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Rev. Edward Barent Grevatt, 78

GILFORD — Reverend Edward Barent Grevatt died on November 21, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following a stroke. He was 78 years old. Barry had suffered another major stroke in 2009 from which he made a miraculous recovery.
He resided on Colonial Drive, Gilford for 43 years with his wife, Mary Louise (Myers) Grevatt, who survives him. Other survivors include their daughter, Carla Ann Grevatt Jackson and son-in-law, R. Scott Jackson; grandchildren Andrew Edward, Ian Robert and Grace Ann, all of Bridgewater, Mass. Their son, Richard P. Grevatt and fiancée Mandie Davis, along with her daughter, Natasha Tyler, all of Gilford; brother Marston K. Grevatt and his wife Margaret of East Falmouth, Mass.; first cousin, Jean Yereance Zapple, of Harwichport, Cape Cod, and Falls Church, Va.; nephew Douglas Edward Grevatt and wife Elisa of Norwalk, Conn. and nephews Kyle, Christopher and Jason Myers of Rochester, N.Y. area, plus many cousins.
Rev. Grevatt was born in Newark, N.J. on March 29, 1936, the son of the late Dr. Edward M. Grevatt and the late Edith Yereance Grevatt. He grew up in Montclair, N.J., graduated from Montclair High School in 1954. In 1958 he graduated from Cornell University, with a B.A. in Economics, and in 1961 from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Bachelor of Divinity. He was ordained in 1961 at his home church in Montclair, First Congregational Church, UCC. He then served churches in Moline, Illinois, and Rochester, N.Y. Rev. Grevatt received his Masters of Sacred Theology from Dubuque Theological Seminary in 1970. He then served for thirty years as Pastor at the Congregational Church of Laconia, United Church of Christ, and was honored in 2010 as Pastor Emeritus of the Laconia church.
Rev. Grevatt was active with the NH Conference of the UCC, served as Moderator of the Merrimack Association for years; the Pension Board of the National UCC; an annuitant visitor to retired clergy; for years wrote and edited 'Home Devotions' for homebound persons and served on many other committees.
After retiring in 2001, "Barry" and his wife travelled abroad each year visiting many countries. Even after his stroke in 2009, the Grevatt's had a second trip to Alaska, this time in ferry boats. "Barry" took great pride in caring for his garden and yard and for years enjoyed the peach and apple trees. His interest in stamps began as a young person and continued for many years, with Belgium being his main stamp collection. For years in high school, with his band, to later years, his favorites included jazz to classical. The night he was stricken, he was enjoying Benny Goodman, Carnegie Hall jazz concert.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th, 2014, at the Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC, on Veterans Square. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton will preside. A reception will follow memorial service in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to: Colgate-Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Goodman Street, Rochester, NY, 14618 or to the Dorcas Fund, a local emergency assistance fund to help persons in need in the Laconia area, at the Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, 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, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Rudolph A. Condylis, 83

SANBORNTON — Rudolph A. Condylis of Sanbornton, N.H., died Thursday, Nov 20 at Hospice House in Concord, N.H. of complications from multiple myeloma.
Rudy was born February 8, 1931 in Portland, Maine to Alexander and Diana [Cyr] Condylis. He was raised in Manchester, N.H., graduating from Manchester Central. He was a Korean War veteran, a 50 year 32nd degree Mason of Washington Lodge # 61, and a past member of ODD Fellows.
Rudy was a consummate gentleman who shared his wisdom tacitly. He was an avid hiker and outdoorsman who had climbed all the 4,000 footers except one-because he wanted one more challenge available. He loved being on the ocean and Great Bay spending many hours exploring these areas from Portland, Maine to Cape Cod in small boats with his wife Wendy and their dogs. His favorite spot was their camp in Success on the clay bank where he spent many holidays and weekends. At the end of his life he was grateful for the little things – like a hot cup of tea or a bowl of granola.
He began his life's work in his fathers business, New England Labs in Manchester, continuing as owner until its sale in his retirement.
He leaves his wife Wendelyn and is survived by son Mitchell Condylis and wife Karen, grandchildren Cameron and Lily of Bedford, N.H.; daughter June Cormier and husband Michael of Candia; son Daniel and his wife Laura and grandson Alexander of Oakland, Calif. He also leaves his sister Irene Karem of Manchester and his sister-in-law Jacalyn Chapley of Franklin. He will be missed by Maggie, their black lab.
Committal services will be held December 3, at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Boscawen. Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting with arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 07:40

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John F. Flack, 61

GILMANTON — John F. Flack, 61, of Gilmanton died on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H.
John was born November 19, 1953 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Russell and Rita (Drouin) Flack. He was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1971. After graduating from high school, John served in the U. S. Army for two years. He raised his family in Belmont and had lived in Gilmanton for the past eighteen years. He had been employed at PCC Structurals in Northfield for the past thirty-three years.
John was a former communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Belmont. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. His favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing with his son and daughter-in-law and his grandchildren. He introduced many of his nephews and local youth to these sports and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will always be remembered for his giving spirit and his willingness to lend a hand to assist others.
Survivors include his wife of forty years, Stella (Vachon) Flack, of Gilmanton; a son, Jonathan F. Flack, and his wife, Jacquilyn, of Gilmanton; a daughter, Rachael K. Rollins and her husband, Todd, of Laconia; two grandchildren, Evan Rollins and Brody Rollins; three brothers, Chester Flack of Belmont, Rusty Flack and his wife, Glory, of Belmont; Kevin Flack and his wife, Debi, of South Carolina; two sisters, Sherryl Caldwell and her husband, Reginald of Belmont and Susan Flack Pratt and her companion, Gary Gagne, of Sanbornton; a sister-in-law, Sue Flack, of Alabama and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his brother, Gary Flack, who died earlier this year.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia, N.H. on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10 a.m.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Belknap County Sportsmen's Assoc., Inc., P.O. Box 214, Laconia, NH 03247.
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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Ruth S. Conley, 90

SANDWICH — Ruth Scott Conley passed away peacefully at home with family on November 28th at 8:30 p.m., in her 90th year.

Ruth was born on October 19th, 1924 in Newton Highlands, Mass., one of eleven children of George and Mae (Scott) Lawrence.

After graduating from Newton High School, she worked as a dental hygienist in the Boston area.

On June 30th, 1956 she married Raymond K. Conley, Jr. and they began their life together at Partridge Rock Farm in Sandwich, N.H.

During their 40 year marriage, they established Camp Red Hill summer camp for boys, worked tirelessly for Easter Seals, advocated for Americans with disabilities, and ran a successful farm. During Ray's terms in the N.H. Legislature and Senate, Ruth worked in the N.H. State House.

Following his death in 1995, Ruth volunteered in the primary grades at Sandwich Central School, where she read with the children and was affectionately known as "Grammie Ruth." From 2006 to 2009 she and her granddaughter Juli enjoyed hosting guests together at their Partridge Rock Farm Bed and Breakfast in Sandwich.

Ruth is survived by her stepdaughters, granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Her family is very grateful for the compassionate care she received from Live Free Home Healthcare in her last two years, and from Central NH VNA & Hospice in her final weeks.

A memorial service will be held at Saint Andrews-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Tamworth at 1:30 on Saturday, December 13th. The Rev. Heidi Frantz-Dale, rector, will officiate. Burial will be held in the Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St, Laconia, NH 03246.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Ruth's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 06:58

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