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Raymond Holbrook, 94

Raymond Holbrook, 94

 

THORNTON — Raymond Holbrook, 94 of Thornton, fondly known as "Bud," died peacefully at home April 25, 2014, after a short illness.

He was born in Rockingham, Vt., Feb. 22, 1920 and lived in Walpole, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick. At age 10, he came to Woodstock and grew up as a member of the Jesse Kendall family on the Mirror Lake Road. He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1938.

"Bud" learned mechanical skills while employed by Harry Steele. After working as a truck driver for Parker Young, he enlisted in the Army in February 1942. He served as a tank destroyer commander in the 605th Tank Destroyer Battalion in the European Theater. Upon discharge in 1946, he returned to the Woodstock area and resumed employment at Parker Young/Franconia Paper Corporation. He worked for Waterville Company until 1982.

He held membership in the American Legion for more than 60 years.

His home and surrounding property demonstrated his attention to detail. Family has always been important, but seven chow-chows, over many years, were another great pride and joy for him.

In 1988, he was one of the incorporators of Community Guaranty Savings Bank. Even though he never served on committees or in elected positions, he demonstrated concern for the future of the town of Thornton in other ways.

He was predeceased by parents, Raymond A. Holbrook, Frances Towers Holbrook Bradbury, his stepfather Arthur Bradbury; and sister, Virginia Holbrook Holste.

Survivors are as follows: his wife of 67 years, Phyllis (Benton) Holbrook; daughters Evie, with husband David Fitzmorris, Goldsboro, N.C., and Jane Clay, with her husband Bob Clay, Plymouth. Grandchildren are Shawn and his wife Joell, and Robert and his wife Christine Fitzmorris, both of Goldsboro, N.C., Bruce and his wife Melissa Clay, of Gilmanton, Beth, and Scott Clay, Plymouth. He was Grampa-Gramp to six great-grandchildren and Uncle Bud to many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth on Friday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 175, Thornton, on Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. The Rev. John Blair will officiate.

Donations in memory of Bud may be made to Pemi-Baker Community Health Hospice program, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH 03264.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Bud's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 08:49

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Dorothy G. Bonan, 76

GILFORD — Dorothy Gonder Bonan, 76, of 344 Old Lakeshore Road #5, died at Concord Hospital on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Mrs. Bonan was born January 17, 1938 in Manchester, Conn., the daughter of the late Henry and Catherine (McGlynn) Gonder.
Mrs. Bonan resided in Ellington, Conn. for several years before moving to Gilford thirty-six years ago. She had been employed at Lewis and Saunders and Molex for many years.
Mrs. Bonan was a member of the Gilford Community Church. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Veto Bonan, of Gilford; three sons, James Bonan and his wife, Charlene, Joseph Bonan and his wife, Deborah, and Jeffrey Bonan and his wife, Robin; a daughter, Diane Arial, and her husband, Randy; six grandchildren, Joseph Bonan, Jr., Stacy Bonan, Jeremy Bonan, Veto Bonan, Courtney Bonan and Kali Arial; two great grandchildren, Jiana Kenerson and Sylas Kenerson; a brother, Henry Gonder; four sisters, Ann Campbell, Ruth Ballon, Evelyn Woodward and Judy Danao and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bonan was predeceased by two sisters Louise McNeal and Margaret Hill.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive Suite 110, Bedford, NH, 03110.
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 Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:23

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Alphonse A. Beaule, Jr., 85

LACONIA — Alphonse Adelard Beaule, Jr., 85, of 356 Laconia Road, Belmont died on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, Tilton, N.H.
Mr. Beaule was born November 25, 1928 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Helen May (Stinson) and Alphonse Adelard Beaule, Sr.
Mr. Beaule served in the U. S. Army during WWII and the Korean War and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
Mr. Beaule was a lifetime resident of the Lakes Region and had been employed as a machinist for over thirty-five years, retiring in 2002. Over the years, he was employed at Scott & Williams, Davis Tool, Aavid and Lewis & Saunders. He was a former communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Lakeport. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bingo, dancing, singing, NASCAR and especially his three dogs, Misty, Tiny and Benji.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Fisher) Beaule, of Loudon; two sons, Michael Beaule and his wife, Sandra, of Belmont and Peter Beaule and his wife, Judith, of Belmont; a daughter, Catherine Bouchard, and her husband, Robert, of Belmont; his stepchildren include Linda Shaw of Sanbornton, Valerie Belyea of Goshen, Robert Mercier of Arizona, Ronald Mercier of Maine and Tina Huntley of Loudon; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Rose Durocher, of Belmont and several nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Beaule was predeceased by his first wife, Arlene (Gove) Beaule, in 1974, by his great granddaughter, Autumn Lynn Beaule in 2011 and by a brother, Francis Beaule, and a sister, Theresa Thompson.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6:00-7:30PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Memorial Service will follow at 7:30PM also at the Funeral Home.
Burial, with military honors, will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10:30AM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
Following the burial, all are welcome to a luncheon at the VFW, 143 Court Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to New Hampshire Veterans Home Activities Fund, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 03276.
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 Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:21

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Edgar M. Swain

GILFORD — A Graveside Service for Edgar M. Swain, 78, of 329 Old Lakeshore Road Apt. 8, will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.

Mr. Swain died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Monday, March 24, 2014.

The family has requested no flowers. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, 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 Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:04

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