GILFORD — Bill Morley, of Gilford, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on April 6, 2014. He was born in Arlington, Mass., on April 25, 1930, and was adopted at the age of five by Georgie Eva and Joseph Morley.
His early years were spent in Everett and Malden, Mass., until he entered the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Following Korea, he served as an Air Force Concert Band member and enjoyed playing percussion for the rest of his life.
He was a member of the Korean War Veterans in Bangor, Maine, and had an uncanny ability to remember sports information.
At the age of 30, Bill felt called to Christian ministry and moved to Maine to attend Bangor Theological Seminary. He also attended B. U. Pastor's School for four summers and was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1967.
In Maine, he often served two churches in one Parish: Orrington/Orrington Corner, Easton/Mars Hill, Corinna/Hartland, Round Pond/New Harbor, Kittery, Mapleton/Washburn, Waldoboro, Searsport/North Searsport, Boothbay Harbor, Biddeford/Saco, Strong, and Penobscot.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and all of his siblings. His surviving family includes Nancy (Thain) his wife of 57 years, and three sons: William Jr. of Lincoln, Mass.; Joseph and his wife Rhonda of Florissant, Mo.; and Robert and his wife Janelle of York, Maine.
He was thankful to have eight special grandchildren: Nancy E. Morley and William G. Morley of Newmarket; Eric Morleyand his wife Janna of Bossier City, La.; Elizabeth Mallott and her husband Paul of Hazelwood, Mo.; Hannah and Edward Morley of Lincoln, Mass.; Brittany and Chelsea Morley of York, Maine. He was also thankful to remain in contact with his Morley and Wilmot nephews and nieces.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, N.H., on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The First United Methodist Church of Gilford, the Preacher's Aid Society of New England or any church that Rev. Morley served.
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 Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:36
MEREDITH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw to whom he was married for 62 years.
Born in Plaistow on September 15, 1920, he was the son of the late Leon and Bertha (Beal) Shaw. He attended schools in Plaistow and Haverhill, Mass., and graduated from Haverhill High School.
Elwood lived in Plaistow until 1986 when he moved to Center Harbor. The majority of his life's work was as an executive for Consolidated National Shoe in Lawrence, Mass. He also served as a selectman in Plaistow from 1963-1966.
Elwood will be best remembered for his love and devotion to the care of his wife, Greta. He took a great interest in the Center Harbor community and town meetings. He loved eating at local restaurants and meeting friends at McDonald's for morning coffee. He took daily drives in his car (many times a day) through Center Harbor, Meredith and Moultonborough and was quick to start a conversation with those he met. At the end of the conversation, you were no longer a stranger but a friend. One of Elwood's greatest joys was the time he spent with his granddaughter, Sarah.
With eternal gratitude the family thanks the staff at Central NH VNA and Hospice and Foresview Manor for the excellent and compassionate care given to Elwood.
Elwood is survived by his daughter, Pamela Shaw of Newburyport, Mass.; son, Michael Shaw and his wife, Lisa, of Meredith; sister, Alma (Shaw) Belcher of Brentwood; granddaughter, Sarah Shaw of Newburyport, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements: Friends are invited to an informal time of remembrance and fellowship with the family on Saturday, April 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Parish Hall, Center Harbor Congregational Church, 52 Main St., Center Harbor, NH. With respect to Elwood's wishes, a graveside service will be private. For those who wish, donations in Elwood's memory may be made to one of the following: Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246; Center Harbor Congregational Church, PO Box 229, Center Harbor, NH 03226; or First Baptist Church, PO Box 144, Plaistow, NH 03865
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LACONIA — Edna Neil Tracy passed peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.
Edna, the daughter of William H. and Ruth F. (Judkins) Tracy, was born May 26, 1916 in Turner, Maine. She graduated from Farmington, Maine High School and married Linwood Tracy in 1939, who predeceased her in August, 2001. She had been employed as a telephone operator and later by the Rochester School System in the food service program. Her hobbies included quilting, knitting, reading and entertaining family and friends. She was a devoted mother.
She is survived by her children; Nan T. Fay of Gilford, Roger B. Tracy and his wife Claudia of Dover and Deborah T. Storrs and her husband Joe of Laconia, grandchildren Carey Blandford, Jeffrey Fay, William Fay, Mark Tracy, Amanda Cowley and David Storrs, also her eight treasured great grandchildren; Heather, Steven, Rachel, Lillian, Alexandra, Sawyer, Dylan and Catherine. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Linwood Tracy.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. A private burial will be held at a later date in the Turner Village Cemetery in Turner, Maine.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Association for the Blind, 117 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.
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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