CLAREMONT — Lucille M. Bonneville, 92, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 surrounded by her family at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vt. after a period of failing health.
She was born on April 2, 1921 in Claremont the daughter of Ernest J. Simoneau and Bernadette K. (Foisy) Simoneau Cloutier.
She was a graduate from St Mary Grammar School and a member of the 1939 graduating Class of St Mary High School.
She played the violin in the St Mary High School Orchestra and was the Manager for the High School girls basketball team.
Lucille belonged to the Jr. Catholic Daughters as a teen.
On May 30, 1940 she married Clifford A. Bonneville, who passed away on December 29, 1997.
She worked at Dartmouth Woolen Mill in Claremont for over 30 years retiring in 1983.
She resided in Claremont all of her life, until 2008 when she moved to the Village at Cedar Hill in Windsor, Vt.
She also spent many summers with Cliff at their camp on Stocker Pond in Grantham.
She was a longtime member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Claremont and a member of the St Joseph Church in Claremont. She belonged to the Red Hat Society in Lochmere.
Lucille loved to read and was an avid knitter. She always had a waiting list of her family needing her warm mittens.
She and Cliff were very supportive of the St Mary Cavaliers and traveled all over New England to parades and Drum Corp Competitions during the 1950's and 60's.
They were always there for their children and grandchildren whether it was sports or scouting activities.
The family includes her son, Paul E. Bonneville and his wife, Marjorie of Lochmere; her daughter, Jean K. Duval and her husband, Lawrence of Cornish; her grandchildren, John Bonneville of Dover, Michael Duval and his wife, Linda of Cornish, Maria Moulton and her husband, Joseph of Ossipee, Joan Foucher and her husband, Brian of Harrisville, Krista Duval and Nicholas Taylor of Unity, Robert Wolfe and his wife, Molly of Bedford and Rebecca Berris of Anacortes, Wash.; her great grandchildren, Jacob Berry, Thomas Berry, Samuel Foucher, Sarah Foucher, Rachel Foucher, Meaghan Taylor, Molly Taylor, Zachary Wolfe, Jordan Wolfe, Duncan Wolfe, Morgan Wolfe, Sydney Berris and Madison Berris.
Friends and family may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Friday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday morning, at 11 a.m. at the St Joseph Church on Elm Street in Claremont. Burial will be held in St Mary's Cemetery. A reception will follow at The Village at Cedar Hill, Route 5 in Windsor, Vt.
Donations may be made in her memory to Mt. Ascutney Hospital, c/o Hospice Room Activities, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089 or the Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743.
To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence visit www.stringerfh.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:29
GILFORD — Edgar M. Swain, 78, of 329 Old Lakeshore Road Apt 8, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Monday, March 24, 2014.
Mr. Swain was born July 16, 1935 in Laconia, N.H., the only son of the late Morrell E. and Frances (Rollins) Swain. He was a long time resident of Laconia and had attended Vermont College of Agriculture. Moved to Arundel, Maine in 1984 from Wapakoneta, O.H. and was self-employed at the Swain family owned "Fran-Mort" campground where he retired in August 1998.
Survivors include his wife of twenty-four years, Beverly Ann (Mosher) Swain, of Gilford; two sons, Edgar F. Swain, of New Durham, and Stephen M. (Georgia) Swain, of Kennebunk, Maine; three daughters, Lorina M. (Edward Wiker) Swain, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Lisa K. Mance, of Stone Ridge, N.Y. and Sara Folsom, of Meredith; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest daughter Catherine E. Swain, of Modesto, Calif. on November 5, 2013 (Walk towards the sun, shadows fall behind.)
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H. Date and time to be announced.
The family has requested no flowers. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 Tuesday, 25 March 2014 07:05
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — Marjorie Croop Linton, of Middleboro, and formerly of Gilford, N.H., 96, died peacefully at home on March 7, 2014. She was the widow of George Linton.
Marjorie was the loving mother of George and his wife, Mary Ellen, Lance and his wife, Patricia, and Robert and his wife, Susan. Devoted sister of Raymond Croop and his wife, Marjorie. Devoted grandmother of five and great-grandmother of four.
Marjorie was a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute in New York City and Smith College. She was retired after many years as a math teacher. She was an avid skier, runner and sailor.
Contributions in her memory may be sent to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360. A memorial service is planned for the spring.
Please visit www.d-mfh.com to send a condolence to the family.
Arrangements are by the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St. Lakeville, MA 02347.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 07:07
CONCORD — Thomas (Tom) E. Kemp II, of Concord, died March 22, 2014, at the Concord VNA Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer for a number of years.
Born in Hyannis, Mass., on Cape Cod, on Dec. 1, 1949, Tom was the son of Thomas E. and Miriam (Belanger) Kemp.
The family moved to Meredith when Tom was 3 years old. Tom was a graduate of Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, University of New Hampshire and Franklin Pierce Law School. Tom spent many years in the insurance industry in New Hampshire and then ended his working career as a service delivery manager at Fidelity Investments located in Merrimack.
Tom enjoyed growing up in Meredith. He remembered fondly water activities at Lake Waukewan. Besides continuing to enjoy time on Lake Waukewan with his sister and her husband, Tom, would take day trips to Wellington State Park in Bristol. He liked to take drives to view the scenery. Tom always had three or more books he was reading. Many years ago he was a Boy Scout leader.
In addition to his wife of 39 years, Diane Kemp, survivors include a son, Sean Kemp and his wife Ellen of Concord; two grandchildren, Emma and Lauren Kemp; a sister, Deborah McNeish and husband Duncan of Meredith; father-in-law, Stewart Lamprey currently of Meredith; and brother-in-law George Lamprey of Center Harbor; an aunt, Eva Bauer of Norwalk, Conn.; and many cousins.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the various providers and support staff that assisted Tom in this journey. They include NH Oncology and Hematology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, Concord VNA, Concord VNA Hospice Program and Concord Hospital.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church UCC, 4 Highland St., Meredith. The Rev. Russell Rowland, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Concord Hospital for programs associated with the Payson Center, 250 Pleasant St., Concord NH 03301; Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301 or charity of one's choice.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Tom's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 07:02