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Cynthia C. Handelsman

SEVERNA PARK, Md. — Cynthia Clarridge Handelsman on February 8, 2015 died in her home in Severna Park, Maryland. Born in 1935 in Nashua, New Hampshire, she attended Stoneleigh – Burnham School, Centenary College and Forsythe School for Dental Hygienists (Tufts University). She was a Dental Hygienist both in Massachusetts and Maryland. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for St. Martins Lutheran Church in Annapolis, Maryland and was a director of the Bowie/Crofton Bridge Club and belonged to several other clubs.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, M. Gene Handelsman of Severna Park, Maryland, daughters Jane Handelsman of Berwyn Heights, Md. and Sally Ann H. McCarthy (Barry) of Winchester, Mass., brother Duane Ramsdell Clarridge of Lansdowne, Va. and granddaughter Lily Marlane McCarthy of Winchester, Mass.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Future information regarding a memorial gathering will be made. Continue to check back to the Barranco and Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home website.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Days End Farm Horse Rescue Inc. P.0. Box 309 Lisbon, Maryland 21756 or Rude Ranch Animal Rescue 3200 Ivy Way Harwood, Maryland 20776 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Online condolences may be made at: www.barrancofuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 08:22

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Martha L. F. Wood, 93

LACONIA — Martha Louvenia Foreman Wood was born at home in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas on April 6, 1922, the daughter of Wade Foreman and Octavia Clark Foreman. Her sister, Wadene Hilliard, is still living in Arkansas. Martha Lou is predeceased by her brothers James and Earl Foreman, her sisters Eunice Duncan and Bernie May Robertson, and her husband of 63 years, Ernest O. Wood.

Martha Lou graduated from Draughn's School of Business, the University of Arkansas, and Chatham University. She was recognized as a Danforth Scholar and was an active member of 4H.

She married Ernest Wood after a whirlwind romance, and waited for him to return to her from the armed forces after World War II.

She had an active life as a Master Gardener through the Penn State University Extension Office, and was a member of PEO and the United Methodist Women. Trained as a microbacteriologist, she worked both for the government and for Dole Industries as a young woman. Later, she was the secretary at Highland United Methodist Church in N.C., and was self-employed as a wedding dress reconstructor. She was also interested in cooking, sewing and quilting, volunteering, gardening, reading and was constantly learning new things. She was always active in her churches teaching Bible, working with children, and volunteering wherever she was needed. Martha Lou was known for her good humor and interest in people. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gilford, N.H.

Martha Lou died on Feb. 8, 2015. She is survived by her children: Victoria Wood Parrish, Charles Wood and his wife Melissa, and John Wood and his wife Denise. There are six grandchildren: Heather Parrish Valosin and her husband Eric, Kathleen Parrish Graham and her husband Billy, James Parrish, Kristin, Katherine and Henry Wood. She has two great-grandchildren: Micah Valosin and Austin Graham.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford,18 Wesley Way, Gilford.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Gilford, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, N.H. 03249 or to SmileTrain, PO Box 96208, Washington, DC 20090-6208 to help children with cleft palates.

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, 16 February 2015 08:35

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Stephen C. Morgenstern, 23

GILFORD — Stephen Carl Morgenstern, 23, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at his home in Gilford, N.H.

Stephen was born on May 10, 1991 to Janet Dadd and Daniel Morgenstern. Stephen is survived by his parents, his loving sister Chelsea and his grandparents John and Barbara Morgenstern as well as many relatives and good friends. He was part of the Gunstock community, a recent UNH graduate and an ardent sports lover of NASCAR, football, baseball, skiing and zip lining, as well as a long time North Woods camper and counselor.

A memorial service will be held Monday, February 16, 2015 at Temple B'Nai Israel at 210 Court St in Laconia at 3 p.m.

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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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John R. Belfontaine, 83

LACONIA — John R. Belfontaine, 83, a longtime resident of Laconia, N.H. died Thursday, February 12, 2015 following a period of failing health.
John was born in Portland, Maine, March 25, 1931, son of the late Sinclair A. and Mary (Burke) Belfontaine. He was the baby of 12 children. He spent his youth and was schooled in Portland. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving honorably for 22 years as an air traffic controller, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Following his discharge in Oklahoma, he has since resided in Laconia for 43 years.
He was a member of the VFW Post in Laconia, DAV Chapter 18 in Manchester and Air Force Sgt. Association, Chapter 155 in Portsmouth.
John had a great fondness for birds, especially cardinals. He was predeceased by siblings and his wife Phyllis M. (Huggins) Belfontaine. He leaves,
his sons, John R. Belfontaine, Jr and his wife Karen of Gaylordsville, Conn. and Daniel V. Belfontaine and his wife Dorothy of Thornton, Colo.
daughters, Yvonne L Belfontaine of Waterford, Mich. and Julia M. Belfontaine of Laconia; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Julia I. Janda of Calif. and Elizabeth D. Smith of Portland, Maine; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.,) in Tilton, N.H.
A committal service will be held Wednesday, February 18, with honors, at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303. Burial will follow with his wife Phyllis.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warriors Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758540, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8540.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015 08:16

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