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Tyler D. Smith, 14

MOULTONBOROUGH — Tyler Daniel Smith, 14, of Red Hill Road, Moultonborough, died September 27, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, N.H.

Born in Laconia, N.H. on December 19, 1999, he was the son of Daniel Stephen and Kerry Ann (Perkins) Smith. Tyler was raised in Moultonborough and was attending the ninth grade at the Moultonborough Academy.

Tyler enjoyed video games and anything to do with cars. He was an avid NASCAR race fan and his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon.

He is survived by his parents, Daniel and Kerry Smith and his sister, Sarah E. Smith, all of Moultonborough; paternal grandfather, Stephen R. Smith and his wife Debra (Cushing), of Port Charlotte, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Kim (Young) Drouin and her husband David, of Tilton, N.H.; his maternal grandparents, John F. and Ruby A. (Plourde) Perkins of Moultonborough; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth G. Smith, of Laconia; his Maternal great-grandmother, Ruth (Ayotte) Plourde, of Kittery, Maine, and he is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith, on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Moultonborough Academy, 25 Blake Road, Moultonborough, on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor emeritus of the Plymouth United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 360 Route 101, Unit #5, Bedford, NH. 03110

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Tyler's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:30

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Paul R. Nelson, 56

LACONIA — Paul Ray Nelson, 56 of Laconia, N.H. formerly of Goffstown and Dunbarton, left this world peacefully on September 20, 2014 with his beloved wife, Robin Nelson, at his side.

He was a loving father to Tyler, Travis and Arianna Nelson. A devoted grandfather to Hunter and Brynn, and 'Papa' to his special 'mate', Brielle. He is survived by his parents, Ray and Sally Nelson of Carver, Mass.; sisters Ellen Welch and her husband Greg of Northfield, and Debra Sarvis and her husband Glen of Duxbury, Mass.; his many nieces and nephews who adored him, along with many other family members. He will be missed by his many friends and his wonderfully supportive AA members. 

Paul studied at NHTI in Manchester and Northeastern University, which prepared him for his many years of marketing and banking experience. He was a bank officer for St. Mary's Bank in Manchester, and VP and director of marketing at New Dartmouth Bank and Worker's Credit Union. Recently, he was self-employed, as well as the sexton for Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, and was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Sanbornton. 

Relatives and friends are respectively invited to a celebration of his life at the Pines Community Center at 61 Summer STreet, Northfield, N.H., on Sunday, October 5 from 1 to 4 p.m., and a memorial mass on Tuesday, October 7 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church 580 Monponsett Street, Halifax, Mass., followed by a reception at the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Palliative and Hospice Care at Dartmouth Hitchcock, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 or dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.org/support_cphc or Upper Valley Hostel 17 South Street Hanover, NH, 03755, or at www.uppervalleyhostel.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:27

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Lillian M. Porter-Hoover, 86

LACONIA — Lillian Marie (Dumond) Porter-Hoover, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia. Lillian had been a resident there for nine years.

She was born in Millinocket, Maine, Nov. 18, 1927, daughter of Charles and Bernice (Levesque) Dumond. Lillian grew up in Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School, Class of 1945.

She was employed for many years as an operator with New England Telephone Co. and AT&T, retiring after 28 years. She and her first husband, Earl Porter owned the Top O' Town bowling lanes on Memorial Street in Franklin during the 1950s, later building a new location on upper Central Street in the 1960s.

She had lived in Bedford for a time before moving to Arizona where she resided from 1970 to 2004. She moved back to New Hampshire from Glendale, Ariz., and lived for a time at The Golden Crest in Franklin before moving to Laconia.

While living in Franklin she was a parishioner of St. Paul Church and was active with Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Later she an active parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glendale, Ariz.

Lillian was predeceased by her first husband, Earl Porter who died in 1978, and her second husband, Herbert Hoover, who died in 2003, and siblings, Elsie Ouellette, Richard Dumond, Irene Wescott, Theresa Beaupre, Lucille MacDonald, Eugene Dumond, Roger Dumond and Billy Dumond.

Her family includes, her sons, Mark Porter and his wife Susan of Sanbornton, and John Porter of Liberty, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Amanda Rotonnelli and her husband David of Sanbornton; a great-granddaughter, Kelsey Rotonnelli of Sanbornton; her sisters, Winnifred Moore of Londonderry, Bernice Verrilli of Milford, Conn., Carol Dumond of Laconia, and Christina Rossi of Fayettville, Ga.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, 584 West Main St., in Tilton. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated Friday, Oct.r 3, at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Church of St. Gabriel Parish in Franklin. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Lillian's name to the Activities Fund, St. Francis Home, 406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 08:49

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Della L. Laraway, 87

BELMONT — Della L. Laraway, 87, of Turkey Drive, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

Mrs. Laraway was born Feb. 22, 1927 in Hardwick, Vt., the daughter of the late William and Violet (Leonard) Weeks. Mrs. Laraway resided in Laconia for 40 years before moving to Belmont 23 years ago.

She had been employed at Vernitron and Walmart before retiring in 2007. During the 1960s and 1970s, Mrs. Laraway was involved with foster parenting.

Survivors include two sons, Roger J. Laraway and his wife, Lila, of Belmont, and Robert F. Laraway and his wife Deborah of Tilton; eight grandchildren, April, Perley, Virginia, Robert, Hannah, Jessica, Carmen, and Paul; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Laraway was predeceased by her husband, Perley F. Laraway in 2001; and by four brothers, William, Henry, Charles and David; and by a sister, Catherine.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH

03246, or to the Belknap County Nursing Home Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH 03246.

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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 08:41

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