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Robert G. Fletcher, 61

SANDWICH — Robert G. Fletcher ("Fletch"), 61 years young, died peacefully at his home in Sandwich, NH on December 27, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born in Arlington, MA on November 26, 1952, he was the son of the Morris and Dorothy (Kolb) Fletcher.

He was employed by Time Warner Cable in Conway, NH and enjoyed fishing at Squam Lake, trips to New York City and watching his beloved Patriots with his best friend, Bob Dolan.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Kevin.

Bob is survived by his loving life partner Kathi DeChristopher; son Travis; brother Jeff Fletcher and his wife Olivia; sisters Susan Jenkins and her husband Craig and Cheryl Holahan and loving nieces, nephews and friends.

A calling hour will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Route 25, Meredith, NH, on Saturday Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. The Very Rev. Denis J. Audet, V.F., pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Sandwich Fire and Rescue, Sandwich, NH or St. Charles Borromeo Church in Meredith, NH

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, is in charge of the arrangements.

To sign Robert's "Book of Memories", please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013 09:41

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Harold E. Knowlton, Jr., 86

LACONIA — Colonel Harold E. Knowlton, Jr. , 86, of 405 Mile Hill Road, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, December 28, 2013.
Colonel Knowlton was born May 30, 1927 in Ashland, N.H., the son of the late Ona (Whitcher) and Harold E. Knowlton, Sr. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and served in the U. S. Navy during WWII, receiving an Honorable Discharge on August 17, 1946.
On June 13, 1955, Colonel Knowlton enlisted as a trooper with the New Hampshire State Police. He resigned to take the appointment of Chief of the Laconia Police Department in April 1962 and served in that capacity until 1977, upon being nominated as Director the New Hampshire State Police. Colonel Knowlton was the fifth Director of the Division and is credited for instituting the State Police Motorcycle Unit in 1978, initially consisting of five men. He established the first Aircraft Unit for the State Police in 1980, a Cessna Airplane with one pilot assigned. He retired from the New Hampshire State Police in December 1981.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia M. (Billings) Knowlton, of Laconia; a son, Kenneth Knowlton, of Belmont and a stepson, Kenneth Cain, of Barrington; two grandsons, Kenneth Cain and Jonathan Cain; two sisters, Virginia Bull of Texas and Darnelle Clark of Pennsylvania and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Col. Knowlton was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.
There will be no calling hours.
A private graveside service will be held at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H. at a later date.
For those who wish, the family suggests that gifts in his memory maybe made to The Hundred Club of New Hampshire, PO Box 23, Manchester, NH 03105-0023 or the New Hampshire State Police Benevolent Association, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03305.
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 Tuesday, 31 December 2013 06:52

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Ruth A. Millar, 83

PLYMOUTH — Ruth A. Millar died peacefully, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease, at Forest View Manor in Meredith, New Hampshire on December 26, 2013.
Ruth was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire on November 9, 1930 to James Millar and Annie (Rafferty) Millar. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1948, received her Bachelor of Education degree from Plymouth Teachers College (now Plymouth State University) in 1952 and went on to earn a Master of Education degree also from Plymouth Teachers College. For 38 years she taught elementary school in Franklin, Littleton and Plymouth until her retirement in 1990.
She was a lifetime active member of the Plymouth Congregational Church. For many years she sang in the Pemi Chorale Society, was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the Retired Teachers' Association.
Ruth dearly loved her family, friends and her students. She enjoyed traveling, music and caring for her gardens at her home in Plymouth. She loved her neighbor's children whom she affectionately called "The Boys."
Ruth is survived by her brother William K. Millar and his wife Edith of Bath, Maine; her brother John J. Millar and his wife Evelyn of Laconia, NH; her sister Elizabeth M. Howard of Laconia; her sister-in-law Barbara Millar of Kittery, Maine; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her father and mother, by her sister Grace and her brother James S. Millar.
Remembering how much Ruth loved her garden and her flowers, she was also conscious of the many needs of others. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, New Hampshire Office, Five Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110. (www.alz.org/manh or call 1-617-868-6718)
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Post Office Square, Plymouth, N.H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth.
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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Norman E. Roy, 83

BOW — Norman E. Roy 83 of Bow died Monday, December 23, 2013 at Epsom Manor.
He was born in Laconia the son of Ernest and Marie Rose (Martel) Roy. Norman graduated from Laconia High School in 1949 and then attended Linotype School. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp and served during the Korean War from 1952-1955. On September 25, 1955 he married Patricia Lapham, and they wintered in Florida during their later years. During his career he worked for the Laconia Evening Citizen as a Linotype Operator.

He was a past member of the Elks Lodge in Laconia.

Survivors include his wife Patricia of Bow; sons Dr. James N. Roy and his wife Judith of Bow, Robert F. Roy and his wife Deborah of Holderness; granddaughters Briana F. Roy of Holderness and Lauren J. Roy of Bow; sister Louise R. Weeks of Palm Springs, CA., and numerous nieces and nephews.

A committal service will be held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12 noon in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery 110 Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen. Military Rites will be accorded by the US Marine Corp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 508 South Street, Bow, NH 03304.

The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolences may be offered at www. bennettfuneral.com

Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 10:22

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