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Roger A. Watts, Sr., 78

ALEXANDRIA — Roger A. Watts Sr., 78, of Leprechaun Lane, died Thursday, January 2, 2013 at Speare Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health. He was born in Framingham, MA, the son of Raymond and Marion (Eagles) Watts.
Roger worked for various grocery stores in Massachusetts before moving to Bristol in 1970. He opened and operated "Buzzy's Market" for many years prior to his retirement.
He enjoyed collecting stamps and target shooting in his spare time. He was known for his love of history as well. He was a family man and loved time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Family members include his wife, Gloria Watts of Alexandria; three daughters: DiAnne Sharp of Stubenville, OH; Susan Gerbert of Alexandria and Amy Vealey of Belmont; four sons: Roger Watts, Jr. of Bristol; Timothy Watts of New Hampton; Raymond Watts of Laconia; and Thomas Watts of Bristol; 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; one sister Virginia Barnard of Hebron, nieces and nephews.
Services- Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main Street, Bristol, NH. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 9 at 9 a.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 5 Bedford Farms Dr Ste 501, Bedford, NH 03110

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James Tarte, 57

LACONIA — James Tarte, 57, of 260 Mile Hill Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
James was born September 26, 1956 in Laconia, N.H., the son of Harold and Marguerite (Rollins) Tarte. He was a lifetime resident of Laconia and attended local schools. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1974 and had been employed at Persons Concrete and T & L Concrete. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his mother, Marguerite Tarte, of Laconia; two brothers, Carl Tarte of Center Harbor and Paul Tarte of Laconia; four sisters, Maxine Violette of Belmont, Donna Robert of Weathersfield, Vermont, Martha Tuttle of Concord and Lois Pinard of Belmont and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Harold Tarte, in 1983, two brothers, William Tarte and Timothy Tarte and two sisters, Margaret Gove and Kathleen Tarte.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service
A Graveside Service will be held in the Spring at the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
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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Arnold E. 'Arn' Boardman, 85

LACONIA — Arnold "Arn" E. Boardman, 85, of 4 Race Point Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, January 3, 2014.
Arnold was born January 13, 1928 in Everett, Mass., the son of the late Walter C. and Edna (Lawson) Boardman and was raised by his aunt, Clara L. Burke. He was a 1946 graduate of Everett High School and served in the U.S. Army Nov. to June 1950 in Japan and Germany and received an Army of Occupation Medal; from June 1950 to his discharge from the Army September 7 1951, he served in the Korean Conflict receiving three Bronze Service Stars. Arn worked several years for a Loan Co. located in Boston. He then worked for the Middlesex Bank until he retired in 1991. In 1993, Arn and his wife, Claire, retired to South Down Shores in New Hampshire to live. Arn and Claire are communicants of St. Andre Bessette Parish – Sacred Heart Church. Arn was an amateur photographer and enjoyed photography for several years. He also continued to follow his 'hometown" of Everett's High School Football team. He still attended their football games and writing in the local newspaper in Everett of the results of each game. He also produced a book on Everett's Football Teams since they started playing in 1892 through 2007. Arn was a member of the Everett "E" Club and is listed as their Historian on Everett Football.
Survivors include his best friend and wife of 59 years, Claire Susan (Moroney) Boardman, of Laconia, one sister, Gladys Cappizzi, of the North End in Boston, Mass., one brother, Kenneth Boardman, of Revere, Mass., 3 nephews; Salvatore "Sammy", Andrew and Phillip, 5 nieces; Gladys, Shirley, Louise, Gail and Sonja all of Mass. He has one surviving cousin, William Berry, of North Reading, Mass.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H., using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Mass.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N H 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.

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Dorothy V. Taft, 92

LACONIA — Dorothy V. Taft (Newton) born on November 12,1921 passed away peacefully on January 3,2014.

Happily Married to Robert D. Taft on August 25, 1943. She worked at Leland Gifford, where they met, in the cost department. Then during WW2, while Robert went to serve she put time into the Red Cross as a nurses' aid. They together built a home in Shrewsbury MA  and raised three children. She then worked at Hebert Candies until retirement.

She leaves behind her husband of 70 years, Robert D. Taft, a brother, Robert A. Newton and his wife Diane J. Newton, a sister Barbara L. Carlson,. a son David W. Taft and his wife Lela Taft, three grandchildren Christian Taft, Robert Maider, and Stephanie Jean and her husband Peter Jean, with whom she spent her last days. Four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Harrison, Pvt. Patrick Harrison, Philip Gonyea, and Joshua Jean.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two daughters Carolyn E. Taft and Janice B. Taft and her brother, Warren A. Newton, who passed last year.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private.

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, 06 January 2014 09:58

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