MEREDITH — Irene Flanders, 100, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She had been a resident of Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith.
Irene was born on July 25, 1913, in Alexandria, the daughter of Herbert and Jennie Tenney. She married John F. Flanders, at age 17, and they moved to Bristol where they lived for 27 years. In the early 50s, they moved to Center Harbor where they lived for 50 years. She and her husband, John, enjoyed working in their vegetable garden.
Irene did housekeeping for families around the Lakes Region for 14 years. She always kept her own home looking good. Through the years, she was employed at the Laconia Hospital, the Belknap County Nursing Home and the asbestos mill in Meredith.
Irene loved to be with other people. She never liked being alone and enjoyed visits from her family. She liked to cook and was fond of animals. She always had a dog or cat.
After selling her home in Center Harbor, she moved to Ashland. She was a resident of White Mountains Courts. At 94, she was presented with the Boston Post Cane for being the oldest citizen of the town. She didn't stop driving until she was 94.
Irene was known for her beautiful smile! She contributed her remarkable longevity to always being happy. Her nieces, nephews and friends will miss her.
Irene is survived by several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son, Roland, her husband, John, two brothers, Cecil Tenney and Howard Tenney, one sister, Lois Grace, and a son, Richard Flanders, who passed away in August of 2013.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held later in the spring at the Oakland Cemetery in Meredith.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Pemi-Baker Community Health, 101 Boulder Point Drive Suite 3, Plymouth, NH 03264 or the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter, New Hampshire Office, Five Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110.
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 Friday, 28 March 2014 06:48
CAYCE, S.C. — Funeral Services for Gary Scott Flack, formally of New Hampshire, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Mission of Hope Ministries in Cayce, S.C. A visitation/viewing will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service for friends and family. A. A. Dicks funeral Home in Columbia, S.C. is in charge of these arrangements.
He was born in Laconia, New Hampshire on January 24, 1956 to the late Russell and Rita Drouin Flack. He departed this life suddenly on March 20, 2014 at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, South Carolina.
Gary attended Belmont High School and lived most of his life in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Mr. Flack served his country honorably and was honorably discharged from the Unites States Army. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was also qualified as a M16 Sharp Shooter.
Mr. Flack was the owner and operator of GSF Excavation Companyof Belmont for many years. He volunteered his equipment and labor for several community projects to include baseball fields and the Belmont Fire Department construction. Gary was an active citizen of his community and was a long serving member on the Belmont Planning Board and Budget Committees.
Gary moved to Columbia, S.C. in 2011 and served faithfully with the Mission of Hope Ministries in Cayce and Batesburg-Leesville. He will be missed by the many that he lent a hand to and he always did it with a smile. Shortly after his arrival at the church, he gave his life to Jesus and was baptized.
His hobbies included being an avid snowmobiler, enjoying family gatherings and always helping others in need. Gary was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Left to cherish memories are his wife, Susan M. LaFierre Flack of Cayce, S.C.; daughters, Jessica (Joshua) Schofield and Jennifer Gauthier; grandchildren, Elise, Jack and Emalyn Schofield and Wynter, Trinity and Jacob Gauthier all of Alabama; sisters, Sherryl Caldwell of Belmont and Susan Pratt of Sanbornton; brothers, Rusty and Chet Flack both of Belmont, John Flack of Gilmanton and Kevin Flack of Wadmalaw Island, S.C. and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends who will miss him greatly.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 06:13
TILTON — Cynthia Gonnerman, 47, of Tilton, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014.
Cynthia "Cindy" was born March 1, 1967 in Plymouth, NH, the daughter of Tobey and Alice Gonnerman.
Cindy's early years were happily spent in the Rumney area where she attended the Russell School. Beginning when she was 4 years old, and for six more years, her family traveled to live and work in the Northwest of the United States, returning each spring to NH taking different routes each time, visiting as many states as possible.
She graduated from The New Hampton School spending her senior year as a Foreign Exchange Student in Denmark. Returning home after travels and adventures in Europe, she entered UNH and graduated in 1989. Her career took her to Tilton where she was employed as a social worker at the Spaulding Youth Center.
After losing her sight at age 30, Cindy faced her future with courage and independence. She always had an adventurous spirit and when The Guide Dog Association approved her application, she was on her way to Oregon. She could have taken a plane, but insisted on taking the bus....alone. She said, "No, I'm taking the bus. I want to see the country."
Cindy was an advocate for projects that were dear to her heart. She was tough when it came to the rights of people who were disabled...or poor. She fought to keep the Bus System running when it was thought some routes might be changed or discontinued. She was active on the Governor's Advisory Council in Concord and was not afraid to speak her mind.
A big part of Cindy's life was being involved and giving back to the community that she loved and loved her. She saw her cup as half full and always found ways to help others who took inspiration from her positive attitude.
She was an active member of the Tilton Senior Center CHAT Committee and everyone looked forward to eating her famous chocolate chip cookies. She also loved her membership in the Hall Memorial Library Book Club.
For 18 years Cindy volunteered at the Veterans Home in Tilton, taking her guide dogs for the residents to play with. It gave her great joy to be part of their lives and she could instantly recognize each Veteran by just hearing their voice. They loved her and she loved them.
A special aunt said that the song that most described Cindy was: "I'll Do It My Way". And she did.
Survivors include her mother, Alice "Allie" Martin, of Clearwater, Fla.; her father, Tobey Gonnerman, of New Hampton and a sister, Abigail "Abby" Sampson of Billerica, Mass.
The date and time of the Memorial Service will be announced and held at a later date. There will be no calling hours.
For those who wish, Memorial donations can be made to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 03276.
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 Thursday, 27 March 2014 05:50
CLAREMONT — Lucille M. Bonneville, 92, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 surrounded by her family at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vt. after a period of failing health.
She was born on April 2, 1921 in Claremont the daughter of Ernest J. Simoneau and Bernadette K. (Foisy) Simoneau Cloutier.
She was a graduate from St Mary Grammar School and a member of the 1939 graduating Class of St Mary High School.
She played the violin in the St Mary High School Orchestra and was the Manager for the High School girls basketball team.
Lucille belonged to the Jr. Catholic Daughters as a teen.
On May 30, 1940 she married Clifford A. Bonneville, who passed away on December 29, 1997.
She worked at Dartmouth Woolen Mill in Claremont for over 30 years retiring in 1983.
She resided in Claremont all of her life, until 2008 when she moved to the Village at Cedar Hill in Windsor, Vt.
She also spent many summers with Cliff at their camp on Stocker Pond in Grantham.
She was a longtime member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Claremont and a member of the St Joseph Church in Claremont. She belonged to the Red Hat Society in Lochmere.
Lucille loved to read and was an avid knitter. She always had a waiting list of her family needing her warm mittens.
She and Cliff were very supportive of the St Mary Cavaliers and traveled all over New England to parades and Drum Corp Competitions during the 1950's and 60's.
They were always there for their children and grandchildren whether it was sports or scouting activities.
The family includes her son, Paul E. Bonneville and his wife, Marjorie of Lochmere; her daughter, Jean K. Duval and her husband, Lawrence of Cornish; her grandchildren, John Bonneville of Dover, Michael Duval and his wife, Linda of Cornish, Maria Moulton and her husband, Joseph of Ossipee, Joan Foucher and her husband, Brian of Harrisville, Krista Duval and Nicholas Taylor of Unity, Robert Wolfe and his wife, Molly of Bedford and Rebecca Berris of Anacortes, Wash.; her great grandchildren, Jacob Berry, Thomas Berry, Samuel Foucher, Sarah Foucher, Rachel Foucher, Meaghan Taylor, Molly Taylor, Zachary Wolfe, Jordan Wolfe, Duncan Wolfe, Morgan Wolfe, Sydney Berris and Madison Berris.
Friends and family may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Friday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday morning, at 11 a.m. at the St Joseph Church on Elm Street in Claremont. Burial will be held in St Mary's Cemetery. A reception will follow at The Village at Cedar Hill, Route 5 in Windsor, Vt.
Donations may be made in her memory to Mt. Ascutney Hospital, c/o Hospice Room Activities, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089 or the Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743.
To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence visit www.stringerfh.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:29