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Russell S. Wing, 81

PHIPPSBURG, Maine — Russell Stetson Wing, age 81, of 5 Grove Road, Phippsburg, Maine, and Palm Harbor, Florida, died in Palm Harbor, Florida, from a head injury on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Suncoast Hospice.
Born on June 20, 1933 to Rubert and Sadie "Mimi" Wing in Greene, Maine, Russ graduated from Gorham High School in Gorham, Maine, class of 1952, apprenticed for four years as a draftsman at Saco-Lowell in Biddeford, Maine, and then joined the Jet Set at General Electric in Hooksett, New Hampshire, designing tools to fix aircraft engines until he retired in 1992.
A lifetime member of the Elks, Russ loved to bowl, play golf, and take pictures of sunsets. He had a talent with both poker and dowsing for water. Although he enjoyed a robust lifestyle, he comported a quiet dignity and could turn the tide of opinion by posing just one question. Russ had a way of letting his children know what was expected and right without confrontation or criticism. His work ethic and generosity were a model for his children and grandchildren, whom he adored. He had a dry sense of humor and a calm demeanor, which earned him the nickname of "Mr. Perfect."
He is survived by his wife Gerry of 30 years, sister Janice Weed and husband Norman, son Michael Wing and wife Judi of Milford, daughter Sarah Wing and partner Jon Gagne of Belmont, daughter Amy Wing of Laconia, step-daughter Kimberly Decker Knight and husband Alex of Billerica, Massachusetts, step-son Doug Decker and wife Jen of Rochester, step-son Keith Decker and wife Denise of Manchester, and grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Josh Gagne, Madde Gagne, Matthew Kuehn, Molly Wing, Ben Knight, Eric Knight, Megan Knight, Taryn Decker, Amara Decker, Kelsey Decker, great-grandchild Malachi Kuehn, and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his first wife, Nancy Davis Wing of North Street, Laconia, siblings Randall Wing, Rita Smith, and Rena Sawyer, all from Gorham, Maine.
A celebration of Russ' life will be held on Sunday, June 21st, at his home in Small Point, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Phippsburg Fire Department at Phippsburg Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 83, Phippsburg, Maine, 04562

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:16

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Madge A. Ellis, 87

LACONIA — Madge Alberta Ellis, 87, died March 17, 2015, at the Belknap Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. with her family by her side. She was born on February 3, 1928. She was the daughter of Jasper W. and Gwendolyn (Mullett) Hunt. Madge went to school in Sullivan, N.H .She and her husband Roy lived in Winchendon, Mass. and Pepperell, Mass. before settling in Wilton, N.H. in 1960. Madge loved her family and being together for the holidays. She also liked to paint and do word search puzzles. She and her husband owned Shetland ponies and would take the ponies and a covered wagon to the Wilton 4th of July parade. They were known around town as Ma and Pa Ellis. When the Fair season started, Madge loved to visit all of the fall fairs with Roy.

Madge is survived by her son: Wayne Ellis and his wife Cheryl of Gilmanton, N.H.; her daughter Donna Walker of Keene, N.H.; 7 grandchildren: Heather and Geoffrey Grondin, Jamie and Aaron Ellsworth, Benjamin and his fiancée Chrissy Paguin and Shelly Ellis Simpson. Also 6 great grandchildren.

Madge was predeceased by her son Roy and a sister Jackie Wilson.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Madge's life on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St, Wilton, N.H. From 1 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in the spring in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Wilton, N.H.

The arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton, NH. To view an online obituary or leave a condolence, please visit www.michaudfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 06:30

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Rexford D. Barros, 59


BELMONT — Rexford David Barros, (a.k.a. Poppy) 59, died unexpectedly on Saturday March 28, 2015 following a brief illness. He was born on December 11, 1955 in Laconia, N.H. Rex was the son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Farnsworth) Barros. He was a graduate of Laconia High School, class of 1974 and Plymouth College Class of 1979 where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education. He worked at Pike Industries for many years and later opened B.I.I. Fence & Guardrail, Inc. which was going on twenty six years in business. He also was a member and director of NH Good Roads Association.

Rex always had a smile on his face no matter how bad things were. He loved to make people laugh and to be around his friends and family. He enjoyed the yearly triathlon bike race that went past his house, cheering the loudest as the bikes past by. He loved having various gatherings with family and friends. Rex was a sports enthusiast and big fan of the New England Patriots, but loved playing golf the most and especially getting his wife involved with the sport.

Rex loved spending time at the ocean, he and his wife's private spot in the mountains and going for long rides on the back roads throughout the state with his wife and dog, Lilly Madison. He much enjoyed his quality time with his granddaughter Lyllah (Puddin), whether it was cuddling on his lap, playing on the computer, working in the yard, mowing the grass on his riding lawn mower or playing cards. He especially enjoyed spending time on his farmers porch waiting for friends to stop by for a visit.

He is survived by his loving wife of thirteen and half years, Cheryl (Maheux) Barros; three daughters, Lindsey Dirth and her husband, Josh, Meghan Bushong and her husband, Howie, Missy Anstey and her fiancé, Dan Downard. He is also survived by his two granddaughters, Lyllah Kendall Downard and Addelynn Dirth.

In addition, he is also survived by his three sisters and two brothers; Joanne Santana-Montez and her husband, Cisco, of San Marcos, Calif., Anthony Barros, of Laconia, Isabel Lund and her husband Dave of East Cornith, Vt., Carolyn Tucker and her husband, Steve, of East Cornith, Vt. and Roy Barros and his wife, Elaine, of Gilford. Rex also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, especially Nathan Barros whom he treated like his own son, his pets that he loved dearly; his dog, Lilly Madison, and his cats, Precious, Fluffy and Little One. Rex was predeceased by his parents and his twin boys.

There will be no calling hours or service. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date and time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or The Lakes Region Scholarship, PO Box 7312, Gilford NH 03247-7312.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, 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, 01 April 2015 06:36

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Leonard V. Muller, 90


LACONIA – Leonard V. Muller, 90, of 15 Dartmouth Street, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, in his home.

He was born on May 25, 1924 in Bayonne, N.J., the son of the late Valentine and Florence (Wrigley) Muller.

Leonard served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a Staten Island U.S. Power Squadron Rating Advanced Pilot. He worked as a butcher for more than 40 years, eight of which were at the IGA in Laconia, and was the owner and operator of L & B Carpet Cleaning for several years.

He is survived by his late wife's son, Glenn Richardson and his wife Sue of Laconia, and Glenn's daughter Kelly of California; and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Betty J. (Clairmont) Muller and his two sisters.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015, at St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

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 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:16

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