MEREDITH — Virginia P. Kitching, 87, died and went to be with the Lord on Friday April 25, 2014 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She was born in Moultonborough, N.H. on June 16, 1926 to Perly and Susan Bodge.
She spent all of her adult life in Meredith, N.H. taking care of her husband James and family. In her retirement years she enjoyed camping, fishing, long nature walks in the White Mountains, picking lots of blueberries and gardening. She especially enjoyed volunteering at the White Mountain National Forest with her husband Jim.
Family members include her daughter Sharon Miller and her husband William (Bill) of Meredith, N.H., a son Brian Kitching and his wife Alana of Epsom, N.H. 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
Virginia is predeceased by her husband of 59 Years James Kitching and a son Gary Kitching.
Calling hour will be on Monday May 5, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the Meredith Village Cemetery following the service.
Memorial donations can be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Virginia's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:53
LACONIA — Mildred C. Walton, of 64 Morningside Drive, died on her 97th birthday, April 24, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Mrs. Walton was born April 24, 1917, in Cornwall, England, the daughter of the late Frederick and Susan M. (Cooke) Williams. Mildred had been a resident of Laconia since 1977, having moved here from Dublin, N.H.
Mildred was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church where she served as a past deacon. She was a member of the Belknap Mill, the New Hampshire Symphony and the Grammie Program.
Mrs. Walton is survived by her daughter, Susan Curtis and her husband William of Potomac Falls, Va.; two grandchildren, Mary Curtis Blair of Hopkinton, Mass., and Julie A. Curtis of Atlanta; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Rylee Jane Blair, two nephews; Courtney Williams of Massachusetts and Richard Williams of Maine; and a stepdaughter, Carolyn Loos of Keene.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Walton was predeceased by two brothers, Courtney and Arthur Williams; and her sister, Mary E. Krogman, who died in 2010 at the age of 100.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant St., Laconia. The Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, pastor of the church, will officiate.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeanecom.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:45
Donald M. Evans, 89
TILTON — Donald Myrton Evans passed away in the early morning of April 18 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, with his daughter Jane at his side. He was 89 years old.
Don began his life in Belmont, Mass., in December 1924. He served in the Navy in the Philippines, married his wife Dorothy in 1949, and graduated from Northeastern University in 1950. Afterward, he and Dot relocated to Fairhaven, Mass., where they raised two children. He began and ended his working career as an industrial engineer at Acushnet Co.
His boyhood memories were of summers on Welch Island on Lake Winnipesaukee and hiking many of the 4,000-footers in the White Mountains. Later in life, he moved to the Lakes Region, where he sold real estate for a number of years. Many of his most enjoyable and special moments of that time in life were spent with his two grandchildren, Chapin and Harrison.
Don was a man who, right until the end, never had an unkind word for anyone.
He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and spent many an hour volunteering for Community Health and Hospice.
His wife Dorothy passed away in 2012, and Don spent his final years at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton.
He is survived by his two children, Jane Evans, of Saco, Maine, and David Evans, of Meredith. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Joyce Evans; and two grandchildren, Chapin and Harrison Evans.
To honor Don's memory, the family is requesting that donations be made to New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter St. Tilton, NH 03276
Services in honor of Don's life will be at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on May 29 at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium are assisting the family. For Don's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:43
LONDONDERRY — Clifford J. Hughes, 88 of Londonderry, N.H. and Naples, Fla., formerly of Meredith, N.H. and Sudbury, Mass., passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Born in Pawtucket, R.I., he attended Valley Forge Military Academy and Bentley College, Waltham, Mass.
He served in the United States Navy in Okinawa and China with the Naval Amphibious Assault Forces in World War II.
Cliff was a founding member of Millipore Corp. in Bedford, Mass., 1954-1970.
He leaves behind his wife, Grace and stepchildren, Almond and Joyce Osgood and family of Freemont, N.H., and Grace Dunajski and family of Derry, N.H.
He was married to Mary Noonan Hughes, deceased, and leaves his son, Clifford T. Hughes and his wife Nancy and family of Manchester, Mass. and his daughter, Maureen Hughes and her family of Marblehead, Mass.
He leaves behind his sister-in-law Dorothy Noonan and her family, Debbie and Jeff Berry and family of Fort Myers, Fla., and his nephew Dr. Tom and Mary Noonan and their family of Medfield, Mass.
Cliff leaves behind his lifelong friends, Madeline and Bernie Lazaro and Norman and Betty Rhodes. He leaves many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, of whom he was very fond.
Cliff was a kind, thoughtful, and generous man to everyone, especially young members of the military. He bought them a meal or a tank of gas whenever he encountered them. His parting words to everyone, however small the deed was, Thank You.
Arrangements: Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. By request of the family, there will be no calling hours. Cliff's life will be celebrated with A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Route 25, Meredith, N.H. on Wednesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. followed by burial in Meredith Village Cemetery. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.phaneuf.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:39