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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.

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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.

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Helen L. Martel, 88

GILFORD — Helen Louise Martel, 88, of 30 Ridgewood Avenue, passed away at her home on Saturday morning, November 29, 2014, in the presence of her immediate family. A longtime resident of Gilford, Mrs. Martel was a quiet, selfless individual. Her family was her life. She especially enjoyed holiday gatherings and weekend get-togethers at their summer camp in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.

Mrs. Martel was born November 5, 1926 in Moultonborough, N.H., the daughter of the late Harry and Minnie (Bickford) Blackey. Survivors include her devoted husband of sixty-four years, William J. Martel, of Gilford; three daughters, Deborah Messineo and her husband, Peter, of Concord; Diane Marchek and her husband, Kelly, of Meredith and Donna Somma and her husband, Joe, of Norwalk, Connecticut; eight grandchildren, Patrick Marchek and his wife, Anna, of Boston, Massachusetts; Jeffrey Boynton and his wife, Gabby, of Brockton, Massachusetts; William Marchek of Portland, Oregon; Jonathan Boynton of Tilton, Julianne (Messineo) Ortiz and her husband, Hernan, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Kayla Marchek of Portland, Oregon; Casey Marchek of Meredith; Josh Somma of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one great-grandchild, Charlie Boynton; one niece, Thelma Bean of Gilford; and a nephew, Earl Blackey of Moultonborough; and many great-nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two sisters, Edna Verrill and Eunice Blackey, as well as her brother, Herbert Blackey.

There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia. For those who wish, memorial donations honoring Mrs. Martel may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite #300, Manchester, NH 03101.

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.

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Rev. Edward Barent Grevatt, 78

GILFORD — Reverend Edward Barent Grevatt died on November 21, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following a stroke. He was 78 years old. Barry had suffered another major stroke in 2009 from which he made a miraculous recovery.
He resided on Colonial Drive, Gilford for 43 years with his wife, Mary Louise (Myers) Grevatt, who survives him. Other survivors include their daughter, Carla Ann Grevatt Jackson and son-in-law, R. Scott Jackson; grandchildren Andrew Edward, Ian Robert and Grace Ann, all of Bridgewater, Mass. Their son, Richard P. Grevatt and fiancée Mandie Davis, along with her daughter, Natasha Tyler, all of Gilford; brother Marston K. Grevatt and his wife Margaret of East Falmouth, Mass.; first cousin, Jean Yereance Zapple, of Harwichport, Cape Cod, and Falls Church, Va.; nephew Douglas Edward Grevatt and wife Elisa of Norwalk, Conn. and nephews Kyle, Christopher and Jason Myers of Rochester, N.Y. area, plus many cousins.
Rev. Grevatt was born in Newark, N.J. on March 29, 1936, the son of the late Dr. Edward M. Grevatt and the late Edith Yereance Grevatt. He grew up in Montclair, N.J., graduated from Montclair High School in 1954. In 1958 he graduated from Cornell University, with a B.A. in Economics, and in 1961 from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Bachelor of Divinity. He was ordained in 1961 at his home church in Montclair, First Congregational Church, UCC. He then served churches in Moline, Illinois, and Rochester, N.Y. Rev. Grevatt received his Masters of Sacred Theology from Dubuque Theological Seminary in 1970. He then served for thirty years as Pastor at the Congregational Church of Laconia, United Church of Christ, and was honored in 2010 as Pastor Emeritus of the Laconia church.
Rev. Grevatt was active with the NH Conference of the UCC, served as Moderator of the Merrimack Association for years; the Pension Board of the National UCC; an annuitant visitor to retired clergy; for years wrote and edited 'Home Devotions' for homebound persons and served on many other committees.
After retiring in 2001, "Barry" and his wife travelled abroad each year visiting many countries. Even after his stroke in 2009, the Grevatt's had a second trip to Alaska, this time in ferry boats. "Barry" took great pride in caring for his garden and yard and for years enjoyed the peach and apple trees. His interest in stamps began as a young person and continued for many years, with Belgium being his main stamp collection. For years in high school, with his band, to later years, his favorites included jazz to classical. The night he was stricken, he was enjoying Benny Goodman, Carnegie Hall jazz concert.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th, 2014, at the Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC, on Veterans Square. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton will preside. A reception will follow memorial service in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to: Colgate-Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Goodman Street, Rochester, NY, 14618 or to the Dorcas Fund, a local emergency assistance fund to help persons in need in the Laconia area, at the Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, 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, 31 December 1969 07:00

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