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Isabel 'Izzy' Barach, 80

CAMPTON, MEREDITH — Isabel Ann "Izzy" Barach, 80, of Meredith, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Born on Aug. 13, 1933, in Denver, Isabel was the daughter of John C. and Dasa (Chucovich) Hollister. Izzy was raised in Denver attending local schools and furthered her education at the University of Denver, earning a bachelor's degree in education.

Before beginning her career in teaching, she was a flight attendant for United Airlines which gave her great freedom and her newfound home in Boston. "Izzy" embraced life in the city. It was there that she happened upon the love of her life, Bob Barach. "Izzy" and Bob married in 1958, and moved their young and growing family to Marblehead, Mass. It was during the 1970s when the family moved to Ellsworth Hill, in West Campton.

It was during this time that she began her career as a teacher. "Izzy" was passionate about nature, science and reading, and her true enjoyment of teaching and learning shone through as a passion in the classroom. She worked as a teacher and teaching principal in Waterville Valley at the elementary school, and in the second grade and as a Chapter I teacher at the Russell School in Rumney, until she retired in 1995.

After leaving the classroom, "Izzy" worked at Plymouth State University as a supervising teacher. She loved young people and treasured her role as their mentor.

"Izzy" looked forward to every day of her life. She loved to make plans with her friends and family. She enjoyed, symphony, opera classes, and was accomplished artist. She kept busy with garden club Circle Program, library duties (as she was a trustee and volunteer at local libraries), and watching her grandchildren grow and thrive. Izzy made many trips back home to Colorado to see her beloved sister, Cathy, and her Rocky Mountains.

"Izzy" was devoted to Bob. They lived out their remaining years at the Meredith Bay Colony Club, where they were surrounded by kindness, compassion and good people.

Izzy was predeceased by her parents, husband Bob, and dear sister, Dasa Joan Tobey

She is survived by her three children and their families, daughter, Anne Barach, and her children, Molly and Maddy Stevens, all of Meredith; son, Peter Barach and his wife Deb, and their children, Marisa and Anya, of Holderness; son, Bobby Barach and his wife Bally and their daughter, Dasha, all of Nova Scotia, Canada; her sister, Cathy and her husband Dan Crim, of Montrose, Colo., and her niece, Jessica, and nephew, John.

"Izzy" taught us all to love learning and embrace life, her lessons about the importance of family, forgiveness, and the joys of friendship will be with us forever.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, from noon to 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the Blair Cemetery, in Campton, friends and family are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Izzy's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011,
Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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

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Patricia Lang, 84

Patricia Lang, 84

GILFORD — Patricia Ann Lang, 84, of 9 Sargent Place, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Laconia Rehabilitation Center after a period of failing health.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1929, in Boston, the daughter of William and Rose (Gottlich) Johnson. Pat moved to the Lakes Region 45 years ago and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She worked for a number of years in the Laconia area as a waitress, most recently for the Soda Shoppe.

She is survived by seven nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry Lang in 1988; and two sons, Peter Lang in

1996 and William H. Lang in 2012.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at

Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Raymond Gosselin, 84

Raymond Gosselin, 84

CONCORD — Raymond Walter Gosselin, 84, passed away on May 11, 2014.

He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Claremont, and lived Franklin after serving in the Navy from February 1948 to January 1952.

He retired from New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Laconia before moving to Fruitland Park, Fla., in 1996, In 2005 he returned to Concord.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita (Baker) Gosselin; and sister, Rhea Miller.

He is survived by sons, David Gosselin, Larry Gosselin, Alan Gosselin; and a daughter Donna Weilnau; sisters, Rita Bell and Rachel Roberts; plus nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A calling hour will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main St., Concord. A committal service will follow at 1 p.m. at the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:25

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Lorette Piche, 92

LACONIA — Lorette A. (Cormier) Piché, 92, of Laconia, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Mrs. Piché was born Nov. 4, 1921 in Laconia, the daughter of Alcide and Lena (Lebel) Cormier. Mrs. Piché resided in Laconia for most of her life.

She will be remembered as the loving maternal head of her household. Her family was always first and foremost. She was a devout Catholic and a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church.

Her husband, Fred, predeceased Lorette in 2002 after a long and happy marriage together.

She is survived by her two children, loving daughter Diane T. Rueffert and her husband Ken, and her loving son Ron and his wife Kris; her three grandchildren, Shawn Rueffert, his wife Cris, and their daughter Paige; Amy Rueffert Thibeault, her husband Matt and their son Elliot; Casey Piché, his wife Heidi, and their two children Hannah and Tyler. She also leaves behind a number of her younger siblings and their respective families.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:22

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