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Richard R. Baker Sr., 69

ENFIELD — Richard R. Baker Sr., 69, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

He was born in Danby, Vt., on Feb. 7, 1945, to the late Fredrick and Dorothy (Hazelton) Baker Sr.

Richard graduated from Danby schools and then enlisted in the Army where he served 23 years before retirement. Following his honorable discharge he worked as a police officer in Brandon, Vt., for a short while and then the White River Junction, Vt., Post Office.

He enjoyed hunting and boating.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Baker; and three children, Richard Baker, Jr., Rebecca Remick, and Max Baker; two sisters, Nancy Buffum and Joanne Holub; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three siblings, Frederick Baker, Jr., Gilbert Baker and Ella Barrows; and two brothers-in-law, Carroll Buffum and James Holub, Sr.

Should one choose, memorial donations can be made to: American Cancer Society, Memorial Donation of Richard Baker Sr., 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:11

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David White, 57

FRANKLIN — David White, 57, of Franklin, passed away on Jan. 9, 2015, in his home.

David was born in Brockton, Mass., on Oct. 1, 1957, the son of Philip E. White and Christine White, both of Massachusetts. He graduated from Brockton High School in 1984 and went into the Marine Corps, where he served four years.

A man of diverse skills, he did various jobs during his life. Some of his jobs included food service, landscaping, custodial work, painting, and moving. He was well liked, a loving kind, helpful, pleasant man, who was always willing to lend a hand to help others.

He is survived by his loving partner of 7 1/2 years, Elizabeth Began; his brother, Paul White of Waterbury, Conn.; a nephew, Mark Taylor, of Danbury; one sister, Elaine Russo of Raynham, Mass.; nieces, Amy Kaithlain, Michelle Littlefield; a sister-in-law, Olga White of Massachusetts; and one, granddaughter, Haley Jean White.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his older brother, Philip E. White Jr.

Services will be held at the Center Harbor Christian Church, 80 Bean Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:05

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Virginia L. Davis, 87

MOULTONBOROUGH — Virginia L. Davis, 87, of Plymouth, Mass., formerly a longtime resident of Moultonborough and Laconia, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, Mass.

Virginia was born June 7, 1927, in Laconia, daughter of the late Edward L. Davis and Clara (Guerin) Davis.

Virginia was formerly employed at the Meredith Bank & Trust and was secretary to the President and the Bank Board. Before that she worked as a secretary at Scott & Williams for many years. As a young woman Virginia worked at the Colonial Theater in Laconia in a management capacity and also worked in management at the Gardens Theater in Laconia.

She loved reading, cooking, antiquing and enjoyed writing in her diary and, above all, spending time with friends and family.

Virginia is survived by a son Alan and his wife Karen, of Plymouth, Mass., two daughters, Kathleen Aldrich and her husband Norman, of Gilford, and Patrice Davis and her husband the Rev. Roger Davis of Brewer, Maine; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Duell, Jeffrey Davis, Hillary Damon, Sarah Sedgley, Naomi Wise, Jared Davis and Kelli Aldrich; six great-grandchildren and a nephew.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leo E. Davis, in 2002, and a brother, Paul Davis.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at noon at St. Andre Bessette Parish in St. Joseph's Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Lambert Cemetery in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lakes Region Hospital Oncology Department, 80 Highland St., Laconia N.H.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremations Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online guest book, please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:57

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Thomas W. Roy, 83

TILTON — Thomas W. Roy, 83, passed away peacefully at the New Hampshire Veterans Home while surrounded by his family at the time of his comfortable and calm departure.

Born in Lebanon on April 28, 1931, he lived in Plymouth for most all of his life and was a graduate of Plymouth High School 1949. He was the son of his foster parents, Earl and Erma (Yates) Colburn of Plymouth.

He is survived by his two daughters, Jeannie DeGrace of Center Harbor, and Tamara Estes of Orford; and his son, Thomas Roy of Francestown. He is also survived by six grandchildren, James Eastman of Hartford, Vt., Ami Moore of Lebanon, Sarah Perkins of Bristol, Timothy Perkins of Meredith, Lisa Tremblay of Campton, David DeGrace of Center Harbor, and leaves behind six great-grandchildren; and two very special friends, Richard Havlock of Holderness, and Jack Schrader of Chilocothe, Ohio.

He was predeceased by his wife Carole (Moody) Roy, who died June 23, 2006. His dogs will be buried with him as he wished.

He owned and operated Tom Roy and Son Logging and Trucking nicknamed "Tom Roy and Dog" logging for over 50 years and was his true loves.

He served in the Navy Seabees as a carpenter and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 9, 1954, after four years of service.

He was a lifelong member of the Plymouth Elks Club.

Dad loved spending time with his dogs, playing cribbage with friends and family, and horseshoes. Tom was a hell of a hitter in softball and enjoyed watching sports, vacations on the Maine coast, traveling and spending time with his family.

He was a legend around Plymouth. Everyone knew dad and he loved just being a people person. He was extremely hard-working, honest, trusting and loyal with a little ole school in a good way. He was one of Plymouth's original characters for sure. A devoted father that was and will be hard to beat. He will be dearly missed.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Meredith Bay Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. To view Tom's book of memories, go to, www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:50

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