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James Taylor, 61

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CAMPTON — James "Jim" Taylor 61, passed away on June 9, 2015 at Dartmouth Hitchcock medical center due to complications with Cirrhosis.

Jim was born on June 26, 1953 in Mason W.V., son of, John and Patricia (Scanlon) Taylor. James worked in the boating industry for the better part of the last decade working at Lakeport Landing, Shep Brown's Boat Basin, and Y-Landing marinas.

Jim was a member of the Elks Lodge Post #2312. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding his Harley. He was mechanically inclined, often found tinkering and working on things. Jim will be remembered for being a loyal friend, a man who would give you the shirt off his back.

Jim is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Megan and David Taylor currently stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; his daughter Tanya Taylor of Acton, Mass.; and his son Joshua Buckley of Campton, N.H.

Services will be private.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Suzanne Whitney, 70

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Suzanne Whitney, 70

GILFORD — Suzanne Whitney, 70, of Saltmarsh Pond Road, died on Friday, June 12, 2015, at home with her family by her side.

Suzanne was born on Dec. 15, 1944, in Laconia. The daughter of George and Mabel (Tottie) Barnes. She resided in Belmont before moving to Gilford nearly 50 years ago.

Suzanne began her career as a secretary at Weeks Dairy in Laconia. After working for several years at the dairy she went to work for the Town of Gilford in the Appraisal Department. Not long after going to work for the town she then transferred to the Gilford Fire Department, where she was the secretary to the chief for many years. Suzanne finished her career spending 18 years at the Gilford Sundial shop where she enjoyed getting to know many of her customers and their families in the local community.

Suzanne enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking trips to the ocean in the summer, and spending time working in her garden. Suzanne was actively involved at the Gilford Community Church.

Suzanne is survived by her loving husband, Allan D. Whitney, of Gilford; a daughter, Michelle Whitney, of Laconia; and a sister, Nancy Barnes, of Ocala, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.

For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to The New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247; Gilford Community Church, Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford NH 03249; or Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 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 Monday, 15 June 2015 07:40

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Guy Taylor, Jr., 89

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PLYMOUTH — Guy Taylor, Jr., 89, of Plymouth, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 after a period of declining health.
Born on February 18, 1926, in Plymouth, he was the son of Guy and Lillian (Farnham) Taylor, Sr. Guy was raised in Rumney, graduating from the Plymouth High School, Class of 1944. After his graduation he enlisted with the U.S. Army serving with honor and courage during World War II in the Pacific Theatre from 1944-1946 and was honorably discharged with the Rank of Sergeant at the conclusion of his service.
After the war Guy returned to Plymouth. He married Lucille (Ford) in 1948. Together they raised their family in Plymouth and shared 36 years of marriage before Lucille's untimely passing in 1984. In 1988 Guy remarried to Janet (Robie).
Guy's working career includes 5 years as a lineman with the White Mountain Power Company, and after attending Barbering School, 48 years as the proprietor of Taylor's Barber Shop which was situated in the Rollins Block, on Main Street, in Plymouth. Guy closed his shop and retired from barbering in 1999.
He was a past president of the Plymouth Lions Club, a member and past president of the Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club, a member of the Plymouth V.F.W. Post 4483, and he was a devoted member of the Plymouth Congregational Church.
He will be lovingly remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle who loved the great outdoors, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Guy is predeceased by his first wife of 36 years, Lucille (Ford) Taylor; daughters, Karen Taylor, and Sharyl Oswald; his parents and his sister, Hilda Mathis.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Janet (Robie) Taylor, of Plymouth; son, Randall Taylor, of Pottstown, Penn.; daughter, Kathryn Melanson and husband Steven, of Holderness; four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; two nieces and many friends throughout the greater Plymouth area.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 2 through 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Cemetery, Fairgrounds Rd., Plymouth at 11 a.m. Rev. Al Mathis of the Plymouth Congregational Church will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sharyl (Taylor) Oswald Nursing Scholarship Fund which benefits Plymouth Regional High School Seniors pursuing a career in Nursing. Make checks payable to STO Nursing Scholarship Fund, Meredith Village Savings Bank, 24 Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Guy's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2015 08:09

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Martin R. DeGara, 72

ORANGE, Mass. — Martin R. "Marty" DeGara, 72, of East Main Street, died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare- campus, in Worcester, Mass.
Born in North Adams on July 27, 1942, he was a son of the late Martin Sr. and Marion E. (Mowe) DeGara and grew up in Orange and attended Ralph C. Mahar Regional School.
Martin had served in the Army National Guard following high school.
He married Jean (Dodge) in 1963 and raised his family in Monroe Bridge, Massachusetts where he had driven the fire truck in the Old Home Day celebrations.
A hardworking and generous man, Martin had worked at the Deerfield Specialty Paper Company in Monroe for 18 years before going to work at Deerfield Academy, from where he retired. He had also briefly worked for Millers Falls Tool Company.
An animal lover, Martin also enjoyed playing golf and horseshoes, playing cards, especially pitch, but most of all his family came first.
A member of the American Legion Post 129 in Readsboro, Vermont, he was also a member of St. Mary's Church in Orange as well as the Orange Historical Society.
Survivors include a son, Mark DeGara and his wife, Kay, of Laconia, N.H.; a daughter, Shelly DeGara and her husband, Lenny, of Orange; grandchildren, Mark DeGara, Jr. of Laconia, N.H., Justin DeGara of Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., Kelsie Deschiane and Ryan Deschiane, both of Orange; his former wife, Jean DeGara; his companion, Joan Baranoski of Greenfield; step children, Douglas, Dawnette, Matthew, and Gary; sisters, Marjorie Baldrachi and her husband, Norman, of Concord, Mass., Marlene Allen and her husband, Bob, of Orange; and many nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles.
There are no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 19 Congress Street, Orange.
Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested either the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to the Franklin County Sheriff's Regional Dog Shelter, ATTN: Friends of the FCSRDO, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls, MA 01376.
Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements.
You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 06:41

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