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Robert R. O'Donnell, 83

GILFORD — Robert R. O'Donnell, 83, of 15 Bacon Drive #6, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia.
Bob was born October 14, 1931 in Medford, Mass., the son of the late Joseph E. and Olive M. (Rice) O'Donnell.
Bob resided in Medford for several years before moving to Gilford, N.H. thirty-eight years ago. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and had been employed at Borden Chemical for forty years before retiring in 1991.
Bob was a past Commander of the Lakes Region Detachment Marine Corps League and was a founding member of the Alton Shores Association in Alton, N.H. He enjoyed following all New England sports teams, Gilford Beach with his family, Hart's Turkey Farm, Meredith and the camp in North Conway.
Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Barbara J. ( Hoyles) O'Donnell of Gilford; three sons, Robert R. O'Donnell, Jr. of Gilford, Richard E. O'Donnell of Meredith and Brian S. O'Donnell of Sanbornton; a daughter, Debora J. O'Donnell, and her husband, James A. Fecteau, of Hooksett; four grandchildren, Derek, Darren, Daryl and Kristin; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Olive Post, and her husband, Sonny, of Medford, Mass. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Richard and Jack and a sister, Dorothy.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
Burial will follow the service.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Central N.H. VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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, 03 December 2014 07:46

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Janet R. Schmid, 93

MEREDITH — Janet R. (Miller) Schmid, 93, died Monday, December 1, 2014 at Forestview Manor after a period of declining health.

She was born on June 15, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her father was a florist there and moved to Needham, Mass. where Janet grew up. She graduated from Lasell Jr. College and worked in the Navy building in Boston during World War II where she met her husband, Robert H. Schmid who was in the Navy. Janet was a mother, wife and homemaker. She lived in Manchester, N.H. for many years. She did not work outside the home except to fill in at her husband's office as a temporary secretary when needed. She was very accomplished at knitting and crocheting, making mittens with intricate designs and crocheted bedspreads. Janet loved coming to Lake Winnipesaukee with her family on weekends to swim and boat. She enjoyed gardening with her husband, both flowers and vegetables. She was also an excellent cook. When she was in her early 80s, she rode a Segway at Thanksgiving. She thought it was great fun. She spent the last two years at Forestview Manor in Meredith.

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Schmid Tetrault and her husband Gerald, her step grandchildren; Michael of Manchester, Kristine of Suncook and Matthew of South Carolina, her two step great grandchildren, Jacob and Nathan Tetrault of Manchester. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Schmid in 2006.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Whipple Ave entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Forestview Manor, 153 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253.

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 Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:27

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Robert S. 'Skip' Gove, 66

LAKEPORT — Robert S. Gove "Skip", 66 of Lakeport died at the Community Hospice House on November 25, 2014.
Skip was born in Laconia on December 3, 1947 the son of Robert E. and Muriel (Moody) Gove. He was a lifelong N.H. resident and graduated from Laconia High School.
Skip served in the US Navy in Virginia and attended Fitchburg Business School. He retired from the NE Telephone/Verizon after 35 years of service. During his early years he was an active member of the GDK and continued lifelong friendships with members of that group. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in many capacities. He was happiest in the role of service to his family, members of the church and in the new Boston Temple. Skip gained his love of cars and motorcycles from his father Robert. He shared that love with all who were close to him.
Skip will always be remembered for his many talents in home and car repair, his quick hand in the kitchen, his thoughtful one on one conversation, his beautiful penmanship, his radiant smile, his timeless dress and his passion for the moment he was in.
His greatest joy was in his family. Predeceased by his parents, brother Danny and his best friend Ron Ouelette. Surviving family include his wife Eve and his children Chelsea Gove of Vancouver, Wash., Eryn Haugen of Phoenix, Ariz., Kaytlyn Constantinou of Chelmsford, Mass., Daryl Gove of Phoenix, Ariz. and Sarah Snowden of Loveland, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, his sister Barbara Bickford of Hooksett, N.H. and niece Bethanie Saint Laurent of Manchester, N.H.
A private service was held Saturday and donations in memory of Skip may be made to the Community Hospice House at 210 Naticook Rd. Merrimack NH 03054.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Diane L. Homa Thompson, 54

TILTON — Diane L. Homa Thompson, age 54, passed away at the Concord Hospital Hospice House in New Hampshire on November 29, 2014 after a long, brave fight from bone cancer. She is survived by her husband Daniel Thompson of 22 years, where they lived in Tilton, N.H. She was born August 28, 1960 to Charles F. Homa and the late Arlene Shubert Homa of Pittsfield, Mass.
She is survived by her sisters Charlene (Homa) Wehry of Pittsfield Mass., Karen Homa of Orford, N.H., and Nancy (Homa) Chicoire of North Adams, Mass. She is also survived by her cousins Andrew Mains and April (Mains) Lewis of Bailyville, Maine and Arthur Mains of Calais, Maine. She also is survived by her son Jimmy Poulin and her daughter Faith Cole, both of Maine. Additional survivors include her husband's two brothers, Dick Thompson of Searsport, Maine and Bruce Thompson of Webster N.H.
Diane was a 1978 graduate of Pittsfield High School and then attended Berkshire Community College, taking environmental and conservation courses, in Pittsfield, Mass. She was an avid local figure skater during her adolescent years, having won many medals in freestyle competitions. She achieved the gold medal qualification level in freestyle figure skating from the United States Figure Skating Association. She then went on to teach figure skating as a professional at local Berkshire County, Massachusetts figure skating clubs.
One of her biggest passions in later years was trout fishing in the lakes and streams of New Hampshire, dragging her husband through the underbrush, trees, and streams to find that big elusive fish that no one has yet caught. Her house in New Hampshire was well-maintained with her flower and vegetable gardens, which was her-second biggest passion. With her conservation background Diane joined the water committee at Gaslight Village.
The memorial will be held Cremation Society of New Hampshire at 172 King St. in Boscawen, N.H. Saturday December 6 , 2014 from 12 to 2 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home in care of Dan Thompson. In celebration of her life, please feel free to bring confetti/stickers or sequins for a memory box. She will be interred at the Homa family site, at Restlawn Cemetery in Perry Maine, at a later date.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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