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Kenneth P. Glidden

LACONIA — Kenneth Paul Glidden of Laconia, beloved son and only child of the late Frank Benjamin and Agnes (Boudreau) Glidden, was called back peacefully from his home on Oct. 22, 2014. He was born in Laconia in a blizzard and rode out on an autumn storm.

Ken held a Bachelor's of Science and Arts degree in finance from Lowell Technological Institute (with honors), and a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.

He began his professional career in Albany, N.Y., as an accountant for the Albany International Corp. While working in municipal finance for the city of Boston, Ken took night courses at Suffolk to earn his law degree. He continued with the city of Boston during the Kevin White and Ray Flynn administrations.

Ken would, when prodded, share with friends reminiscences of Albany International and Boston government, such as the times when he represented the city, as comptroller of its cultural affairs office, during visits by foreign dignitaries.

Even years later, when Ken strolled around Beacon Hill or sat at the Oyster Bar near City Hall, folks would come up to him, so glad to see him again.

After 14 years of service, Ken retired from Boston City government as first assistant collector­/treasurer. Ken returned to New Hampshire where he practiced general and municipal law, criminal defense and prosecution in state and federal courts, and appellate work before the First Circuit. He also used his financial expertise to benefit a variety of public and private entities.

Ken was happiest fishing in Alaska and Canada, locally with Cousin George, lobstering with Ed Heaphy, and boating. He was a consummate Patriots fan. Ken restored homes he lived in on Gilmanton's Shellcamp and took good care of his venerable Laconia home. Ken was a patient, dignified man of uncommon modesty. He had no enemies. Despite his quiet ways, his fearless energy, strength, exuberant laugh and wit are gifts many cherish.

Ken is survived by cousins, Michael Boudreau, Jerry Boudreau and George Boudreau, numerous other Boudreau, Moulton and Tibbetts cousins in the area; by his beloved cats, Iris, Josephine, and Douglas; and partner, Joyce Donohue.

There will be no calling hours or service, according to Ken's wishes. In lieu of flowers or cards, keep Ken in your heart, remember his goodness and light, and consider memorial donations to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572 Laconia, NH 03247 or the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia NH 03246.

Wilkinson­Beane­Simoneau­Paquette 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, 29 October 2014 06:56

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Steven H. Chadwick, 62

BELMONT — Steven H. Chadwick, 62, of 53 Concord Street, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born on July 28, 1952 in Laconia, the son of the late Harry and Patricia (Lacasse) Chadwick. Steven worked as a plumber, electrician and builder. He worked as a self-employed contractor for a number of years and most recently worked for Don Morin & Associates in Laconia. He was a muscle car enthusiast and enjoyed drag racing. Steven was known as a jack of all trades.

He is survived by his four children; Sandy Chadwick of Gilford, Sarah Chadwick of Belmont, Jeffrey Chadwick of Belmont and Becky Chadwick of Laconia, four grandchildren; Richard Fielders III, Dominic Ferrari, Addison Howard and Bradley Steven Chadwick, two brothers; Mike Chadwick of Warner and Tim Chadwick of Penacook, two sisters, Linda Paquette of Laconia and Debbie Poisson of Hooksett and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,Two Commerce Dr, Ste 110, Bedford, NH 03110.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. 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, 29 October 2014 07:11

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Faith B. Devine, 91

GILFORD — Faith B. Devine, 91, went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2014. Faith was born October 16, 1923 to Winifred (Nichols) Pryor and Thomas Pryor in Ashland, N.H., where she grew up and graduated from Ashland High School. She attended Providence Bible Institute in Rhode Island, Wheaton College in Illinois, graduating from Barrington College in Rhode Island. After college, she lived in Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts, before settling back in N.H. She worked at Plymouth State College for many years as the Secretary to the Dean of Student Personnel and then retired from New Hampshire Ball Bearing as the Personnel Director.
She was very active in her retirement years working at Lamprey and Lamprey in Center Harbor and a volunteer at the Gilford Public Library. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed taking trips with her husband.
She resided in Gilford, N.H. for the last 40 years and most recently at Genesis Rehabilitation Center in Laconia.
She attended First Baptist Church in Meredith and more recently she became a member of Central Baptist Church in Belmont, N.H.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Thomas E. Pryor. Survivors include her loving husband of 40 years, Edward of Gilford; her two daughters, Susan Gettens of Pittsfield, N.H. and Elaine Halsey and her husband, William, and their daughter, Angela, of Gilford; her sister, Sylvia Johnson, of Camden, Maine; her brother David L. Pryor of Tilton, N.H. and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Central Baptist Church, 304 Laconia Road, (on Route 106), Belmont, N.H. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at noon, also at the church.
Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford, with a reception immediately following back at the Central Baptist Church.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. 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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Virginia A. Garfield, 65

HILL — Virginia A. Garfield "Ginny", 65, of Frost Rd., died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at home after a engthy battle with cancer. She was born in Haverhill, Mass., the daughter of Ernest and Barbara (Perkins) Britton and was raised by her mother, Barbara and stepfather Francis Hall. Ginny grew up in Chesterfield and Goffstown and later moved to Tilton and finally in Hill since 1975.

Ginny lived her life as caregiver to many. At a young age, she helped to raise her five siblings. After her marriage to Bruce Garfield, she became a stay at home mom and gave her heart and soul to her husband and two children. In time, Ginny provided care to her grandson and to many other children as a profession. At age 60, she became an LNA. She loved caring for her patients who meant the world to her.

Though truly talented artistically, working in many mediums, painting, ceramics, braided rugs, sewing, knitting and gardening, her true passion was cooking and baking. She had special hands, like no others. She considered York Beach, Maine as her special place. Enjoying summers there for over 30 years where she walked the beach as well as sitting and reading under her tree. It was truly her serenity.

She enjoyed her involvement as a member of the Bristol United Church of Christ and the Woman's Association.

Family includes her husband of 46 years, Bruce Garfield of Hill; a daughter Kimberly Henry of Hill; son Eric Garfield of San Diego, Calif.; grandson Myles Keyser of Hill; brothers: David Hall of Greenfield, Mass.; Martin Hall of Westmoreland; Daniel Hall of W. Buxton, Maine; sisters Laurie Wyman of Wake Forrest, N.C.; Kathy Lawson of Westmoreland; and lifelong best friend Patricia Vigue of E. Andover.

Services-There will be a memorial service, Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Bristol United Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Newfound Area Nursing Association-Hospice Program, 214 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:32

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