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Marion K. Merrill, 99

ASHLAND — Marion K. Merrill, 99, a life-long resident of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Courville at Manchester assisted living facility after a brief illness.
Born in New Hampton on May 16, 1915, she was the daughter of Frank Otis and Edith Marie (Locke) Kelley. Marion was raised in New Hampton and attended local schools; she graduated from the then Plymouth State Normal School with a teaching certificate in 1936; her teaching career began as a teacher in a one room school house, in Lyman, N.H.
Marion married her beloved husband of 28 years, Francis Ellis Merrill, Sr., in 1937. Together, Francis and Marion opened a Real Estate and Insurance business on Main St., in downtown Ashland; she also served as the Town Clerk for the town of Ashland from 1958 – 1980. When her beloved Francis passed in 1965 Marion continued the insurance business until 1980. She sold the insurance company but continued on as a realtor until 1995.
Living a very active life in the Ashland community, Marion served in many positions and participated in many clubs, including: The Squam Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the NH Realtors Board, she was the Assistant Town Moderator of Ashland while simultaneously serving as the Chair of the Ashland Memorial Park Commission, she was the Co-Chair of the Squam Lake Covered Bridge Committee; she was a life-long congregant of the 1st Freewill Baptist Church, of Ashland and participated in the Women's Club and Choir and she was also a devoted member of the Rebekahs, Order of the Eastern Star.
Marion was awarded the 1st Annual Mary Ruell Citizen of Ashland Award for the 2014 Ashland 4th of July Celebration.
Marion was a formidable Scrabble player, and she enjoyed crossword puzzles; she was a devoted Republican and held many deep political convictions, never feeling sorry if others disagreed. She will be lovingly remembered by her family as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt who put family, church, and community first.
In addition to her husband, Marion is predeceased by her two sons, Thomas and Dennis Merrill and seven siblings.
She is survived by her son, F. Ellis Merrill, Jr., and his wife Katherine, of Nashua; brother, Frank Merrill and his wife Rhonda, of Lewistown, Penn.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends throughout the greater Ashland community.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at the 1st Freewill Baptist Church of Ashland, 11 Main St., in Ashland on Wednesday, January 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. Rev. Everett Palmer, pastor emeritus will officiate. A spring committal service will be held at Green Grove Cemetery, in Ashland on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, Marion's family would appreciate donations in her memory be made to the 1st Freewill Baptist Church of Ashland, P.O. Box 602, Ashland, NH 03217.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Marion's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 08:37

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Lawrence A. Walker, 99

MEREDITH — Lawrence H. Walker, 99, formerly of 25 Ridgewood Avenue died at Forestview Manor, Meredith on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Mr. Walker was born on March 19, 1915 in New Hampton, the son of the late Albert and Edith (Tilton) Walker. Lawrence worked for 23 years as an Assistant Foreman at Scott & Williams and also for Cormier Hosiery as a night foreman, retiring in 1980. He enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling and hiking.

He is survived by two sons, John A. Walker and his wife, Annette, of Missoula, Montana and their daughter Loralei Walker and her spouse Bridgett Korman, and Douglas A. Walker and his wife, Cheryl, of Portales, New Mexico; two daughters, Ann E. Walker of Boscawen and her son Chris Little, and Dawn E. Mooney and her husband, James, of Belmont; three nieces; Donna Lowell, Mary Gallagher and Pam Kelly and their families, one nephew, Chet Walker and his family and cousins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Walker was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Madeline (Huston) Walker in 2007, one grandchild, Zachariah Walker and two brothers, Chester J. Walker and Clarence A. Walker.

There will be no calling hours.

Services will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246, to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N. H. 03247 or to the Forestview Manor Activities Fund, 153 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253.

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 Monday, 05 January 2015 08:33

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Connie Milner, 96

LACONIA – Connie Milner, 96, a longtime resident of Laconia, died peacefully on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Mass.

She was born on November 2, 1918 in Woburn, Mass., the daughter of Ernest W. and Ina G. (Beattie) Milner. Connie graduated from Woburn High School in 1936. She attended the Warren Academy School of Nursing at Choate Hospital from 1936-1939. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the Choate Hospital from 1940 to 1950. Connie received her BS from Boston University School of Nursing and a MS from the Boston University School of Education. She was on the faculty of the Peter Brent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing for 15 years and the Lasell Junior College School of Nursing for 28 years. She was the chairman of the Lasell Nursing Department for many years. Connie retired in 1985. She then volunteered at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, Mass. for 11 years. She moved to Laconia in 1999 and has resided there ever since. Connie attended the North Woburn Congregational Church, Tremont Temple, Burlington Congregational Church, Reading and the Moultonborough United Methodist Churches.

She is survived by her foster sister, Patricia Chadwick of Chili, N.Y., a niece, Helen Milner Parker of South Windham, Maine, her nephews Thurston Milner of Orlando, Fla. and Merrill Beattie of Winder, Ga., her cousins; Barbara Cogswell of Alexandria, N.H., Janet Stinchfield of Hinsdale, N.H., Miriam Downs of Andover, N.H., Diane West of Nashua, N.H. and Sally Tarte of Center Harbor, N.H. and many extended family, students, friends and her cat, Cricket.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 1PM on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading, Mass.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway
Moultonborough, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Moultonborough, NH 03254-0188 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, 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 Tuesday, 06 January 2015 08:22

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Doris M. Marcotte, 89

MEREDITH – Doris M. Marcotte, 89, of 153 Parade Road, formerly a longtime resident of Laconia, died Friday, January 02, 2015 at Lakes Region General Hospital.

She was born on August 8, 1925 in Northfield, Vermont, the daughter of the late Armand and Antoinette (Roux) Hebert. Doris was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia for almost 60 years. She always held a deep love for Vermont and cherished spending time with her family. Doris enjoyed country and western music, especially Willie Nelson.

She is survived by her three sons; Lawrence Marcotte and his wife Elizabeth of Rollinsford, Robert Marcotte and his wife Cindy of Laconia and Raymond Marcotte and his wife Ellen of Portland, Maine, four daughters; Diane Jones and her husband Pete of Concord, Jacqueline Papathakis and her husband Michael of Roseville, Calif., Suzanne Mclean and her husband Ryan of Meredith and Theresa Estes and her husband Scott of Belmont, one brother, David Hebert of Alton and Florida, twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lionel Marcotte in 2000, one daughter, Rachel Marcotte, three brothers; Leon Hebert, Paul Hebert and Charles Hebert and three sisters; Ida Vielleux, Claire Jarvis and Marjorie Therien.

Calling hours will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue Laconia.

Burial will be held in the spring in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul PO BOX 6123-Lakeport, 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.

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