FRANKLIN — Irene B. (England) DuBois, 96, a resident of Franklin for most of her life, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a period of declining health.
Irene was born in Salisbury, May 28, 1918, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Noe) England.
After her children completed their schooling, Irene worked as a lunch lady at the Franklin High School cafeteria and later for many years in housekeeping at the Merrimack County Nursing Home.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. Irene loved books, especially poetry, many of which she could recite from memory. She loved to travel and made trips to California, Florida, Italy, and Hawaii to name a few.
Irene was predeceased by her husband, Walter; four brothers, Donald, Rene, Robert and Leslie; and her sister, Margaret.
She leaves two daughters, Janice Kenney of Hooksett, and Deborah Davis of Cape Porpoise, Maine; three sons, Richard W. DuBois of Northfield, Dennis L. DuBois of Bradenton, Fla., and David W. DuBois of Ellenton, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Callings hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A graveside service will be held Monday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Irene's name to the Franklin Public Library, Attn: Robert Sargent, 310 Central St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 09:39
LACONIA — Howard Hale Brown, 90, of Weirs Beach, died on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center, Genesis Healthcare.
Howard was born on Sept. 29, 1923, in Concord, Mass., to Freda (Sibley) and Rollo H. Brown.
He graduated from Laconia High School in 1941 and was also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army.
Howard was the owner of Chem Scientific in Newton, Mass., from 1974 until he retired in 1996. He had resided in Belmont, Mass., since 1961.
Survivors include his two daughters, Brenda Lee Brown of Weirs Beach, and Pamela B. Meehan and her husband William of Arlington, Mass.; six grandchildren, Stephen Brown-Wooster of Hyde Park, Mass., Johanna Brown-Wooster of Laconia, Laura Andrews of Scarborough, Maine, Julia Nedoroscik of Oxford, Mass., and Patrick H. Meehan and James C. Meehan of Arlington, Mass.; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Lois C. Brown, of Fort Pierce, Fla.
In addition to his parents, Howard was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn W. Brown in 2002; and by a son, Colin H. Brown, in 1968.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow the calling hours at 8 p.m., also at the funeral home. A private burial will be held in the family lot at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the YMCA Camp Belknap, Colin Brown Memorial Fund, Box 1546, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
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 wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:27
GILFORD — Floyd Nelson Moody, 88, of 9 Lily Pond Road, died at Pleasant View Center in Concord, Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Mr. Moody was born December 24, 1925 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Clarence N. and Nannie B. (Pease) Moody.
Mr. Moody was raised in Belmont and resided there until moving to Gilford in 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy and had been employed at Scott & Williams as well as Davis Tool and Astro Ball Bearing before retiring in the fall of 1987.
Mr. Moody loved gardening, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Evelyn (Rolfe) Moody; two sons, Michael J. Moody and F. Nolan Moody; five daughters, Bonnie Sewell, Tina Jurta, Janelle Labarre and her husband, Richard, Jennifer McGonagle and Emily Louise Moody; fifteen grandchildren, Sean, Chris and Matt Sewell, Melissa Genakos, Jake Jurta, Brendan, Evan and Allison Labarre, Cameron, Elouise and Mason McGonagle, Dan, Mary, Emeree and Jack Moody; six great grandchildren; a brother, Niel Moody; a sister, Avis Boatner; five nieces, Nanette, Laura, Dina, Lisa and Everly and three nephews, Audie, Gary and Keith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Moody was predeceased by two brothers, Wendell and Elson Moody and by a sister, Shirley Ladd.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Gilford Community Church, will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 Monday, 08 September 2014 09:08
LACONIA — Earl F. LeClair Jr., 72, of Laconia, passed away, Sept. 4, 2014, at his home under the care of his loved ones. He had courageously battled brain cancer for the previous eight months.
Earl was born in Franklin on Oct. 2, 1941, son of the late, Earl F. LeClair Sr. and Susan (Fanning) LeClair. Earl, also known as "Sonny" grew
up in Franklin where he attended schools, graduating from Franklin High School in 1960.
Earl remained in New Hampshire for most of his life, having most recently resided in Laconia.
He served his country in the Army from 1963 to 1966 during the Vietnam War.
He retired in 2009 after working for many years in freight forwarding out of Logan Airport.
He will be remembered for his charm, quick wit and love for anything outdoors.
In additon to his parents, Earl was predeceased by a daughter, Ann-Marie LeClair.
He leaves, his wife, Vicki (Curliss) LeClair of Laconia; his children, Geoff LeClair of Yazoo, Miss., Elizabeth Cantrall of New Durham, Keren LeClair-Green of Los Angeles, Ashley Canizales and Kelly Canizales, both of Florida; grandchildren, Amanda and Kevon LeClair, Taylor and Jake Cantrall, and Nye, Rhys, Shay and Maeve Green; his sister, Almena Bernier and her husband, Claude, of Franklin; his niece, Leisha (Roy) Havey and her husband, Tom, of Franklin; his nephew, David Roy of Conway; three grandnieces.
He also leaves his companion and good canine friend, Amber, whom he rescued through Puppy Angels.
At Earl's request, there are no public calling hours or services planned. A private gathering and remembrance will be held, and following, Earl's cremains will be scattered in his favorite fishing spot.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting Earl's family. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 09:06