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William E. Grant, 85

GILFORD — William E. Grant, 85, of 136 Watson Road, #10, died at his home on March 18, 2014.

Mr. Grant was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Brockton, Mass., the son of the late Frederick and Nora (Donahue) Grant. He served in the Army, and was a longtime resident of Massachusetts and Florida before moving to Gilford.

He had been employed at Nynex (formerly New England Telephone and Verizon) for 33 years.

Mr. Grant was a member of the American Legion Post 19 of Somerville, Mass.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Rosemarie (Caliri) Grant of Gilford; four sons, William Grant Jr. and his wife, Paula, of North Andover, Mass., Joseph Grant and his wife, Patricia, of Tyngsboro, Mass., Robert Grant of Stoneham, Mass., and John Grant and his wife, Tammy, of Everett, Mass.; four grandchildren, Karen Young, Steven Grant, Patrick Grant and Daniel O'Brien; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Cormier of  Stoneham, Mass., Barbara Osgood of Carver, Mass., and Virginia McKenna of Saugus, Mass., and several nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Grant was predeceased by a son, Daniel Grant, in 1984; by a daughter, Margaret Grant, on Jan. 22, 2014; a brother, Frederick Grant Jr.; and a sister, Ruth Perantoni.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Burial, will military honors, will follow at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made in Bill's memory to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:29

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Lawrence Sylvia, 55

BRISTOL — Lawrence "Larry" Sylvia, 55, was a resident of Fox Meadow Retirement Home, Bristol and formerly of 57 Dixon Street, died at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Larry was born November 15, 1958 in Boston, Mass., the son of Manuel and Virginia (McMichael) Sylvia.
Survivors include two brothers; Phillip Sylvia, of PA and Andrew Sylvia, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Raymond; four nephews, Phillip Sylvia, and his wife, Theresa, of Laconia, Donald Sylvia, and his wife, Betty, of Laconia, and Trevor and Kamin Sylvia, of Raymond; two nieces, Alyssa Sylvia, of Raymond, and Melissa Sylvia, of Laconia, two great nephews, Kristofor, and Jaekwon. and two great nieces, Jerikah and Kalyssa. In addition to his parents Larry was predeceased by a brother Howard Sylvia.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow calling hours at 7 p.m.
Burial will be later this spring in the family lot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St. Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.
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 Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:24

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Duane L. 'Butch' Smith, 67

BRIDGEWATER — Duane L. "Butch" Smith, 67, of Bridgewater Hill Road, died March 18, 2014, at Concord Hospital in Concord after a brief illness.

Born in Littleton on Oct. 11, 1946, he was the son of Raymond Sr. and Lillian (Danforth) Smith.

Butch was a life-long resident of the Beebe River (Campton) and Bridgewater area. He attended Campton and Plymouth schools.

Butch worked, as an electrician for more than 20 years at L.W. Packard in Ashland, and also for the past 13 years for Longchamps Electric. Butch has also served the town of Ashland as its electrical inspector for several years.

Butch was a member of the Plymouth Elks Lodge 2312 in Holderness, and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Griggs-Wyatt Post 33 in Meredith.

Butch is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary T. (Torsey) Smith of Bridgewater; daughter, Gina M. Morrison and her husband Joseph, of Alexandria; son, Randy S. Smith and his wife Wendy of Bristol; grandchildren, Tracy, Joseph Jr., Wescott, and Riley; great-grandchildren, Jorja, Jerzie, Julia, and Joseph III; brother, Raymond Smith Jr. of Campton; sister, Carol Wallace, of Thornton, several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at the at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Saturday from  2 to 5 p.m. The Plymouth Lodge of Elks will hold a service at 4:30 p.m. Spring burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Butch's memory to the Plymouth Lodge of Elks, PO Box 277, Plymouth, NH. 03264.

To sign Butch's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:21

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Constance M. Granger, 81

NEW LONDON — Constance M. (Collins) Granger, 81 of New London, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014.

She was born in Laconia, the daughter of the late James and Yvonne Collins of Franklin.

She was a part-time resident of Kissimmee, Fla., and New London.

Connie was a graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1951. She was a former dental assistant and Episcopalian by faith. Constance was a member of the Red Hat Society, the New London Garden Club and the New London Historical Society.

Constance is survived by her sons, James C. Granger (Bonnie) of Easley, S.C., William P. Granger (Annette) of New London; daughters, Ellen Ruth Coffin (Wayne) of Yorktown, Va., and Suzanne Lamphere (Stan) of Kissimmee, Fla.; sisters, Joan Hodgdon of Franklin, and Kathleen Bateson-Carlson (Don) of Laconia; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Conrad Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, Fla. For online guestbook log onto This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 08:10

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