MOULTONBOROUGH — Daniel Bryant, 64, of Moultonborough, passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer.
Born on February 1, 1950, in Laconia, he was the son of Stewart and Helen (Nelson) Bryant. Dan was raised in Moultonborough attending local schools, graduating from the Kingwood Regional High School, Class of '68. He went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America, in Connecticut and finished his Associates degree in Culinary Science at the NH VOTECH, in Berlin.
Dan had a ten year career as a chef working for many restaurants and eateries throughout the country. He attended the Empire Beauty School and enjoyed a successful forty year long career as a hairstylist, spending close to thirty-five years at the Meadowbrook Salon, in Moultonborough, and for the last five years at the Hair Connection, also in Moultonborough.
He had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking and entertaining, and spending time with his family and friends. Dan will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he has touched throughout the years.
He is predeceased by his father, Stewart Bryant.
Dan is survived by his mother, Helen Bryant, of Moultonborough; sister, Rebecca Tilton and her husband Tom, of Moultonborough; niece, Stephanie Porusta and her husband Brian, of Moultonborough; nephew, Aaron Tilton and wife Meagan, of Moultonborough; one grand-niece and four grand-nephews, Emily, Max, Simon, Carter, and Ethan; and his partner, John Murphy, of Moultonborough.
Donations in Daniel's memory may be made to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 Main St., Laconia, NH 03246, or to the Moultonborough Fire Department, PO Box 446, Moultonborough, NH 03254.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, Rte. 25, Moultonborough. Rev. Edward J. Charest, Pastor Emeritus, will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be held at the Red Hill Cemetery, in Moultonborough at a later date and will be private.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Daniels Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:46
LACONIA — LuAnne (Giguere) Fecteau, 51, of Laconia, died at Franklin Regional Hospital on April 7, 2014.
She was born in Laconia on March 1st, 1963 the daughter of John and Gloria (Bissonnette) Giguere. LuAnne was raised in Laconia and later resided in Belmont for several years. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1981.
LuAnne loved the simplicities of life, music, dancing, and spending time sharing family stories. She loved the color purple and collected small unicorns.
She enjoyed spending time with her youngest nieces including a trip to Chuck E. Cheese's during the past year. LuAnne took pride in her children and would always spend the year looking for the perfect gift for their birthdays or Christmas. In recent years, one of her favorite memories was climbing Mt. Major where she was in awe of the view of the Lakes Region.
Family members include her children, Andrew Fecteau of Laconia and Megan Fecteau of Manchester, her mother, Gloria Giguere of Winnisquam, a sister, Wanda Horton of Laconia, a brother, John E. Giguere of Chester, nieces and nephews: Emma Horton, Colin Horton, Jessica Giguere, and Jenna Giguere. She was predeceased by her father, John L Giguere who passed away in August of 2013.
Funeral services will be private.
Donations in memory of LuAnne may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting with arrangements.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:41
GILFORD — Bill Morley, of Gilford, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on April 6, 2014. He was born in Arlington, Mass., on April 25, 1930, and was adopted at the age of five by Georgie Eva and Joseph Morley.
His early years were spent in Everett and Malden, Mass., until he entered the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Following Korea, he served as an Air Force Concert Band member and enjoyed playing percussion for the rest of his life.
He was a member of the Korean War Veterans in Bangor, Maine, and had an uncanny ability to remember sports information.
At the age of 30, Bill felt called to Christian ministry and moved to Maine to attend Bangor Theological Seminary. He also attended B. U. Pastor's School for four summers and was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1967.
In Maine, he often served two churches in one Parish: Orrington/Orrington Corner, Easton/Mars Hill, Corinna/Hartland, Round Pond/New Harbor, Kittery, Mapleton/Washburn, Waldoboro, Searsport/North Searsport, Boothbay Harbor, Biddeford/Saco, Strong, and Penobscot.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and all of his siblings. His surviving family includes Nancy (Thain) his wife of 57 years, and three sons: William Jr. of Lincoln, Mass.; Joseph and his wife Rhonda of Florissant, Mo.; and Robert and his wife Janelle of York, Maine.
He was thankful to have eight special grandchildren: Nancy E. Morley and William G. Morley of Newmarket; Eric Morleyand his wife Janna of Bossier City, La.; Elizabeth Mallott and her husband Paul of Hazelwood, Mo.; Hannah and Edward Morley of Lincoln, Mass.; Brittany and Chelsea Morley of York, Maine. He was also thankful to remain in contact with his Morley and Wilmot nephews and nieces.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, N.H., on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The First United Methodist Church of Gilford, the Preacher's Aid Society of New England or any church that Rev. Morley served.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:36
MEREDITH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw to whom he was married for 62 years.
Born in Plaistow on September 15, 1920, he was the son of the late Leon and Bertha (Beal) Shaw. He attended schools in Plaistow and Haverhill, Mass., and graduated from Haverhill High School.
Elwood lived in Plaistow until 1986 when he moved to Center Harbor. The majority of his life's work was as an executive for Consolidated National Shoe in Lawrence, Mass. He also served as a selectman in Plaistow from 1963-1966.
Elwood will be best remembered for his love and devotion to the care of his wife, Greta. He took a great interest in the Center Harbor community and town meetings. He loved eating at local restaurants and meeting friends at McDonald's for morning coffee. He took daily drives in his car (many times a day) through Center Harbor, Meredith and Moultonborough and was quick to start a conversation with those he met. At the end of the conversation, you were no longer a stranger but a friend. One of Elwood's greatest joys was the time he spent with his granddaughter, Sarah.
With eternal gratitude the family thanks the staff at Central NH VNA and Hospice and Foresview Manor for the excellent and compassionate care given to Elwood.
Elwood is survived by his daughter, Pamela Shaw of Newburyport, Mass.; son, Michael Shaw and his wife, Lisa, of Meredith; sister, Alma (Shaw) Belcher of Brentwood; granddaughter, Sarah Shaw of Newburyport, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements: Friends are invited to an informal time of remembrance and fellowship with the family on Saturday, April 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Parish Hall, Center Harbor Congregational Church, 52 Main St., Center Harbor, NH. With respect to Elwood's wishes, a graveside service will be private. For those who wish, donations in Elwood's memory may be made to one of the following: Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246; Center Harbor Congregational Church, PO Box 229, Center Harbor, NH 03226; or First Baptist Church, PO Box 144, Plaistow, NH 03865
Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 08:31