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Elinor M. Bailey

MEDFORD, Ore. — Elinor M. Bailey daughter of George and Jessie Bailey of Tilton N.H. passed away Tuesday Dec. 3,2013 in Medford, Oregon.

Ellie was born and raised in Tilton. She was a graduate of Tilton-Northfield High School. She joined the US Navy in 1961 and retired in 1970 as an HM3. She put down roots on the West Coast, she lived in Covina, California for over 30 yrs before retiring to Shady Cove, Oregon.

She leaves behind her partner of 35 yrs Billie Brozovich. Her 2 dogs K.D. and Mikki. Sister Debra Wescott and husband Norman of Sanbornton, NH. Brother Bruce Bailey of Franklin,NH. Niece Jessie Bell and husband Adam and their daughter Olivia of Hill, NH. Nephew Jed Bailey and wife Samantha and their daughter Gracie of Northfield, NH. Her dear friends in Shady Cove, Pat and John Roberts, Gail and Bob Barker, Lee Estensen, Sheilah and Susie and Merrilee.

Ellie was predeceased by her parents George and Jessie, sister Katherine and brother Michael.

There will be a military service at the NH Veterans Cemetary in Boscawen, NH on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 1 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:57

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Rita A. Laurent, 88

LACONIA — Rita A. Laurent, 88, of Laconia, died peacefully at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, joining her beloved husband, Norm.
Mrs. Laurent was born June 6, 1925 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Roseanna (Rocheleau) Levesque. She was a lifetime resident of Laconia and was a 1943 graduate of Laconia High School.
Mrs. Laurent was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed playing bingo, bowling and caring for family members, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters, Norma O'Connor and her husband, Ron, of Gilford, Patricia Szuluk and her husband, Don, of Kingsport, Tenn. and Charlene Morin and her husband, David, of Laconia; one son, Charles Laurent and his wife, Dee, of Laconia; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Levasseur of Laconia and Helen Foley of Florida and several nephews and nieces. Mrs. Laurent was predeceased by her husband of fifty-five years, Norman A. Laurent, in 2003; a son, Thomas A. Laurent, in 1999; a daughter, June Tardif, in 2006; her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center- Activities Fund, 406 Court 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, 18 December 2013 08:31

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Mary E. Morrill, 90

MEREDITH — Mary Elizabeth (Maguire) Smith Morrill, aged 90, died peacefully on December 17, 2013 at her home in Meredith, New Hampshire after a long illness. Mary was born February 27, 1923 in Stoneham, Massachusetts and was the daughter of William F. and Eva M. (Ulrich) Maguire. Her sister Anna M. and brother William F. have deceased.

In 1946 Mary wed Samuel W. Smith who died in 1967. With Sam she raised three sons and a daughter in Stoneham. In 1972 she married William D. Morrill and in 1979 moved to Holderness, New Hampshire. In 1999 they moved to Naples, Florida. She returned to New Hampshire in 2010.

Through the years Mary taught her children, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren the benefits of family, laughter, music, kindness, and civic action. In Stoneham Mary was a founding member of the Stoneham Chapter for the League of Women Voters, and was later appointed to the Stoneham Board of Appeals. As a resident of Holderness she served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and volunteered for Squam Lakes Association. When she lived in Florida she helped at the local Habitat for Humanity.

Mary is survived by her three sons, William F. and wife Rose Smith, Joseph P. and wife Regina Smith, Paul D. Smith and Marion, and daughter Mary-Ellen and Peter Hodges. She loved dearly her grandchildren, their spouses and doted on her great-grandchildren. Surviving family include her nieces Susanne, Nathalie, Paula and their husbands. All were uniquely favored and loved.

The family would like to note the friendships, consideration and respect shown by the residents and staff of the Meredith Bay Colony Club. Please make any memorial gifts to Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity (www.pemivalleyhabitat.org) or the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice (http://www.centralvna.org). Burial arrangements are private.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family. For Mary's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:27

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Bertha C. Lee, 92

MOULTONBOROUGH — Bertha Caroline Lee, 92, of Moultonborough, died peacefully at Forestview Manor, Meredith on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Mrs. Lee was born July 1, 1921 in Canterbury, N.H., the daughter of the late Ezra and Ora (Landry) Rheaume. She was a longtime resident of Canterbury until retiring with her husband to their summer home in Moultonborough.
During World War II, Bertha worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" while her husband was serving overseas in the Army. Bertha was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Meredith. She was a member of the Canterbury Women's Club, the Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Moultonborough Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She volunteered for the Canterbury Fair and the Moultonborough/Sandwich Senior Meals Program. She loved her flower gardens and was a wonderful baker and cook. Her baked beans and pies were legendary at town suppers in Canterbury. Bertha's favorite times were summers spent with family and friends at their camp on the lake.
Survivors include­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ a son, Mark Lee, of Laconia; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Kenneth Filpula, of Moultonborough and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lee was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Robert Vernon Lee, a son, Ronald, her brothers, Ezra, George and Robert and her sisters, Madeline, Josephine, Dora, Margaret, Mary and Frances.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the exceptional staff at Forestview Manor for their tender, loving care of Mom and to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice for their compassion and respect given to her at the end of this part of her journey.
A Memorial Calling hour will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Memorial Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 2 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Maple Grove Cemetery, Canterbury, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Moultonborough/Sandwich Senior Meals Program, PO Box 354, Moultonborough, NH 03254 or the Central New Hampshire 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, 18 December 2013 08:24

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