LACONIA — James E. Trainor III, 69, of 833 Weirs Blvd., died peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
Jim was born Jan. 10, 1945, in Winthrop, Mass., the son of the late James E. and Ellen (Gannon) Trainor.
He graduated from Revere High School in 1962 and then served in the Army.
He resided in Londonderry for several years before moving to Laconia 18 years ago, while spending his winter months in Homosassa, Fla.
He had been employed as a powerhouse manager at General Electric in Lynn, Mass., and then plant manager at Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack for 25 years before retiring in December 2000.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth (Laracy) Trainor, of Laconia; two sons, Mike Trainor and his wife, Lisa, of New Hampshire, and Rob Trainor of the Virgin Islands; his brothers-in-law, William Laracy and his wife, Maryann, of Beverly, Mass., and John Laracy of Boston; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many great friends.
Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, boating, and socializing by the pool. He always threw a great party and was a constant joker. He was loved by all he met and will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 19 November 2014 08:35
NORTHFIELD — Maurice "Moe" H. Dearborn Sr., 95, a lifelong resident of Northfield died, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, following a period of failing health.
Maurice was born in Northfield, Aug. 8, 1919, son of Fred and Alvinia (Doummonlin) Dearborn.
He worked as a heliarc welder with the Arwood Corporation in Northfield, retiring after 27 years. Following his retirement there he worked as a auto parts courier for 23 years with AutoServ in Tilton.
Maurice served honorably with the Army, Battery B, 762nd Field Artillery Battalion, serving from 1941 until 1945 with campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal and European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
He was a member of the VFW, Post 1698 in Franklin, Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE, 1280 and American Legion, Post 49 in Northfield. Maurice enjoyed his many trips with his family to the ocean in Maine. He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.
Maurice was predeceased by his wife, Rita Y. (Cartier) Dearborn in 1990.
His family includes, two sons, Richard Dearborn and his wife Patricia of Dover, and Maurice H. Dearborn Jr. of Northfield; and four grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton.
According to Maurice's wishes, private committal prayers with military honors will be held in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Maurice's name to the Disabled American Veterans, 31 Cross St., Nashua, NH 03064.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:23
HOLDERNESS — Brian Alan "Woody" Woodward, 67, died at his home on Nov. 15, 2014, following a period of failing health. He was born in Laconia on June 30, 1947; the son of Edsel A and Barbara (Jones) Woodward.
He was raised in Meredith, attended elementary school and was a graduate of Inter-Lakes High School. He also attended Belknap College.
Following his school years he was employed by W.F. Richards & Son, Goodwin Railroad as an engineer, and many years for Ambrose Construction Company. Woody enjoyed his family, railroading, and sharing stories.
He is survived by his wife Louise (Thompson) Woodward of Holderness; two sons, Cory Woodward, and Jake Woodward and his fiancé Lindsey Karsten of Holderness; his parents of Meredith; two brothers, Ellis Woodward of Exeter, and Brad Woodward of Old Orchard Beach, Maine. His brother-in-laws Skip, Stub, and Lewie Thompson, all of Holderness; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland.
Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more info, go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:52
MEREDITH — Gilda C. Keenan, 91, of Mountain Ridge Road, Meredith, died Nov. 14, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital, after a long illness.
Born in Norwood, Mass., on June 25, 1923, she was the daughter of Salvatore and Gimma (Omagrosse) Cisternelli.
Gilda grew up in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School. She had been a resident of Meredith since 1958. Gilda also was a winter resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for many years.
Gilda was a very big supporter of the Democratic Party and served the Town of Meredith as the supervisor of the checklist for many years. She was also a past member of the Meredith Altrusa Club.
Gilda was predeceased by her husband, John "Jack" Vincent Keenan, who died in September 1995; her brothers, Guido and William Cisternelli; her sisters, Josephine Carbonette, Sylvia Varjian, Alba Masoney, Julie Sankey and Emma McMasters.
Gilda is survived by her sons, J. Kevin Keenan and his wife Barbara of Meredith, R. Gregory Keenan and his wife Cindy of Gilford; six grandchildren, Trevor Keenan of Exeter, Ashley Keenan of Meredith, Kevin Keenan of Meredith, Karen Schneider of Dover, Kory Keenan and Kris Keenan of Gilford; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Sonny Cisternelli, and her sister, Shirley Reardon, both of Walpole, Mass.; sister-in-laws, Claire Cisternelli of Walpole, Mass., Connie Cisternelli of Attleboro, Mass., Geraldine Oakes of Presque Isle, Maine; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Route 25, Meredith, on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Meredith Village Cemetery, Route 3, Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gilda's memory to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 (cst.dav.org)
To sign Gilda's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:42