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Geralynn A. Fountain, 47

MEREDITH — Geralynn Anne Fountain, 47, of Meredith Neck Road, died June 30, 2014 at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Jamaica, New York on January 15, 1967, she was the daughter of William T. and Madeline M. (Sommi) O'Brien.

Geralynn grew up in Merrick, N.Y. and graduated from Sanford H. Calhoun High School, class of 1985. She went on to graduate from Siena College, in Loudonville, N.Y. She resided in Rocky Point, NY before moving to Meredith in May of 2002.

Geralynn worked as a Quality Control Chemist for Altana Inc, in Melville, N.Y. For the past five years, Geralynn has been employed by the Inter-Lakes School District in the middle school as a Para Educator, where she has greatly enjoyed working with all the students.

Geralynn is a communicant of Saint Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, in Meredith and was very active as a volunteer and a religious educator.

Geralynn enjoyed her garden, and loved to spend time tending to her flowers. Her passion was spending time with her family.

Geralynn is survived by her husband Stephen J. Fountain and her daughter, Megan E. Fountain, both of Meredith, her parents, William and Madeline of Merrick, N.Y., brothers, William G. O'Brien of Bedford, N.H., Thomas G. O'Brien of Deerfield, N.H., Timothy G. O'Brien of Lutherville, Md. and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Wednesday, July 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 3, at 12 p.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Route # 25, Meredith. The Rev. James Bowman will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Geralynn Anne Fountain Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o TD Bank, 184 Route #101, Bedford, NH, 03110 or www.geralynn.org. To provide financial assistance to students in Inter-Lakes School District by helping to fund special programs that the school cannot afford or has a shortfall in financing. Geralynn was a strong advocate of education and inspiring at risk students.

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

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Jonathan P. Sprague, 56

NORTHFIELD — Jonathan Peter Sprague passed away Friday, June 27, at his home in Northfield, New Hampshire. Born April 4, 1958, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jon lived many places in his life, including Sunapee, N.H., Boston, Mass., Killington, Vt., Gilford, N.H., Reno, Nev., and more. Hard working and easy going, Jon will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Jon will be remembered for his kind and gentle nature as well as a dogged perseverance for any task he faced. Jon is preceded in death by his father, Richard Earle Sprague and two brothers, Kenneth Martin Sprague and Duane David Sprague. He is survived by his son, Sean Richard Sprague of Seabrook, N.H., his former wife, Donna Cadrette of Gilford, N.H., his mother, Jeanine Laurea Sprague of St. Petersburg, Fla., his brothers Richard (Sonora, Calif.), Lowell (Novi, Mich.), Peter (Bradenton, Fla.) and Paul Sprague (Kennesaw, Ga.), their wives (Deborah, Sheila, Suellyn and Jodi, respectively), and ten nieces and nephews.

While still among us he grew up as an avid skier, or as he would like to put it, a ski bum. He spent many years living and working on mountains while pursuing his great love of skiing. He was among the first in the North East region to practice freestyle skiing, which was still not allowed at the time. He also had a great passion for dirt biking and riding motorcycles which he did often as well. As he grew older he enjoyed relaxing and telling stories of his younger, more adventurous days. He was always good for an interesting story of which he seemed to have an endless supply.

Jonathan died a devout Christian, a religion which he practiced often. He was always willing to help those who have seemed to have lost their way. He would always lend an ear or a hand whenever he was able, happily passing on his good faith to those around him. Jonathan will be greatly missed and always remembered by those he loved.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Michael L. Phelps, 66

ALLENSTOWN — Michael L. Phelps, 66, of Allenstown, N.H. died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on June 30, 2014. Michael was born in Rutland, Vermont on October 9, 1947, the son of Earle and Doris (Greenan) Phelps.
Michael was raised in Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School in 1965. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Plymouth State College in 1969. He went on to earn his Master's of Education at Antioch New England College in 1989. Michael retired from teaching English after 35 years of dedicated service to the Concord School District.
Michael was also very involved in his community over the years where he had coached track and field and football for Concord High School. He also coached track and field at Pembroke Academy, youth basketball teams in Suncook, and he had coached girls' basketball at Armand R. Dupont School in Allenstown.
Michael had also served on the town planning board and was currently active on the Board of Selective Service, the Tri-Town Ambulance Joint Board, and he volunteered every Monday morning at the Payson Center at Concord Hospital.
Michael was a prostate cancer survivor and was dedicated to supporting other cancer patients through his volunteer work and involvement in the Man-to-Man group.
Michael was a loving, husband, father and Grampy. He was his wife's, children's and grandchildren's biggest supporter. He lived for visits with friends and family, and he could tell a great joke. His smile and laughter were infectious, and he will live long in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Alice (Normandin) Phelps of Allenstown; his son, Todd, and his wife, Katie of Pembroke; his daughter, Alyza Morris, and her husband, Dan, of Pembroke; his daughter, Amy DiDomenico, and her husband, Patrick, of Ponte Vedra, Florida; his beloved grandchildren Lydia, Phoebe, Olivia, Daphne, and Lucas; a sister, Joanne Borda and her husband, James, of Laconia; two brothers, Richard Phelps and his wife, Gail, of Chichester and Paul Phelps and his wife, Mary Lou, of Laconia; his brother-in-law, Denis Normandin, and his wife, Karen, and a sister-in-law, Rachel Normandin, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Michael was predeceased by his father, Earle W. Phelps, in 1971, his mother, Doris E. Phelps, in 2007, his parents-in-law, two nephews, and two brothers-in-law.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave, Laconia on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael's name to the Payson Center at Concord Hospital, 250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 or to a charity/organization of one's choice.

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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Eltruda M. 'Trudy' Warren, 72

NORTHWOOD — Eltruda "Trudy" May Warren, 72, of Northwood passed away on June 26, 2014.
Trudy was born in Laconia on September 5, 1941 to Lawrence Dolloff and Ruth (Blair) Dolloff.
She graduated from Laconia High School and went on to study interior design at Mount Saint Mary's in Hooksett. Later on, she took continuing education classes in early childhood education.
Her love of children was reflected in her work as a Title I teacher at Pittsfield Elementary School. Before retirement, she also worked as a Program Director at Alternate Route For Kids at Strafford Elementary School.
Trudy's love and appreciation for her family and friends got her through to the very end. She spent much of her time with her children and grandchildren and was blessed to be a great grandmother twice. She was an amazing cook who loved to spend time working in her garden. Her tenacity for life was inspiring and her patience, kindness and wit made her loved by those who knew her. She spent her last few months living at The Meadow at Northwood where she made many new friends and enjoyed their company by playing weekly bingo and by learning to knit.
Trudy is survived by her two sisters, Madeline Connelly and Lorraine Bedard. She is also survived by her devoted son and his partner, Michael Warren and Denise Bean, her loving daughter and her husband, Kimberly Warren and Randy Little; her adoring grandchildren, James Davis and his wife Becky Davis, Nikki Warren and Thomas Fletcher and his fiancée Brittany Mendonca and her precious great grandchildren, Autumn Davis and Madison Fletcher.
A Calling Hour will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.
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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