CONCORD — Richard Stanley "Dick" Finer passed away on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, after a short illness. Dick was a resident at Heritage Heights in Concord.
Dick was born July 1926, the only child of Gertrude Brown Finer and Stanley Louis Finer.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in June 1944 and was called to active duty in January 1945. After attending the B-29 mechanics school in preparation for the invasion of Japan, he served an 11-month tour at Nichols Field in the Philippines.
He then attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.., where he was on the gymnastics team and captain of the swimming team. He graduated in 1950.
Dick married Eleanor Marie Schoenchen in June 1950 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and in 1958 they and their four children moved to Peekskill. He worked for IBM in New York City and White Plains, N.Y., until 1971, when he transferred to the Concord/Manchester IBM offices, moving the Finer Family to Bow, where Dick and Ellie maintained the family home until 2011.
Dick enjoyed family camping, hiking, and swimming, and was an avid pocketknife collector.
Dick was active in both St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord, and served terms as council president. Later, he enjoyed membership in Toastmasters and taught AARP's driver safety program, 55Alive, for 16 years following his
retirement in 1991.
Dick is survived by Eleanor, his loving wife of 64 years; and their four children, Christopher (and wife Betsy) of Bristol, Nancy Finer Wyatt (and husband Robert) of Concord, Virginia Finer of Concord, and William Finer (and wife Pam) of Meredith; six grandchildren, Kathryn Keifer, Allison Cook, Alissa Brown, Terry Finer, Matthew Cook, and Brian Finer; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Elizabeth, Madilynne, and Daniel; and Zoey, who Dick treated like a grandchild.
Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chapel in Barrows Hall on the Heritage Heights campus, 149 East Side Drive in Concord. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 211 North Main St., in Concord, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick's memory to the Havenwood Heritage Heights Resident Support Fund (33 Christian Ave., Concord, NH 03301) or the Concordia Lutheran Church Pastor's Discretionary Fund (211 North Main St.t, Concord, NH 03301).
Bennett Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of arrangements.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:38
LACONIA — James E. Trainor III, 69, of 833 Weirs Blvd., died peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
Jim was born Jan. 10, 1945, in Winthrop, Mass., the son of the late James E. and Ellen (Gannon) Trainor.
He graduated from Revere High School in 1962 and then served in the Army.
He resided in Londonderry for several years before moving to Laconia 18 years ago, while spending his winter months in Homosassa, Fla.
He had been employed as a powerhouse manager at General Electric in Lynn, Mass., and then plant manager at Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack for 25 years before retiring in December 2000.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth (Laracy) Trainor, of Laconia; two sons, Mike Trainor and his wife, Lisa, of New Hampshire, and Rob Trainor of the Virgin Islands; his brothers-in-law, William Laracy and his wife, Maryann, of Beverly, Mass., and John Laracy of Boston; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many great friends.
Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, boating, and socializing by the pool. He always threw a great party and was a constant joker. He was loved by all he met and will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 19 November 2014 08:35
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