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James E. Boyd, Jr., 72

THORNTON — James E. "Jim" Boyd, Jr., 72, of Thornton, N.H., passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Golden View Healthcare Center, in Meredith.

Born on May 21, 1942, in Sewickley, Penn., Jim was the son of the late James and Marjorie (Jones) Boyd.
Jim graduated from the Ligonier Valley High School, in Ligonier, Penn. After graduating, he enlisted and spent the next four years in the US Marine Corps.

After serving his country, Jim furthered his education at Edinboro State College, in Edinboro, Penn. It was there that he raised his family with his former wife Marjorie. In Edinboro, Jim served as a police officer prior to becoming the owner and operator of Boyd's Edinboro Exxon. In addition, he devoted countless hours to his community as a volunteer Firefighter and Rescue Captain with the Edinboro Fire Department, for over 20 years. After many years of successful ownership, he sold the service station and took a position with IBM, then later transferred to their Michigan office.

In the early 1990s, Jim left Michigan to return to his boys in Edinboro, Penn. There, he started his own construction company, Residential Rescue. When he was diagnosed with a long-term illness, he moved to live and work with his brother Bob near Philadelphia. After a few years of successful medical treatment he made the decision to move to again be near his sons and their families in Thornton, N.H.

Jim was an energetic, bright eyed and charismatic man with a contagious smile and wit. He always put the needs of others ahead of his own and was committed to his family and community. He was known for going the extra mile to make sure things were done right. He was never afraid of a challenge and was always willing to roll up his sleeves to get the job done. He was a proud man who loved his family and friends and will be missed by so many.

Jim leaves behind his sons, Jeb and Matt Boyd along with their families. He was known as the beloved "Poppy" by his three grandchildren, Tucker (son of Jeb and Holly), as well as Emily and Maggie (daughters of Matt and Georgie). He is survived by his brother, Bob and his three children, Mike, Jennifer and Katie and (Mike's son) Jack.

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Main St, Plymouth on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Grace Pritchard-Burson, rector, will celebrate. Interment will be private and held at a later date.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium, of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Jim's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:09

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Abby M. Greene (Service)

GILFORD — A Graveside Service for Abby M. Greene, 80, of Old Lakeshore Road, will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. Mrs. Greene died on February 19, 2014.
For those who wish and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.
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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Marilyn L. Bryant, 90

LACONIA — Miss Marilyn L. Bryant, 90, of 120 Belvidere Street, Lakeport, N.H. died on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness.
Miss Bryant was born in Laconia on December 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Harry L. and Thelma K. (Pickering) Bryant. Following graduation from Laconia High School in 1941, she attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she majored in history and graduated in 1945 with Phi Beta kappa Honors.
For two years, she was a teacher of history and social studies at Foxcroft Academy, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and then returned to Colby where she was Secretary to the Dean of Women from 1947-1950. From 1950-1953, she was Assistant to the Dean of Students at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. and from 1953-59 she was Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Boys' Clubs of Boston. From 1959-1985, she was Administrative Assistant to the Dean and then Director of Fiscal Affairs at Boston University School of Nursing.
In 1984, Miss Bryant was one of three recipients of the Distinguished Service Award presented annually by the Boston University Faculty Council.
During the 32 years that she lived in Boston, she was an active member of Old South Church in Boston and in 1974 became one of the first women deacons in that church.
Following her retirement from Boston University in 1985, she moved back to Lakeport to assist in the care of her mother who died in 2001 at the age of 100. Miss Bryant served as Treasurer of the United Baptist Church in Lakeport from 1986 until 1997 and as Financial Secretary of the church. She also served as Treasurer of the Lakeport Woman's Club and as Treasurer of the Ready for Service Club of the United Baptist Church.
Miss Bryant loved cats. Her other interests included reading, exercising, knitting, gardening, house plants, classical music and opera.
Survivors include a sister, Mary E. "Betty" Goss, and her husband, Arnold S. Goss, of Lakeport; four nieces, Holly Goss Fish, Ellen Bryant Peters, Susan Bryant Nadeau and Anne Bryant Nute; two nephews, Steven Bryan Goss and Glenn S. Goss and six grandnieces and six grandnephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Harry L. Bryant, Jr.
In accordance with Miss Bryant's wishes, there will be no calling hours.
Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to do so may make donations in her memory to the United Baptist Church, 35 Park Street, Lakeport, NH 03246, the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Drive, Ste 101, Natick, MA 01760.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with h 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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Marguerite M. Bullock, 91

NORTHFIELD — Marguerite M. Bullock (nee Hewett) age 91 of Northfield, NH died peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at St. Francis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Laconia, NH.

Born on July 25, 1923 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Roswall and Marguerite Hewett. She lived in Teaneck, Wyckoff and Hamburg, NJ before moving to New Hampshire in 2010.

Marguerite graduated from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pa., married Clark in June 1946 and they enjoyed 63 wonderful loving years together. She raised her children before retiring with her husband to Hamburg, NJ. She was an avid bridge player and loved to travel on cruises with Clark. Over the years her greatest pleasure was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss her very much. Margie has been called home to be reunited with her loving husband Clark for eternity.

She was a former parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle Church, Hamburg, NJ, Church of the Nativity, Midland Park, NJ, and St. Anastasia RC Church, Teaneck NJ.

Surviving are her children, Michael and his wife Joan Bullock of Flemington, NJ, Anne Taylor and her husband Gregg of Wayne, NJ, Rita Krupa and her husband Bill of Northfield, NH and James Bullock and his wife Elizabeth of Jacksonville, FL. Also surviving are her 8 grandchildren, Cory Lansdell (Shannon), Tracy Lansdell, Will Krupa (Ashley), John Krupa, Brian Taylor, Melissa Taylor, Victoria Bullock, Alexandra Bullock, 2 great grandchildren, Micaela and Madison, 3 nieces and several cousins. She was predeceased by her infant daughter Mary Louise in 1956, by her husband, Joseph Clark Bullock Jr. in 2010 and her sister in law Audrey Stanley in 2012.

Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, HYPERLINK "http://www.vpfh.com/" \t "_blank" www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ.

Funeral Mass Thursday 9:30 am at Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect St. Midland Park, NJ. Interment, Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Leukemia Society or the St Francis Activity Fund at 406 Court Street, Laconia NH 03426

Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 08:28

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