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David E. Royea, 77

CENTER HARBOR — David Edward Royea, 77, of Route 25B, Center Harbor, died February 25, 2014 with his family by his side at home, after long illness.

Born in Holderness, NH. on May 26, 1936, he was the son of Ibra D. and Agnes L. (Proctor) Royea.

David grew up in Holderness and has resided in Center Harbor since 1958. He graduated from the Holderness one room school house, and from Meredith High School, class of 1955.

David worked for over twenty years as a set-up operator at the former Laconia Needle Shop, in Laconia and for over twenty years as a custodian at Inter-Lakes School District, in Meredith.

David had a love for the land and enjoyed farming and gardening.

David was predeceased by his brother, Ibra, who died in January of this year, brother, Richard and sister Eleanor.

David is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Joan M. (Fortier) Royea of Center Harbor, daughters, Kristina M. Huysmans, of Nashua, Lauria A. Stairs and her husband Timothy of Center Harbor, son, David "Luke" Royea and his wife Kristin of New Hampton, four grandchildren, Kody, Mikayla, Madison, and Jacob, brother, Robert Royea and sister Margaret Earl, both of Holderness, numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Saturday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A Spring graveside service will be held in the Center Harbor Memorial Park, Center Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in David's memory to the Meredith Visiting Nurses Association, 186 Waukewan St., Meredith, NH. 03253 or www.mphna.org

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign David's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Patricia M. Tessier, 72

LACONIA — Patricia M. Tessier, 72, of 175 Blueberry Lane and formerly of 25 Union Avenue, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
Mrs. Tessier was born February 17, 1942 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, the daughter of Paul E. and Ruth H. (Philbrick) Trombley.
Mrs. Tessier resided in Penacook for several years before moving to Laconia. She had been employed at the Lakes Region General Hospital for many years before retiring in 1990.
Survivors include two brothers, Preston Russell Trombley of Penacook and Paul Edward Trombley of Henniker; a stepbrother, Angelo Mancini of Orden, Utah and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tessier was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse Tessier.
A Graveside Service will be held at the family lot in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Penacook, N.H. Rev. Terry O'Dell will officiate.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Rehabilitation Center – Activities Fund, 175 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, NH 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 Tuesday, 25 February 2014 09:39

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Helen C. Kennedy, 85

GILFORD — Helen C. (Bradley) Kennedy, 85, died at Forestview Manor, Meredith after a brief illness on Sunday, February 23, 2014.
Mrs. Kennedy was born November 25, 1928 in Waltham, Mass., the daughter of the late John Bradley, Helen (Treddin) and Thomas Queenan.
Mrs. Kennedy resided in Billerica, Mass. for many years before moving to Gilford twenty-eight years ago. She had been employed at John Hancock Ins. for over forty years.
Survivors include a brother, John Bradley and his wife, Jean, of Springfield, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Richard Fitzgerald, of Bedford, Mass.; three nieces; four nephews and her lifelong friend, Gerry McKenna. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband , John J. Kennedy, Jr. and by her sister, Constance Fitzgerald.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford. The date and time will be announced.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 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 Tuesday, 25 February 2014 08:51

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Charles L. Harper, 85

MEREDITH — Charles L. Harper, 85, of Meredith and formerly of Holliston, Mass., passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Born in Natick, Mass., he was the son of the late Jessie (Godsoe) and Lindsay Harper. He was the husband of Jane (Armstrong) Harper of Meredith.

He was the owner of Central Garage in Holliston, Mass., for many years, was a member of the Classic Car Club of America and enjoyed restoring antique cars and boats.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, David Harper and his wife Paulette, Ellen Davis, Lynn Willette and her husband Albert, and Richard Harper and his wife Linda. He also leaves behind his siblings Robert Harper and his wife Loretta, William Harper, Jerry Harper, Phillip Harper and his wife Janet, a sister-in law Eleanor Harper; his grandchildren Jonathan Davis, Stephanie Davis, Adam Willette, Nicholas Harper and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brothers Joseph Harper, Daniel Harper and his wife Lauren, and his sister-in-law, Geraldine Harper.

A very special thanks to his wonderful caregivers at Golden View Health Center in Meredith.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m at Lake Grove Cemetery, Highland Street, Holliston, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of MA and NH, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472 or alz.org

Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 10:37

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