MEREDITH — Patricia Anne Sirles of Meredith passed suddenly at her home on Feb. 22, 2015, at the age of 63.
Patty was born in Plymouth on July 12, 1951, to Frank Smith and Muriel Legrice.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Penny Sirles; her children, Jason J. Sirles of Meredith and Jeffrey A. Sirles of Ashland; her brothers, James Smith of Salisbury, Timothy Smith of Franklin; her grandchildren and many beloved extended family members.
In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her brother, Claude Blackstone, late of Bristol.
Patty treated everyone as family, and lived for the days when she would be surrounded by loved ones. She lived simply, loved generously, and honored her faith through her thoughtfulness and kind heart. She had a love for children, Native American culture, and living a life of service.
Patty previously worked to help disabled people at the Laconia State School, as well as assisting the elderly as a visiting hospice aide. She will be missed by many.
A funeral service will be held at the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church, at 122 Meredith Center Road, Meredith at a time and date to be announced. The Rev. Robert Lemieux will officiate. A brief reception will follow the ceremony for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Patricia to the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:58
FRANKLIN — Carolyn Lee Lindstrom., 73, of Franklin, N.H. passed away peacefully on February 22 at Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 11, 1942, daughter Doris Bourque of Tilton and the late Ben Fields. She was raised in Laconia and was a graduate of Laconia High School Class of 1959. Carol spent the majority of her life working at the NH Title Bureau. After retirement from the State of New Hampshire, she worked part time as bartender at the Franklin VFW. She was also a long time member of the VFW ladies auxiliary.
She was an avid card player and devoted grandmother. A lover of birds and always willing to lend a hand to those in need. She will be remembered for her sharp wit and demeanor.
She is survived by her son Robert Portigue, of Springfield, Va.; son, David Portigue, of Berwick, Maine; daughter, Debra Auger, of New Berlin, Wis.; son Carl Lindstrom of Franklin, daughter Laurie Lindstrom of Manchester, N.H., son Aaron Lindstrom of Peoria, Ariz., mother Doris Bourque of Tilton, brother, Danny Fields, of Gilford; sister Janet Bickford of Tilton, brother Gary Fields of Pittsfield, ten grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday February 26, 4-7 p.m. at the Franklin VFW, 26 Peabody Place Franklin, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:28
CENTER BARNSTEAD — Mr. Russell R. Sargent, Sr., 79, of North Road, died Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia after a lengthy illness.
Born in Pittsfield on October 6, 1935, Russell was the son of the late Charles and Selma (Moody) Sargent. He was raised in Pittsfield and spent more than 60 years in that community before moving to Center Barnstead 10 years ago.
He was self-employed as a logger, sawyer, and equipment operator. He also worked for Yeaton Sawmill, logging with horses, and for Royce Auto as a mechanic and gas station attendant.
Mr. Sargent was an avid hunter and a talented carpenter and woodworker. He ranged from building houses and furniture to detailed finish work.
He was the widower of Jo-Anne (Mayotte) Sargent, who died in 2012 and to whom he had been married 55 years. He was also predeceased by 6 siblings, his twin Roy Sargent, Leon Sargent, Charles Sargent, Madeleine Foss, Caroline Robinson, and Maxine Grant.
He is survived by 6 children, Debra Morin of Northfield, Dolores Batchelder of Meredith, Russell Sargent, Jr. of Holderness, Donna Sargent of Allenstown, and Jay Sargent and Samuel Sargent, both of Center Barnstead; 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; a sister, Esther Rhuland of S.C.; a brother, Lonnie Sargent of Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
All are invited to a celebration of Russell's life on Thursday, February 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Hwy. in Epsom. Spring burial will take place in Floral Park Cemetery in Pittsfield.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations should be made to the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
An on-line guestbook is available at stilloaks.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:16
LACONIA — Thomas H. Kilgellon, 61, went home to be with the Lord, with his loving wife by his side on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Thomas was born in Dania Beach, Fla., on Sept. 2, 1953, the son of Thomas E. and Helena (Thaler) Kilgellon. He had been a resident of Laconia since 1985. For a born-and-bred Floridian, he certainly made New Hampshire his home.
Thomas was a painter in his younger years.
All of Thomas' friends called him "Tommy." He was a very funny man and loved to make people laugh. He loved to listen to music, shoot pool, darts, horse shoes, cards, target shoot, make candles, jewelry and paintings. Tommy loved his pets, Sam, Jack, Kippygirl and Simon and being out in nature either walking the dog or boating, swimming or picnicking.
Tommy made friends out of strangers and was thoughtful enough to keep them. He will be missed by many as he was a very charming and charismatic man.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Dawn (Moore) Kilgellon, of Laconia; his sister, Catherine Kilgellon; his sister-in-law, Shirley Wade; and his stepmother, Carol Kilgellon; and many nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Kippy Kilgellon.
A memorial service will be held in April at the Congregational Church in Laconia.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia is assisting with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 10:25