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Marjorie 'Marty' Stokes

PLYMOUTH — On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, a Celebration of Life for Marjorie "Marty" Bolton Stokes will be held at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ at 11 a.m. There will be a reception following the Celebration in the Church's Fellowship Hall.

Marty had just turned 93, but after a brief illness, passed away March 12 at Speare Memorial Hospital. A longtime Plymouth resident, she was predeceased by her parents Pauline and Harry Hultgren, brother Harry Hultgren, Jr., husband Donald Stokes, and her former husband William Bolton, Sr. She is survived by her four children Shaughn Bolton of Plymouth, Lynore Bolton of Lyme, Peter and his wife Susan Bolton of Plymouth, and William Jr. and his wife Denise Bolton of Plymouth, four grandchildren William Richard Bolton, III, Lauren Bolton, Andrew Peters and Brian Peters, and her niece Diane Hultgren Bennett of West Hartford, Conn., Diane's daughter Laura DeGennaro , Laura's husband Sam and their two children Joe and Jenna, of Cheshire, Conn., L. Blake Hultgren of Windsor, Conn., and Ingrid Hultgren Camill of Las Crescenta, Calif.

The family hopes that you can join us in remembering the life of this incredible woman, mother and friend. We are also hopeful that you will consider a donation to the New Hampshire Humane Society (www.nhhumane.org) or the Plymouth Food Bank (www.foodpantries.org/ci/nh-plymouth ). In lieu of flowers, please plant a flower or tree on your own property in her honor. Having a strong love of nature and our earth, Marty would truly have appreciated this.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 08:06

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Mary R. Bruni, 86

HEBRON — Mary R. Bruni, 86, of Hebron, passed away at her home on Friday, April 25, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

Born on August 10, 1927, in East Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of Leo and Nevina (Teutonico) Rocco. Mary was raised in East Orange, N.J., graduating from East Orange High School.

Mary spent her working career as the Executive Secretary of Boston Traders Co., in Lynn, Mass.

She loved spending time with her family, traveling, reading, yoga, crossword puzzles, and taking walks on the beach. Mary enjoyed sewing and knitting, crafting many beautiful homemade afghan blankets over the years; she also enjoyed shopping with her daughter and granddaughter.

The family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by Sally Widerstrom, Pemi-Baker Community Health and Live Free Home Health Care caregivers.

She is lovingly survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert J. Bruni, of Hebron; her son, Jack Bruni and wife Barbara, of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter, Barbara Weatherbee and her husband Norman, of Holderness, N.H.; six grandchildren, Nicholas and his wife Jennifer, Tony and Kristi Weatherbee and Alex, Chris, and Tristan Bruni; great-grandson, Nash Weatherbee; sister, Anne Rocco, of Allendale, N.J.; brother, Matthew Rocco, also of Allendale; several nieces and nephews.

Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011

A Liturgy of the Word service will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Holy Trinity Parish (11 School St., Plymouth), on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. Rev. Leo Leblanc, pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow the service at the Hebron Village Cemetery, in Hebron.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Mary's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 07:56

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Charlotte McLaughlin, 99

LACONIA — Charlotte (Clow) McLaughlin, age 99, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Belknap County Nursing Home where she had resided for the past ten years.
Charlotte was born in Lakeport on Aug. 30, 1914, the daughter of Rose (Girard) and Frank W. Clow, the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Laconia High school in 1933 and married her high school sweetheart, John F. McLaughlin of Laconia in 1936. They resided at 436 Elm Street for 63 years where Charlotte had an antique shop, The Little Bittersweet Shop. She dealt in fine china and art glass. Earlier, she had worked in the O'Shea's Department Store in cosmetics and clothing, as well as modeling and buying.
Charlotte and John were lifelong communicants of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport where they had been married. She was a member of the Lakeport Sewing Club for many years and enjoyed birding, antiquing, painting and homemaking.
Charlotte is survived by three daughters: Colleen Phelps and her husband, Ivan, Linda Tate and her husband, Michael, Gina Hill and her husband David, all of Sanbornton, N.H. She had nine grandchildren, Jonathan Yu Phelps of Cambridge, Donna Hebert of Hillsboro, Michael J. Tate of Sanbornton, Paula Tate-Moreau of Lee, Amy Tate of Middletown, Conn., Timothy Hill of Sanbornton, and David Hill of Athens, Tex. She also had ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband John passed away in 2003.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home at 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St, Laconia. Burial will follow at Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.
Charlotte was an animal lover all her life and would be pleased to have memorial donations made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247, in lieu of flowers.
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, 01 May 2014 08:44

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Kelly K. Finemore, 50

NORTHFIELD — Kelly Kathleen (Conlon) Finemore, 50, of Northfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 30 at Hospice House in Concord, following a courageous and graceful battle with breast cancer. Kelly was born in Framingham, Mass., June 7, 1963, daughter of Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Carey) Conlon. She attended schools in Nashua until her junior year when her family moved to Sanbornton, and graduated from Winnisquam Regional High School in 1981. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord in 1985 and worked as a Registered Nurse for the New Hampshire Veteran's Home, Lakes Region General Hospital, and Heritage Home Health. Her true calling, however, was realized in her second career as a beloved children's librarian serving the greater Tilton-Northfield community at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Affectionately known as "Miss Kelly", young readers were drawn to her loving and gentle manner, while parents were drawn to her ability to help choose appropriate and interesting books for their children and for the occasional tidbit on parenting and child care. She was a member of the St. Gabriel Catholic community in Tilton and Franklin, and celebrated many of her family's sacraments at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton. She was a team mom for the Creative Steps School of Dance Competition Team and troop leader for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. She was an avid reader herself and was among the founders of the Sit and Knit group at Hall Memorial Library, and gifted in her ability to share her skills with knitting, baking, and other homemaking crafts. Family and friends often consulted her on medical issues, child care, and life's challenges because of her experience as a babysitter, nurse and mom, and because of the comfort they felt just being connected somehow to Kelly. She was predeceased by her father, Thomas J. Conlon. Kelly is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kent Finemore of Northfield, son Calvin and Christina Annicelli of Northfield, daughter Ghillian of Northfield, mother Elizabeth (Carey) Conlon of Laconia, sister Maureen DeRoy and husband Bill of Tilton, sister Sharon Spanos and husband Peter of Laconia, sister Anne Rees and husband Brian of Colorado Springs, Colo., brother Joseph Conlon and wife Heidi of North Sutton, sister Susie Conlon of Laconia, brother-in-law Scott Finemore and wife Karrie of Northfield, mother-in-law Winnie May Finemore of Northfield, 14 nieces and nephews, 10 aunts, three uncles, 44 first cousins, and hundreds of extended family members. Calling hours will be at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton , Sunday, May 4th from 1 to 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 5th at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church - St. Gabriel Parish, School Street, in Franklin. Burial will follow at the St. John's Catholic Cemetery on Sanborn Road in Tilton. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hall Memorial Library, 18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276. For more information, go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 07:43

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