BELMONT — Donna Marie (Bowles) Ardine, 54, of 10 Sunshine Drive, a resident of Belmont for 30 years, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at Concord Hospital.
She was born September 8, 1960, in Laconia, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Dorothy M. Lamontagne and Myron O. Bowles. She was originally a Laconia native before moving to Belmont with her husband in 1984.
Donna was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed taking motorcycle rides with her beloved husband, Richard, all over New Hampshire, especially taking back roads and trips around different lakes in the state.
She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Richard Ardine; a son, Aaron R. Ardine; two daughters Amber Ardine and Erika Ardine; two brothers, Michael Bowles and his wife Janet, and Myron Bowles; one grandchild, Zoey Day; three nephews, Jason Bowles, Charlie Bowles and Fred Bowles, and a great niece, Shayla Bowles. She is predeceased by her step sister Cathy Dubois and her sister-in-law Susan Bowles.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH, using the Carriage House entrance.
For those who wish, the family suggests donations be made to the Laconia Wellness Center, 22 Strafford Street Suite 2, Laconia NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremations Services are assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:41
VERO BEACH, Fla. — James Lewis Bailey, 88, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on August 26, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
He leaves his wife Nancy of 63 years, 3 sons, Thomas James Bailey of Belmont, NH, Edward Lewis Bailey of San Antonio, TX , Eric Larson Bailey of Amherst, NH, and eight grandchildren.
He was born in Newton, MA, on Aug. 7, 1926, and served in the Army as an M.P. in WWII in the Philippines. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Degree in Chemical Engineering before working as a polymer chemist for Tillitson Rubber Co. The next 28 years he worked for Polaroid Corporation retiring to Hampton, N.H .
He enjoyed traveling with his wife Nancy to Africa, Russia, China, Portugal, Norway, Alaska and Hawaii. He was a skier, photographer, and tennis player.
He especially enjoyed woodworking, was very skilled in furniture making and bird carving. He was fond of Camp Ossipee in Wolfboro, N.H. where he was remembered for his sense of humor and willingness to pitch in on any camp project. He loved hiking and was a member of the A.M.C. 4,000 footer club.
His presence will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org/donate.
Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.
A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:30
FRANKLIN — Irene B. (England) DuBois, 96, a resident of Franklin for most of her life, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a period of declining health.
Irene was born in Salisbury, May 28, 1918, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Noe) England.
After her children completed their schooling, Irene worked as a lunch lady at the Franklin High School cafeteria and later for many years in housekeeping at the Merrimack County Nursing Home.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. Irene loved books, especially poetry, many of which she could recite from memory. She loved to travel and made trips to California, Florida, Italy, and Hawaii to name a few.
Irene was predeceased by her husband, Walter; four brothers, Donald, Rene, Robert and Leslie; and her sister, Margaret.
She leaves two daughters, Janice Kenney of Hooksett, and Deborah Davis of Cape Porpoise, Maine; three sons, Richard W. DuBois of Northfield, Dennis L. DuBois of Bradenton, Fla., and David W. DuBois of Ellenton, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Callings hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A graveside service will be held Monday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Irene's name to the Franklin Public Library, Attn: Robert Sargent, 310 Central St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 09:39
LACONIA — Howard Hale Brown, 90, of Weirs Beach, died on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center, Genesis Healthcare.
Howard was born on Sept. 29, 1923, in Concord, Mass., to Freda (Sibley) and Rollo H. Brown.
He graduated from Laconia High School in 1941 and was also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army.
Howard was the owner of Chem Scientific in Newton, Mass., from 1974 until he retired in 1996. He had resided in Belmont, Mass., since 1961.
Survivors include his two daughters, Brenda Lee Brown of Weirs Beach, and Pamela B. Meehan and her husband William of Arlington, Mass.; six grandchildren, Stephen Brown-Wooster of Hyde Park, Mass., Johanna Brown-Wooster of Laconia, Laura Andrews of Scarborough, Maine, Julia Nedoroscik of Oxford, Mass., and Patrick H. Meehan and James C. Meehan of Arlington, Mass.; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Lois C. Brown, of Fort Pierce, Fla.
In addition to his parents, Howard was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn W. Brown in 2002; and by a son, Colin H. Brown, in 1968.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow the calling hours at 8 p.m., also at the funeral home. A private burial will be held in the family lot at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the YMCA Camp Belknap, Colin Brown Memorial Fund, Box 1546, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
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 wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:27