GILFORD — diane jayne ackerman, 67, of Gilford, peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.
diane was born in Winchester, Mass on November 29, 1946, the oldest of three children of Roland and Jayne (Schultz) Nault. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Ruth Ann. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1964 and grew up at Camp Mount Pero, Plymouth, N.H. and the family camp in Moultonborough, N.H.
diane attended Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. She married Richard D. Ackerman, her husband of forty-seven years and has a daughter, Heidi Kephart, and two grandsons, Jason and Ryan, all of Gilford. She was a lifelong bookkeeper and office administrator for a number of local businesses, having happily worked for the Ames Family of the Half Moon at Weirs Beach for the many years.
diane had a passion for the outdoors and the arts. She was a saxophone player with the Gilford Community Band from 1984-2013 and enjoyed entertaining people with her oldies rock and roll band, Rough Edges, for fifteen years. She was an avid fiber artist, spinning yarn, knitting and weaving. A country girl at heart, she enjoyed the quiet times tent camping and hiking at the ocean in down-east Maine and in the mountains of New Hampshire.
diane is survived by her husband, Richard Ackerman, a daughter, Heidi Kephart, and two grandsons, Jason and Ryan, all of Gilford and her brother, Roland "Jack" Nault, and sister-in-law, Lauren Towa, of Culver City, California as well as numerous Nault family members in Manchester.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham Pastor of the church will officiate.
Burial will be later in the spring at the Raymond C. Wixson Memorial Garden, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Gilford Community Band Music Fund c/o Lyvie P. Beyrent, Gilford High School, 88 Alvah Wilson Road, Gilford, N.H. 03249 or to the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249.
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, 02 April 2014 07:11
BELMONT — Charles L. "Chuck" Schultz, Jr., 70, formerly of Belmont and West Alton, died at the Epsom Manor Health Care Center, Epsom, N.H. on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He had been a resident there for the past five years.
Mr. Schultz was born May 26, 1943 in Cambridge, Mass., the son of the late Charles L. and Anne M. (Walsh) Schultz. He resided in Belmont, Mass. for several years and was a graduate of Belmont (Mass.) High School.
Mr. Schultz moved to West Alton in February, 1995 and had been employed as a custodian for the Franklin (N.H.) School District for several years. He was a member of the Belmont, N.H. Fire Department Ambulance Service and was a member of the Belmont, Mass. Fire Department Auxiliary.
Mr. Schultz is survived by several cousins.
A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Following the calling hour, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, N.H.
Burial will be later this spring in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Burns Unit, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.
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, 01 April 2014 06:47
SANBORNTON — Lt. Col. Raymond A. Beaupre, US Army Retired, 82, of Sanbornton, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on March 30, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born in Franklin, the son of Armand and Emilienne (Marchand) Beaupre, where he was raised. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1949. Ray also graduated from the University of Maryland and received his Master's Degree from Fitchburg State College. He also studied Russian for a year at the Presidio Language School in Monterey, Calif.
Ray served in the US Army over 23 years retiring as Lt. Colonel. He received many awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.
Following his military service, Ray worked for the US Government for 20 years at Army Intelligence School at Ft. Devens, Mass.
As a linguist, he later taught German and French at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton.
Ray was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was former Financial Secretary of the Fr. AJ Timon Council. He was a communicant of St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton was a member of the St. Paul Church Choir. Ray was also a member of The American Legion and Franklin VFW Post 1698.
He was a longtime Sanbornton resident where he was a member of the Sanbornton Historical Society and enjoyed gardening, chopping wood, and genealogy.
Ray was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Sheehan) Beaupre who died in 2010, a sister, Claire Pelletier, and two brothers, Ronald Beaupre and Andre Beaupre.
Family members include 2 daughters: Sally Gallagher, Melissa Anderson and her husband Gary J. Anderson, and a son, Curtis Beaupre, all of Sanbornton, 6 grandchildren: Ian Gallagher, Lea Emery, Lenny Emery, Gary R. Anderson, Ethan Anderson, and Parker Beaupre, a great grandchild, Avery Beaupre, 2 sisters: Pauline Currier of Concord and Louise Boutin of Manchester, and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wed. April 9, 2014 at 10 in St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton with interment with Military Honors at NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen at 1 p.m.
Donations in memory of Ray may be made to Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 06:44
ALTON BAY — Beatrice (Betty) Patten Finethy, 89, of Alton Bay, died peacefully at Forestview Manor on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Betty was born in Woburn, Mass. on January 25, 1925, the daughter of Clifford and Marie (Cleveland) Patten. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Harold (Bud) Finethy, Jr.
Betty attended schools in Stoneham, Mass. and was a graduate of Marblehead High School. She attended the University of Maine, and later obtained her degree from Simmons College, Boston, Mass. She met and married Bud while working at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Betty and Bud moved to Alton Bay, in 1957, where Betty was the owner of B&B Sportswear Shop on Main Street until she and Bud bought and ran Alton Home Center for 25 years. Betty was a member of DAR (Daughters of American Revolution), Alton Community Church and the Alton Garden Club. She enjoyed reading, swimming, walking outdoors and spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend and will be missed by so many.
She is survived by her son Harold (Bill) W. Finethy, III, daughter-in-law, Lisa (Stryker) Finethy, three grandsons, Christopher, Ryan and Tyler, and one niece, Ann McFadden, of North Carolina.
In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her father, Clifford Patton, mother, Marie (Cleveland) Patton, sister, Mary (Patton) Moynhan and brother-in-law Col. William J Moynhan.
With respect to Betty's wishes, there will be a graveside service this summer (details to be provided at a later date). Donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Immune Deficiency Foundation, 40 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 308, Towson, MD 21204.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Betty's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 06:41