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Catherine J. McGarry, 90

MEREDITH — Catherine J. McGarry, 90, of Meredith, passed away peacefully at Forestview Manor, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Catherine was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on November 17, 1923; she was the twin daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth (Armstrong) McGarry. She was raised in Brooklyn where she attended local schools.

Before relocating to Meredith, Catherine worked as a telephone operator, school crossing guard, and as a switchboard operator. Upon moving to Meredith she helped her daughter Pat at the Meredith Station Mobil for several years where she was known affectionately by the customers as "Mom".

Catherine enjoyed many fun camping trips with her family throughout her life; at Forestview she loved to play Bingo and dancing when musical entertainment was scheduled. Catherine was a very kind and outgoing individual who was loved by all who met her. She was extremely proud of being from Brooklyn, N.Y. as well as her Irish heritage.

She was predeceased by her first husband Albert J. Palmer, in 1962, and her second husband, William H. McGarry, Jr., in 2001; brother, John McGarry, and sister, Sister Joan Therese McGarry, CSJ.

Surviving family members include her twin sister, Gertrude Davignon, of West Springfield, Mass.; son, Kevin T. Palmer and wife Wendy, of Granby, Mass.; daughter, Mary E. Nadeau and husband Richard, of Chicopee, Mass.; daughter, Patricia A. Wade and husband Charles, of Meredith; grandchildren, Matthew and Kristen Palmer, of Granby, Mass., Nathan and David Nadeau, of Chicopee, Mass., and Joshua and Tyler Wade, of Meredith; she is also survived by several nephews.

Catherine's family will be forever grateful to the staff at Forestview Manor for the tender loving care that they provided Mom for the past five years, as well as Dr. Suarez and the staff at the S.P.S. Unit at LRGH and Central NH VNA & Hospice for the care and compassion that they also provided.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rte. 3 & Cataldo Rd.), Meredith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., Pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Jerome Catholic Cemetery, in Holyoke, Mass. and will be announced at the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, or to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 724 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:02

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Joseph M. Komlos, 76

MOULTONBOROUGH — Joseph Michael Komlos, 76, of Moultonborough, passed away on Saturday August 30, 2014, at the Mountain View Community in Ossipee, N.H. Joseph was born in Bridgeport, Conn. on March 10, 1938. He was the eldest son of Michael and Anna (Guman) Komlos.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Doane) Komlos of Moultonborough, his daughter, Kathleen Komlos Knapp and her husband Ted of Southbury, Conn.; 2 brothers, Robert Komlos and his wife Kathy of Huntington, Conn. and Michael Komlos of Milford, Conn.; several nieces, great nieces and great nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his parents.

Joseph grew up and attended school in Bridgeport, Conn. After school he worked as a mechanic and enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve in 1957. He was called to active duty in October 1961 and served until May 1963.

Joseph was a volunteer firefighter with the Monroe Volunteer Fire Dept, and later the Coventry, Conn. Volunteer Fire Department. After he moved to Upstate N.Y., he volunteered for the West Chazy, Fire Department, where he served for 17 years. He also served as an EMT for 5 years. He was especially proud of working on the recovery effort after the ice storm of 1998.

Joseph worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 17 years, as a territory sales manager then a retail store manager. Joseph then opened his own cabinet shop for several years. He loved wood working and made kitchen cabinets, bedroom furniture, desks and matching file cabinets. He also worked at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., for 12 years before retiring in 2003.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 93 Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253.

A memorial service to celebrate Joseph's life will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn.

Donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Moultonborough Fire Department/Rescue Squad, 1035 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH 03254.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Joseph's online memorial and book of memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:19

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James E. Boyd, Jr., 72

THORNTON — James E. "Jim" Boyd, Jr., 72, of Thornton, N.H., passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Golden View Healthcare Center, in Meredith.

Born on May 21, 1942, in Sewickley, Penn., Jim was the son of the late James and Marjorie (Jones) Boyd.
Jim graduated from the Ligonier Valley High School, in Ligonier, Penn. After graduating, he enlisted and spent the next four years in the US Marine Corps.

After serving his country, Jim furthered his education at Edinboro State College, in Edinboro, Penn. It was there that he raised his family with his former wife Marjorie. In Edinboro, Jim served as a police officer prior to becoming the owner and operator of Boyd's Edinboro Exxon. In addition, he devoted countless hours to his community as a volunteer Firefighter and Rescue Captain with the Edinboro Fire Department, for over 20 years. After many years of successful ownership, he sold the service station and took a position with IBM, then later transferred to their Michigan office.

In the early 1990s, Jim left Michigan to return to his boys in Edinboro, Penn. There, he started his own construction company, Residential Rescue. When he was diagnosed with a long-term illness, he moved to live and work with his brother Bob near Philadelphia. After a few years of successful medical treatment he made the decision to move to again be near his sons and their families in Thornton, N.H.

Jim was an energetic, bright eyed and charismatic man with a contagious smile and wit. He always put the needs of others ahead of his own and was committed to his family and community. He was known for going the extra mile to make sure things were done right. He was never afraid of a challenge and was always willing to roll up his sleeves to get the job done. He was a proud man who loved his family and friends and will be missed by so many.

Jim leaves behind his sons, Jeb and Matt Boyd along with their families. He was known as the beloved "Poppy" by his three grandchildren, Tucker (son of Jeb and Holly), as well as Emily and Maggie (daughters of Matt and Georgie). He is survived by his brother, Bob and his three children, Mike, Jennifer and Katie and (Mike's son) Jack.

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Main St, Plymouth on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Grace Pritchard-Burson, rector, will celebrate. Interment will be private and held at a later date.

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:09

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Abby M. Greene (Service)

GILFORD — A Graveside Service for Abby M. Greene, 80, of Old Lakeshore Road, will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. Mrs. Greene died on February 19, 2014.
For those who wish and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.
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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