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
MEREDITH — Rondi Jean Stevenson, 70, of Meredith, passed away at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, after suffering from multiple illnesses.
Born on May 30, 1943, in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Allan B. and Nancy A. (Richardson) Stevenson. Rondi was raised in Attleboro, Mass., graduating from Attleboro High School. She furthered her education at Harvard University where she earned her bachelor's degree in humanities.
Rondi moved to the Lakes Region due to her love of skiing. She was a ski instructor for some time at Gunstock. She owned and operated Belknap Travel Co., in Gilford and Meredith. Rondi loved dogs, her horse, her cats, and she was an avid golfer and played frequently on many local golf courses.
Rondi was very much involved with the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith and will be dearly missed by her many friends at the church.
She is survived by her brothers, Allan Campbell Stevenson, of Shelburne, Mass., William G. Stevenson and wife Jeanne Haley, of Holliston, Mass.; nieces, Devyn Stevenson, of Boston, Juliana and Leah Stevenson, of Holliston, Mass.; and her many friends throughout the Lakes Region.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte. 25, Meredith. The Rev. Robin Thomas Soller, rector, will officiate. A reception will be held in the church hall following the service. Interment will be held in the memorial garden at the church in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 635, Meredith, NH 03253.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Rondi's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 10:35
GILFORD — Alcide "Bud" H. Lefebvre, 70, of Gilford passed away at the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury, Mass., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and true friend who will be missed dearly and remembered as the generous, funny and warm-hearted man he was.
Bud was born April 8, 1943, in Smithmill, Pa., son of the late Alcide and Anna Lefebvre.
After serving in the Air Force, he settled his family in Londonderry where they lived and operated several family-owned businesses until relocating to Gilford in 1990. He was semi-retired from Lefebvre's Tire and Auto Repair in Londonderry.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren and playing golf with friends. He was a member of the NRA, Belknap Sportsman Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1670 of Laconia, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Pennsylvania, the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876 and the Lochmere Country Club.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janice E. Lefebvre of Gilford; his daughter and son-in-law, Missi and Dave Perkins, of Gilford; his son and daughter-in-law, Darron and Kelly Lefebvre, of Mooresville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Connor, Hannah and Cooper Perkins, all of Gilford, and Avery and Carter Lefebvre, both of Mooresville; two sisters, Judy Elwell of Ocean City, Md., and Maryann Powell of Philipsburg, Pa.; and one brother, Alan Lefebvre, of Clearfield, Utah.
Memorial calling hours will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Carriage House of Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, for family and friends.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Crutzfeld-Jacobs Foundation (cjdfoundation.org), or the Boston Fischer House Foundation (fisherhouseboston.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, 24 February 2014 10:30
CLIFTON, Maine — Anthony Edward "Tony" Richardson, 52, beloved father, son and brother, passed away suddenly Feb. 14, 2014, in Clifton, Maine. where he resided with his sister Annette Richardson Verschoor and her family.
Born April 29, 1961, in Laconia, N.H., to the late Richard L. Richardson Sr., and Bernice Forsyth Blais, he graduated from Laconia High School in 1979 and attended New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College in Laconia.
Tony served his country proudly in the Navy aboard the USS Nimitz and USS Reasoner.
Settling in San Diego, he raised his greatest pride and joy, the treasures in life, son Allen Anthony and daughter Emma Louise Richardson. He was always happiest when with them. His kids are currently residing in California. Moving to Maine was very difficult, leaving behind his children and very favorite job with Sullivan International, an environmental company.
Tony was preceded in death by his father Richard, stepfather Eugene Blais, and stepbrother Dennis Blais.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Bunny Blais of Union Mills, N.C.; brother, Richard Richardson Jr. of Moyock, N.C.; four sisters, Annette Richardson Verschoor of Maine, Donna Richardson Timmins of Laconia, N.H., Susan Richardson Tolcser of Gilmanton, N.H., and Jennifer Blais Winward of Preston, Idaho; his stepmother, Jeannie Richardson of Rupert, W.Va.; stepbrothers, Carl E. Blais of Laconia, N.H., and Scott Blais of Fort Meyers, Fla.; a stepsister, Brenda Blais Kenney of Belmont, N.H. and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tony loved the warm weather, walking, writing poetry, music, reading and Facebook. Tony was "Twizzles" the clown and volunteered in his community.
Tony's mother, brother, and sisters had the opportunity to say their goodbyes to him at the Birmingham Funeral Home in Old Town, Maine. Memorial services will be held in California in March.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 10:27