GILFORD — Constance Naomi (Rand) Harpell, 77, of 43 High View Circle, died at her home on Friday, October 3, 2014.
Mrs. Harpell was born January 15, 1937 in Ware, Massachusetts, the daughter of late Naomi (Burdon) and Mark Rand. She is originally a East Bridgewater, Massachusetts native before moving to and living in Gilford, New Hampshire for the last 30 years. Constance also ran "Connie's Kids" , her own daycare and preschool in her own home for 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed exercising at the Laconia Wellness Center, playing cards with friends, arts and crafts of all kinds, cooking, raising plants and above all spending time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Harpell is survived by her loving husband, Don Harpell, a son, Donnie Harpell, and his wife Alycia of Belmont, a daughter, Kathryn Greenwood, of Keene , a brother Mark Rand, and his wife, Janice, of Ipswich, Mass., two sisters; Ginger Hill, of Easthampton, Mass., and Barbara Lacey, of Springfield, Vt., three grandchildren, Devynn Greenwood of Keene, Kieran and Kayla Harpell, of Belmont, seven nieces and three nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by two brother-in-laws, Warren Hill and Gene Lacey.
Calling Hours will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH, using the Carriage House entrance.
In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests, a memorial donation may be made to the Community Wellness Center, 22 Strafford street, Laconia New Hampshire, 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation services are assisting the family with arrangements.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 06:32
LACONIA — Harold A. Dyment, 95, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Ledgeview, Taylor Community, Laconia, N.H.
Mr. Dyment was born June 6, 1919, in Concord, N.H, the son of the late Charles and Anne (Roy) Dyment. He graduated from Concord High School in 1937, Summer Schools at the University of Michigan and Harvard Business School. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He was employed by Blue Cross-Blue Shield for nearly 30 years before retiring to the Laconia area, wintering in Florida for many years. Mr. Dyment was a member of the Immanuel Community Church in Concord.
Mr. Dyment was predeceased by his wife of 65 years Phyllis E. (Millbury) Dyment and is survived by daughters Dorothy Lavallee of Swanton, Vt., Doreen Banfill of Tavares, Fla. and Daphne Dubois of Tolleson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister, Marion Clattenburg, of Concord and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visiting hours.
A graveside service will take place next spring at the Soucook Cemetery, Concord.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice.
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
LACONIA — Beverly Ann (Currier) Maheux, 83, of 76 Dartmouth Street, died at her home on Friday, October 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Maheux was born May 18, 1931 in Wolfeboro, N.H., the daughter of the late Charles and Verna (Gilman) Currier.
Mrs. Maheux was a longtime resident of Laconia and graduated in 1952 from the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed by Lakes Region General Hospital for over thirty years as a Pediatric Nurse. She was a very active communicant of St. Joseph Church and was a longtime member of the Ladies' Guild. She was a member of the Former Graduate Nurses Association, a former Cub Scout Leader for Pack #68, a former member of the Opechee Park Club, a member of A.A.R.P. and was a Selectman for Ward 3 for many years.
Bev was a spirited wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and her family was the most important part of her life. She loved the holidays and loved to decorate her home which added a special touch to the neighborhood.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-three years, Alphonse "Buster" Maheux, of Laconia; two sons, David C. Maheux and his wife, Patti, and Bruce M. Maheux and his wife, Flo, all of Laconia; a daughter, Donna Jean Maheux Watterson, and her husband, Daryl, of Sullivan; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maheux was predeceased by her two sisters, Jacqueline Mortland and Janice Currier.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 1 to 3 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 on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Bev's favorite charities, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or Heaven Can Wait Rescue Farm, 161 Centre St., Sullivan, NH 03445.
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 on line memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 07:53
LACONIA — Mary K. Spanos, 91, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia, N.H, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Mary was born March 21, 1923 in Lowell, Massachusetts., the daughter of the late John and Sophia Kosartes. Mary had been a resident of Laconia for sixty-two years and was a hospitality legend. She and her husband, George, owned and operated several successful businesses in the Lakes Region, including the Shangri-La Resort, Lake Shore Park, Stage Inn, Gilford Playhouse, Shalimar Resort and Weirs Beach Realty. Mary had a commanding yet compassionate presence that will be greatly missed by the many, many lives she touched. She was a successful businesswoman at a time when this was relatively uncommon. Mary remains a shining example to all those who aspire to an entrepreneurial excellence.
Mary was a member of Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church in Laconia, N.H. She was also a member of the Laconia Chamber of Commerce and the Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce, a longtime member of the Altrusa Club and a former director of the Bedford Bank, and a perennial member of America's Who's Who in American Business Publication.
Survivors include her son, Peter J. Spanos, and wife, Sharon, of Laconia; two grandchildren, Sofia and Carey John Spanos, of Laconia. Mary was one of ten children; She is survived by a brother, Theodore Kosartes, of Chicago, Illinois; sisters, Marina Hantzes and Betty Waranuk, both of Falmouth, Massachusetts, Catherine Hastings of Boston, Massachusetts, Evenor Varsames of Meredith, N.H., Charlotte Dehning of Chicago, Illinois . She also leaves twenty-nine nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, George P. Spanos, in 2003, a daughter, Charlotte Spanos, sister Susan Megas of Pocasset, Massachusetts and two brothers, Arthur Kosartes of Lowell Massachusetts and Christo Kosartes of Ft. Lee, New Jersey.
There will be no calling hours per Mary's request.
A private funeral service for the immediate family will be held.
Burial will be in the family lot in Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Mary's two grandchildren, Sofia and Carey John were the pride and joy of her life, and she believed very deeply in their education. She was always very fond of the "little Catholic school" they attended in Laconia, N.H. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic School Scholarship Fund, 50 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Mary was known to all her grandchildren's friends throughout the years as "Yia-Yia", She will be truly missed by so many young and old alike.
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, 02 October 2014 07:45