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Irene G. Greenleaf, 87

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MEREDITH, CAMPTON — Irene Gertrude Greenleaf, 87, of Meredith and Beebe River, Campton, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Goldenview Health Care Center, in Meredith after a lengthy illness.

Born on August 10, 1927, in Meredith, she was the daughter of Leon H. and Winifred (Comstock) Clark. Irene was raised in Meredith and attended local schools. She furthered her education and achieved her LPN Certificate; she worked as an LPN in the local nursing homes throughout the years, and her main position was in the Nursery at the Lakes Region General Hospital.

Irene was very active in the community, she was a 75 year member with the Grange, Subordinate, Pamona, State and National, and she was a 40 plus year member of the Rebekahs serving as a past Noble Grand and past District Deputy President, as well as a 25 year member of the VFW Auxiliary, in Meredith.

Irene loved children and she was a loving foster grandmother for 25 years at the Interlakes Daycare Center; she was also a devoted member of the Calvary Bible Church, in Meredith.

Predeceased family members include her husband Ralph C. Greenleaf, and her three brothers, Harry, Leon Jr., and Lewis (Clark).

She is survived by her sister, June A. Plummer, of Meredith; sisters-in-law, Nancy Piper Webb, of Meredith, Laura Heath and Ruth Manion, both of Holderness, Faith Clark, of Newport, N.H.; several nieces and nephews as well as several grand nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2015 at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith, from 6 through 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at the Trinity Church Yard Cemetery, Rte. 175, Holderness, on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. Rev. Roger Brown, pastor of the Calvary Bible Church will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations in Irene's memory may be made to the Lakes Region VNA, 186 Waukewan St., Meredith, NH 03253

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

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 07:14

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Eva F. Merchant, 81

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LACONIA — Eva F. Merchant 81, of Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H., passed away peacefully, although suddenly. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her home. Eva was born May 17, 1933 in Bergman, Arkansas, daughter of the late John W. and Frances L. (Roberts) Downes. Eva was such a charismatic individual. She owned and operated Tinkerville Country Store in Lyman, N.H. and Little Eva's Attic in Littleton, N.H. for many years before retiring. Eva embarked on many different life adventures including spending several years in Moncks Corner, S.C. before returning to N.H. She was a gardener, an avid card player, problem solver, a great dancer, a dear friend, devoted grandmother, cherished sibling, and the most hardworking, loving, creative and wonderful mother anyone could ever have. She will be missed dearly by all her friends, family, and loved ones. Eva took joy in many different activities including yard-sales, puzzle making, and playing bingo.

Eva is survived by two sons, Michael R. Merchant and his wife Donna of Meredith, N.H. and Lawrence W. Merchant and his wife Diana of San Antonio Tex.; her two daughters, Donna L. Tavello and her husband Don Tavello, of Concord, N.H. and Sherry L. Ryan and her husband Walter Ryan of Belmont, N.H.; a sister Sarah Valentine and her husband James Valentine of Harrison, Ariz.; her seven grandchildren, Emma Kerr, Elaine Haggard, Daniel Waltham, Michelle Bolser, Bonita Ponzio, Sarah Merchant and Allison Plourde as well as six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by James E. Merchant and Amos Downes.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers or memorial contributions, donations may be made in Eva's honor to Beyond Stage 4 Inc., 6 Wink Road, Meredith, NH 03253 www.BeyondStage4.org.

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, 04 May 2015 07:11

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Anita D. Brazeau, 82

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LACONIA — Anita D. (Roy) Brazeau, 82, of Laconia, passed away at Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, N.H. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
Anita was born May 7, 1932 in Laconia, N.H. the daughter of Gedeon and Rose (Champagne) Roy.
Anita worked for many years at Grand Union Champagnes and was also employed by New England Telephone Company. She volunteered for St. Vincent De Paul Society. When Anita lived in Florida she worked for the Catholic Daughters of America and volunteered for the Salvation Army.
Anita enjoyed traveling with her cousin Claire to Florida, Disneyworld, Pennsylvania Amish Country, Hawaii, Ottawa tulip festival, (tulips were here favorite), Canada, St. Croix, Virgin Islands and numerous other places.
Anita enjoyed being with her grandchildren. She loved to shop and also loved to line dance. Anita lived eighteen years in Florida; she loved the ocean and just enjoyed life.
Survivors include her daughters; Deborah Auger, and her husband, Chris, Marlene Sage, Vicky Austin, and her husband, David; five grandchildren, Stephanie Barbour, Gary Morel, Daniel Morel, Nicole Boose and Natalie Kitching; six great grandchildren, Kyle, Kody, Khole, Hailey, Riley, and Gary, Jr.; two God children, David Chandronnait and Cynthia Heirneson; devoted cousin and best friend, Claire Morel, and her husband, Roger and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents Anita was predeceased by her sister, Irene Wiggin and by her brother-in-law Robert Wiggin and five infant great grandchildren.
A calling hour will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH using the Carriage House Entrance.
A Funeral Service also at the Funeral Home will follow the calling hour at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
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, 04 May 2015 07:10

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Alfred Johnson, 63

LACONIA — Alfred Johnson, 63, of Laconia passed away Feb. 14, 2015 at Manchester VA Hospital after a short illness.
"They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies."
Born April 14,1951 in Wolfeboro , N.H., son of Conrad O.J. Johnson and Esther M. (Tebbetts) Johnson. Alfred was raised and grew up in Laconia. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1970. Upon graduation he entered the U.S. Navy as a Radio Man 1st Class stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After discharge he returned to Laconia. He later moved to San Diego, Calif. where he lived for many years before returning to Laconia . He spent most of his career as a caregiver, lending a loving hand to anyone in need.
Alfred was a proud member of the Masons, Mt. Lebanon Lodge # 32.
He truly enjoyed motorcycles, nature, dancing, a good laugh, and family. Above all, he will be remembered for his deep love and devotion to his children.
Alfred was predeceased by his parents.
He leaves behind his daughter, Marisa M. Johnson and son, Curtis V. Johnson both of Junction City, Ore. His sisters Loretta M. Nadeau of Lowell, Mass.and Anna M. Cross of Franconia, N.H., brother Robert W. Johnson of S. Sutton, N.H. and a beloved great-niece Freya R. Cross of Franconia, N.H., as well as many nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service for family at the family cemetery in N. Wolfeboro followed by a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. on Saturday June 6 at the United Methodist Church, 34 Tower St., Weirs Beach/Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers donations towards a headstone for Al are welcome. (gofundme.com)

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 07:08

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