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William B. Rooney, Jr., 76

CAMPTON — William Bullard Rooney, Jr., 76, of Owl St. died June 29, 2014, at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, after a period of failing health.

Born in Milford, Massachusetts on August 22, 1937, William was the son of William Bullard, Sr., and Edna Marie (Thomes) Rooney. He has been a resident of the Plymouth and Campton area for the past thirty plus years.

William enlisted in the US Navy, where he served seven years. He then enlisted in the US Air Force and served for over twenty-four years as a Nuclear Weapon Technician.

William was a member of the Durant-Haley American Legion Post #66 and the Mount Prospect Veterans of Foreign War Post #4483, both in Plymouth. He was also a member of 40/8 Military Group, the Military Order of the Cootie, the Mount Livermore Grange #288, as well as several other organizations

William is predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Karl Rooney.

William is survived by his brothers, Frank Rooney of Florida, David Rooney of Massachusetts, nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Rachel Miller of Campton, and his significant other of many years, Ramona A. Mack of Campton.

A graveside service will be held in the NH Veterans Cemetery, on Tuesday, July 29, at 11 a.m.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Bill's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 08:59

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Norman A. Newhall, 84

NAPLES, Fla. — Norman A. Newhall, 84 of Naples, Fla., formerly of Lynnfield, Mass. died on Tuesday, July 1 at the Naples Community Hospital. 

Born in Peabody, Mass. on April 16, 1930 he was the son of the late Albert F. and Mabel F. (Harding) Newhall.

Mr. Newhall was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1948, Bentley College, Class of 1950 and Northeastern University. He was a member of the Lynnfield Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Newhall served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Phyllis (Howell) Newhall, his two daughters; Karen L. Mathews and her husband Doug of Middleton, Mass., and Linda J. Newton and her husband Jack of Lynnfield, Mass., his son Robert E. Newhall and his wife Miyuki of Cupertino, Calif. and his sister Audrey Galpin of Newburyport, Mass. Mr. Newhall is also survived by his 6 grandchildren; Dana Bloom, Brian Mathews, Mary and Jennifer Krieger, Taylor Armstrong and Andrew Newhall and his three great grandchildren; Ava Bloom, Aiden Krieger, Adison Armstrong. He was predeceased by his three brothers; Donald, Larry and Robert Newhall.

A funeral service will be held in the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield, Mass. on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, Mass. on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Willow Cemetery in Lynnfield, Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Friends of Donald F. Newhall Memorial Park Trust, PO Box 642, Lynnfield, MA 01940. For directions/guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 08:54

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Ella M. Barrows, 63

DORCHESTER — On June 20, 2014, the Lord called an angel to be by his side. Ella May (Baker) Barrows was called home to be with the Lord. Ella passed away unexpectedly with her family by her side. She resided at 10 Towne House Rd., Dorchester N.H.

Ella was the daughter of Frederick Baker Sr an Dorothy (Hazelton) Baker, born June 22, 1951 in Danby Vt., where she lived her childhood years. Later she moved to N.H. where she met her husband Joseph D Barrows II. They married on July 2, 1971, and settled in Rumney, N.H.
Ella was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She enjoyed the simple things in life. One of her greatest pleasures was being in the car with her husband going anywhere.
She leaves behind her husband Joseph of 43 years, and four children. Joseph D Barrows III, Christopher Barrows both of Dorchester, Tanya Barrows (Karl Sanborn) of Bristol, Lacy Barrows (Roger Bucker) of Bridgewater. Six grandchildren Benjamin, Samuel, Robert Sanborn, Mackenzie Gray, Dylan, Anthony Bucker. Two sisters Nancy Buffum of Vt., and Joanne Holub of Loudon N.H., brother Richard Baker of Enfield N.H. And many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents, brothers Frederick Baker Jr, Gilbert baker. Two brother in-laws Carroll Buffum Vt., and James Holub N.H.
A memorial service will be held at Scottsville cemetery in Danby Vt. at a later date in August.
A celebration of life will be held on July 26, 2014 at the Dorchester N.H. town hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. refreshments will be served please come and share some memories.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 08:52

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Austin C. Blais, 18

GILFORD — Austin Colby Blais, 18, of 250 Sagamore Road, died Sunday, June 29, 2014.

He was born on January 7, 1996 in Laconia and was a 2014 graduate of Gilford High School. Austin worked for Lowes in Gilford in the Garden center. He was a member of the Gilford Golden Eagles football and lacrosse teams and also played baseball and loved many forms of sports. He enjoyed nature and was known as being free spirited and fearless.

He is survived by his mother and father, Patrick and Andrea (Theberge) Keon of Gilford, his grandfather, Jerry "Gubba" Theberge, his great grandmothers; Jane Noyes and Virginia Theberge, his two brothers; Noah and Christian Blais, both of Gilford, his step-brother, Shawn Keon of Texas, his step-sister, Beckie Keon of Texas, his two aunts; Katie Thompson and Jeanne Bickford and his uncle Bruce Hibbard, his cousins Amelia Thompson and Kaleb Hibbard and Austin's love of his life, Emily Robinson of Meredith. Austin also leaves behind many friends and loved ones.

Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Golden Eagles Football, 81 Valley Drive, Gilford, NH 03249.

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 Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:02

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