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Caroline N. Kolapakka, 87

TROY — Caroline N. Kolapakka, 87, of Troy and formerly of New Ipswich, NH, died peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2014 with her daughters by her side at the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough after a brief illness.

Mrs. Kolapakka was born on March 2, 1926 in Jaffrey, daughter of the late John E. and Dorothy A. (Smith) LaFreniere. She was a graduate of Conant High School and had lived in New Ipswich until moving to Troy only seven years ago.

She had worked at the American Guernsey Cattle Club in Peterborough before marrying Sulo Kolapakka Jr. in 1947 and going to work at Lizotte's Market in Greenville for many years. Later she worked at Gram's Place Restaurant until retiring in 1995.

Mrs. Kolapakka had been a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the former New Ipswich American Legion Post. She enjoyed word search puzzles and being an armchair contestant in numerous game shows. She always loved fresh flowers.

Mrs. Kolapakka was preceded in death by her husband 'Sonny' Kolapakka in 1999, her son Larry Kolapakka in 1973, and her daughter Wendy Nickson in 2009. Her sister Marie Hunt died in 2009 and her brother John A. LaFreniere died in 2011.

She is survived by her 2 daughters; Carol and her husband Arthur Niskala of Gilford, NH, and Lyn and her husband Alan Starcher of New Ipswich, NH; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There will be no calling hours or funeral services at this time. Graveside services will take place in the Spring at the family lot in Smithville Cemetery in New Ipswich.

Memorial contributions are respectfully requested to be made in Mrs. Kolapakka's name to Friendly Meals of Troy, 835 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431, or to the Helping Hand Center, 3 Water Street, Troy, NH 03465.

To share photos, memories or condolences with Mrs. Kolapakka's family, please visit her permanent online memorial at www.cournoyerfh.com

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 10:22

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Roger A. Watts, Sr., 78

ALEXANDRIA — Roger A. Watts Sr., 78, of Leprechaun Lane, died Thursday, January 2, 2013 at Speare Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health. He was born in Framingham, MA, the son of Raymond and Marion (Eagles) Watts.
Roger worked for various grocery stores in Massachusetts before moving to Bristol in 1970. He opened and operated "Buzzy's Market" for many years prior to his retirement.
He enjoyed collecting stamps and target shooting in his spare time. He was known for his love of history as well. He was a family man and loved time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Family members include his wife, Gloria Watts of Alexandria; three daughters: DiAnne Sharp of Stubenville, OH; Susan Gerbert of Alexandria and Amy Vealey of Belmont; four sons: Roger Watts, Jr. of Bristol; Timothy Watts of New Hampton; Raymond Watts of Laconia; and Thomas Watts of Bristol; 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; one sister Virginia Barnard of Hebron, nieces and nephews.
Services- Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main Street, Bristol, NH. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 9 at 9 a.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 5 Bedford Farms Dr Ste 501, Bedford, NH 03110

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 10:15

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James Tarte, 57

LACONIA — James Tarte, 57, of 260 Mile Hill Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
James was born September 26, 1956 in Laconia, N.H., the son of Harold and Marguerite (Rollins) Tarte. He was a lifetime resident of Laconia and attended local schools. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1974 and had been employed at Persons Concrete and T & L Concrete. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his mother, Marguerite Tarte, of Laconia; two brothers, Carl Tarte of Center Harbor and Paul Tarte of Laconia; four sisters, Maxine Violette of Belmont, Donna Robert of Weathersfield, Vermont, Martha Tuttle of Concord and Lois Pinard of Belmont and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Harold Tarte, in 1983, two brothers, William Tarte and Timothy Tarte and two sisters, Margaret Gove and Kathleen Tarte.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service
A Graveside Service will be held in the Spring at the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, 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, 06 January 2014 10:04

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Arnold E. 'Arn' Boardman, 85

LACONIA — Arnold "Arn" E. Boardman, 85, of 4 Race Point Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, January 3, 2014.
Arnold was born January 13, 1928 in Everett, Mass., the son of the late Walter C. and Edna (Lawson) Boardman and was raised by his aunt, Clara L. Burke. He was a 1946 graduate of Everett High School and served in the U.S. Army Nov. to June 1950 in Japan and Germany and received an Army of Occupation Medal; from June 1950 to his discharge from the Army September 7 1951, he served in the Korean Conflict receiving three Bronze Service Stars. Arn worked several years for a Loan Co. located in Boston. He then worked for the Middlesex Bank until he retired in 1991. In 1993, Arn and his wife, Claire, retired to South Down Shores in New Hampshire to live. Arn and Claire are communicants of St. Andre Bessette Parish – Sacred Heart Church. Arn was an amateur photographer and enjoyed photography for several years. He also continued to follow his 'hometown" of Everett's High School Football team. He still attended their football games and writing in the local newspaper in Everett of the results of each game. He also produced a book on Everett's Football Teams since they started playing in 1892 through 2007. Arn was a member of the Everett "E" Club and is listed as their Historian on Everett Football.
Survivors include his best friend and wife of 59 years, Claire Susan (Moroney) Boardman, of Laconia, one sister, Gladys Cappizzi, of the North End in Boston, Mass., one brother, Kenneth Boardman, of Revere, Mass., 3 nephews; Salvatore "Sammy", Andrew and Phillip, 5 nieces; Gladys, Shirley, Louise, Gail and Sonja all of Mass. He has one surviving cousin, William Berry, of North Reading, Mass.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H., using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Mass.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N H 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, 06 January 2014 10:01

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