NORTHFIELD — Maurice "Moe" H. Dearborn Sr., 95, a lifelong resident of Northfield died, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, following a period of failing health.
Maurice was born in Northfield, Aug. 8, 1919, son of Fred and Alvinia (Doummonlin) Dearborn.
He worked as a heliarc welder with the Arwood Corporation in Northfield, retiring after 27 years. Following his retirement there he worked as a auto parts courier for 23 years with AutoServ in Tilton.
Maurice served honorably with the Army, Battery B, 762nd Field Artillery Battalion, serving from 1941 until 1945 with campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal and European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
He was a member of the VFW, Post 1698 in Franklin, Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE, 1280 and American Legion, Post 49 in Northfield. Maurice enjoyed his many trips with his family to the ocean in Maine. He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.
Maurice was predeceased by his wife, Rita Y. (Cartier) Dearborn in 1990.
His family includes, two sons, Richard Dearborn and his wife Patricia of Dover, and Maurice H. Dearborn Jr. of Northfield; and four grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton.
According to Maurice's wishes, private committal prayers with military honors will be held in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Maurice's name to the Disabled American Veterans, 31 Cross St., Nashua, NH 03064.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:23
HOLDERNESS — Brian Alan "Woody" Woodward, 67, died at his home on Nov. 15, 2014, following a period of failing health. He was born in Laconia on June 30, 1947; the son of Edsel A and Barbara (Jones) Woodward.
He was raised in Meredith, attended elementary school and was a graduate of Inter-Lakes High School. He also attended Belknap College.
Following his school years he was employed by W.F. Richards & Son, Goodwin Railroad as an engineer, and many years for Ambrose Construction Company. Woody enjoyed his family, railroading, and sharing stories.
He is survived by his wife Louise (Thompson) Woodward of Holderness; two sons, Cory Woodward, and Jake Woodward and his fiancé Lindsey Karsten of Holderness; his parents of Meredith; two brothers, Ellis Woodward of Exeter, and Brad Woodward of Old Orchard Beach, Maine. His brother-in-laws Skip, Stub, and Lewie Thompson, all of Holderness; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland.
Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more info, go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:52
MEREDITH — Gilda C. Keenan, 91, of Mountain Ridge Road, Meredith, died Nov. 14, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital, after a long illness.
Born in Norwood, Mass., on June 25, 1923, she was the daughter of Salvatore and Gimma (Omagrosse) Cisternelli.
Gilda grew up in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School. She had been a resident of Meredith since 1958. Gilda also was a winter resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for many years.
Gilda was a very big supporter of the Democratic Party and served the Town of Meredith as the supervisor of the checklist for many years. She was also a past member of the Meredith Altrusa Club.
Gilda was predeceased by her husband, John "Jack" Vincent Keenan, who died in September 1995; her brothers, Guido and William Cisternelli; her sisters, Josephine Carbonette, Sylvia Varjian, Alba Masoney, Julie Sankey and Emma McMasters.
Gilda is survived by her sons, J. Kevin Keenan and his wife Barbara of Meredith, R. Gregory Keenan and his wife Cindy of Gilford; six grandchildren, Trevor Keenan of Exeter, Ashley Keenan of Meredith, Kevin Keenan of Meredith, Karen Schneider of Dover, Kory Keenan and Kris Keenan of Gilford; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Sonny Cisternelli, and her sister, Shirley Reardon, both of Walpole, Mass.; sister-in-laws, Claire Cisternelli of Walpole, Mass., Connie Cisternelli of Attleboro, Mass., Geraldine Oakes of Presque Isle, Maine; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Route 25, Meredith, on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Meredith Village Cemetery, Route 3, Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gilda's memory to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 (cst.dav.org)
To sign Gilda's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:42
LACONIA — Nancy Jean Parsons, 67, of 108 Valley Street passed away on November 14, 2014 at home with her family at her side.
She was born on December 23, 1946 to Walter and Marcelle (Perry) Parsons in Concord. She grew up in Laconia and graduated in 1965 from LHS. She left Laconia in 1971 and continued her education at Thomas Secretarial, Merrimack Valley College, and UNH Continuing Education.
She chose to work for programs that dealt with issues for homeless, low-income and the poor. She was employed by Women for Higher Education at Merrimack Valley College. She was also employed by New Hampshire Legal Assistance in Manchester where she became actively involved in low-income issues. She would attend Legislative Hearings and present testimony in support of bills, before Senators and Representatives, centering on plights of the low income, homeless and handicapped in New Hampshire.
Upon returning to Laconia in 1989 she worked at local companies, Family Dollar, Aavid, and ended her working history at Home Goods due to illness.
Nancy leaves behind her son, Timothy W. Parsons, Sr., who has been here for her this past year. She also leaves her sister Connie and brother-in-law, Joe LaChance, who she made her home with. She leaves three grandchildren; Timothy Parsons, Jr., Jamie Mossey and husband Harold, and Christopher Parsons. She was blessed to have five great-grandchildren; Peter, Khloe, and Harper Mossey, T. Nicholas and Dustin Parsons. She leaves one nephew, Jeremy LaChance and family of Gilford, and one niece, Stephanie Gilbert and family of Laconia. She was predeceased by her parents, grandparents, and ex-husband Rick Hume.
There will be no calling hours or funeral at Nancy's request.
H.L. Young & Company Memorial Home, Carlton C. Ham, funeral director, 175, South Main Street, Franklin, is handing the arrangements.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:34