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Robert E. Marshall, 91

TILTON — Mr. Robert "Bob" E. Marshall, 91, of Tilton, passed away on May 15, 2013 at Franklin Regional Hospital following a recent period of failing health.
Born on Nov. 19, 1921 in Manchester, NH he was the son (Buddy) of Lucy (Annis) and Robert R. Marshall of Manchester. 
Bob graduated from Manchester Central High School and the University of NH and at the age of 20 enlisted in what was then called the US Army Air Corps. During World War II he served in Southeast Asia on active duty for 8 years; returning home to the US in 1949. He continued to serve on active duty status in the US Air Force until being discharged after the 1966 Cuban Missile Crisis.
In the private sector, Bob worked in Tilton at the Arthur S. Brown Endless Belts MFG. Co. for 17 years as a chemist until their closing and then for Quality Controls also in Tilton until his retirement.
Bob was active in several local civic organizations including Treasurer of the T-N Congregational Church, Master of the T-N Cub Scouts, the Doric-Centre Masonic Lodge #20, serving as Master in 1974-75, the Peabody-Mt. Washington Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Pemigewassett Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls as Advisory Board Chairman for over 10 years and Master of the Grand Cross of Color. He was also a frequent participant in the Belmont Senior Center and the Laconia Friendship Club for 20 years.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather affectionately known as "Greepa," he especially enjoyed get-togethers with family and friends, traveling to the Foxwoods Casino, reading, solving crossword puzzles, and gardening.
Bob is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years Gladys (Shaw) Marshall, a son: Conrad (Butch) Ekstrom and wife Carolyn of Tilton, daughters, Vicki (Marshall) Hussman and husband Charles of Tilton and Dr. Lisa(Marshall) Schwiebert and husband Dr. Erik Schwiebert of Birmingham, AL, a brother, Donald (Skip) Marshall and wife Doris of Quincy, MA, 7 grandchildren, Shawn (Marshall) Cote of Rollinsford, Shari (Marshall) Cote of Amesbury, MA, Susan Ekstrom and fiancé, Keith Jones of Ridgewood, NY, Karen (Ekstrom) Cote and husband Chris of North Hartland, VT, Mackenzie Hussman of London, England, Elisabeth Schwiebert and Turner Schwiebert of Birmingham, AL, a cousin, Dr. Richard Marshall and wife Jean of Auburn, ME, and 3 great grandchildren.
Bob was predeceased by a sister; Marion Anderson and a cousin; Dr. David Marshall both of Manchester, and a son, Rick E. Marshall of Franklin on May 3, 2013.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Park Cemetery in Tilton.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:20

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James K. Thomas, Sr., 74

MEREDITH — James K. Thomas, Sr., 74, of Daniel Webster Highway, died June 11, 2013, at his home, after a long illness.
Born in Meredith, NH on February 18, 1939, he was the son of Kenneth F. Thomas and Barbara (Sears) Sharon. Jim grew up in Meredith and attended Meredith High School. He has been a resident of Meredith for most of his life.
James worked as a logger most all his life and owned and operated his saw mill, Thomas Timber Products, for over thirty years. His saw mill supplied many jobs to the young men of Meredith
He was a past member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks and the Meredith Kiwanis Club.
Jim was a NASCAR enthusiast and enjoyed all aspect of racing. Jim was always willing to give a helping hand on the set-up of a race car. Jim also enjoyed his many winter trips to Florida.
Jim was predeceased by his brother, Wendell Thomas and sister Bernice Jenness.
James is survived by his son, James K. Thomas Jr and his wife Cindy, grandson Wesley Thomas, all of Meredith, daughters, Sue Horne of Tennessee, Angela Guidi of Center Harbor, brother, Ed Sharon of Laconia, sisters, Joyce Russell of Laconia, Gloria Romprey of Belmont, sister DeDe, nieces, nephews, and his loving companion, Shirley Ballou, of Meredith.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Thursday June 13, from 6pm to 8pm. A graveside service will be held in the Meredith Village Cemetery, NH Route #3, Meredith, on Friday, June 14, at 11am. The Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, will officiate.
To sign Jim's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:10

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Ann E. Fisher, 80

FITCHBURG, Mass. — Ann E. (Lidberg) Fisher, 80, of New Hampton, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, with her beloved husband by her side, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Fitchburg, MA, on August 19, 1932, she was the daughter of John and Ethel (LaPointe) Lidberg. Ann was raised in Fitchburg, graduating from St. Bernard's Catholic High School.
Ann was an avid sports fan and attended many professional games when she and Paul lived in Pittsburgh. She and Paul also enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family and nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by two brothers and a sister, Robert Lidberg and his wife Barbara, Edgar Lidberg, and Marion (Lidberg) Haudel and her husband Frederick.
Ann is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Paul W. Fisher, of New Hampton; sister, Janet (Lidberg) McCue and her husband Mark, of Fitchburg, MA; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Interment will be held in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg, and will be private.
To view Ann's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 11:06

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Mildred P. Beary, 89

GILMANTON — Mildred P. (Keene) Beary, 89, of Gilmanton went to be with Our Lord on June 6, 2013. Born in Lowell, MA, as the sixth of ten children to James M. Keene and Margaret Lyons Keene, she is predeceased by her parents and nine siblings, Helen Pardoe, John Keene, James Keene, Harold "Red" Keene, Doris Fitzpatrick, Rita Sconza, Ann Moreau, Frank "Nub" Keene and Raymond Keene.
"Millie" was married to William A. Beary for nearly 45 years until his death in 1993. Together they raised four sons in Flushing, NY, before retiring to Gilmanton, NH in 1988. Millie was always full of energy and her sparkling blue eyes and happy spirit will live forever in our hearts. She was employed by Allied Stores in NY for 26 years before her retirement. She was an active member of the Gilmanton Women's Club and St. Joseph church choir for many years.
Mildred is survived by her children, Daniel Beary and wife, Virginia, of New Milford, CT and his children, Kevin and Jaime Beary; Brian Beary and wife, Janette, of Fresh Meadows, NY; Thomas Beary of Brentwood, NY, and, Timothy Beary and wife, Martha, of Arlington, TX, with their sons, Christopher and Caelan, and grandson, Nicolas.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6 High St., Belmont, NH. Burial will follow in the family lot in Buzzell Cemetery, Shell Camp Road, Gilmanton, N.H.
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, 10 June 2013 10:54

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