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Helen Hawkins, 92

LACONIA — Helen M. Hawkins, 92, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died at her home on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. She was the widow of William I. Hawkins who died in 1990.

Helen was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Sanford, Maine, the daughter of the late Pierre and Laura (Morrissette) Chamberlain.

Helen was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Lakeport, and volunteered at the New to You Shop. She had been employed at Story Drug Store and the Jr. Deb Clothing Store. She was an avid bingo player, enjoyed reading and square dancing and loved to keep up with world affairs.

Helen is survived by a son, William K. Hawkins, of Cape Coral, Fla.; three daughters, Jerilyn Peart and her husband, Bruce, of Seattle, Linda Rowley and her husband, Jerry, of Salt Lake City, and Margaret Hooker and her husband, Billy, of Lyons, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Linnette Remick of Rye.

In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was predeceased by a brother, Roland Chamberlain; and a sister, Rita Eldridge.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette 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 Monday, 17 November 2014 09:21

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Steven M. West, 60

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Steven M. West, 60, of Port Orange, Florida and a former Laconia resident, passed away at home on September 20, 2014. He was the Widower of Jane A (Thrippleton) West. They shared 39 years of marriage before her passing in 2013.
Steve was born in Laconia, N.H., on November 27, 1953, he was the son of Charles and Laura (Richards) West. He attended and graduated from Laconia High School in 1971. After high school he joined the Air Force. At the end of his service, he returned home to marry the love of his life in 1974.
Before moving to Florida, he worked for New Hampshire Ball Bearings as an inspector. Steve enjoyed the outdoors. He loved camping, fishing, white water rafting and most of all, riding his motorcycle.
Steve is survived by his two sons, Jeremy of Concord, N.H., Jason and his wife Cheryl and their three children, Mackenzie, Kendall and Cadence, all of Wolfeboro, N.H.
He also leaves behind a sister, Suzanne West of Manchester, N.H., two brothers, Buck West of Meredith, N.H. and Kerry West of Denver Colo. and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church Wolfeboro. 115 South Main St. Wolfeboro NH 03894

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:18

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Yvonne Morin, 101

LACONIA — Yvonne Morin, 101, of 25 Union Avenue, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Yvonne was born October 20, 1913 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Frank and Marie Anne (Brochu) Morin. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Yvonne provided childcare for many families in the Laconia area for several years.

Survivors include two sisters, Rachel Gilbert of Laconia and Lorraine Lavoie of Manchester, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Yvonne was predeceased by three sisters, Lauretta Normandin, Theresa Guilmette and Jeannette Hurd and five brothers, Eugene Morin, Robert Morin, Bertrand Morin, Rene Morin and Lionel Morin.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

Burial will be at a later date in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

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 the Bert and Anita Morin Family Scholarship Fund, c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford NH 03247-7312.

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 Monday, 17 November 2014 09:13

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David P. Edelstein, 66

NORTH BERWICK, Maine — David Philip Edelstein, 66 died on November 13 at his home in North Berwick, Maine. Bedridden for many years with MS, David succumbed to a sudden onset of pneumonia.

David was born and raised in Nashua, the third child of Harold and Katharine Edelstein. As a young man, David moved to Portsmouth where he eventually opened two businesses on Ceres Street: The Trunk Shop and a toy store called Little Dickens. He became an expert in antiques, particularly rare antique trunks, and his beautifully restored early American trunks were sought by collectors across the country. In 1986, David married Annie Blanchard. Together they moved to North Berwick, where their daughter Molly was born in 1987.

David was known for his intelligence, wit, curiosity and grand philosophical theories about the nature of life. He was a talented guitarist, a peace activist, and an iconoclast, continually questioning the accepted wisdom of the world. Mark Twain was his greatest hero and model, and David sometimes proved the equal of that model in his ironic assaults on pomposity and pretense.

Above all, he was a sweet, loving, and generous man, who will be deeply and forever missed by his family and his many friends. He is survived by his wife Annie Blanchard, his daughter Molly, his sisters Linda Morse and Eve Edelstein Williams, his brother Mark Edelstein, his niece Anne, and his nephews Ben and Noah.

A memorial service will be held Sunday November 16 at 12:30 at Temple Israel synagogue, 36 Olive Meadow Lane in Dover (formerly 516 Sixth Street). In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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