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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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Kenneth S. Trujillo, 77

 

ALEXANDRIA — Kenneth Sido Trujillo, 77, died Dec. 25, 2014, at his home.
He was born in Riverton, Wyo., the son of Jose and Sarah (McKelvey) Trujillo. He was raised in Casper, Wyo.

At the age of 17, Ken joined the Navy. During his service, he was stationed in many locations. While stationed at the Groton, Conn., submarine base he met his wife, Nancy Marie (Black). Ken served 24 years including time during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Navy in 1978 and then went on to work as a consultant with General Electric, RCA and NBI.

Ken was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed playing the piano and guitar and was a member of a pool league. Ken was also gifted as a painter and artist. He will be remembered as a "rabid Republican," a lover of dogs, and a friend to everyone.

Family members include his wife Nancy Marie (Black) Trujillo of Alexandria; two daughters, Kendra Trujillo-Bradberry of Jefferson City, Mo., and Deedra Carol Eckhoff of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Robert William Eckhoff III, Kenneth "Jose" Trujillo Eckhoff, and Ashley Marie Calvetti; two brothers, Don Stoy of Oklahoma City, and Doug Stoy of Norman, Okla.; three sisters Tonita Cisneros of Pueblo, Colo., Bernice Trujillo of Washington, Debra Vigil of Pueblo, Colo.; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one son, Kenneth S. Trujillo Jr.

There will be calling hours on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. VFW ceremonies and military honors will be observed at 3:45.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247-0572, or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Attn: Development, 875 N. Randolph St., Ste 225, Arlington, VA 22203.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 08:25

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Carolyn 'Kandi' Poisson, 67

FRANKLIN — Carolyn "Kandi" Poisson, 67, of 76 Elm Ave., died at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Kandi's strength and determination in the fight against cancer started in the fall of 2013. Her always-positive and upbeat attitude lasted throughout the 14-month battle ending on Christmas Day.

Kandi was born on June 21, 1947, in Franklin, daughter of the late Roland and Dorothy (Akerman) Libby and was a longtime resident of the Hill and Bristol area before moving to Franklin in 1968.

She was a graduate of Newfound Memorial High School and attended the University of New Hampshire, Durham. After her children were school-aged, Kandi managed clothing stores in downtown Franklin.

Formerly a cheerleader in high school, Kandi enjoyed coaching cheerleading in the Franklin and Winnisquam school districts. Kandi's creative gift of interior decorating was generously shared with family and friends, but her most enjoyable and epic decorating was of the family home for the Christmas season.

Kandi was passionately devoted to her family. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, David Poisson, of Franklin; their children, Gina Re Poisson of Concord and Timothy Poisson of Somerville, Mass.; her sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Blythe Morrison, of Dover; nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Thibeault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin. Interment will take place in the spring.

The family requests no flowers. Donations made in her memory may be made to the Fixit Program Endowment Fund, PO Box 1016, Concord, NH 03302.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., 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, 29 December 2014 08:15

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