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Claudine L. Gall, 78

MEREDITH — Claudine Louise (Lavorel) Gall was born on the 30th day of September in 1935 in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. At the age of five years, she with her parents
 and baby brother escaped from the city of Paris, in advance of the German invasion.
They took refuge in the south of France, outside the city of Toulouse. 
Even though the Germans occupied that area it was a relatively safe place to live.
 Furthermore, they were able to keep a garden to supply vegetables. They raised 
rabbits to furnish themselves with meat, and they even had a goat to produce some 
milk to satisfy the baby.
Claudine did not have the opportunity to attend school until she was ten years 
of age. Then, with the valuable assistance and guidance of the Dominican Sisters, she not only caught up on all of the schooling, but she eventually earned her Baccalaureate Degree at the Bertrand Institute in Toulouse.
Claudine and her family then moved to the city of Bordeaux in the southwest of France. Since she had learned how to speak English, she was able to obtain a job as a civilian employee at an
American Army base which was located near Bordeaux. While employed at the American Army base, she met a lieutenant in the U.S. Army by the name of Neil Gall, who happened to be stationed at the same location. After he returned home to his civilian life, she made a trip to America to join him. In June of 1958, they were married in the town of Lockport, New York, not far from the city of Buffalo.
They moved to the city of Utica, New York where Neil obtained a good job teaching at the State University of New York. Not long after that, their son Jerry was born. About five years later, Claudine found a teaching position at the Utica Catholic Academy, which merged with Notre 
Dame High School, and she was very successful at teaching French, Spanish and Latin 
during her 37 years of service to those schools. She took numerous trips with her students to Europe, and became the Head of the Language Department. With her family, she enjoyed traveling, camping, hiking and sailing.

When Claudine and her husband both retired, they moved to the state of
 New Hampshire, for two especially good reasons. They had visited 41 different
 states and New Hampshire was one of their favorites. Secondly, their only child Jerry was living there. They picked Waterville Valley to be their home because they always enjoyed being in the mountains.
Claudine volunteered at the local library, elementary school, garden club and 
the "Shakespeare in the Valley" festivals. She also worked as a volunteer (for 
over 1,000 hours) at Speare Hospital in nearby Plymouth. Claudine worked for a 
salary at the local gift shop, and at the Waterville Valley Academy. There she 
spent five years teaching French and Spanish.

Unfortunately, she was attacked by ovarian cancer in the year 2010. She and her husband
 found a more convenient apartment in a pleasant retirement home not too far away
in the town of Meredith, New Hampshire. On Memorial Day in the year 2014, three 
and a half years after the fight began; Claudine was conquered by the cancer.

Claudine is survived by her husband and son.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 2 p.m. through 4 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rte. 3 & Cataldo Rd.), Meredith. Interment will be private.

Claudine's wishes are for red and white flowers, per family custom.

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Maurice A. Hueber, 96

BELMONT – Maurice A. Hueber, 96, of Union Road, died at his home on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Maurice was born on May 21, 1918, the son of Louis and Adeline (Morin) Hueber. Maurice owned Hueber Lumber Company and he also developed Plummer Shores in Sanborn, N.H. many years ago.

Survivors include his five children; Jeannie Gallant of Gilmanton, his twin daughters Lucille Pepin of Belmont and Lorraine Noel and her husband Gerard of Belmont, his twin sons Roland Hueber and his wife Jean of Gilmanton and Roger Hueber and his wife Penny of Belmont, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jean D'Arc (LaPointe) Hueber in 1999, one brother, four sisters, his son-in-law, Robert Pepin and two grandsons; Keith and Kevin Pepin.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be private.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Central NH VNA & Hospice for helping Maurice's children with the care of their father at the end.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Keith and Robert Pepin Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312 or to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

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, 28 May 2014 06:19

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Thomas A. 'Mun-C' Munsey, 61

GILMANTON — Thomas A. "Mun-C" Munsey, 61, of 197 NH RT 140, died suddenly on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

He was born on March 21, 1953 in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Maurice and Gloria (Roberts) Munsey. Tom worked as a mechanic for Gilbert Block, Lakes Region Disposal, Mooney Corp and E.W.Sleeper and also for a number of years as a Mechanic for the Town of Belmont Highway Department. He most recently worked as a Fabricator for Nutter Construction. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed camping and NASCAR. In earlier years, Tom raced stock cars at Bryar Motorsport Park, now New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon. He was well respected and had a large number of friends.

In addition to his parents of Gilmanton, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jean (Douphinett) Munsey of Gilmanton, one daughter, Megin Munsey of Watertown, Mass. and one son, TJ Munsey of Gilford. He is also survived by one sister and one brother.

Memorial calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m/ on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.

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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Norman Fogg, 61

LACONIA — Norman P. Fogg, 61, of Laconia, died May 9, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital after a long period of failing health due to cancer.

Born in Laconia Dec. 11, 1952, he was the son of Marion B. Fogg of Laconia and the late Roger P. Fogg.

Norman was a lifelong resident of the Laconia area. He enjoyed the simple things in life and loved to spend time with his family. He also had a great sense of humor and soft spot in his heart for cats.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Carlene Carberry and her companion Michael Bunnell of Littleton; two grandchildren, Shyla and Luke; and brother, Dennis Fogg and his wife Vikki of Laconia.

He was predeceased by his sister, Linda Fogg.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Lifequest Church of the Christian & Missionary Alliance on Court Street, Laconia. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 07:36

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