FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Margaret Ann "Peggy" Flynn, 67, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 16, at her winter residence in Framingham.
She is survived by her husband Leonard Flynn of Meredith, N.H., and her three stepchildren, Stacey Smith of Harwich, Eric Flynn of Framingham, and Bryan Flynn of Chesterfield, Mo.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Young.
Margaret's passing leaves a great void in the lives of all who knew her. She was very active in many civic and social organizations in the Meredith, N.H., area. In the summer she worked on the MS Mount Washington and greatly enjoyed sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Among the many organizations in which she participated were the Meredith Library, the Neal Shore Association, the Meredith Garden Club, the American Legion and the Centre Harbor Historical Society. She loved gardening and was a master gardener.
In the spring, when the weather has warmed, the ice has melted, and the flowers of Meredith are in bloom, a gathering of her loved ones and friends will be convened to remember and celebrate her life. The location and time will be published in a future issue of this paper.
Margaret always gave of herself unstintingly and unreservedly to others and she will be remembered by all who knew her with loving gratitude and appreciation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, Inc. 53 Beech St. Framingham.
For online guestbook and directions please log onto www.nortonfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:50
BELMONT — James Andrew Champion, 44, of 7 Cherry Street, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.
James was born May 11, 1969 in Laconia the son of Mary (Rollins) and Andrew T. Champion, Jr. He had lived in Eaton Rapids, Michigan for fifteen years before moving to Laconia. For the past seven years, he lived in Belmont.
James enjoyed comic books and spending time with family and friends.
James is survived by his mother, Mary Champion; four stepdaughters, Krystle, Jessica, Tiffany and Katelyn; two brothers, John Champion, Michael Champion, three sisters, Lori Champion, Joyce Lewandowski and Priscilla Dodge, seven nephews and seven nieces; best friend, Jodi Murray, and his extended family, Desiree Roberts, Niki Green, Travis Green, Dominique Simpson and his former wife, Sandra Champion. In addition to his father he is predeceased by two sisters, Linda Beaupre and Susan Champion.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Memorial Service will follow the calling hours at 2:30 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Spring burial will be at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, N.H.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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, 17 March 2014 08:20
MEREDITH — Kenneth Randall Hill, 84 years old, passed peacefully on March 14, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Ken was born and raised in Camden, Maine, where he attended local schools. In 1946, he enlisted in the army as a parachutist. He was injured and was honorably discharged in 1948. He traveled to Minnesota to stay with his sister and her husband. At a dance, he met the love of his life, Dolores Berg Hill. They married and settled in Madelia, Minnesota. Ken was a plumber by trade but also worked as a part time police officer. He soon became a full time officer and then for many years served as the Chief of Police of Madelia. He always yearned to return to New England and in 1970 he moved the family to Meredith, N.H. where he was hired as a Sergeant on the Meredith Police Force. After years with the Meredith force, Ken decided he had been in law enforcement long enough and went to work for the Town of Meredith Highway Department as a loader operator. After about two years in that job, he was asked by the town manager to step in and take over as Superintendent of the Meredith Water Department. He held that job until his retirement.
Ken was predeceased by his wife, Dolores, his grandson, Wesley Haigh and his sisters, Doris Gosen, Atherine Hill and brothers, Elmer, Walter and Norman Hill.
He is survived by his five children: Monica Bennett (and husband, Steve), Connie Bickford (husband, Dennis); Karen Finer; Robert K. Hill (wife, Irene); Janice Dennis (husband, Mickey); thirteen grandchildren: Kelly Bennett-Huckins (husband, William), Michelle Goodearl (husband, Mark), Jennifer Salamanca (husband, AJ), Matt Bickford (wife, Nancy), Deborah Dow (husband, Rodney), Jenna Bickford, Debbie Bickford, Alissa Finer Brown (Phil Day), Brian Finer, Becky Grinavic (husband, Brian), Candi Allen (husband, Jeremy), Kenneth W. Hill and Jessica Haigh Rogers. He also leaves 15 great grandchildren: Alex and Andy Goodearl; Anthony, Julianna and Noah Salamanca; Ethan and Wesley Bickford; Christian, Amelia and Danica Dow; Lauren and Kaleb Grinavic, Mc Kenna Allen, Chelsea Brown and Madilynne Day.
There will be a funeral service at St. Charles Church on Rte 25 in Meredith on Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be in the church narthex from 10 to 11 before the service. A reception will be held in the church hall immediately following the ceremony. Burial will be in the Meredith Village Cemetery in the Spring at the convenience of the family.
Ken loved camping, fishing, hunting, painting and especially loved dogs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's honor to the Disabled Vets/NH Veteran's Home or NH Humane Society.
Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements and cremation.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 08:18
LACONIA — Kathalene Laura McKinnon Williams, age 67, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Born in Laconia, New Hampshire, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Stephen and Esther Louise Braley McKinnon. A graduate of Franklin Pierce University, Mrs. Williams was a social worker for over 30 years before retiring in 2012. Spending time with her family and friends was most important and she also loved to read, paint, travel, and the ocean. Mrs. Williams was a good Christian woman of the Baptist faith. She was a devoted mother and she will be missed.
Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Deborah Williams Smith and husband Everett; three grandchildren, Tyler Hood, Ashley Hood, and Elizabeth Smith; two sisters, Janice Barrett and husband William and Sandralee McKinnon; a brother, Tony Perriault; two nephews, Michael Barrett and Joshua Andrews; a niece, Heather Ayres; and many friends.
A memorial service will be held by the family at their home.
The family wishes to thank Open Arms Hospice for all their help.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.cannonfunerals.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 08:11