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Doris L. Lavallee, 88

GROTON — Doris Louise Lavallee, 88, formerly of Meredith, died September 24, 2014 at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, N.H.

Born in Sutton, Massachusetts on November 9, 1925, she was the daughter of Tracy Leroy and Irene E. (Horne) Lavallee.

Doris grew up in Manchaug, Mass. and graduated from Sutton High School, class of 1944 and the Laconia Business College, in Laconia, N.H. She also graduated from Plymouth State College, Plymouth, N.H, with a bachelor's degree in History Medieval Studies. Doris resided in Nashua for ten years and moved to Meredith in 1976. She has been living in Groton since October of 2006.

Doris worked, as an Administrative Assistant, for ten years at Saunders Associates, in Nashua and then for twenty years for Plymouth State College, in the Registrar's office.

Doris was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Ellacoya Chapter #43 Order of Eastern Star, the Lakeside Rebekahs, all in Meredith and the Ashland Rebekahs, in Ashland.

Doris loved genealogy and had traced her family back to England, before the Mayflower. She also loved to knit.

Doris was predeceased by her brother, Tracy and her sisters, Marion, Betty, and Edith.

Doris is survived by her son, Thomas M. "Chipper" Lavallee and his wife Robin of Oxnard, Calif., her daughter, Leslie Lavallee of Alexandria, grandchildren, Cassandra L. Viger and her husband Ronald of Groton, Garrett E. Lavallee of Oxnard, Calif., two great grandchildren, Emma J. and Josephine S. in Groton, her brother, Guy E. Horne of E. Douglas, Mass., her sisters, Hazel H. Merchant of Norwich, Vt., Helen H. Robertson of Apollo Beach, Fla., many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held in the Trinity Episcopal Church, NH Route #25, Meredith, on Saturday, Sept. 27th, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Robin Soller, Rector, will officiate. Burial will be held in the Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 635, Meredith, NH. 03253

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:40

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Catherine A. Beauvais Kirwan, 75

WOLFEBORO — Catherine A. "Cate" Beauvais Kirwan, 75, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Wolfeboro Bay Care Center, Wolfeboro N.H., where she was a patient. Previously, Cate had resided in both New London, N.H. and Barrington, N.H. Cate's interests included Bible study, arranging interior designs, and creating gourmet desserts. Cate and her husband once owned and operated "Alfies", a restaurant in New London, N.H.

She is survived by one son, Jeffory Stinson, four grandchildren, two brothers, one sister, and one son-in-law. She was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Lillian (Rowley) Beauvais, her husband, Alfred Kirwan, and her daughter, Joelle Shepard.

There are no visiting hours or funeral services to be held there at this time.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:38

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Clara K. Turner, 91

LACONIA — Clara K. Turner, 91, of 21 Ledges Dr., Taylor Community, and formerly of 44 Winnicoash Street, died on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Ledgeview, Taylor Community, Laconia.
Mrs. Turner was born December 31, 1922 in Marlborough, N.H., the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Rugg) Knight. She graduated from Marlborough High School in 1940, Valedictorian of her class of 18 students. She went on to graduate from the University of New Hampshire in 1944 with a degree in German, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She served as her alumni Class Secretary until just recently.
She resided in Concord, N.H. for several years before moving to Laconia in 1968. She was employed as a legal assistant for McKean, Mattson and Latici, P.A. of Gilford, for almost 30 years.
Mrs. Turner was an active member of the Laconia Congregational Church since 1968, serving on multiple committees and ministries. She also served for many years on the Board of Trustees, serving as Vice Chairman in 1974 and Chairman in 1975. She continued on the Board of Trustees until 1981. She also served as the Church's Moderator as well as its Treasurer during the mid 1980's. Mrs. Turner also served on the Board of the Lakes Region Day Care Center and the Lakes Region United Way.
Survivors include a son, Robert H. Turner and his wife Sue of Bryant Pond, Maine and Park City Utah; two daughters, Dr. Martha J. Turner and her husband Dr. Alan Lord of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Ruth T. McLaughlin and her husband Hayden of Gilford. Five grandchildren: Daniel McLaughlin of Gulfport, Mississippi; Jessie Turner currently studying in Fairbanks, Alaska; Abby Turner studying in Rabat, Morocco; Grace McLaughlin studying in Burlington, Vermont; and Catherine McLaughlin studying at the Holderness School. She is also survived by a sister Helen K. Normandin of Laconia. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Turner was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Robert H. Turner, in 2005.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, Pastor of the church, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Faith for the Future Fund at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square , Laconia, NH 03246 or The University of NH Alumni Association for legacy scholarships at 105 Main Street , Durham, NH 03824.
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 Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:35

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Timothy E. Cote, 51

FRANKLIN — Timothy (Tim) E. Cote, born May 22nd, 1963, passed away September 15, 2014 after a short illness.
Tim briefly attended Brady High School, but soon transferred to Franklin High because of his passion for athletics, and it is from there that he graduated in 1981. His favorite sports were baseball, football, and basketball, and he showed his enthusiasm by rooting for all of the New England teams, as well as being a huge Florida Gator fan. He appreciated bands such as Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, and AC/DC. Tim was simply a fun person to be around, who always enjoyed a party and never had trouble making friends.
After high school, Tim spent some time working at Gunstock, and then as a factory worker, before moving to Manchester where he obtained his truck driving license and embarked on his future career path. Tim drove trucks for many years, beginning as a driver for a uniform cleaning company and eventually making long distance trips for deliveries. He was a silly, positive person, who played darts as a pastime and loved to ski.
Tim's favorite holiday was Halloween. He mostly enjoyed the decorations and passing out the candy. His sister would joke that he got double the number of trick-or-treaters she did, although at the time they were extremely close neighbors.
Tim was an unselfish man, whom always had a hand to extend to the ones that he loved. He could always be counted on for help and he was a good listener, as well as a worthy and trusted friend.
Above all else in this world, Tim felt fulfillment in becoming a father. His daughters, Hannah and Haley, were his little dancers, and they consumed his world. All of his most cherished thoughts and memories included the two of them.
Tim was predeceased by his sister, Monica (Cote) Harvey and his father, Bernard Cote. He is survived by his daughters; Hannah Elizabeth and Haley Rose Cote; his mother, Arlene Cote; brother, Mark Cote; sister, Terry (Cote) Rogers, and nephew, Wil Taylor, as well as many other beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held at St. James United Methodist Church in Merrimack, N.H. at 6 p.m. Friday evening.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:32

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