LACONIA — Mildred C. Walton, of 64 Morningside Drive, died on her 97th birthday, April 24, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Mrs. Walton was born April 24, 1917, in Cornwall, England, the daughter of the late Frederick and Susan M. (Cooke) Williams. Mildred had been a resident of Laconia since 1977, having moved here from Dublin, N.H.
Mildred was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church where she served as a past deacon. She was a member of the Belknap Mill, the New Hampshire Symphony and the Grammie Program.
Mrs. Walton is survived by her daughter, Susan Curtis and her husband William of Potomac Falls, Va.; two grandchildren, Mary Curtis Blair of Hopkinton, Mass., and Julie A. Curtis of Atlanta; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Rylee Jane Blair, two nephews; Courtney Williams of Massachusetts and Richard Williams of Maine; and a stepdaughter, Carolyn Loos of Keene.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Walton was predeceased by two brothers, Courtney and Arthur Williams; and her sister, Mary E. Krogman, who died in 2010 at the age of 100.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant St., Laconia. The Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, pastor of the church, will officiate.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246.
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.wilkinsonbeanecom.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:45
Donald M. Evans, 89
TILTON — Donald Myrton Evans passed away in the early morning of April 18 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, with his daughter Jane at his side. He was 89 years old.
Don began his life in Belmont, Mass., in December 1924. He served in the Navy in the Philippines, married his wife Dorothy in 1949, and graduated from Northeastern University in 1950. Afterward, he and Dot relocated to Fairhaven, Mass., where they raised two children. He began and ended his working career as an industrial engineer at Acushnet Co.
His boyhood memories were of summers on Welch Island on Lake Winnipesaukee and hiking many of the 4,000-footers in the White Mountains. Later in life, he moved to the Lakes Region, where he sold real estate for a number of years. Many of his most enjoyable and special moments of that time in life were spent with his two grandchildren, Chapin and Harrison.
Don was a man who, right until the end, never had an unkind word for anyone.
He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and spent many an hour volunteering for Community Health and Hospice.
His wife Dorothy passed away in 2012, and Don spent his final years at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton.
He is survived by his two children, Jane Evans, of Saco, Maine, and David Evans, of Meredith. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Joyce Evans; and two grandchildren, Chapin and Harrison Evans.
To honor Don's memory, the family is requesting that donations be made to New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter St. Tilton, NH 03276
Services in honor of Don's life will be at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on May 29 at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium are assisting the family. For Don's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:43
LONDONDERRY — Clifford J. Hughes, 88 of Londonderry, N.H. and Naples, Fla., formerly of Meredith, N.H. and Sudbury, Mass., passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Born in Pawtucket, R.I., he attended Valley Forge Military Academy and Bentley College, Waltham, Mass.
He served in the United States Navy in Okinawa and China with the Naval Amphibious Assault Forces in World War II.
Cliff was a founding member of Millipore Corp. in Bedford, Mass., 1954-1970.
He leaves behind his wife, Grace and stepchildren, Almond and Joyce Osgood and family of Freemont, N.H., and Grace Dunajski and family of Derry, N.H.
He was married to Mary Noonan Hughes, deceased, and leaves his son, Clifford T. Hughes and his wife Nancy and family of Manchester, Mass. and his daughter, Maureen Hughes and her family of Marblehead, Mass.
He leaves behind his sister-in-law Dorothy Noonan and her family, Debbie and Jeff Berry and family of Fort Myers, Fla., and his nephew Dr. Tom and Mary Noonan and their family of Medfield, Mass.
Cliff leaves behind his lifelong friends, Madeline and Bernie Lazaro and Norman and Betty Rhodes. He leaves many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, of whom he was very fond.
Cliff was a kind, thoughtful, and generous man to everyone, especially young members of the military. He bought them a meal or a tank of gas whenever he encountered them. His parting words to everyone, however small the deed was, Thank You.
Arrangements: Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. By request of the family, there will be no calling hours. Cliff's life will be celebrated with A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Route 25, Meredith, N.H. on Wednesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. followed by burial in Meredith Village Cemetery. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.phaneuf.net.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:39
ALTON BAY — Edward V. Casaccio, Jr. passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 21, 2014. Edward was born in Everett, Mass. on June 2, 1934 to Edward V., Sr. and Marion (Lombardi) Casaccio. He was the devoted husband to Marie (Schifano), and father to Lisa and Ed of Alton Bay, N.H., Eric of Los Angeles, Calif., and grandfather to Charlie of Alton Bay.
It was one evening at a high school dance that Edward met Marie; the love of his life. They caught eachother's eyes and Marie walked by and said "Hi, blue eyes." That evening, Edward ended up driving Marie back to her house and when he got home, Edward told his mother he met the girl he was going to marry. Lo and behold, on January 26, 1958, they wed.
In 1962, Edward and Marie moved to 255 Walnut Street in Saugus, Mass. where he sold a used car from his driveway for twice what he paid for it and said to himself, "How long has this been going on?" and a very successful career in the automobile business began. Soon after, Edward purchased a piece of land in Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee and built his family a vacation home.
At the height of his career, Edward owned three new car dealerships with the following franchises; Lincoln Mercury, Toyota, Dodge and Subaru. The part of the business he enjoyed the most was used cars. He loved to go to "the auctions" and purchase vehicles that he would bring back to his dealerships, recondition them, and sell them. He was very passionate about his work, a trait that he proudly passed on to his three children.
With all his success, he was proud to move his family to 11 Lantern Lane, Lynnfield, Mass; a suburban town he always wanted to live in. Edward also enjoyed spending summers on Lake Winnipesaukee with his family where the love of boating began with motor boats, sailboats, and eventually yachting on the ocean. He was always a man of leisure which led to another dream come true, the purchase of a 53 foot Hatteras Motor Yacht named "My Leisure". Edward had many wonderful memories cruising the Atlantic Ocean with family and friends.
Even with his many great accomplishments, providing for his family was always his top priority. Edward worked very hard his whole life to create a foundation for his family that would last a lifetime. He had a comical sense of humor and many unique antidotes that he would ever so willingly share. His most favorite and memorable one is "The Picture Window of Life"; a wonderful life he created for his family. He will always be loved and with us in spirit.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Peaslee Funeral Home, 24 Central Street, Farmington, NH 03835. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Huggins Hospital, 240 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, for their excellent care and comfort. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:44