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Kathleen 'Kat' Zeiler, 61

MEREDITH — Kathleen Zeiler passed away after an illness at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass. February 9, 2015

Kathleen was born on January 29, 1954 at Claremont General Hospital to Everett and Lois (Bickford) Coutermarsh.

She is survived by her husband, Jamie Zeiler who she married May 6, 1995 and they settled into married life in Meredith, N.H. Together they raised their son, Roland Zeiler, also of Meredith.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Chantel Delos Coutermarsh on September 23, 1989, her parents and brother, David Meyette.

Family members include sisters Elaine (Coutermarsh) and William Smith, of Lempster, N.H.; Cynthia (Judd) Bertrand, of Belmont, N.H.; and brother Bruce Judd of Canterbury, N.H. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kat, as she preferred to be called, was a well loved lady biker in the Lakes Region. Her travels took her to many places near and far. She began riding her own bike in the 1980s and became well known for her work through Twin Rivers Baptist Church with Pastor Tony, flipping pancakes and making coffee for fellow bikers during Laconia Bike Week for many years. She was passionate about riding and the many friends she made along her journey.

A celebration of her life will be held at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 402 Central St. Franklin, N.H. on Saturday, March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. A light lunch will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you to make a donation in her name to Twin Rivers Baptist Church, your local SPCA or a charity of your choice.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 07:12

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Wayne L. Tyrrell, 87

BRIDGEWATER — Wayne Leroy Tyrrell, 87, of River Road, Bridgewater, died February 24, 2015 at Speare Memorial hospital, Plymouth, N.H.

Born on September 21, 1927 in Alexandria, N.H., he was the son of Leroy and Melva (Adams) Tyrrell. Wayne was raised in a small dirt floored log cabin and walked to the Alexandria one room school house until graduating the eighth grade.

Wayne was drafted into the Army during the Korean War where he served in the 40th Division of the California National Guard as part of the 224th Regiment from 1951 to 1952. He was honorably discharged as a private first class.

Wayne worked as a maintenance engineer at the Freudenberg NOK plant in Bristol, New Hampshire for forty-two years.

Wayne is predeceased by his wife, Edna M. (Brown) Tyrrell, who died in January of 2014..
His passion for the great outdoors he shared with family and friends taking many fishing and hunting trips. He loved to make things grow and kept a lush vegetable garden well into his eighties. He was a loving husband and beloved father whose steady support and devotion will be greatly missed.

Wayne is survived by his daughter, Jaclyn A Tyrrell of Bridgewater, a half sister Evelyn Curley of Costa Mesa, California.

A graveside service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, River Road, Alexandria, N.H. on Thursday, May 28th, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, of Plymouth and Meredith, are assisting the family with the arrangements. To view Wayne's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 08:21

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Gladys Sakowich, 97

Gladys Sakowich, 97

ANDOVER, Mass. — Gladys Sakowich, an incredible business woman, leader, philanthropist, devoted wife, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, on her 97th birthday.

Born to Frank and Harriet (Armitage) Tidswell of England, young widow to the late Robert Strauten, married the late Anthony "Tony" Sakowich with whom she shared nearly 60 years of unwavering love, Gladys grew up in Methuen and spent most of her life between her marital home in Andover and their home-away-from-home on Lake Winnipesaukee and Governors Island in Gilford, N.H.

She took over running her first late husband's family lumber business in Lawrence after he was killed in World War II. She was a female business pioneer, enjoying finance and investment, helping to lead and serve on many charitable, banking, and educational boards including the Andover and Laconia Garden Clubs, the Home for Little Wanderers, Merrimack College Board of Trustees, the Quota Club, Shawsheen Women's Club, YMCAs, Women's City Club of Boston, Nevins Library, the November Club, Lawrence Cooperative Bank and Merrimack Coop Bank.

Gladys generously supported numerous charities and educational missions, including Merrimack College for which the Gladys Sakowich Center is named in her honor, the Lawrence Boys & Girls Clubs, the Lakes Region Boys and Girls Club whose headquarters in Laconia, N.H., is named her honor, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School in Lawrence, Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School in Laconia, N.H., Outward Bound/Thompson Island in Boston whose Sakowich Hall is named in her honor, churches, libraries, gifting her nine-acre Andover homestead to the Andover Village Improvement Society for recreational and open space, ever passionate about improving the lives of children through scholarship.

Gladys was fiercely generous, outspoken and strong, devoted to children and passionate about education. She left a huge mark on the world and her legacy will live on continuing to greatly improve the lives of children.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, March 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at the West Parish Cemetery in Andover.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of the organizations that Gladys was involved with.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com or facebook.com/DewhirstFuneralHome

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 07:56

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Jennifer S. Dahlberg, 57


ASHLAND — Jennifer Susan Dahlberg, 57, of Candia, passed away at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Manchester on June 12, 1957, she was the daughter of Robert and Jane (Merrill) Dahlberg, she was raised throughout the U.S., as her father Robert was an active Marine. She eventually settled in Ashland, graduating from the Ashland High School. Jennifer furthered her education at Keene State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree, and achieved her master's degree from Plymouth State College and Gallaudet University.

Jennifer took great pride in being a special education teacher and administrator, she held various positions throughout her career.

She is predeceased by her parents.

Jennifer is survived by her two children, daughter, Heidi (Gile) VanderWest and her husband David, of Williamsburg, Va., son, Robert Bolser, of Manchester; siblings, Ingrid McIver, Heidi Dahlberg, and Michael Dahlberg, all of New Hampshire; one grandson; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jennifer's memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 www.nationalmssociety.org

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:31

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