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Gretchen F. Manter, 74

LACONIA — Gretchen F. Manter, 74, of Hickory Stick Lane, and formerly a long time resident of Gilford, died at her home on Thursday, October 9, 2014. She was the widow of Thomas B. Manter who died in 2003.
Mrs. Manter was born May 23, 1940 in Manchester, the daughter of Pauline D. (Pitt) and Edward E. Fowler.
Mrs. Manter attended Pembroke Academy, and graduated from Rogers Hall, Lowell, Mass. She attended Garland Jr. College, Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Manter was a former member of the Waukewan Golf Club and Naples, Florida Moorings Country Club. She was an honorary member of the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Harris, and her husband, Trevor, of Gilford; a son Jeffery Manter, of Boston, Mass.; a brother, Edward D. Fowler; she leaves the special treasures of her life, granddaughters, Alexandra, Julia, and Olivia Harris, Megan and MacKenzie Manter; four nephews and one niece. In addition to her husband and her parents she was predeceased by a son, Mark Manter.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11 a.m.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Lorraine G. Trefethen, 78

LACONIA — Lorraine Garnett Trefethen, 78, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 7, 2014.

The daughter of James Garnett and Helen Garnett, she was born in Kittery, Maine on December 1, 1935. She attended Kittery schools where she met her beloved husband of 54 years, Guy Trefethen. She leaves her son Kevin and his wife Marlene of Laconia, N.H., son Dan of Xenia, Ohio, 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, her oldest son Guy, Jr., and her youngest son Randy.

Lorraine and Guy moved frequently with their four boys in conjunction with Guy's career as a cartographer with the US Coast and Geodetic Survey. They lived in Rhode Island, Maryland, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Nevada, Utah, eventually settling in Virginia Beach, Va. After Guy's retirement, they moved to North Port, Fla. They toured the Eastern US with their camper and enjoyed cruises in the Caribbean. They spent their summers in Helen, Ga.

Lorraine was a talented artist and author. A member of the Lakes Region Art Association her artistic media included acrylics, oils, and fabric. She enjoyed painting light houses and still life vignettes. She also created quilts, wall hangings, and pillows out of fabric, antique handkerchiefs and silk flowers. Writing, both poetry and prose was another of Lorraine's loves through which she recalled her travels and adventures over her life. Other loves included music (playing the guitar) and collecting jewelry.

There will be no calling hours.

Burial will be in Eliot, Maine at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St, Laconia, N. H. 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Rebecca S. Barylak, 58

OCALA, Fla, — Rebecca Sue Barylak, 58, of Ocala went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 3, 2014. Rebecca Sue Barylak was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on October 23, 1955. She was raised in Flushing, Ohio where she graduated from Union Local High School. While in Flushing she attended Flushing Methodist Church and was an avid participant every Sunday. In 1990 she married her loving husband Shaun Le Grice and together they have had 24 wonderful years. Rebecca will always be remembered as very strong and intelligent woman who loved children and animals. She was part of several groups including the following, Psi Beta, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Alumni for Liberty University and College of Central Florida. Survivors include her husband Shaun Richard Le Grice; daughters, Beccamarie Elizabeth Le Grice, Alexina Jean Le Grice; sisters, Christine Pantelo, Pamela Coulsen, Donna Bober, Pati Jo Barylak and brothers Michael (Jo Ann) Barylak and Joseph (Peggy) Barylak. A viewing will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m. with a service to follow at 3 p.m. Anybody who may have young children please feel free to bring them with you as we will have a nursery available with certified staff members to keep an eye on them so you can take part in the services and join the family for a reception. Everything will be taking place at Hiers-Baxley Funeral services 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that you please make donation to the following organizations in Rebecca's name, Wildhorsefoundation.net, Marion County Public Library for children's books, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Grace Christian School Building Fund 4410 SE 3rd Ave Ocala, Fl 34480, St Jude's Hospital for Children www.stjude.org and Broadwaycares.com. Burial will take place in Ohio at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to www.hiers-baxley.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 08:59

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William M. Dean, 92

MOULTONBOROUGH — William M. Dean, a life-long aviator, died on October 3 at his home in Moultonborough, N.H., with his five children by his side. He was 92.
Born in Sheffield, Mass., he was raised and educated on the Berkshire School campus where his father was a French professor. The Berkshire School remained a source of pride and self-identity throughout his life. He also attended school two years at St. John the Divine in New York City where he was a choir boy. He graduated from high school in Gloucester, MA. Mr. Dean attended Wentworth Technical Institute but withdrew early to enlist in the Army Air Corps during WWII where he served as a pilot in command of a B-17 Bomber crew. A 1st LT in the Eighth Air Force, he flew 35 missions as a member of the 398th Bomb Group against Nazi Germany. Following the war he began a career as an airline pilot for TWA, residing in Winchester, Mass., where he married and raised a family. Upon retirement as a TWA Captain, he established the seasonal Moose River Flying Service in Jackman, Maine, and relocated his home to Moultonborough, N.H. Through his later years he remained a masterful tinkerer, indulged his love of music, enjoyed the companionship of his dogs, work as a flight instructor, attending reunions of the 398th and meetings of the Quiet Birdmen and EAA.
He was the son of the late Frederick S. and Alice (Miller) Dean. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Patricia B. Dean, brother Frederick Dean Jr, and sister Celena Bradlee. He is survived by his sister Nancy Dean Kingman, sons Jonathan and Robert and daughters Nancy, Pamela, and Patricia Jennifer, as well as eleven grandchildren.
His family will remember him as a deeply sensitive and humble man, a charming raconteur who generously shared his extensive knowledge. They will miss his steadfast interest in their lives, sense of humor and unfailing kindness.
A memorial to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date. As he often quoted A.A. Milne, "And so it goes-tiddely-pom."
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Williams on line book of memories; go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 08:56

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