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Harry L. Cote, 93

NEW HAMPTON — Harry Leon Cote, Jr., 93 of New Hampton, New Hampshire, passed away on September 27, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. He was born on May 30, 1921 in Ashland, the son of Harry Cote, Sr and Rose E. (Ruel) Cote.

He graduated from Ashland High School, Class of 1940. He went on to College at St. Anselms, completing two years, before entering the Military Service, where he served from 1943 to 1946.

Harry married his wife of 43 years, Olive Bickford, on April 21, 1951. Harry was a farmer for over 55 years, first working on his father's farm on Thompson Street in Ashland, then on his own farm in New Hampton where he operated Cote's Dairy for many years. He enjoyed his family and liked to listen to his favorite sports teams on the radio.

He was predeceased by his parents, Rose E (Ruel) and Harry Cote Sr., his wife Olive (Bickford) Cote, two daughters Kathleen Cote and Ann Marie Cote, two grandchildren, Joshua and Jennifer Baker, two sisters, Theresa Hooker and Harriet Cote, and two brothers Butch Cote and David Cote.

Harry is survived by his seven children, Peter Cote of Hilton Head, South Carolina; Tom Cote and his wife Trena of Mt. Sherman, Kentucky; Becky Cote and her husband Leon of Loudon; Susan Judd and her husband Michael of Wentworth; John Cote and his wife Leslie of Bristol, Vermont; Harry Cote III of New Hampton, and Mary Baker and her husband Dan of Holderness. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jacob Baker, Allison Judd, Houston and Caroline Cote, Lexie Cote, Cassidy and Audrey Waldeck. He is survived by his sisters, Lucille Crookshanks of West Virginia, Jane Killian of Alabama, Jackie Molonson of Vermont, Brenda Christian of Maine and his brother Tim Cote of Massachusetts. He is also survived by 35 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hill Avenue in Ashland at 11 a.m. Rev. Leo A LeBlanc will be the celebrant. Burial to follow in Green Grove Cemetery in Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dupuis Cross Post #15, American Legion Scholarship Fund, Main Street, Ashland, NH; the American Diabetes Association or Meals on Wheels. Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more information go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Tyler D. Smith, 14

MOULTONBOROUGH — Tyler Daniel Smith, 14, of Red Hill Road, Moultonborough, died September 27, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, N.H.

Born in Laconia, N.H. on December 19, 1999, he was the son of Daniel Stephen and Kerry Ann (Perkins) Smith. Tyler was raised in Moultonborough and was attending the ninth grade at the Moultonborough Academy.

Tyler enjoyed video games and anything to do with cars. He was an avid NASCAR race fan and his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon.

He is survived by his parents, Daniel and Kerry Smith and his sister, Sarah E. Smith, all of Moultonborough; paternal grandfather, Stephen R. Smith and his wife Debra (Cushing), of Port Charlotte, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Kim (Young) Drouin and her husband David, of Tilton, N.H.; his maternal grandparents, John F. and Ruby A. (Plourde) Perkins of Moultonborough; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth G. Smith, of Laconia; his Maternal great-grandmother, Ruth (Ayotte) Plourde, of Kittery, Maine, and he is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith, on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Moultonborough Academy, 25 Blake Road, Moultonborough, on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor emeritus of the Plymouth United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 360 Route 101, Unit #5, Bedford, NH. 03110

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:30

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Paul R. Nelson, 56

LACONIA — Paul Ray Nelson, 56 of Laconia, N.H. formerly of Goffstown and Dunbarton, left this world peacefully on September 20, 2014 with his beloved wife, Robin Nelson, at his side.

He was a loving father to Tyler, Travis and Arianna Nelson. A devoted grandfather to Hunter and Brynn, and 'Papa' to his special 'mate', Brielle. He is survived by his parents, Ray and Sally Nelson of Carver, Mass.; sisters Ellen Welch and her husband Greg of Northfield, and Debra Sarvis and her husband Glen of Duxbury, Mass.; his many nieces and nephews who adored him, along with many other family members. He will be missed by his many friends and his wonderfully supportive AA members. 

Paul studied at NHTI in Manchester and Northeastern University, which prepared him for his many years of marketing and banking experience. He was a bank officer for St. Mary's Bank in Manchester, and VP and director of marketing at New Dartmouth Bank and Worker's Credit Union. Recently, he was self-employed, as well as the sexton for Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, and was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Sanbornton. 

Relatives and friends are respectively invited to a celebration of his life at the Pines Community Center at 61 Summer STreet, Northfield, N.H., on Sunday, October 5 from 1 to 4 p.m., and a memorial mass on Tuesday, October 7 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church 580 Monponsett Street, Halifax, Mass., followed by a reception at the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Palliative and Hospice Care at Dartmouth Hitchcock, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 or dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.org/support_cphc or Upper Valley Hostel 17 South Street Hanover, NH, 03755, or at www.uppervalleyhostel.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:27

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Lillian M. Porter-Hoover, 86

LACONIA — Lillian Marie (Dumond) Porter-Hoover, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia. Lillian had been a resident there for nine years.

She was born in Millinocket, Maine, Nov. 18, 1927, daughter of Charles and Bernice (Levesque) Dumond. Lillian grew up in Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School, Class of 1945.

She was employed for many years as an operator with New England Telephone Co. and AT&T, retiring after 28 years. She and her first husband, Earl Porter owned the Top O' Town bowling lanes on Memorial Street in Franklin during the 1950s, later building a new location on upper Central Street in the 1960s.

She had lived in Bedford for a time before moving to Arizona where she resided from 1970 to 2004. She moved back to New Hampshire from Glendale, Ariz., and lived for a time at The Golden Crest in Franklin before moving to Laconia.

While living in Franklin she was a parishioner of St. Paul Church and was active with Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Later she an active parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glendale, Ariz.

Lillian was predeceased by her first husband, Earl Porter who died in 1978, and her second husband, Herbert Hoover, who died in 2003, and siblings, Elsie Ouellette, Richard Dumond, Irene Wescott, Theresa Beaupre, Lucille MacDonald, Eugene Dumond, Roger Dumond and Billy Dumond.

Her family includes, her sons, Mark Porter and his wife Susan of Sanbornton, and John Porter of Liberty, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Amanda Rotonnelli and her husband David of Sanbornton; a great-granddaughter, Kelsey Rotonnelli of Sanbornton; her sisters, Winnifred Moore of Londonderry, Bernice Verrilli of Milford, Conn., Carol Dumond of Laconia, and Christina Rossi of Fayettville, Ga.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, 584 West Main St., in Tilton. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated Friday, Oct.r 3, at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Church of St. Gabriel Parish in Franklin. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Lillian's name to the Activities Fund, St. Francis Home, 406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 08:49

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