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Sylvia M. Bonnette, 55

MILTON, Vt. — Sylvia "Syl" Maria Bonnette, 55, of Milton, Vt., died peacefully on August 2, 2013 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt. She was born on October 16, 1957 in Keene, N.H. to Kenneth W. Bonnette and Elaine (Turner) Bonnette . She graduated from Laconia High School class of 1976 and Colby-Sawyer College class 1978. She was with Staples for 16 years.

Sylvia loved to laugh, enjoyed horses, traveling, reading and being with friends and family. She is survived by her parents, sisters, Marjorie (Bonnette) Seager, Nancy (Bonnette) McGrath, and sons Jesse and Jonathan Eldred. Her ashes will later be spread at the family farm. Donations may be made to the Sylvia Maria Bonnette Vocational Scholarship, c/o Ledyard National Bank , 178 Country Rd., PO Box 2203, New London 03257. Arrangements under Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home , 9 Pleasant St , Essex Junction, Vt.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 07:17

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George A. Rennie, 64

HENNIKER — George Angus Rennie, 64, of Henniker passed away suddenly on Monday, August 5, 2013. He was born in Andover, MA on January 25, 1949. The son of Margaret (Purcell) and Wallace Rennie. In his early years he helped on his parents' strawberry farm before moving to Mirror Lake, Tuftonboro, NH. He was a graduate of Kingswood Regional High School and Plymouth State University where he was a founding brother of the Lambda Chi fraternity. He was previously employed by Concord Hospital and currently employed at Chesire Medical Center. He was an avid golfer and skier and volunteered his time to many charitable efforts including the McDonough Scholarship. He is currently the president of the Jordan Grand Condo Association, Sunday River, ME.
He is survived by his loving wife Lucinda (Cindy) Rennie; two children Mike Rennie and Meg Rennie; two step children Jessica Williams and Sara Cox; three grandchildren Katelyn Rennie, Alden Williams and Graham Williams.
Burial will be private and held in Andover, MA. A celebration of life where friends and family are welcome to attend will be held at Concord Country Club, 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's memory to the charity of one's choice or to The McDonough Scholarship Foundation, 12 Wayside Drive, Bedford, NH 03310.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:46

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Tracy A. MacLeod, 43

LACONIA — Tracy Anne MacLeod, 43, of 1025 Weirs Blvd. Laconia, N.H. died suddenly on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

Tracy was born December 27, 1969 in Suitland, Maryland. She lived in the Laconia area for the past 26 years after moving with her parents from Lincoln, Massachusetts. She was involved with the Laconia Lakers Special Olympics since 1987. She was known for being a huge Boston Red Sox fan. She enjoyed bowling, swimming, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, wheelchair racing and the shot-put, where she threw balls for distance during the Special Olympics. She loved the holidays and all the dances.

Survivors include her parents, George and Elizabeth MacLeod, of Laconia; her brother, Scott MacLeod, of Laconia; grandmother, Mildred MacLeod, of Watertown, Massachusetts; her aunt, Anne "Lovey" Camelio, of Watertown, Massachusetts and her special boyfriend of 9 years, Benjamin Phillips, and cousins Nicky, Catherine and Timothy Camelio of Watertown, Massachusetts, Karyn Ramshaw and family and Greg, Caitlyn and Ryan of Watertown, Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Frank and Mildred Mariano of Watertown, Massachusetts, her grandfather, George MacLeod, of Watertown, Massachusetts and an aunt, Ethlyn MacLeod, of Watertown, Massachusetts.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. using the Whipple Avenue entrance.

A funeral service will follow the calling hours at 3 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.

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, 07 August 2013 07:42

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Frances S. Ellingwood, 91

LACONIA — Frances Susan Ellingwood, age 91, recently of Sanbornton and Laconia, passed away on July 28, 2013. She was the daughter of Luther Dodge Colburn and Alice Maude (Mansfield) Colburn, and was born on June 27, 1922 in New Boston, New Hampshire.

She graduated from New Boston High School and the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Finance. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for W.A. Stackpole, later known as Quinn Freight Lines.

She married John Paul Ellingwood on March 25, 1961 in Marlborough, NH. They resided in Manchester, NH.

She was an avid genealogist and researched her own family tree as well as her husband's and many, many other lines for family and friends. She recently published a book entitled "The Descendants of Nathaniel Colburn and Priscilla Clarke of Dedham Massachusetts." She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The American Legion Auxiliary, and was very active in the restoration, history and preservation of the "Merci Box Car" museum in Manchester, NH. She served as a historian, secretary and officer of many of these organizations and loved to attend the conventions and meetings with her husband. She also served as the treasurer of Baby Threads of NH and spent countless hours making quilts and packing layette bags for infants. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester, NH.

She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and an infant brother, David Luther Colburn, her brother Martin "Bud" Mansfield Colburn, her sisters; Hazel Maude Wallace, Margaret Addie Ford, and Dorothy Mary Foley. She is survived by her sister Shirley Asenath Hooker, her three step sons, John P. Ellingwood Jr., James Ellingwood, and Daniel Ellingwood, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held in New Boston Cemetery. Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin is assisting with arrangements (www.neunfuneralhomes.com).

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Baby Threads of NH, PO Box 713, Belmont, NH 03220.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:38

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