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Knights of Columbus hold free-throw contest

The Belmont council of the Knights of Columbus held a free throw contest on Saturday at the Holy Trinity School gym in Laconia. The picture shows the winner, Adam Barton and the team leaders. Left to right: Mark Messier, Grand Knight Belmont, John Shevenell, District Deputy and Richard Sonia, Laconia Grand Knight. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 08:37

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Normalee Kenney, 71

EAST ANDOVER — Mrs. Normalee Kenney, 71, of East Andover, N.H. died at New London Hospital on Jan. 15, 2015.

She was born in Laconia on June 23, 1943 and is the daughter of Armand and Constance (Laramie) Nadeau. Normalee attended parochial school in Laconia and graduated from the Tilton-Northfield High School in 1961.
She was employed for 42 years at Webster Valve in Franklin prior to retirement.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard F. Kenney of East Andover and a sister, Patricia Johnson of Lancaster, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.

A Mass celebrating Normalee's life will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of The Assumption Church, Chestnut St., Tilton. Burial will be private in the NH Veterans Cemetery. There are no visiting hours.
All are invited to a reception following the service at the Fr. Boutin Center, located directly behind the church.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Normalee may be made to the Pope Memorial SPCA,
94 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH 03301. Paquette-Neun Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with arrangements. For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:28

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Lee A. H. Elder, 80

BENICIA, Calif. — Bye Mamma! We'll miss you.

Lee died peacefully in Benicia, Calif. with family at her side.

Lee Ann Hall was born on April 15th, 1934 in Philadelphia PA to Martin and Kathryn Hall.

Soon after, her family moved to New York City, where they lived until they moved to Gilford, N.H. when Lee was 11.

This is where the real story begins and ends

Lee was the oldest of three siblings. They grew up in Gilford Village, a small town in the Lakes Region of N.H. It is here that Lee and the family found their true home. They quickly assimilated into the region, skiing, hiking, boating and enjoying all of the things a small town in the Lakes Region had to offer.
She attended Laconia High School, graduating in 1952. She was a fierce member of the debate and speech team, excelled at field hockey and loved to ski at the Gilford Outing Club and Gunstock
Lee spent her summers working at Sawyer's Dairy Bar, which is still a local favorite.

After high school Lee attended the Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, graduating in 1955 at the top of her class. It was here, while working at the hospital she met Thomas J. Elder. He had come to visit his college roommate, a patient of Lee's at the time. They married in 1955.

Her married life took her to Virginia and back again to the Philadelphia area, to the town of Schwenksville , where she started her family of 3 children. Keeping up with her active lifestyle she joined the Ski Patrol at a local mountain so that her kids could learn to do one of the things she loved, skiing. In mid 1971, a transfer took them to Pittsburgh . It was here that Lee went back to nursing, working as a RN in the OBGYN department at Allegheny General Hospital while pursuing her other loves, raising her 3 children and gardening.

After her divorce Lee moved back to Philadelphia and resumed her career as a nurse at Lankenau Hospital where she worked as an operating room nurse for many years until her retirement.

When she retired in 1997, she moved back to Laconia, N.H. She loved being home in N.H. and quickly built a full life. She was active in the Gilford Community Church, Old Home Day, the Laconia Main Street Committee and the Opechee Garden Club along with other local charities and organizations. And much to her delight, she resumed many of her old friendships from high school and was on the reunion committee for several years.
Lee loved all things green and growing! Her gardens both flower and vegetable were spectacular and were a great source of joy to her. She was happiest when elbows deep in dirt.

In 2010, when her health began to decline, she went to live with her daughter Susan in Northern California.

Lee felt that her greatest achievement in life was her three children. Susan, Andrea and Douglas, who in turn gave her 6 beautiful grandchildren, who she doted on every chance she had.

Lee is survived by her children, Susan (Greg) Benicia, Calif., Andrea (Michael) Chestnut Hill, Penn. and Douglas (Lisa) Lincoln, Mass. Her grandchildren, Garrett, Shannon, Harrison, Isaac, Eva and Anya, Brother Martin C. Hall III of Durham, N.H., and sister Linda Hall of Sun City, Ariz. And lastly her former husband Thomas J. Elder of Fayetteville, Penn.

A memorial service will be held May 10, 2015 at the Gilford Community Church and she will be laid to rest in the family plot at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford Village, N.H.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:23

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Noel C. Carlson, 56

NOTTINGHAM — Noel C. Carlson, 56, of Nottingham, N.H. passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Wentworth Douglass Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born December 19, 1958 in Plymouth, N.H., Noel was the son of the late Paul E. and Marilyn (Braley) Carlson. Noel was raised in Alexandria, N.H. He worked as the Pharmacy Technical Supervisor at Concord Hospital where he met his wife Wendy. They moved to Durham where he graduated from UNH with a BS and then a MS in Natural Resources/Marine Biological Restoration in 1996. He worked for 22 years at UNH in New Castle, N.H. first as the manager of the Coastal Marine Lab, then later as manager of the Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex and Pier Support Facility.

Noel enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was happy when he was fishing, hunting, and camping with family and friends Dan Peterson and Rich Mayer, or at home gardening, keeping chickens, and making maple syrup, or out in the woods cutting firewood and collecting wild mushrooms for one of his wonderful culinary dishes. He taught courses for a few years at UNH in SCUBA Diving and Identification of Trees and Shrubs. Noel loved to sing and enjoyed using his beautiful voice as a member of the worship team at his church.

Noel was a wonderful, loving husband and father and a caring friend to many. He will be greatly missed.

Noel leaves behind his wife of over 28 years, Wendy A. Carlson and his son Jesse D. Carlson and daughter Hannah E. Carlson all of Nottingham; the parents who raised him, Carol Bergh and Elmer Braley, siblings, twin brother Daryl Carlson, and brothers Christopher Braley, Alec Braley and Robert Carlson, and sisters Ruth Kimball, Arlene Carlson, Deborah Baese, Suzanne Lull, and Louise Holmburg.

He was predeceased by his brother Paul Carlson, Jr. and sisters Laura and Starr Carlson.

A Celebration of Noel's Life will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Durham Evangelical Church, Route 108, Durham, N.H. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Amy's Treat, Seacoast Cancer Center, Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover NH 03820 or to the Nottingham Food Pantry, 139 Stage Road, Nottingham NH 03290.

Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:16

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