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Margaret A. Noury, 89

MEREDITH — Margaret Aerona Noury, 89, of Meredith Bay Village, Meredith, New Hampshire, died at her home on Thursday, January 29, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones and family. 
Mrs. Noury was born on August 8th, 1925 in Wales, England, the second daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Williams) Davies. Once she arrived in the United States as a World War II bride in 1947, Margaret remained a lifelong resident of New Hampshire.
After residing in Manchester, N.H. for the first few years of her marriage, Margaret first lived in Suncook, then ultimately moved to the Lakes Region where the family purchased and settled into the Greystone Lodge and Motel along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Glendale. Margaret and her husband, Frank, took great pride in running the Greystone property while raising their son and 11 daughters.
Among her many accomplishments, Margaret was blessed with a beautiful voice and sang for weddings and funerals at Sacred Heart, St. John, and Our Lady of the Lakes churches, became an active member of the Streetcar Theater group, was the featured singer during the early years of WMUR TV's Ted Herbert Big Band Program, became a Senior Life Master in bridge and won the Senior Mrs. NH competition in 1992, impressing the judges with her piano and singing talent. Margaret and her lovely Welsh accent will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her oldest daughter, Allana Noury of Molokai, Hawaii, Linda Schmid and her husband, Edward of North Sandwich, New Hampshire, David Noury of Gardenville, Nevada, Lorraine Provost of Manasquan, New Jersey, Donna Hayes of Charlottesville, Virginia, Denise Wingate and her husband, Andy of Flowery Branch, Georgia, Anita Fuchs and her husband, Steven of Meredith, New Hampshire, Annette Mackail and her husband, Curt of Exeter New Hampshire, Jane DiFruscio, and her husband, Frank of Jackson, New Hampshire, Betty Ann Salchli and her husband, Peter of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, Mary Elliard and her husband, Ron of Meredith, New Hampshire, 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her two sisters and parents, Margaret was pre-deceased by her husband, Francis, daughter, Leesa Noury, and grandsons, Aaron Francoeur and Daniel Allard.
Per Margaret's request, there will be no calling hours.
A private celebration of Margaret's life will be held at a later date.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with all arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 09:17

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Nina A. Hawkins, 95

NEW HAMPTON — Nina A. Hawkins, 95, formerly of Winona Road, New Hampton, died January 26, 2015, at Forestview Manor, Meredith, with her son by her side, after a period of declining health.

Born in New Hampton, N.H. on December 9, 1919, Nina was the daughter of Fred and Ada (Sanborn) Avery.
Nina grew up in New Hampton and graduated from Ashland High School, class of 1938. She has been a resident of New Hampton of most all her life.
Nina worked from home for many years making custom draperies for the former Lougee and Robinson Store in Laconia.
Nina enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, doing yard work and living on Lake Winona. She loved animals, and they loved her. She enjoyed telling her grandchildren stories of her days growing up and how she rode a horse to school every day.
Nina married Roger F. Hawkins Sr. on July 17, 1940 at the family farm on Winona Road and she was predeceased by him in June of 2002, after sixty-two years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Patricia Ann Hawkins Huot, who did in March of 2002, her brothers, Henry, Raymond, Bernard and Richard and her sister Marion.
Nina is survived by her son, Roger F. Hawkins, Jr. and his wife Joanne of Meredith, N.H., grandchildren, Michelle Martin and her husband John of Center Sandwich, N.H., Heidi Ann Cammilleri and her husband Travis of Manchester, N.H., Denise Crane and her husband Eric of Lancaster, N.H., Matthew Huot and his wife Sarah Beth of Olympia, WA, 10 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Everett Palmer will officiate. Spring burial will be held in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH. Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH. 03246.
To sign Nina's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfunealhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 09:14

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William G. Converse, Jr., 90

NORTHFIELD — William "Bill" G. Converse Jr., 90, of 99 Keasor Road in Northfield died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 following a period of failing health. Bill was born in Holden, Mass., January 27, 1925, son of William G. Converse Sr. and Grace (David) Converse. Bill spent his youth in Massachusetts, graduating from Jefferson grammar school, later attending Holden High School in the ninth grade. After moving to New Hampshire Bill graduated from the Tilton-Northfield High School in Tilton. Bill went on to serve his country and joined the Navy. He served as an anti-aircraft gunner on the decorated warship, the U. S. S. Cabot during WW II in the South Pacific. The ship received the Presidential Unit Citation. Bill retired after 35 years from the Arwood Corporation in Northfield. He was a lifetime active member of the Whiteman-Davidson American Legion Post # 49 in Northfield, serving twice as Commander. He was also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the U.S.S. Cabot CVL-28 Association. He was instrumental in organizing the Tilton 49ers Drum and Bugle Corps and the Post Scholarship Program. Bill served as a volunteer with the Tilton-Northfield Fire Department and Rescue. While with the department Bill was the first member to experience and use the under water rescue equipment. He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton. Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanne (Buckley) Converse, his daughter, Diane Converse and his brother Jack. His second wife, Barbara M. (Seren) Converse who died in 2008 and his grandson, Billy Jordan who died in 2011.
He leaves, daughters Deborah Converse of Tilton, Janice Porell of Laconia, Sandra Gilman of Laconia, Lori Converse of Northfield; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother H. Paul Converse of Naples, Fla.; sister Mary Malinowski of Lakeville, Mass.; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will held on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from noon to 2 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chestnut St, in Tilton. Burial with military honors will be held in the family lot in St. Joseph Cemetery in Medway, Mass.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Bill's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room320, New York City, NY 10001.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 08:30

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Carol A. LaBraney, 68

BELMONT — Carol A. LaBraney, 68, a longtime resident of Belmont died Sunday, January 25, 2015 following a period of failing health. Carol was born in Franklin, January 21, 1947, daughter of the late, Henry W. and Corena (Moody) Gebo. A lifelong resident of Belmont, she worked for over 30 years in the wax injection department at Arwoods Corp/PPC in Northfield. She also worked at Hillcrest Pizza for five years. In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her son, Ronald R. LaBraney II, and grandson, Nicholas Lorette

She leaves her husband of 42 years, Ronald R. LaBraney of Belmont; daughter Sharon L. and husband Micah Ciampi of Belmont; step daughter Sheri L. LaBraney of Concord; brothers Wayne and his wife Dorothy Gebo and Robert and his wife Judy Gebo of Belmont and Richard and his wife Tina Gebo of Woodland, Calif.; sisters Linda Huffer and Diane and her husband Paul Hatch of Belmont; grandchildren Hillary Ciampi, Michael Ciampi, Jeffrey Lorette, Kearra Lorette, Jessica Lorette and Anthony Lorette; great-grandson Isaiah Ciampi and great-granddaughter Avery Insley; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Home.
Spring burial will be at South Road Cemetery in Belmont.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Carol's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF at 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 07:08

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