NEW HAMPTON — John E. Evans 80, of Straits Road, passed away peacefully at home on the farm with his loved ones by his side on March 16, 2014 following a period of failing health. Born in Billerica, Mass. on June 22, 1933 he was the son of John and Agnes Julia [Keeler] Evans.
John was a graduate of Revere, Mass. High School, following his school years he served his country in the U.S. Navy. After serving his country he relocated to New Hampton with his family. While in New Hampton he was employed for more than 27 years with the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation. He was a member of the NRA, he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing with his dearest friends. He also greatly enjoyed walking and being outside, well known as the man who walked to the store every day to get his newspaper.
John was predeceased by his parents, and his long time significant other of 54 years, Ms. Viola Blake. He is survived by family and loved ones Charles and Verna Keeler, Joan Blake, Andy and Edna Blake, Beth and Eric Anderson, Peter and Melanie Blake, Annette and Harry Lindburger and many other cherished loved ones.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the New Hampton Village Cemetery. The Dupuis Funeral Home of Ashland is handling arrangements, for more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
NORTHFIELD — Robert Charles Phillips, Sr., 77, a resident of Northfield for 28 years, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Franklin Regional Hospital after being stricken ill at his home.
Pastor Phillips was born in Rumford, Maine, Oct. 4, 1936, son of John and Helen (Archibald) Phillips. He spent many years in Gilmanton and lived a short time in Lakeport prior to his move to Northfield. He was employed at the Arwood Corporation in Northfield for several years and for a time was employed at the Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield. He served as pastor at the Evangelical Church in Gilmanton, Union Church in Northfield and the Lochmere Baptist Church. He and his wife were longtime adult foster caregivers at their home. He served his country from 1955 until 1959 with the Navy.
His family includes, his wife of 51 years, Ethelyn (Wing) Phillips of Northfield; his sons, John E. Phillips of Northfield, and Robert C. Phillips Jr. of Derry; his daughters, Patricia L. DeBow of Parkton, Md., Tina M. Smith of Northfield, Judith A. Burdick of Hill, Rebekah J. Soucy of Manchester, and Melissa H. Colangeli of Plymouth; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Robinson of Falmouth, Maine; a sister, Beverly Robinson of Fryeburg, Maine; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A funeral service will be held the following day, Friday, at 11 a.m. at the Hope Community Chapel, Hill Road in Franklin. A brief committal prayer with military honors will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 110 D.W. Highway in Boscawen.
Those wishing may make a memorial contribution in Pastor Phillips name to the Lochmere Baptist Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 12, Lochmere, NH 03252.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 08:21
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Margaret Ann "Peggy" Flynn, 67, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 16, at her winter residence in Framingham.
She is survived by her husband Leonard Flynn of Meredith, N.H., and her three stepchildren, Stacey Smith of Harwich, Eric Flynn of Framingham, and Bryan Flynn of Chesterfield, Mo.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Young.
Margaret's passing leaves a great void in the lives of all who knew her. She was very active in many civic and social organizations in the Meredith, N.H., area. In the summer she worked on the MS Mount Washington and greatly enjoyed sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Among the many organizations in which she participated were the Meredith Library, the Neal Shore Association, the Meredith Garden Club, the American Legion and the Centre Harbor Historical Society. She loved gardening and was a master gardener.
In the spring, when the weather has warmed, the ice has melted, and the flowers of Meredith are in bloom, a gathering of her loved ones and friends will be convened to remember and celebrate her life. The location and time will be published in a future issue of this paper.
Margaret always gave of herself unstintingly and unreservedly to others and she will be remembered by all who knew her with loving gratitude and appreciation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, Inc. 53 Beech St. Framingham.
For online guestbook and directions please log onto www.nortonfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:50
BELMONT — James Andrew Champion, 44, of 7 Cherry Street, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.
James was born May 11, 1969 in Laconia the son of Mary (Rollins) and Andrew T. Champion, Jr. He had lived in Eaton Rapids, Michigan for fifteen years before moving to Laconia. For the past seven years, he lived in Belmont.
James enjoyed comic books and spending time with family and friends.
James is survived by his mother, Mary Champion; four stepdaughters, Krystle, Jessica, Tiffany and Katelyn; two brothers, John Champion, Michael Champion, three sisters, Lori Champion, Joyce Lewandowski and Priscilla Dodge, seven nephews and seven nieces; best friend, Jodi Murray, and his extended family, Desiree Roberts, Niki Green, Travis Green, Dominique Simpson and his former wife, Sandra Champion. In addition to his father he is predeceased by two sisters, Linda Beaupre and Susan Champion.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Memorial Service will follow the calling hours at 2:30 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Spring burial will be at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, N.H.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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, 17 March 2014 08:20