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Aline I. Sirois, 76

LACONIA — Aline I. (Auclair) Sirois, 76, of 33 Amherst Court, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 with her loving husband of 57 years, David, at her side.
Aline was born in Manville, Rhode Island on April 2, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Marie-Anne (Chicoine) and J. Octave Auclair. She and her husband were natives of Rhode Island before moving to Holderness, New Hampshire following David's retirement in 1984. They moved to Laconia in 2004.
Aline was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #15 in Ashland. She loved watching baseball games, enjoyed water aerobics, playing bingo, wintering in Florida with her husband and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, David A. Sirois, Jr., of Laconia; their two sons, Dennis A. Sirois of Lincoln, R.I. and Douglas A. Sirois and his wife, Stacy, of Laconia, N.H.; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Duncan Sirois, both of Laconia, N.H.;a brother, Roger Auclair, and his wife, Theresa, of Manville, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Aline was predeceased by her siblings, Yvonne Bedard and Roland Auclair.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
A burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
There will be a reception, after the burial, at 3 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that contributions be made in Aline's memory to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia N.H. 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 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 06:25

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Buddy W. Robertson, 43

THORNTON — Buddy W. Robertson, 43, of Thornton, N.H., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Born on October 5, 1971, in Laconia, N.H., he was the son of Charles L. and Jean L (Converse) Robertson. Bud was raised in Plymouth and Campton, graduating from the Plymouth Regional High School, Class of 1990.
Bud was a skilled and talented mechanic and held several positions over the years; he worked at the River Edge Marina, in Ashland, Loon Mountain, and most recently with Top Notch Tree Service, in Campton. He also worked at many local auto garages over the years.
Bud loved to ride motorcycles and was extremely proud of his two Harley-Davidsons. He enjoyed guns, and collecting. He was a gentle soul and a friend to many, always helping others with his mechanic skills to fix their problems. Bud will be remembered by his family as a loving son, brother, and uncle.
He is predeceased by his father, Charles L. Robertson, in 2007.
Bud is survived by his parents, Jean L. and Edward F. Woodbury, of Rumney; two brothers, Douglas W. Robertson, of Rumney, and Edward S. Woodbury, of Plymouth; sister, Cheryl Woodbury, of Plymouth; half-brother, Michael Robertson, of Plymouth; uncle, David W. Converse and his wife Eunice, of Rumney; aunt, Christine Sanborn, of Concord; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and co-workers.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to celebrate Bud's life.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Bud's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 09:39

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Mary Jane Couture, 81

SOMERSWORTH — Mary Jane Couture, 81, of Somersworth, N.H., passed away on December 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Somersworth, N.H. on March 27, 1933, the daughter of the late Louis and Marie Louise Therrien. Mary Jane worked for many years as an inspector at General Electric. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and tending to her many beautiful flower beds. She was blessed with an amazing green thumb!

Mary Jane was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Norbert J. Couture and by her sister, Lorraine Therrien. She will be greatly missed by her sisters, Madeleine Shaw of Somersworth, and Diane Kallay and her husband John Kallay, of Rollinsford, and by her children, Deborah Noseworthy and her husband Cary, of Laconia, David Couture of Berwick, Maine, Kevin Couture and his wife Trish, of Owensboro, Kent. and Lenny and his wife Lisa, of Berwick, Maine. Mary Jane was a devoted grandmother to her grandchildren, Erika Jorgensen, Crystal Couture and her partner Scott Phillips, Chelsea McGown and her husband, Josh, Danielle MacKinnon and her husband Bill, Corey Anderson and his wife Heather, Ashley Couture and her fiancé, Patrick Colburn, and Janel Couture, and her great-grandchildren, Regan Jorgensen, Caleb Couture, Josh Colburn, Gracie Couture, Cameron Bernardo, Isabel McGown, Bryce MacKinnon, Carly Anderson, Maddie McGown and Jordyn Anderson. She will also be missed by her close and long-time friend, Donald Ouellette and her faithful companion, Maggie.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the New Hampshire Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Wentworth Home Care and Hospice in Dover, N.H.

Roberge Funeral Home, 298 High St., Somersworth, is in care of the arrangements.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 09:36

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Anthony A. Ayre, 78

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Anthony "Tony" A. Ayre, 78, of Agawam, Mass. and Englewood, Fla. died December 10, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Manchester, N.H. on March 25, 1936, he leaves his wife of 58 years, Mary Leonora (Tilton). He also leaves daughters Kathryn Ayre of Feeding Hills, Cynthia Ayre of Agawam, Linda Hadden and her husband Robert of Agawam, Jennifer Ayre of Belchertown; and son Timothy Ayre and his girlfriend Gina both of Agawam. He also leaves grandchildren Shauna Hadden, Lindsey DeFillipi and her husband Michael, Nicholas Krolicki and his fiancée Valerie, Benjamin Krolicki and his girlfriend Jessica, Cassandra Ayre and great-grandchildren Ava and Bodie. He also leaves a sister Carol Smith of Englewood, Fla. Tony attended Laconia High School where he was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball and track. He went on to attend Mt. Herman prep school and Brown University. He later enlisted in the army where he was a member of the 77th Special Forces (Green Berets). He graduated from Springfield College where he played on the football and track teams. After college he played semi-pro football for the Springfield Acorns. He started his career as a teacher and football coach at Agawam Jr. High, moving on to Bishop Brady then Bishop Bradley High School in N.H. He later chose a career path which took him to Wall Street. He became Vice President of Investments at A.G. Edwards in Springfield. He worked there for over 25 years before starting his own company, Ayre Investments, with his daughter Linda and son Tim. He and his wife traveled the world before retiring on Manasota Key, Englewood, Fla., where he continued his love of golf. His pride and joy in life was his family. He will be greatly missed.

Visiting hours for Tony will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home on 985 Main Street in Agawam. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony's memory to Dana Farber, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 09:16

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