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Patricia A. 'Patsy' Wells, 66

SANBORNTON — In the loving arms of her family, Patricia (Patsy) Ann Wells died on Oct. 29th. Born March 25, 1948 in Ipswich Mass. Patsy lived in central New Hampshire for more than 40 years. An active and caring member of her community Patsy touched the lives of everyone she met and worked with.
Patsy was the headmaster's assistant at Tilton School for 22 years orientating several headmasters and graciously assisting hundreds of students and their families. In 2007 she left to join her daughter at Sunflower Natural Foods in Laconia.
Patsy loved small town New Hampshire life and cherished the importance of community. She served on the board of selectman in Sanbornton and also as the town moderator. Patsy was a long time member and chaplain of the Harmony Grange. She always made time to help her neighbors and those in need. She organized and cooked for many community fundraising dinners, and she served on the missions committee of the Sanbornton Congregational Church to help the hungry, the homeless and the women at Goffstown prison.
A natural story teller, Patsy also loved to write, read, kayak and cook. Raised on a farm that rehabilitated and trained horses, Patsy's gentle nature and kind heart gave her a special connection with animals.
Pasty was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Dennis Wells. She is survived by her son Caleb Wells of Keene, N.H. and family; her daughter Ana Gourlay of Sanbornton, N.H. and family; her brother John McKim of Bristol, N.H.; her brother Robert McKim of Belmont, N.H.; and her sister Sharon McKim of Chantilly, Virginia as well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Please join us as we celebrate her wonderful life and the privilege of having known and loved her. The service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 8th at the Sanbornton Congregational Church.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 11:09

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William L. Smith, 71

SANBORNTON — William L. Smith, 71, of 290 Black Brook Road, died at the Catholic Medical Center, Manchester on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Mr. Smith was born July 22, 1943 in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Edwin L. and Louise (Wyman) Smith.
Mr. Smith was a long time resident of Massachusetts before moving to Sanbornton. He had been employed at Unitrode in Watertown, Mass. for a number of years. He served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict.
Mr. Smith was a family man, a go-to-person and a Mr. Fix- It. He enjoyed snowmobiling and boating.
Survivors include his wife, Linda (LaRouche) Smith, of Sanbornton; two sons, Dave L. Smith and his wife, Melissa, of Laconia and Mark A. Smith and his wife, Sandy, of Watertown, Mass.; four grandchildren, Lindsey, Stephanie, Ashley and Samantha; three brothers, Scott Smith of Burlington, Mass., Larry Smith of Lowell, Mass. and Ed Smith of Florida and a sister, Joanne Doubleday, of Dracut, Mass.
There will be no calling hours.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, N.Y., NY 10006.
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, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Raymond F. Prentiss, 69

BELMONT — Raymond F. Prentiss, 69, of Edgewood Drive, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Manchester after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ray was born April 29, 1945 in Danvers, Mass., the son of the late John and Nora (Kiley) Prentiss. Ray was raised in Essex, Mass. and attended Gloucester High School. Following school, he served in the USAF, serving in Vietnam. He was a route salesman for J.J. Nissan Foods and Frito Lay up to the time of his retirement. Ray was a proud member of the American Legion Post #49 of Tilton and the VFW Post #1670 of Laconia as well as a member of the Laconia Elks #876 of Gilford.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Lepelley) Prentiss, of Belmont; two sons, Timothy Prentiss and his wife Michelle and their boys, David and Jackson, of Hillsborough and Lance Prentiss and his wife Vicki and their children, Morgan, Alex and Jenna of Canaan; a stepson, Peter M. Rowell, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; a stepdaughter, Amy Cilley and her husband Ralph of Belmont; three brothers, Henry Prentiss and his wife Barbara of Panama City Beach, Florida, James Prentiss and his wife Betty-Anne of Exeter, N.H. and Thomas Prentiss of Essex, Mass. and a sister, Kathy Poulsen, of Lunenburg, Mass., brothers and sisters-in-law; Debbie Prentiss from San Antonio, Tex., Mildred Jameson and her husband Ronald of Tilton, John Lepelley and his wife Joey of Northfield, Harold Lepelley and his wife Carol of Redwood City, Calif. and Barbara Chretien and her husband Chris of Franklin, many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends, including Kathy and Larry Staples and the family pet, "Pretty Big." In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his brother, Jack Prentiss, two brothers-in-law; Donald Poulsen and Bradford Lepelley and two sisters-in-law; Anne Prentiss and Vera Prescott.

There will be no calling hours.

A committal service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in the chapel of the N. H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104 or to the charity of one's choice.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Patricia A. T. Sawyer, 51

MEREDITH — Patricia Ann Tremblay Sawyer, 51, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 surrounded by family and friends, following a 2 year battle with cancer. She was born in Danvers, Mass. on January 31, 1963 to Shirley and Donald Tremblay. Patty was self-employed as a painter until she became too ill to continue. She particularly enjoyed her impressive collection of Buddhas, African masks and wind chimes. She loved her three cats, but her greatest joy has always been her children and grandchild, Sienna, who made Patty so happy in her last two years.

Patricia is predeceased by her mother and brother. She is survived by her father, Donald Tremblay, her sons, Adam and Tyler, who have always been there for her, her daughter, Amanda, who took constant care of her until her death, her granddaughter, Sienna Rain, who was such a light to Patty at the end, and her long time companion, Brad Hoyt.

A celebration of life and remembrance will be held for friends and family on Saturday, November 1st at her home in Meredith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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