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James P. Pilliod, 83

BELMONT — James P. Pilliod, MD, 83, of Belmont passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born in New York City on August 9, 1930, the only son of James J. and Mary Alice (Phillips) Pilliod. Raised in Scarsdale, NY, his education included Scarsdale High School '48, the universities of Yale '52, and Duke '60, and training at University of Michigan '64.
Specializing in Pediatrics, James "Doc" Pilliod settled in the Lakes Region as a dedicated pediatrician for 31 years (1964-1996) with the Laconia Clinic. Upon retiring from the clinic he continued with public service becoming a NH State Representative for the next 16 years (1996-2012) and coining the phrase "The Doc in the House".
Many of his accomplishments include serving as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy from 1952-1956, receiving the Dr. George "Pete" Harris Community Service Award for promoting increased awareness, sensitivity, understanding and acceptance of mental health issues. He served several years on the Genesis Behavioral Health Board and was an advocate for mental health during his time in the state legislature; he clearly understood the impact of mental illness on family and community and was a voice for a population that often had none.
He served on numerous committees and boards including but not limited to: Board of Mental Health Centers, Lakes Region Child Care Services, NH Delegate American Medical Association, President NH Medical Society, and State of NH Health and Human Services/Elderly Affairs.
His hobbies included camping, gardening and a love for dogs, currently a rescue named Molly! For many summers "Doc" traveled by boat to the lake's summer camps, serving as camp doctor. An active member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club, his love for the lake ultimately included being the sponsor of the statewide speed limit bill.
He is survived by his wife Judith (Bean) Pilliod and seven children: Sharon Grant, Linda Pilliod, Mary Curtis, James Pilliod, Susan Pilliod, David Pilliod and Charlie Pilliod. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Please join family and friends for a memorial service for the Honorable James P. Pilliod, MD which will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH.
Contributions may be made to the following organizations that were important to him: Genesis Behavioral Health, Attn: Development Office, 111 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246, NH Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247 and Lakes Region Child Care Services 22 Strafford Street, Unit 4, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Lilian A. Hilgendorf, 90

GILFORD — Lilian Anne Hilgendorf, 90, of Old Lake Shore Road, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Greenbriar in Nashua.

She was born September 19, 1923 in London, England, the daughter of Joseph and Matilda (Sapsford) Mardell. She retired after a long fulfilling career at Raytheon. She enjoyed cooking, reading, baking and travel.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Amy (Meyerhoefer )Tefft and her husband Alan of Nashua and Jill Meyerhoefer of Lowell, Mass., her great granddaughter, Brynn Tefft of Nashua, a daughter in law, Sandra Meyerhoefer of Hudson, NH, a sister, Joyce Sonsky of Laconia, her three nieces, Melissa Roskilly, Ava Lane and Nadine Smith and two nephews, Paul Meyerhoefer and Carl Meyerhoefer, many great nieces and nephews and her cousin Joan Wallis and family of England. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two husbands, Walter Meyerhoefer and Arthur Hilgendorf, a son, Clyde Meyerhoefer and a sister, Avis Mardell.

Calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Graveside Service will be privately held at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clyde Meyerhoefer Scholarship Fund, 7 Bonnie Lane, Hudson, NH 03051.

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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Robert P. Jenna, 58

FRANKLIN — Robert "Bobby" P. Jenna, 58, of Franklin, died at Hospice House in Concord surrounded by his family on March 8, 2014.
He was born in Franklin on Feb. 22, 1956 the son of Irving C. Jenna, Sr. and Leora (Brough) Jenna. Bobby lived in Franklin for over 20 years. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, poker, and spending time with his family. Bobby served in the US Marine Corps during the 1970s. He also enjoyed spending time at the ocean and gardening.
Family members include his son, Shaun Jenna of Franklin, four grandsons, Shaun II, Blake, Matthew, and Alex Jenna, his love of more than 20 years, Yvette Mills and her children, Tommy and Debra, grandchildren: David, Desiree, Shauntaye, Dominick, Anaken, Jessy, Colby, and Keagan. Also eight brothers: Archie Morey of Washington, NH, Frank Morey of Claremont, James Morey of Hill, Lewis and Roland Jenna of Bristol, Albert Jenna of Laconia, and Ted Jenna of Tilton, 2 sisters, Claira Morey of NY, and Mary (Jenna) Holt of Milford, MA. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Mauna Lee Morey, and a brother, Skip Jenna. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 14th from 3 to 5 p.m. at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin with a brief service to follow at 5 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to Concord VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301. For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 06:49

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Lucille G. Woollett, 85

ALTON — Lucille G. Woollett, 85, of Halls Hill Road in Alton, passed away on March 7, 2014, at Wolfeboro Bay Care Center in Wolfeboro.

Born on July 10, 1928, in Farmington, the daughter of Carl and Alice (Swinerton) Canney, she was a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of 1947, and subsequently worked in several small businesses.

Lucille was a devout Christian who lived by the Golden Rule.

In 1950 she married Charles M. Woollett of Alton. They owned and operated the Busy Corner Store in Alton Bay for several years. They subsequently moved to their home on Route 11 where they lived for 30 years and raised their two daughters. During this time they owned and operated a real estate and insurance business. Lucille also refinished and sold antiques. They moved to their present home on Halls Hill Road in 1982.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles M. Woollett; and their two daughters, Mary Cornelissen and husband Marty of Alton, and Ruth Woollett of Arlington, Va.

Lucille enjoyed her many flowers, feeding and watching the birds, and being outside. She spent many hours tending her beautiful gardens. She was an avid swimmer spending many summer afternoons at the Alton Bay swimming area. Her regular friends called themselves "the sunshine girls." She also loved to travel with her mother and friends. She went to the Holy Land in the early 1980s.

She was very talented with crafts such as sewing, knitting and crocheting, and made many beautiful things. Friends and family have many wonderful sweaters that she made. She also donated many handmade things to needy children. She loved animals and was very fond of her cats.

She will be remembered as a warm and loving woman with a very positive spirit and sense of adventure.

A memorial service will be held at Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, 12 School St., in Alton, on Thursday March 13, 2014, at 4 p.m.

To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 10:08

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