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Abby M. Greene, 80

GILFORD — Abby M. Greene, 80, of 343 Old Lakeshore Road has taken her heavenly flight to be with her Lord, February 19, 2014.
Abby was born on September 21, 1933 in Canaan, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Eva Greene. She graduated from Franklin High School and was also a graduate of Concord Tech with an Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Abby proudly served twelve years in the United States Air Force, attending the Strategic Air Command Officers School, receiving her stripes as Technical Sergeant in the 5th Field Maintenance Squad at Travis Air Force Base in California. Abby also completed training for Air Force Supervisors at Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico. Abby served in many places around the world, Guam, Okinawa, England.
After her military service, she returned to New Hampshire and worked as a machinist and mechanic at IPC in Bristol and Delfont Lumber, Andover. After retirement, Abby enjoyed teaching us about home repairs, going fishing, gardening, telling us about the history of the world wars and airplanes. Abby also enjoyed making model planes.
Abby is survived by her family, Doris Greene of Andover, David Greene of Andover, Mike Greene and his wife, Carol, of Northfield, Wendy Miller of Gilford and her grandchildren, whom she was very proud of, Jeff Greene, Travis Greene and Pete Greene.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, N.H.
A spring burial will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
For those who wish and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.
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, 20 February 2014 09:09

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Barbara V. Bohl, 62

MEREDITH — Barbara V. Bohl, 72, of 62 Pleasant Street and formerly of Pease Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Mrs. Bohl was the widow of Karl F. Bohl, Sr. who died June 26, 2011.
Mrs. Bohl was born January 7, 1942 in New Jersey, the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Lincks. She resided in Belmont for several years before moving to Meredith twenty years ago.
Mrs. Bohl was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She enjoyed painting, cooking and bird watching.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara R. Onijamowo, and her husband, Temitope, of Meredith; five sons, Karl F. Bohl, Jr. of Franklin, Robert C. Bohl of Illinois, Richard A. Bohl of Ohio, Kristopher S. Bohl of New Jersey and Brendan D. Bohl of Michigan; fifteen grandchildren, Mike, Spencer, Charles, Derek, Kiefer, Emma, Minna, Kaitlyn, Joshua, Anya, Amelia, Nicholas, Michael, Ian and Sophia Bohl and a great grandchild, Aislynn E. Bohl.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 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 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Christian Foundation for Children & Aging, 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103 or to St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services 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

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Anthony J. Sakowich, 95

NORTH ANDOVER — Anthony J. "Tony" Sakowich, 95, successful inventor, avid pilot, prodigious philanthropist, and devoted husband, died on February 14, 2014, fittingly St. Valentine's Day, with his beloved wife by his side. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., on December 27, 1919, to Lithuanian immigrants, John and Bronislawa (Ainorite) Sakowich, Tony grew up in Lawrence working at his father's Park Street meat market. After serving in the military, Tony attended Tulane and Bentley University, then went on to become a successful entrepreneur and inventor, patenting a process to mold laminated countertops, manufacturing them in North Andover, and selling to customers of the likes of Formica and Sears. In 1955, Tony married the love of his life, Gladys M. (Tidswell), and together they lived in Andover, sharing 58 years of unwavering devotion to one another. In the 1950s, Tony began flying his plane up to New Hampshire's Lakes Region to visit clients, or with his wife, Gladys, to enjoy boating on his favorite Lake Winnipesaukee aboard their antique Chris Craft, aptly named "Kismet" for their romance. He was a member of the Winter Harbor Yacht Club on Welch Island for over 50 years. They shared a vacation home on Governor's Island, the couples' "home away from home," where they made many lasting friendships. Although they had no children, Tony was dedicated to a philanthropic mission to improve the lives of children. As a longtime Kiwanis Club member, Tony gave generously to various causes benefiting children and education, recently donating half a million dollars to Lakes Region charities, including a new home for the Boys & Girls Club in Laconia. Other beneficiaries of their generosity have included Merrimack College in North Andover, where the Anthony Sakowich Recreation Center is named in his honor, and the Boys & Girls Club in Lawrence. In 2012, the couple gave their 9-acre Andover homestead to the Andover Village Improvement Society so it could be used as recreational space open to and enjoyed by all.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends are respectfully invited to visit on Friday, February 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., at The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, Mass. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., on Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in West Parish Cemetery, Andover.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Greater Lawrence Kiwanis Club Foundation, P.O. Box 3068, Andover, MA 01810. To send a condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com, or www.facebook.com/DewhirstFuneralHome.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Theresa L. Swain, 81

WEARE – Theresa L. Swain, 81, of 882 Concord Stage Road, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Concord Hospital.

She was born on September 28, 1932 in Laconia, the daughter of Noel and Marie Rose (Caron) Runnals. Theresa grew up in Laconia and was a graduate of Villa Augustina Catholic School for Girls in Goffstown. In 1950, Theresa married her love of 63 years, "Gus", where they built a beautiful life together in Belmont. Theresa was employed at Laconia Hospital and was the owner and operator of "Swain's Market", with her husband and children, in Laconia. Upon retirement, Theresa relocated to Weare, where she dedicated herself to spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and pets (Mable and Pumpkin), as well as her life passion for quilting and gardening. Her smile and amazing grace will forever be missed by many.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Malcolm Swain, Sr. of Weare, eight children; Malcolm Swain, Jr. of Plymouth, Caron Beard of Gray, Maine, Charon Duranaleau of Lebanon, Terry Swain of Plymouth, Liberte Dragon of Warner, Jonathan Swain of Hopkinton, Laura Pillsbury of Springfield and Jerry Baron of North Berwick, Maine; nineteen grandchildren, Trisha Hurd, Cristy Wisell, Molly McCutcheon, Abbey Beard, Jeff Paine, Sarah Paine, Elizabeth Swain, Adam Dragon, Joseph Dragon, Greg Dragon, Robert Sprague, Nichole Swain, Jeremy Baron, Eric Baron, Tonya Baron, Megan Cormier, Paige Wyatt, Katlyn Wyatt and Connor Pillsbury; twenty great grandchildren; one brother, Noel Runnals, of Laconia and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Friday, February 21, 2014 at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia.

Burial will be held in the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, in the spring.

For those who wish, memorial contributions' may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.

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, 18 February 2014 07:36

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