins, 79, formerly of Meredith, died October 28, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia.
Born in Concord, NH on May 20, 1934, she was the daughter of Roy and Hilda (Duford) Wescomb. She grew up in Bow and attended Bow schools and Concord High School. She had resided in Weare, and Colebrook, NH. Dorothy has been a resident of Meredith since 1960.
She worked in the housekeeping department at Colebrook Hospital, until her retirement.
Dorothy was a past member of the First Baptist church of Meredith.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Perkins, who died in December of 2001.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Betty Pike Fink and her husband Charles of Belmont, Dolores Humiston and her husband John, Cindy Plummer and her husband Bruce, Rosie Blake, all of Meredith, Doris Gessler of Boynton Beach, FL, Tina Pike of Sandwich, Richard Pike of Moultonborough, stepson, Timothy Perkins of Bow, twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, step brother and step sisters, many nieces and nephews, and a very close family friend, Hank Jarvis of Sandwich.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Route #3 and #104, Meredith, on Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. James Smith, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Belmont, will officiate.. Burial will be in the Alexander Cemetery, Bow, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Health and Hospice, 780 N. Main St, Laconia, NH. 03246 or www.centralvna.org
To sign Dot's Book of Memories, pleases go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:29
LACONIA — Carol L. Cartier, 75, of 25 Union Ave., passed away peacefully at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Sunday, October 27, 2013 with her family by her side.
Carol was born August 23, 1938 in Laconia, N.H. She was the daughter of Arthur and Ellen Bean.
Carol worked for Lakes Region General Hospital, Metz Electronics and recently worked as a senior service companion. Carol enjoyed quality time with her family and friends. She cherished her trips to Old Orchard Beach with her family and Bingo was also a favorite. Carol was an extremely loving, caring and generous woman whom really enjoyed her role as a mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
From the family to our great matriarch, we appreciate your time and, most importantly, the love you chose to share and forever we thank you. Carol will be missed and forever in our hearts.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ellen Bean, and her brothers, Jeff and Gregg Bean. She is survived by her six children; Terri Marceau and her husband, Peter, David Cartier, Susan Cartier, Elizabeth Edmonson, Amy Briggs and her husband, Richard, and Kimberly Snow and her husband, Peter; one sister, Bev Glidden, and her husband, Jim; fourteen grandchildren; Tami Horan, Timothy Marchand, Tommi Marchand, Tippany Marceau, David Cartier, Ben Cartier, Darren Cartier, Jason Denoncour, Ashley Beck, Beckylea Simonds, John Cartier, Christopher Edmonson, Melissa-Lee Edmonson and Nicole Edmonson and many nieces, nephews and friends, including longtime best friend, Pat Huckins.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tardif Park House, 51 Crescent Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, PO Box 7454, Laconia, NH 03247.
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 and online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:26
TILTON — Clara G. Hardy, 91, a longtime resident of Tilton died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a period of failing health. Clara was born in the Bronx, N.Y., January 5, 1922, daughter of Henry and Katherine (Schleimer) Staplefield. Clara spent her youth in the Bronx, graduating from high school there. She with her family summered in the Tilton area for several years before moving here permanently in 1966. For a time before her marriage, she was employed with Metropolitan Life in New York, later in sales with the Macy Department Store. After moving to Tilton she worked as a housekeeper with several area families. For several years she worked in food service at the local middle school. Clara was active with her greenhouses and growing flowers. She was a member of the NH Plant Growers Association. For several years Clara was a member of the Tilton-Northfield Garden Club, serving as treasurer and secretary. She was also active with the former Winnisquam Vitalization Committee. An Episcopalian, Clara was a longtime member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton. She was predeceased by her husband, E. Robert Hardy in 1983, a grandson, Kevin Conolly and her niece Kathy Hallow-Goguen.
She leaves her daughter, Clara E. Lynde of Bernardston, MA; son Robert E. Hardy of Tilton; great-granddaughter Tristen Conolly of Bernardston, MA.
Calling hours will be held Friday, November 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A service will be held Saturday, November 2nd at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Home with burial following in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions in Clara's name to the E. Robert Hardy Scholarship Fund, at any Franklin Savings Bank Branch.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
LACONIA – Harry E. Gove Jr., 80, of 23 Fair Street, died Friday, October 25, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Harry was born in Laconia, the son of Harry E. Sr. and Hazel (Brow) Gove. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After the war, he attended Plymouth State College.
Harry worked for several years as an Assistant Plant Manager for Carpenter & Paterson Inc. and was a foreman at Lemay's Recon Center. He also worked as realtor/manager at Reed Elwell Realty and the Byse Agency in Laconia.
Harry was very influential in Laconia politics throughout the mid 1960's and 70's holding positions of City Councilman of Ward 4 for five years, interim City Manager, Selectman and GOP Chairman in Ward 4 and a member of the Board of Assessors and City Zoning Boards. Harry was also an active member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876, American Legion Wilkins Smith Post No. 1 and VFW Post #1670 where he served as their accountant/bookkeeper. He served as a scout leader for the Laconia Boy Scouts Troop #143.
Harry's greatest passion was working with kids as manager of Laconia Babe Ruth baseball teams which he did successfully for 25 years. Past players will not only remember him for his outstanding and sometime animated coaching style on the diamond, but as a friend and mentor pushing them to be the best they could be both on and off the baseball field. Former managers, players and friends will always remember the "GUV" as one of the best.
Harry was an avid golfer right up to his final days and never lost that "come out of your shoes" swing. He was a longtime member at Laconia Country Club and in his later years a regular at Pheasant Ridge Country Club.
He is survived by his two sons; Richard Calvin of Windham and Kim Yoo Shin of Laconia, one sister, Virginia Greene of Helmet, CA. and the entire Calvin family of Laconia. He was predeceased by his parents.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
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, 28 October 2013 11:43