Gilmanton — Frank Walter Dombrowski, 89, of 47 Route 106, died at his home, with his family by his side, on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
Mr. Dombrowski was born April 3, 1925 in Cambridge, Mass., the son of the late Walter and Anna (Jackaboski) Dombrowsky. He was a long time resident of Somerville, Mass. before moving to Gilmanton, N.H. thirty-four years ago. He had been employed as a shipper at Simmons before he worked for the Tewksbury, Mass. School System for 20 years, retiring in 1987. Upon his retirement, he received from Governor Michael Dukakis, a certificate of dedicated service with the Tewksbury School System which is deserving of recognition by all the citizens of Massachusetts.
Mr. Dombrowski was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish, Belmont, N.H. He enjoyed his family and loved traveling, bowling, hiking, snowmobiling and boating on Rocky Pond. He was a member of the Tewksbury-Wilmington Lodge of Elks #2070.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gloria Louise (Hall) Dombrowski, of Gilmanton; a son, John Squires, and his wife, Mary (Cunniff), of Nashua; six daughters, Regina Marsh and her husband, Wally, of Billerica, Mass., Barbara Dombrowski of Laconia, Donna Harvey and her husband, Brian, of Loudon, Deborah Rappa and her husband, Edward, of Wilmington, Mass., Diane Nardone and her husband, Michael, of Derry, and Sandra Kenney and her husband, Larry, of Weare; twelve grandchildren, Jacky, Christine, Paula, Patrick, Jim, Lisa, Craig, Sarah, Tara, Marissa, Mikey, and Stacy; twelve great grandchildren, with one on the way, and two great, great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 4 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 on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, N.H.
Burial will follow the Mass at 2 p.m. in the family lot in Waterside Cemetery, West Shore Drive, Marblehead, Mass.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Community Wellness Center, 22 Strafford Street, Ste 2, 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 Monday, 02 June 2014 08:48
SANDWICH — Charlotte Jean (Moore) Welch, 81, of Holderness Road, Sandwich, died May 30, 2014, at her home, after a long illness.
Born one of twelve in Laconia, N.H. on August 11, 1932, she was the daughter of Clifford and Marion Frances (Helms) Moore.
Charlotte grew up in Laconia and attended Laconia schools. She has been a resident of Sandwich for the past fifty-seven years.
Charlotte worked at a couple of factories in the area including; Laconia Shoe Factory, in Laconia and the Keasbey & Mattison Asbestos Mill, later Amatex, in Meredith. She also worked for the Inter-Lakes School District lunch program as a lunch server for ten years.
Charlotte was a Girl Scout leader for several years.
Charlotte is predeceased by her brothers, Richard, Charles, Clifford, Jerry and Donnie.
Charlotte is survived by husband of fifty-seven years, John W. Welch of Sandwich, son, Michael W. Welch of Sandwich, daughters, Susan M. Michalski of Sandwich, Marion F. Shaw of Moultonborough, eight grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, sisters, Dorothy Morey of Townsend Mass., Barbara Monahan of Laconia, Paula Ellsworth of Gilford, Lois Chase of Lakeport, brothers, Eugene Moore of Laconia and Wayne Moore of Franklin, numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Wednesday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. John Davies will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Rural Cemetery, Sandwich.
To sign Charlotte's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 08:40
I was thinking about the real estate profession and have come to the conclusion that our business is really made up of an endless series of meetings. To the casual observer, or real estate consumer, it may appear that real estate agents do little more than ride around and show property. But there's a lot more to it. Let me explain.
I was in yet another meeting this morning. The weekly sales meeting. Every agency has one. That's where we discuss everything real estate including market trends and statistics, listings we have, buyers we may be working with, better ways to do things, new regulations, new processes or procedures, and so on and so on. We also tend to do a lot of problem solving at these meetings. Sometime, problems are created at a meeting and we have to have another meeting to solve them. We also have monthly Board of Realtors meetings, annual state conferences, and the National Association of Realtos annual conference. And this is just the beginning.
We have periodic company regional networking events as well as annual company conventions where we also learn the latest and greatest ways to help consumers buy and sell real estate or how to practice our trade more professionally, efficiently, and creatively.
We have meetings through the internet using Skype or "go to meeting." It seems that in a Skype meeting it is important to see the other party and in a "go to meeting" meeting the subject matter may be more important and we don't care what the other guy looks like.
While most of these meeting are all educational in nature, we also have even more meetings to meet the required continuing educational requirements in order to keep our real estate licenses. Sometimes these meetings are used to catch up on sleep, but most are quite valuable. These are three hour meetings with breakfast that turn into four hour meetings.
For those agents that don't get enough meetings through the regular channels, the Realtors Association sets up special committees that you can volunteer to join. You know like finance committees, professional standards, public relations, and grievance committees. Not that anyone ever has any grievances. In this business, when you are not riding around showing property, you can turn into a professional go to meeting person if you want to.
We also have meetings with mortgage companies, bankers, title companies, lawyers, home inspectors, mold and radon remediation companies, appraisers, and a variety of home repair companies. Did I mention psychiatrists?
But there are two meetings that I feel are the most important ones in our business. Those are the first meeting with our client or customer and the last meeting at the closing table to consummate a successful real estate transaction. The first meeting is important because that is where we (hopefully) learn about the client or customer's goals and desires, set expectations, educate, and begin to build that all-important personal relationship with the consumer. The last meeting, at the closing table, obviously is the most important to the person buying or selling a property. But to an agent it signifies that his work, on that transaction at least, is done and that all of those countless hours of meetings and psychiatric help in between weren't for naught.
And now for a little bit of news on how the Lakes Region condo market is fairing this year. For the first four months of the year there have been 41 condominium units sold at an average price of $134,409. Now, that compares to...drum roll please... 41 units for the same period in 2013. I was hoping for more, weren't you? And, unfortunately, the average sales price dropped to just $134,409 and the median price sale price dropped from $165,000 to only $113,000. That means that there were more low priced units selling this year and fewer on the high end of the scale. Maybe we need to have a meeting about that...
Please feel free to visit www.lakesregionhome.com to learn more about the Lakes Region real estate market and comment on this article and others. Data was compiled using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System as of 5/23/14 Roy Sanborn is a realtor at Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty and can be reached at 603-455-0335.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
RUMNEY — Jonathan Alan Kleiner, 63, of 1 Cross Road, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a brief courageous battle with cancer with his beloved wife of 40 years, Beth, by his side.
Jonathan was born in Nashua on July 13, 1950, the son of the late Harry Herbert Kleiner and Dorothy (Rowell) Kleiner Kendall. Serving his country in the United States Air Force, Jonathan was honorably discharged after 20 years of service. He was a 30 year resident of Moreno Valley, Calif. prior to coming to New Hampshire full time. Earning his Master's Degree from Chapman College University in Riverside, California, Jonathan was employed as a Social Worker for Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.
He was a member of the Board of Directors at the Visterra Credit Union in Moreno Valley, Calif. for more than 20 years. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He was an avid reader and a Civil War Re-enactor. Jonathan will be remembered for his brilliant mind, quiet compassion, acerbic wit, and quick sarcasm.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth J. (Breton) Kleiner of Rumney, one son; Justin A. Kleiner and his wife Kimberly Colburn of Santa Ana, Calif., one daughter; Rebecca A. Kleiner-Preston and her husband Kenneth of Moreno Valley, Calif., one brother; Carl Kleiner and his wife Sandy of E. Rochester, his granddaughter Emerson Kleiner and his grandson Locke Alan Preston both of Moreno Valley, Calif., three step-bothers; Peter Kendall and his wife Christine, John Kendall, and Jim Kendall, a step-sister; Joanie Kendall. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Lawrence Kleiner.
Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. Burial with military honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, donations in Jonathan's memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.DAV.org/donate.
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 please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com .
Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 08:18