OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — John B. Swinehart, 58, of Old Orchard Beach, lost his battle with cancer Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, while at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough where he was surrounded by family and friends.
John was born in Henniker, N.H., the son of Agnes (Cullen) Swinehart and Lewis Stanley Swinehart Jr. John attended Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, N.H., and graduated from Bangor Community College.
John is survived by his three beautiful daughters, Mary (Rodney) Lake; and grandsons Walter and Frederick Lake of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Alice Swinehart of North Carolina and Rose Swinehart of Old Orchard Beach; a sister, Anne Sweeny of Portland, Ore.; and brothers, Mark Swinehart of Concord, N.H., and Curt Swinehart of Exeter, N.H.; and Elizabeth Cabot, John's longtime partner, constant companion, and loving caregiver.
He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, David and Lewis S. Swinehart III.
John retired from the Town of Cape Elizabeth where he had worked as a police dispatcher after 27 years of service to the community.
He was an active member of Bill and Bob's Club and longtime volunteer for the Parents' Associations at his daughters' schools in Old Orchard Beach.
At John's request there will be no memorial service. Arrangements provided by Hope Memorial Chapel in Biddeford.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John's name to Hospice of Southern Maine (where John was a volunteer before he became ill), 180 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:46
LACONIA — Jonathan K. Kitto, 56, of 157 Province St., and a longtime resident of the Netherlands, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital after a 10-month battle with lung cancer.
He was born on May 1, 1958, in Seoul, South Korea, the adopted son of the Rev. William James and Gay (Adams) Kitto.
He was a graduate of Narragansett Regional High School in Baldwinville, Mass. Jonathan served in the Air Force for 20 years, serving most recently as a NATO investigator, and retiring as master sergeant. During his military service, he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland. He also worked in the Netherlands at Maxima Medisch Centrum in Eindhoven.
Jonathan had a kind and gentle soul. He was a generous person, always helping others and putting their needs above his own. During his time in the Philippines, he received a Top Cop award from the local people. He loved animals and enjoyed cooking and fishing. He had a great sense of humor, often teasing loved ones and becoming a "Big Kid" himself when playing with the kids.
He is survived by his daughter, Kaitlin Kitto of De Mortel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands; one brother, Jeremy Kitto of Bass Harbor, Maine; five sisters, Dawn Kitto of Laconia, Kerrie Kitto of West Roxbury, Mass. Paula Young of Broken Arrow, Okla., Jamie Kitto of Stratford, Conn., and Robyn Rothamel of Glen Burnie, Md.; his close friends, John Verwijst of Oss, Netherlands, and Kelly Horgan of Laconia; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, William Kitto.
Memorial calling hours and service were held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Burial will be privately held at Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to assist homeless veterans to Liberty House, Inc., 75 West Baker St., Manchester, NH 03103, the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110, or 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 assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:42
RUMNEY — Ina Priscilla Andersen, 96, of Quincy Road, Rumney, died September 12, 2014, at Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith.
Born in Littleton, N.H. on October 20, 1917, Ina was the daughter of George and Edith (Goodell) Morrill.
Ina grew up in Littleton and graduated from Littleton High School. She also graduated from Plymouth Normal School, now Plymouth University, in Plymouth, N.H., with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught school for five years in the towns of; Grafton, N.H., Freedom, N.H., and Woodsville, N.H. Ina has been a resident of Rumney since 1948.
Ina served for over thirty years as the Post Master of the Rumney Post Office.
Ina was very active in the Rumney community. She served on the town Planning Board, the Rumney Historical Society, a very active and long time member of the Rumney Baptist Church, a leader in the Four-H Organization on both the local and state levels, the Quincy Bog Environmental Association, a seventy year member of the Rumney Granges, where she achieved all four degrees of the grange, Subordinate, Pomona, State and National. She was also a member for eighty years of the MT. Eustis Chapter #37 Order of Eastern in Littleton and a member of the former Littleton Homemakers. She most recently has been a very active member in the Gateway Alliance Church, in Plymouth.
Ina was predeceased by her husband, Anbarth N. "Andy" Andersen who died in April of 2009.
Ina is survived by her son, Gregor A. Andersen and his wife Jean, of Campton, N.H., daughter Ingrid E. Korb and her husband David of Barrier, Wash., five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, a sister, Isabel Thompson of Laconia, N.H., many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Gateway Alliance Church, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, on Saturday, Oct. 25th, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dennis Simmons, pastor, and the Rev. Dr. David Korb, Ina's son-in-law, will both officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Highland Cemetery, Rumney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 1053, Meredith, NH. 03253 or www.gideons.org
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Ina's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfunralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
FRANKLIN — Joseph Leon Nelson, 24, a resident of Franklin for most of his life died Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Concord Hospital following injuries related to an automobile accident in Canterbury. Joe was born in Franklin, November 13, 1989, son of Gary E. Nelson Sr. and Tina (LaQuire) Nelson. He was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 2008. He went on to study at UNOH, (University of Northwestern Ohio), graduating with Associate Degrees in Automotive Technology and High Performance Motor sports. Joe worked with his grandfather in construction and auto repair. Joe was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. His love of motors started at an early age in his grandfather's garage.
His family includes his parents of Franklin, fiancée Rhonda Thibeault and sons, Dylan and Aiden Thibeault of Ashland. His brother, SSGT Gary E. Nelson, Jr. USAF, Stoughton, England, his sisters, Tammy Nelson of Shelby, TN and Katie Nelson of Franklin. His maternal grandparents, Joseph and Sheila (Orcutt) LaQuire of Franklin. Five nieces and one nephew.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main Street) in Tilton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church of St. Gabriel Parish, School St. in Franklin.
Burial will follow in the family lot at Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Joe's name to the Huot Technical Center in Laconia, 345 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00