BRIDGEWATER — Services for Elaine Ward have been changed to Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Holderness Community Church, Rt. 3, Holderness, NH. More information is available at www.holdenresscommunitychurch.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 07:13
FRANKLIN — Daniel L. LaRoche of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Merrimack County Nursing Home after a long illness.
He was born on November 17, 1953. Son of Edward and Hazel LaRoche. Dan enjoyed time with his boys, and also his grandchildren. Dan also was a NASCAR fan, and enjoyed working on cars. Dan was the former owner of the Mouse House in Franklin.
He was predeceased by his father, brother-in-law, both sets of grandparents, two uncles, and two aunts. Dan was a loving husband, son, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Dan also leaves his mother Hazel LaRoche, two sisters, Debra Daprix of South Carolina, and Susan Smith of Laconia. He also leaves his wife Laura LaRoche of Franklin, two songs Daniel LaRoche of Belmont and Jason LaRoche of Louisiana. He also had three step-daughters, Amy MacDonald, Toni Smith, and Jennifer Carrier; and one step-son Darrell Hosmer. Dan had ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and also four grandnieces.
There will be no services per Dan's wishes. A private service will be held in the spring. Only immediate family are invited. The service will be held at Sanbornton Union Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a donation can send it to Hospice or Merrimack County Nursing Home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 06:59
WILMOT — Ryan Page Dow, 25, of Wilmot, N.H. died Sunday morning February 1st in his home with his loving family by his side.
Ryan was born in Franklin, N.H. on July 29, 1989. Ryan grew up in Wilmot and attended Kearsarge Regional High School, graduating in 2007. On February 20th, 2012 Ryan was blessed with his son Beau.
Throughout his life Ryan loved the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with his friends hunting, four-wheeling, snowboarding, having bon fires and he had a special passion for fishing. Ryan also loved spending time with his family at the campground.
In his life Ryan worked a number of jobs from snowboard instructing to landscaping and construction. For the last several years he was employed by Accurate Tree Service on the climbing team. He found a passion for tree work and loved climbing on the crane crew.
Ryan's single most joy in life was his son Beau who blessed his life with endless laughter, smiles, and love. Ryan is survived by his loving son Beau, brother Dustin, sister Nichole, his parents Page and Becky Dow of Northfield and April Hines and John Carrigan of Wilmot, grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in the name of Beau Dow and mailed to Lake Sunapee Bank 321 Main Street P.O. Box 37 New London, NH 03257.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH. To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.chadwickfuneralservice.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
SOMERSET, Mass. — M. Shirley Makepeace, long-time resident of Somerset, Mass., age 92, passed away on January 30, 2015 in the Belmont, N.H. residence of her daughter, Lynn Makepeace and son-in-law, Bill Chase.
Born in New Bedford, Mass. on May 20, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Antone) Pomber. She graduated from Taunton High School in 1939 and married the late Edwin A. Makepeace, Sr. on September 16, 1943 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Together they raised 3 children. The well-being of her family was always her first priority.
A successful business woman in the early 1970's, she became a Branch Manager and Assistant Treasurer of the Fall River Five Cent Savings Bank at a time when women seldom rose to such positions. She served as treasurer of the Greater Fall River Business and Professional Women's Club, was a member of Savings Bank Women of Massachusetts and the South Coast Opera Club. A United Way volunteer and a Girl Scout leader, she was an avid reader, a news junkie and an adventurous traveler, visiting Russia, Malta, Portugal, Venezuela, Scotland, Ireland and England, among many other foreign and domestic destinations. She loved the outdoors, walking and skiing, going for rides in the country and sitting by the water, especially the coast of Maine.
She is survived by her daughter Lynn and son-in-law Bill who were by her side when she passed away; her daughter, Carol J Flores and her husband Carl of Somerset, Mass.; their children Nicole Flores of Los Angeles, Calif. and Stephanie Flores of Fla.; her son, Edwin A. Makepeace, Jr. and his wife Paula of Hollis, N.H.; their children Laura Ulmer and her husband Greg, of St Augustine, Fla. and Meagan Makepeace of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters Audrey Hart of Cumming, Ga. and Millicent Pratt of Jacksonville, N.C.; brother Lloyd Pomber and his wife Marti Hess of Arundel, Maine; 15 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by Ed, her husband of 43 years; brothers Bill and Dick Pomber, sister Dorothy Sylvia, nephews Donald Pomber, Kevin Pratt and Philip Sylvia.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Our Savior, 2112 County St, Somerset, Mass.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital PO Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38148
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and 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, 03 February 2015 08:34