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Beatrice R. Kimball, 90

FRANKLIN — Beatrice R. Kimball, 90, of Franklin, died Monday February 24 at Concord Hospital after a period of declining health. She was born April 7, 1923 in Manchester, NH to Patrick and Caroline MacLeod Ready and was a sister to brothers John and William and sister Gloria.

Following graduation from Manchester Central High School Bea decided to broaden her horizons, graduating from a Manchester business school and heading off to Washington, DC to a job in the Department of the Navy. She could not have imagined that she would be in the nation's capital on Dec. 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked and WWII began in earnest for the United States. Washington quickly was populated with soldiers and sailors, among them Bea's brother Bill who entered the Navy. Photos from that time show innocent, happy young friends enjoying their independence and being in the center of the nation's capitol during wartime. Following WWII she returned to NH, working at the Veterans Administration where she met her future husband Douglas Kimball, married July 1, 1950 and moved to Franklin where they eventually bought their much loved home on Beech Street, living there for more than 50 years.

When her children were in school Bea returned to working outside the home and spent many enjoyable years at Franklin Savings Bank where she began as secretary to the president and eventually became a mortgage officer and Assistant Vice-President. She truly loved her work.

Always, her love for her family, generosity and caring for others have been a hallmark of her life and she will be sorely missed by her family and the countless people she touched throughout her life.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband Douglas, her parents, brothers and grandson Ian Burns. She is survived by her daughters Lynne Kimball Burns and her husband William of Franklin, Deborah Kimball and her husband Eugene Shear of Concord, a granddaughter Sarah Burns and her husband Chris Brown, two great-grandchildren Aislyn and Liam Brown of New Durham and her sister Gloria Rase of Florida.

Bea's family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of 3North at the Merrimack County Nursing Home, the staff of Concord Hospital and CRVNA Hospice for the care they gave during Bea's last years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8 11 a.m. at the Franklin Congregational-Christian Church, South Main Street, West Franklin, NH. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Franklin Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Edna C. McKenna Trust Fund, Merrimack County Nursing Home, C/O Mary Heath 325 Daniel Webster Highway Boscawen, NH 03303. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 11:29

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Eugene C. Graves, 85

LACONIA — Eugene Chadbourne Graves, 85, of 21 Ledges Drive died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was the widower of Marilyn (Curry) Graves who died January 28, 2005.
Mr. Graves was born March 31, 1928 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of the late Newton and Helen (Knight) Graves. He was a long time resident of Andover, Mass. and had served in the U. S. Army.
Mr. Graves was a mathematical engineer and had been employed at Charles Stark Draper Labs for 20 years. He was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church and sang tenor in the choir.
Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Seaman, of Tewksbury, Mass.; a son, Chadbourne Graves of Chester, NH; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Wendy Stern of North Andover, Mass., and Linda Lebach of North Falmouth, Mass.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H. in the spring.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Rte 28, Methuen, MA 01844.
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, 03 March 2014 11:27

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Kenneth Scott, 65

LACONIA — Kenneth Scott, 65, of Laconia, died in his home on Thursday, February 13, 2014 with his companion, Michelle Hurst by his side.

He was born on July 22, 1948 in Albany, NY, the son of William and Deloris Scott. From 1978 to 1981, he was a bass player for the Euclid band. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, friend and companion.

He is survived by his children, Tiffany, Kenny Jr. and Kerry, all from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., his grandchildren, Ocean Langstaff, Kenneth III and Emily Scott of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and two good friends, Carol Chaisson and Bobby Gates. He was predeceased by his parents.

There will be no calling hours or services.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

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, 03 March 2014 11:25

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Dorothy O'Hara, 87

GILFORD — Dorothy (Meehan) O'Hara, 87, of 47 Sprucewood Drive died at her home on Thursday, February 27, 2014.
Mrs. O'Hara was born December 4, 1926 in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Stone) Meehan.
Mrs. O'Hara had been a resident of Gilford for forty years and was a devout Catholic, wonderful homemaker and adored mother.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-seven years, Donagh "Don" O'Hara, of Gilford; a son, Kevin and his companion, Dana, of Seattle, Washington; three daughters, Donna and her husband, William, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Susan of Eliot, Maine, and Kathleen and her husband, Larry, of San Francisco, California; three grandchildren, Sally Szwed of New York City, Christopher DiNola of Kittery, Maine and Jason DiNola of Eliot, Maine; a sister, Patricia Meehan, of Naples, Florida and dear friends and spiritual supporters, Sandra and John McGonagle of Gilford. Mrs. O'Hara was predeceased by an infant son, Peter.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, 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, 03 March 2014 11:22

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