MOULTONBOROUGH — Tazewell Brooke Amiss, 74, died peacefully Oct. 23, 2014 as a result of Alzheimer's disease, with his wife of 51 years, Susan by his side.
Brooke was born in Malden, Mass., but spent his youth in Kingston, N.H. and Melrose, Mass. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked in the auto industry for over fifty years in positions of sales, management and ownership receiving many awards during his career. His love of cars was demonstrated by his enthusiasm for his work as well as by his enjoyment of the cars he collected.
Brooke and Susan spent over 35 years at their home on Winnipesaukee's Long Island and while there, he loved working around the yard with the birds, animals and his daffodils. His reverence for nature was a subject often expressed through his poetry. He loved to read and enjoyed many travel adventures. Brooke's keen sense of humor will be remembered as a highlight of his personality among his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Susan; his son, Brooke and granddaughter, Shannon of Mass.; sisters Adele Foley of Wakefield, Mass., Carol Gibbons, of Chelmsford, Mass., Gertrude Gray and husband Arthur of Leesburg, Fla. and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Got Lunch Program P.O. Box 635, Meredith, N.H. 03253 or to The Wounded Warrior Project, Processing Center, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS.66675.
A celebration of Brooke's life will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 8th at the Mayhew Funeral Home 204 D.W. Highway Meredith, N.H.
Mayhew Funeral Homes and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:56
DANBURY — David S. Fielding, 57, of Brockton, Mass. and Danbury, N.H., died on Oct 18. David was the loving son of the late Stanley and Georgina Fielding and grew up in Braintree, Mass. He was a graduate of Braintree High, class of 1975 and attended Amherst College. David was an electromechanical engineer and also a truck driver for many years. He was passionate about his motorcycles and loved to play pool, however his true happiness came from being with his son Dylan. He was the loving father of Dylan S. Fielding of Laconia N.H., and brother of Diane L. Boivin and her husband Jon of Lakeville, Mass., Linda Laskey and her husband John of Halifax, Mass., and Guy Fielding and his wife Maryellen of Wareham, Mass. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Home Service will be held at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St. Bridgewater on Sat. Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. with visitation starting at noon. For online guestbook and dir.'s visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:53
CANTERBURY — Donald Lee Temple II, 41, a resident of Canterbury since 2001 died suddenly, Sunday, October 19, 2014. He was born in Concord, Mass., November 22, 1972, son of Donald L. and Kathryn M. (Bolger) Temple. He resided in Laconia for several years before moving to Canterbury. He spent his youth in Concord, Mass., Billerica, Mass. and Sullivan, N.H. and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzy, N.H. in 1991. He went on to the University of New Hampshire to study mechanical engineering and then to Southern New Hampshire University graduating with a degree in business administration. A brilliant inventor and engineer, Donald holds several patents. As an entrepreneur, Donald formed and was President of Quick Draw Corp. in Canterbury where he provided patent drawing and engineering services, assisting inventors with making their dreams a reality. An avid skier and snowboarder, he touched the lives of many during his years teaching at Pats Peak, Loon Mountain, Tenney Mountain and Gunstock Mountain. One of his greatest passions was riding his mountain bikes. He could be found most weekends from May to November riding at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, N.H., where he also worked as a mountain biking instructor. He also rode the local trails as well as trails all over the United States. Donald travelled the world and enjoyed learning new languages, cultures and meeting new people. A lover of animals, he provided a forever home to many cats needing a second chance. He was a strong supporter and member of the National Rifle Association and served as a Safety Officer with the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club in Canterbury. He was never afraid to take chances and met every challenge head on. To Donald, it was worth the risk to experience all that life has to offer. He worked hard at everything he put his hand to and gave fully his heart and soul in his work, play and personal relationships. He was a dear and highly valued friend to everyone who knew him.
His family includes his wife of fourteen years, Michelle "Shelly" (Saquet) Temple of Canterbury; parents Donald and Kathryn (Bolger) Temple of Canterbury; brother Christian Temple of Canterbury; maternal grandmother Marie (Hodel) Bolger of Canterbury and paternal grandmother, Doris (Hall) Temple of Uxbridge, Mass.; 13 aunts and uncles and 16 first cousins.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton, N.H. A service will be held Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11 a.m.. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 21 Centre Street in Concord, N.H. Private burial will be at a later date.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Donald's name to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247-0572.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:41
LACONIA — Kenneth Paul Glidden of Laconia, beloved son and only child of the late Frank Benjamin and Agnes (Boudreau) Glidden, was called back peacefully from his home on Oct. 22, 2014. He was born in Laconia in a blizzard and rode out on an autumn storm.
Ken held a Bachelor's of Science and Arts degree in finance from Lowell Technological Institute (with honors), and a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.
He began his professional career in Albany, N.Y., as an accountant for the Albany International Corp. While working in municipal finance for the city of Boston, Ken took night courses at Suffolk to earn his law degree. He continued with the city of Boston during the Kevin White and Ray Flynn administrations.
Ken would, when prodded, share with friends reminiscences of Albany International and Boston government, such as the times when he represented the city, as comptroller of its cultural affairs office, during visits by foreign dignitaries.
Even years later, when Ken strolled around Beacon Hill or sat at the Oyster Bar near City Hall, folks would come up to him, so glad to see him again.
After 14 years of service, Ken retired from Boston City government as first assistant collector/treasurer. Ken returned to New Hampshire where he practiced general and municipal law, criminal defense and prosecution in state and federal courts, and appellate work before the First Circuit. He also used his financial expertise to benefit a variety of public and private entities.
Ken was happiest fishing in Alaska and Canada, locally with Cousin George, lobstering with Ed Heaphy, and boating. He was a consummate Patriots fan. Ken restored homes he lived in on Gilmanton's Shellcamp and took good care of his venerable Laconia home. Ken was a patient, dignified man of uncommon modesty. He had no enemies. Despite his quiet ways, his fearless energy, strength, exuberant laugh and wit are gifts many cherish.
Ken is survived by cousins, Michael Boudreau, Jerry Boudreau and George Boudreau, numerous other Boudreau, Moulton and Tibbetts cousins in the area; by his beloved cats, Iris, Josephine, and Douglas; and partner, Joyce Donohue.
There will be no calling hours or service, according to Ken's wishes. In lieu of flowers or cards, keep Ken in your heart, remember his goodness and light, and consider memorial donations to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572 Laconia, NH 03247 or the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia NH 03246.
WilkinsonBeaneSimoneauPaquette 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 Wednesday, 29 October 2014 06:56