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Patricia J. Holland, 71

ASHLAND — Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland, 71 died on Feb. 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family, following a period of declining health.

She was born in Hanover on June 23, 1943, the daughter of William and Irene (Preston) Doyle. Pat was raised in Vermont where she attended local schools. She was a graduate of Thetford Academy. She came to Ashland 49 years ago and has been a resident ever since. While in Ashland she was employed at Plymouth Stitching, Ashland Schools, Comfort Inn, Ash True Value, and was also self-employed for many years.

Pat was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church, Ashland Woman's Club, and the Ashland Community Center. She enjoyed quilting, shopping, her grandchildren, traveling and the Boston Red Sox.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Holland of Ashland; daughters Dr. Michelle Brague of Pennsylvania, Lisa Ash of Ashland, and Holly Andrews of Meredith; her sons, Brett Beede of Ashland, Melvin Scott Holland of Hillsboro, and Christopher Holland of Campton; 12 grandchildren; four brothers, Dave Doyle of Berlin, Jim Doyle of South Carolina, Larry Doyle of Arizona, and Russell "Pete" Doyle of New York; one sister, Joan Van Norden of Thetford, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. in the Ashland Baptist Church, Main Street in Ashland.

Donations may be made to the Pemi Baker Home Health & Hospice, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth, NH 03264.

Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the arrangements. For more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com  

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:17

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Virginia L. Davis, 87

MOULTONBOROUGH — Virginia L. Davis, 87, of Weymouth, Mass., and formerly a longtime resident of Moultonborough and Laconia, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, Mass.

Virginia was born June 7, 1927 in Laconia, daughter of the late Edward L. Davis and Clara (Guerin) Davis. Virginia was formerly employed at the Meredith Bank & Trust, and was secretary to the President and the Bank Board.

She loved reading, cooking and enjoyed writing in her diary, and above all spending time with friends and family.

Virginia is survived by a son, Alan and his wife Karen, of Plymouth, Mass.; two daughters, Kathleen Aldrich and her husband Norman, of Gilford, and Patricia Davis and her husband, the Rev. Roger Davis of Brewer, Maine; seven grandchildren Kimberly Duell, Jeffrey Davis, Hillary Damon, Sarah Sedgley, Naomi Wise, Jared Davis and Kelli Aldrich; sic great-grandchildren and a nephew.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased be her husband, Leo E. Davis in 2002; and a brother, Paul Davis.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at noon at St. Andre Bessette Parish in St. Joseph's Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Lambert Cemetery in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lakes Region Hospital Oncology Department, 80 Highland St., Laconia.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & cremations Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online guest book, please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:13

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Lynn A. Bent, 83

MEREDITH — Lynn Akeroyd Bent, 83, of Meredith, passed away on Feb. 7, 2015.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 2, 1931, to Arthur and Phyllis (Halstead) Akeroyd, the family subsequently moved to Long Island, N.Y., Waban, Mass., and Newton, Mass., where Lynn graduated from Newton High School and Boston School of Dental Nursing. She subsequently attended Normandale College, Edina, Minn.

In 1955 Lynn married William MacFarland Metcalf and moved to Northfield, Minn., where their five children were born: Robert Arthur (wife Julie, twins Elsa and Jack), William MacFarland Jr. (wife Annette), Beth Anne Velasco (husband Al), and Jennifer Duffy (children Ryan and Lauren), all of whom survive her.

Lynn was married in 1975 to Herman A. Roeder and moved to San Jose, Calif. Mr. Roeder had three sons and two daughters, as well as seven grandchildren, all of whom survive her. Mr. Roeder passed away in 2001.

In December 2010 Lynn and George L. Bent were married in Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith. They grew up together in Newton, Mass., and had known each other for 70 years. George also survives her.

She is survived by her sisters Gail Millett of Pawleys Island, S.C., and Jean Akeroyd- Rumble, San Francisco; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith. The Rev. Robin Thomas Soller, officiating. Burial service will be held at a later date at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton, Mass.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 93 Route 25 East, Meredith, NH 03253

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.wilkonsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:04

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John H. Bancroft Sr., 84

BELMONT — John Henry Bancroft Sr., 84, of 68 Tioga Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.

He was born on March 20, 1930 in Hartford, Conn., the son of the late James and Mary Ella (Ellsworth) Bancroft.

He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

John worked as a printer since the age of 15 and was the president of J & J Printing in Laconia and later Gilford. He was an avid dog lover, especially Dobermans. He was a therapy dog volunteer at the New Hampshire Veterans Home and had a passion for the very young and the very old.

He was an honorary Kiwanian and worked with a number of service groups. John not only enjoyed family gatherings, but enjoyed Doberman get-togethers also.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carolyn (Alcorn) Bancroft of Belmont; two sons, John H. Bancroft Jr. of Glencliff, and Stephen Bancroft of Laconia; three daughters, Linda Bunk and her husband Mickey of Windsor, Conn., Judy Gessford of Simsbury, Conn., and Lisa (Manning) Nally and her husband John of Ashland; eight grandchildren, Nichole Bunk Moran and her husband Sean, Molly Gessford, David Gessford, Jacob Bancroft, Sarah Manning, Jennifer Manning, Kyle Manning and John H. Bancroft III; one sister, Eileen Cantrell and her husband Lonnie of East Dover, Vt.; one sister-in-law, Pamela Kerry of Pawtucket, R.I.; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant

St., Laconia. A funeral service will immediately follow, also at the funeral home.

A private burial will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central NH 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 Monday, 09 February 2015 10:59

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