NOTTINGHAM — Noel C. Carlson, 56, of Nottingham, N.H. passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Wentworth Douglass Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born December 19, 1958 in Plymouth, N.H., Noel was the son of the late Paul E. and Marilyn (Braley) Carlson. Noel was raised in Alexandria, N.H. He worked as the Pharmacy Technical Supervisor at Concord Hospital where he met his wife Wendy. They moved to Durham where he graduated from UNH with a BS and then a MS in Natural Resources/Marine Biological Restoration in 1996. He worked for 22 years at UNH in New Castle, N.H. first as the manager of the Coastal Marine Lab, then later as manager of the Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex and Pier Support Facility.
Noel enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was happy when he was fishing, hunting, and camping with family and friends Dan Peterson and Rich Mayer, or at home gardening, keeping chickens, and making maple syrup, or out in the woods cutting firewood and collecting wild mushrooms for one of his wonderful culinary dishes. He taught courses for a few years at UNH in SCUBA Diving and Identification of Trees and Shrubs. Noel loved to sing and enjoyed using his beautiful voice as a member of the worship team at his church.
Noel was a wonderful, loving husband and father and a caring friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
Noel leaves behind his wife of over 28 years, Wendy A. Carlson and his son Jesse D. Carlson and daughter Hannah E. Carlson all of Nottingham; the parents who raised him, Carol Bergh and Elmer Braley, siblings, twin brother Daryl Carlson, and brothers Christopher Braley, Alec Braley and Robert Carlson, and sisters Ruth Kimball, Arlene Carlson, Deborah Baese, Suzanne Lull, and Louise Holmburg.
He was predeceased by his brother Paul Carlson, Jr. and sisters Laura and Starr Carlson.
A Celebration of Noel's Life will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Durham Evangelical Church, Route 108, Durham, N.H. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Amy's Treat, Seacoast Cancer Center, Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover NH 03820 or to the Nottingham Food Pantry, 139 Stage Road, Nottingham NH 03290.
Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:16
LACONIA — Frances Ann Kingsbury, 90, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died at her home on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
Mrs. Kingsbury was born July 30, 1924 in Franklin, N.H., the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie L. (Murray) Peel.
Mrs. Kingsbury resided in Gilmanton for several years before moving to Laconia in 1994. She taught at several private schools before retiring in 1980 after thirty-five years of teaching.
Survivors include her brother-in-law, Richard A. Kingsbury, of Yarmouth Port, Mass. and her cousin Molly Turner of Amherst Mass. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kingsbury was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Donald Lowell Kingsbury, in 2005 and by her daughter, Susan M. Fritts.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, N.H.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill N.J. 08002.
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 Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:56
FRANKLIN — Beatrice "Bea" Frances Calley, 97, a longtime resident of Franklin, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen. Bea was born in Franklin, June 15, 1917, daughter of Chester and Mamie (Breckney) Braley. She attended Franklin Schools. For many years she worked at the former Mica Shop in Franklin and prior to her retirement in 1980 was employed at IPC in Bristol. While active, she was a former member of the Franklin Senior Citizens Club, the Apollo Club and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post # 1698, all of Franklin. For many years she was an active member of the Franklin Congregational Church. Bea was predeceased by her husband, Hollis W. Calley in 1984. She was also predeceased by, daughters, Beverly Bergeron, son, Ronald Rollins, half brother, Edward Breckney and brother, Clarence Braley and sister, Alberta Moses and half sister, Lillian Heath.
She leaves daughters Patricia Hamel and her husband, Felix of Franklin, Janet Addison and her husband, James of Franklin; son Bruce Calley of Nevada; ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews
Calling hours will not be held.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made in Bea's name to either the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235 or to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 25 Walker St., Concord, NH 03301.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
FRANKLIN — Pauline (Kropp) Feuerstein, 87, a resident of Franklin since 1933, died on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at her home after a brief illness. Born in Tilton, May 2, 1927, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rosie (Chenov) Kropp. Pauline was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1945. She attended Highland Manor in Long Branch, New Jersey and later graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1949.
Pauline was active in the Franklin community and was a member of the Ionic Ragged Mountain Order of the Eastern Star, the Franklin Historical Society, the Franklin Opera House Board, the University of New Hampshire Alumni Association, the New Hampshire Retired Educators Association, and the Lakes Region Retired Educators Association. For many years Pauline served as a Supervisor of the Checklist for the City of Franklin.
She enjoyed traveling with family and friends and toured much of the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Most important in Pauline's life was family and friends. Pauline was always the life of the party and will be greatly missed. She was a member of the Twin Rivers Red Hat Society, the Dazzling Divas Red Hat Society, the Serendipity Singers, and played cards daily with friends at the Franklin McDonalds.
Pauline was a member of Temple Beth Jacob in Concord. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, former Franklin Mayor and long time State Representative, Martin Feuerstein, in 2002; a granddaughter, Jillian Allsup, in 2003; and her daughter, Jocelyn Allsup, in 2013.
Her family includes her daughter Starette Feuerstein - Duffy and her husband Jack Duffy of Denver, Colo., her son, Abra N. Feuerstein and his wife Sue Ellen Feuerstein and their children Jacob, Ruby, and Benjamin of Lewisburg, Penn., her son-in-law Michael Allsup and his son Nathan Allsup of Florida, nieces, nephews, and her former classmate and longtime companion, James Auger of Sanbornton.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, January 18, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 12 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton.
Burial will follow in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235 (www.VNAFNH.org).
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00