MEREDITH — David A. Robinson, 69, of Meredith N.H., passed away on December 29, 2014.
Born on February 27, 1945 in Melrose, Mass. to the late David and Doris Robinson, he was educated in Melrose schools and graduated from Brown University, where he was a member of the hockey team and Kappa Sigma fraternity.
He is survived by his wife Claire "Carrie" Robinson of Meredith, son and wife Gregory and Deborah Robinson of Merrimack N.H., sister Patricia Bittermann of Portland, Maine and his loving shih-tzu companion Sophie along with many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Dave was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired as President of H.T.Bailey Insurance Group after 35 years of dedicated service. But more than what he did, Dave was defined by his adventurous spirit, love of good food, great jokes and the company of those special to him.
He loved boating and living on Lake Winnipesaukee and spending part of each winter in Saint Maarten. Dave was an avid snowmobiler, golfer, skier, motorcyclist, car aficionado and prankster. He believed in animal rescue and sharing his talents and treasures widely to benefit others. He was an incredibly generous person.
Donations may be made in Dave's memory to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) at D-HH/Geisel Office of Development, One Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon NH 03756-0001 or your favorite animal rescue.
There will be no calling hours.
A celebration of Dave's life will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday January, 4 at the Church Landing in Meredith NH (312 Daniel Webster Highway). Please dress casually and bring your funny memories to share.
The Mayhew funeral home and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Dave's book of memories go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 07:28
BELMONT — David B. Bienvenu, 56, died December 24, 2014 at LRGHealthcare. He was born in Manchester, N.H. the son of Lester and Irene (Blessington) Bienvenu. He grew up in Manchester and attended a school in Pennsylvania before returning to New Hampshire.
David lived with the Bleiler family in Alexandria for quite a time. While there, he helped by working at their orchard: picking, washing, and packing the apples for distrubution. David also participated in the ski program of the Special Olympics, and loved to play and watch basketball. He later moved to live with the Partridge family in Belmont and participated in activities with the Lakes Region Community Services Council. He was often found helping with the watering of the community flowers in Veterans Square in Laconia, recycling with the Carey Spooner family in Gilford, and delivering newspapers around the Lakes Region.
To know David was to love him. He will be missed by his dear friends Donald and Violet.
He is survived by two sisters: Elizabeth Bienvenu of Manchester and Anne Peckett of Easton. Two neices and one nephew, grand neices and nephews, and cousins.
A memorial Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church of St. Andre Bessette Parish, Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will occur at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bedford, N.H. Arrangements by Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol. In lieu of flowers, you are asked to practice random acts of kindness in David's memory. Those wishing to make a monetary donation are asked to send them to the March of Dimes in your area.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 08:30
BELMONT — Frances L. (Ford) Cassavaugh, 79, of 291 South Road, died suddenly Monday, December 29, 2014 in her home.
Frances was born on July 7, 1935 in Boston, Mass., the daughter of the late Herbert and Lucille (Stickney) Ford. She resided in Laconia and wintered in Florida for many years before moving to Belmont five years ago.
Frances was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont. She enjoyed quilting, wood crafting, flowers, gardening, bird watching, reading and puzzles. She traveled to most of the states and loved sharing on Facebook.
She is survived by two sons; Shawn R. Cassavaugh and his significant other, Heidi Williams, of Gilford and Stacey F. Cassavaugh and his wife, Carrie, of Tilton; two daughters; Debra L. Drake and her husband, David, of Belmont and Linda L. Ruegg of Homosassa, Florida; ten grandchildren, Jaime Reminar, Kristi Pease, Joshua Drake, Kerri Drake, John Ruegg, Amanda Ruegg, Shawn Cassavaugh II, Nicole McGrath, Jocelyn Cassavaugh, and Joshua Rohelia; a brother, Marshall Ford and his wife Marguerite, of Belmont; two sisters, Janet Bernier of R.I. and Susan Iadevaia and her husband William of R.I.; many nieces and nephews and a number of foster children. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond T.L. "Lee" Cassavaugh in 2000 and by her beloved granddaughter, Kaylee Cassavaugh.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Street, Belmont, N.H.
Burial will be at the South Road Cemetery in Belmont in the spring.
Since Frances was a five year survivor of breast cancer, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to LRGHealthcare's Hematology/Oncology Department, 80 Highland Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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, 30 December 2014 08:25
NEW HAMPTON — Olaf Bert Taylor, 86, passed away surrounded by his loving family at home on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.
Olaf was born in New Hampton on Dec. 8, 1928, the son of Bertie George Taylor and Blanche (Boynton) Taylor.
Olaf went to school at the little red schoolhouse in New Hampton, then onto high school in Bristol, before entering the Marine Corps in 1946. He was promoted to staff sergeant in 1951.
Olaf married his wife, Marjorie (Bolduc) Taylor on April 11, 1949. After serving his country, Olaf went to work at the woolen mill in Ashland for 14 years, and then to Ambrose construction until his retirement in 1996.
Olaf will be lovingly remembered by his family as a man who loved spending quality family time. Being an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing, and going to the North Country to the family camp in Colebrook.
Olaf was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marjorie Taylor, in 2007; and their son, Michael Taylor, in 2009.
Olaf is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Ambrose of New Hampton, and Jackie Dorge of New Hampton; and a son, Ken Taylor of Northumberland; and a sister, Olga Morgan of Bethel, Maine; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 204 D.W. Highway, Meredith. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 Route 25 Meredith, the Rev. Dennis J. Audet officiating. Burial will follow at noon the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Olaf's name may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
To sign Olaf's Book of Memories, go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 08:16