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Pauline Feuerstein, 87

FRANKLIN — Pauline (Kropp) Feuerstein, 87, a resident of Franklin since 1933, died on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at her home after a brief illness. Born in Tilton, May 2, 1927, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rosie (Chenov) Kropp. Pauline was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1945. She attended Highland Manor in Long Branch, New Jersey and later graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1949.

Pauline was active in the Franklin community and was a member of the Ionic Ragged Mountain Order of the Eastern Star, the Franklin Historical Society, the Franklin Opera House Board, the University of New Hampshire Alumni Association, the New Hampshire Retired Educators Association, and the Lakes Region Retired Educators Association. For many years Pauline served as a Supervisor of the Checklist for the City of Franklin.

She enjoyed traveling with family and friends and toured much of the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Most important in Pauline's life was family and friends. Pauline was always the life of the party and will be greatly missed. She was a member of the Twin Rivers Red Hat Society, the Dazzling Divas Red Hat Society, the Serendipity Singers, and played cards daily with friends at the Franklin McDonalds.

Pauline was a member of Temple Beth Jacob in Concord. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, former Franklin Mayor and long time State Representative, Martin Feuerstein, in 2002; a granddaughter, Jillian Allsup, in 2003; and her daughter, Jocelyn Allsup, in 2013.

Her family includes her daughter Starette Feuerstein - Duffy and her husband Jack Duffy of Denver, Colo., her son, Abra N. Feuerstein and his wife Sue Ellen Feuerstein and their children Jacob, Ruby, and Benjamin of Lewisburg, Penn., her son-in-law Michael Allsup and his son Nathan Allsup of Florida, nieces, nephews, and her former classmate and longtime companion, James Auger of Sanbornton.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, January 18, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 12 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton.

Burial will follow in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery in Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235 (www.VNAFNH.org).

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Marguerite 'Peggy' White, 72

Marguerite 'Peggy' White, 72

BELMONT — Marguerite "Peggy" O'Neil White of Belmont died on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, after a brief illness.

Peggy was born in Manchester on Sept. 21, 1943. She was the daughter of Beatrice (Brown) and Maurice O'Neil. She spent her entire childhood growing up in Manchester. She attended Manchester schools and trade school. In 1964, she married Stephen White and they moved to California and started a family.

Nothing made Peggy happier than being a mom and then a grandmother.

After starting a family in California, she moved with her family to Manchester, Hooksett, and Gilmanton, before she finally settled her later years in Belmont.

She enjoyed a variety of careers throughout her years. She owned her own business out of her home in Gilmanton called Country House Plastics for many years. She worked at National Power Products in Belmont and then she worked as a cashier at Gus' Country Store (now known as D&D) in Belmont. She enjoyed serving the public and many regulars knew her by name at the store.

Throughout Peggy's life, she enjoyed spending all her time with her children and grandchildren. Many days were spent visiting Rye Beach, York Beach Lighthouse, Kennebunkport, Maine, camping throughout Maine and New Hampshire and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee. Family and closest friends knew her as "Mae," the woman that could always keep people laughing and feed them well. She would make her favorite dishes and have over friends and family all the time. You never left Peggy's house hungry. She would love to make hearty dishes and give them to people in the community that needed a meal. Peggy loved to tell stories and feed everyone she knew.

Peggy is survived by her daughter Colleen Benavides and her husband Gus of Gilford; her son, Steve White and his wife Jennifer, of Gilmanton. She is also survived by her most loved five grandchildren, Saige Benavides of Boston, Malcolm Benavides of Boston, Noelle Benavides of Gilford, and Carly and Cameron White, both of Gilmanton. She is survived by her sister, Arlene Field of Manchester; her brothers, Jim O'Neil of Belmont, and Bill O'Neil and his wife Teri of Manchester; and many nieces and nephews; as well as her faithful dog, Maggie.

She was predeceased by her sister, Mildred O'Neil; brothers, Maurice "Sparky" O'Neil and Richard O'Neil and her ex-husband Steve White.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the nurses, LNA's and aides that assisted Peggy at Lakes Region General Hospital during her time there as well as Central NH Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice out of Laconia. Their kindheartedness, dedication and compassion during Peggy's final days were absolutely secondary to none and extremely impressive. To our extended family members and warmhearted friends, we are grateful for your support and love during the past two months.

To follow Peggy's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Peggy's lifelong wish was to be remembered by her loving laugh and ability to cook a great meal, so Peggy will be honored at a family luncheon on Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Colleen and Gus Benavides at 35 Larch Drive in Gilford.

In lieu of flowers, please support our local community in Peggy's memory by making donations to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, PO Box 6123, Lakeport, NH 03247, as well as Central NH Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 08:05

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Grace M. Corson, 88

ALEXANDRIA — Grace M. Corson passed away January 9, 2015.

She was born on March 26, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Robert Hans Russ and Marie (Risenberg) Russ, both born in Riga, Latvia.

While the family lived in Alexandria, Grace attended the Welton Falls grammar school in Alexandria. Later the family moved to Boston where she attended finishing school and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts art classes in Boston, Mass.

After school Grace worked as a diamond cutter and later as an artist at Colourpicture in Boston. At Colourpicture she met her husband Robert H. Corson and was married July 26, 1948.

Grace raised a family living in Braintree and Middleton, Massachusetts before moving back to Alexandria, N.H. in 1970.

Grace was an accomplished artist, enjoyed music and was a talented musician playing the mandolin, banjo and guitar, enjoyed dancing, but especially raising, training and showing her dogs with her sister, Eleanor Russ. Grace loved Irish Setters but she also had German Short Haired Pointers and Cocker Spaniels. She was an expert groomer of Irish Setters for show, handled and judged at dog shows. With her sister they showed and finished many champions in confirmation and obedience.

Grace is survived by her two sons, Lee Corson and Barry Corson of Alexandria, N.H.; neices and nephews. She was predeceased by: her husband, Robert H. Corson; sister Eleanor M. Russ; brother Charles Russ.

A grave side service will be held in the spring in Alexandria.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Virginia M. Griffin, 86

CENTER HARBOR — Virginia Mary Griffin, 86, of Hawkins Pond Road, died suddenly on January 12, 2015, at her home.

Born in Manchester, N.H. on April 16, 1928, Virginia was the daughter of Walter P. and Jennie L. (Hughes) Robinson.

Virginia grew up in Manchester and graduated from Saint Joseph's High School, in Manchester. She resided, for many years, in the Manchester and Bedford area. She has been a resident of Center Harbor since the late 1980s.

Virginia worked in the insurance business as a rater for companies such as; Commercial Union, in Manchester, State Farm Insurance in Bedford and the NH Insurance Exchange in Concord.

Virginia is survived by her husband of 65 years, William J. Griffin of Center Harbor, N.H., her daughters, Patricia E. Whitney and her husband Stacey of Bedford, N.H., Karen E. Lawrence and her husband Philip of Boulton, Mass., her son, Mark W. Griffin and his wife Kathleen of Lancaster, Mass., her grandchildren, Christopher, Meredith, Alyssa, Nicholas, and Shannon, her brother, Walter P. Robinson and his wife Janet of Concord, N.H., several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Friday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jeffrey Paveglio, associate pastor of Saint Andre Bessette Parish, in Laconia, will officiate. Burial will be follow in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.

To sign Virginia's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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