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Beverly A. Maheux, 83

LACONIA — Beverly Ann (Currier) Maheux, 83, of 76 Dartmouth Street, died at her home on Friday, October 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Maheux was born May 18, 1931 in Wolfeboro, N.H., the daughter of the late Charles and Verna (Gilman) Currier.
Mrs. Maheux was a longtime resident of Laconia and graduated in 1952 from the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed by Lakes Region General Hospital for over thirty years as a Pediatric Nurse. She was a very active communicant of St. Joseph Church and was a longtime member of the Ladies' Guild. She was a member of the Former Graduate Nurses Association, a former Cub Scout Leader for Pack #68, a former member of the Opechee Park Club, a member of A.A.R.P. and was a Selectman for Ward 3 for many years.
Bev was a spirited wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and her family was the most important part of her life. She loved the holidays and loved to decorate her home which added a special touch to the neighborhood.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-three years, Alphonse "Buster" Maheux, of Laconia; two sons, David C. Maheux and his wife, Patti, and Bruce M. Maheux and his wife, Flo, all of Laconia; a daughter, Donna Jean Maheux Watterson, and her husband, Daryl, of Sullivan; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maheux was predeceased by her two sisters, Jacqueline Mortland and Janice Currier.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 1 to 3 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 on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Bev's favorite charities, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Heaven Can Wait Rescue Farm, 161 Centre St., Sullivan, NH 03445.
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 on line memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 07:53

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Mary K. Spanos, 91

LACONIA — Mary K. Spanos, 91, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia, N.H, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Mary was born March 21, 1923 in Lowell, Massachusetts., the daughter of the late John and Sophia Kosartes. Mary had been a resident of Laconia for sixty-two years and was a hospitality legend. She and her husband, George, owned and operated several successful businesses in the Lakes Region, including the Shangri-La Resort, Lake Shore Park, Stage Inn, Gilford Playhouse, Shalimar Resort and Weirs Beach Realty. Mary had a commanding yet compassionate presence that will be greatly missed by the many, many lives she touched. She was a successful businesswoman at a time when this was relatively uncommon. Mary remains a shining example to all those who aspire to an entrepreneurial excellence.

Mary was a member of Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church in Laconia, N.H. She was also a member of the Laconia Chamber of Commerce and the Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce, a longtime member of the Altrusa Club and a former director of the Bedford Bank, and a perennial member of America's Who's Who in American Business Publication.

Survivors include her son, Peter J. Spanos, and wife, Sharon, of Laconia; two grandchildren, Sofia and Carey John Spanos, of Laconia. Mary was one of ten children; She is survived by a brother, Theodore Kosartes, of Chicago, Illinois; sisters, Marina Hantzes and Betty Waranuk, both of Falmouth, Massachusetts, Catherine Hastings of Boston, Massachusetts, Evenor Varsames of Meredith, N.H., Charlotte Dehning of Chicago, Illinois . She also leaves twenty-nine nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, George P. Spanos, in 2003, a daughter, Charlotte Spanos, sister Susan Megas of Pocasset, Massachusetts and two brothers, Arthur Kosartes of Lowell Massachusetts and Christo Kosartes of Ft. Lee, New Jersey.

There will be no calling hours per Mary's request.

A private funeral service for the immediate family will be held.

Burial will be in the family lot in Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Mary's two grandchildren, Sofia and Carey John were the pride and joy of her life, and she believed very deeply in their education. She was always very fond of the "little Catholic school" they attended in Laconia, N.H. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic School Scholarship Fund, 50 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Mary was known to all her grandchildren's friends throughout the years as "Yia-Yia", She will be truly missed by so many young and old alike.

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 Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:45

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Jocelyn F. Gutchess, 93

CENTER SANDWICH — Jocelyn Fleming Gutchess, an economist and a civic leader, died at her home in Hanover, N.H. of leukemia on September 18, 2014.

She was born in Greenwich, CT on January 22, 1921 to Dorothy Carson and Philip Bracken Fleming, both originally from Burlington, Iowa. Jocelyn spent her childhood in Washington, D.C. and West Point, N.Y. A graduate of Concord Academy and Bryn Mawr College, she remained committed to the college and to women's education throughout her life. In 1948 she married Franklin J. Gutchess, a government economist, and they spent much of their lives in the Hollin Hills area of Alexandria, Virginia. They had one daughter, Susan, and a son, Robert, who died in infancy.

Jocelyn had a distinguished career. With the Department of Labor from 1964- 1968, she played a key role in establishing programs in the War Against Poverty, such as the Neighborhood Youth Corps. She was a founding partner of the consulting firm, Ruttenberg, Friedman, Kilgallon and Gutchess, retiring from the firm in 1989. During that period, she spent two years with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. She was the author of "Manpower Challenge of the 70's" and "Employment Security in Action".

She loved the outdoors and was an accomplished hiker, skier, and tennis player throughout her life. An inveterate traveler she enjoyed trips to Europe as well as Mongolia, Russia via the Trans-Siberian express, and most recently, Cuba.

After her retirement, Jocelyn moved with Frank to their summer home in Sandwich, New Hampshire, where she volunteered in leadership roles with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, the Squam Lakes Conservation Society and the Women's Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. She also served on the Planning Board and Conservation Committee for the Town of Sandwich. She fostered efforts to preserve the Sandwich General Store and spearheaded a committee of the five towns bearing on Squam Lake to maintain the area's integrity and environmental health. In addition, she was a leader in the Winterset project which provided a lecture and discussion series each winter to residents of the Lakes Region.

She was a founding member and leader of the Over the Hill Club, a local hiking group that provides a structure for hiking in the White Mountains and further afield. She completed the ascent of the 48 4,000 Footers, not once, but four times; much of this climbing was achieved after age 70.

In 2006 she moved part time to Kendal at Hanover, N.H, and became active in affairs there, serving on the Residence Council, the Budget Committee and the Planned Giving Committee.

Jocelyn was predeceased by her husband in 2000. She is survived by her daughter, Susan, and Susan's wife, Helen Ingalls.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the Methodist Meeting House in Sandwich, N.H. at 2 p.m. on October 18. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Women's Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, the Squam Lakes Conservation Society, or Bryn Mawr College.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements. To sign Jocelyn's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:38

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Thomas A. Laflamme, 28

HOLDERNESS — Thomas Andrew Laflamme, 28, formerly of Slagus Drive, Holderness, died September 27, 2014, in Franklin, NH.

Born in Laconia, NH on December 9, 1985, he was the son of Paul Anthony and Barbara Ann (Slagus) Laflamme.

Thomas grew up in Laconia and graduated from Laconia Elementary and Middle School. He graduated from Plymouth Regional High School, class of 2004. He moved to Holderness in 2000 and has been residing in Franklin for the past few years.

Tom worked for several years for Comstock Industries, in Meredith, N.H. and most recently as an assembler for the Watts Regulator Company, in Franklin, N.H.

Thomas was a US Army veteran and had served in the Iraq war.

Tom is survived by his parents, Paul and Barbara Laflamme of Holderness, his son, Jackson Paul Laflamme of Bow, his brothers, Matthew A. Laflamme and Phillip A. Laflamme, both of Holderness, His aunts, Carol A. Dupuis and her husband James of Auburn, N.H., Kathy Dearing and her husband Glenn of Monroe, N.C., several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Tom's life will be held at his parent's home, 61 Slagus Drive, Holderness, on Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in his memory to National Alliance on Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, 85 North State St., Concord, NH. 03301 or naminh.org

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are assisting the family with the arrangements. To sign Tom's Book of Memories, go to: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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