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William M. Edney, 65

MEREDITH — William M. Edney, 65, of Winona Road, Meredith, died suddenly on Saturday, May 3rd. Bill, as he was affectionately known, was a loving husband, brother, father, step-father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed dearly.

Bill was born on August 13, 1948 in Concord, New Hampshire, the son of Thomas Edward and Lois Rae (Thompson) Edney.

Bill graduated from Concord High School in 1966. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1970 including two combat tours in Vietnam. Upon completing active duty, Bill studied at the University of New Hampshire before settling in New Hampshire.

Bill spent most of his life in New Hampshire and devoted himself professionally to public service, working as the Code Enforcement Officer of Newmarket and Durham, New Hampshire. In 2001, Bill settled in Meredith with his wife Sharon, where he served as the Code Enforcement Officer until his death. Bill immersed himself in the community which quickly grew to know him for the warmth and friendship he showed everyone he met.

Bill was a member of and participated in several community based organizations and charity events most notably the New Hampshire Building Officials Association and the Harvest Invitational Golf Tournament. To his family and close friends, Bill was perhaps most well-known for his superb guitar playing, love of music, and culinary expertise. To know Bill was to know his appreciation for gathering family and close friends around good music and a delicious meal.

Bill adored his family. He will be sorely missed by his wife Sharon (Bennett) Edney of Meredith; his daughter Sarah Hamilton of Portsmouth; his daughter Erin Pasay of Madbury; his son Jason William Edney of Manchester; his son Ryan Edney of Greenland; his step-son Beau Phillips of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; his step-daughter Olivia Phillips of Meredith; three granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and three brothers, Thomas Edney of Payson, Ariz.; P. Michael Edney of Bow; and David Edney of Wakefield, Mass.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, May 7th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home at Route 3 and Cataldo Road, Meredith, New Hampshire. Private services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 21 Winona Road in Meredith, New Hampshire on Saturday, May 10th from noon to 3 p.m.

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

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 07:51

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Victor C. Jones, 67

BELMONT — Victor Cameron Jones, 67, of Belmont, New Hampshire, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 at his home, comforted by his loving wife Janice.
Victor was born September 24, 1946 in Port Jefferson, New York to Victor and Jane (Spear) Jones. He graduated from Rahway High School, Rahway, N.J. in 1964 and Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont in 1968.
Victor served as a Sergeant in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He was employed for many years in diagnostic pharmaceutical sales and marketing working as an entrepreneur and also with Johnson and Johnson, Becton and Dickinson, and Statspin. In retirement Victor enjoyed greeting travelers and assisting with their journeys at the Lakes Region Tourism Association Tilton, N.H. He loved New Hampshire and taking trips on the MS Mount Washington Cruise Ship each year. He had a strong connection with God, loved classical music, the Godfather, traveling, meeting new people, international accents and customs, spending time with; watching, and learning from his grandchildren, family, and friends.
Victor is survived by his loving wife Janice (Doane) Jones, his three children and two step children, Erin Rose Edwards and her husband Thomas of Newton, Mass., Brant Cameron Jones of Sandwich, Mass., Meghan Elizabeth Jones and her partner Dan Philbrick of Stoneham, Mass., Amy Landers and her husband Dan of Bow, N.H., and Mike Blair of Hudson, N.H.; three grandchildren, Broderick, Jordan Edwards and Liam Philbrick, as well as 6 step grandchildren Makayla, Paydge, Sage, Jazarah, Garrett, and Garrison Landers, and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Jane, and his sister Lucinda Jones.
There will be no calling hours.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 10 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church/Saint James Episcopal Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, New Hampshire.
Memorials may be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at www.pancreaticcancerfoundation.com or Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03247 at www.centralvna.org.
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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Marjorie 'Marty' Stokes

PLYMOUTH — On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, a Celebration of Life for Marjorie "Marty" Bolton Stokes will be held at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ at 11 a.m. There will be a reception following the Celebration in the Church's Fellowship Hall.

Marty had just turned 93, but after a brief illness, passed away March 12 at Speare Memorial Hospital. A longtime Plymouth resident, she was predeceased by her parents Pauline and Harry Hultgren, brother Harry Hultgren, Jr., husband Donald Stokes, and her former husband William Bolton, Sr. She is survived by her four children Shaughn Bolton of Plymouth, Lynore Bolton of Lyme, Peter and his wife Susan Bolton of Plymouth, and William Jr. and his wife Denise Bolton of Plymouth, four grandchildren William Richard Bolton, III, Lauren Bolton, Andrew Peters and Brian Peters, and her niece Diane Hultgren Bennett of West Hartford, Conn., Diane's daughter Laura DeGennaro , Laura's husband Sam and their two children Joe and Jenna, of Cheshire, Conn., L. Blake Hultgren of Windsor, Conn., and Ingrid Hultgren Camill of Las Crescenta, Calif.

The family hopes that you can join us in remembering the life of this incredible woman, mother and friend. We are also hopeful that you will consider a donation to the New Hampshire Humane Society (www.nhhumane.org) or the Plymouth Food Bank (www.foodpantries.org/ci/nh-plymouth ). In lieu of flowers, please plant a flower or tree on your own property in her honor. Having a strong love of nature and our earth, Marty would truly have appreciated this.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 08:06

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Mary R. Bruni, 86

HEBRON — Mary R. Bruni, 86, of Hebron, passed away at her home on Friday, April 25, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

Born on August 10, 1927, in East Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of Leo and Nevina (Teutonico) Rocco. Mary was raised in East Orange, N.J., graduating from East Orange High School.

Mary spent her working career as the Executive Secretary of Boston Traders Co., in Lynn, Mass.

She loved spending time with her family, traveling, reading, yoga, crossword puzzles, and taking walks on the beach. Mary enjoyed sewing and knitting, crafting many beautiful homemade afghan blankets over the years; she also enjoyed shopping with her daughter and granddaughter.

The family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by Sally Widerstrom, Pemi-Baker Community Health and Live Free Home Health Care caregivers.

She is lovingly survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert J. Bruni, of Hebron; her son, Jack Bruni and wife Barbara, of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter, Barbara Weatherbee and her husband Norman, of Holderness, N.H.; six grandchildren, Nicholas and his wife Jennifer, Tony and Kristi Weatherbee and Alex, Chris, and Tristan Bruni; great-grandson, Nash Weatherbee; sister, Anne Rocco, of Allendale, N.J.; brother, Matthew Rocco, also of Allendale; several nieces and nephews.

Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011

A Liturgy of the Word service will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Holy Trinity Parish (11 School St., Plymouth), on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. Rev. Leo Leblanc, pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow the service at the Hebron Village Cemetery, in Hebron.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Mary's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 07:56

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