PLYMOUTH — Benjamin C. Carter, 97, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Judie, surrounded by a loving family.
He was born July 22, 1916 in Sandwich, N.H. the youngest of ten children of Almon E. and Addie Louise (Webster) Carter.
Ben attended Ashland schools and graduated from Ashland High School in 1934. In 1935 he married the love of his life, Geneva Alice (Bennett) Carter. He was employed as a supervisor for many years at the Ashland Paper Mill. Later in life he obtained his master plumber's license and worked for a number of years in the Plymouth area. He was a Jack of all trades and a master of many – a great problem solver for all things mechanical.
Ben was a lifetime member of the IOOF Lodge in Plymouth and a member of the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department from 1943 – 1967.
He was an avid antique car fan, had restored several and enjoyed attending car shows with his best friend, Carl Doe.
Ben will be greatly missed by his devoted family members – two daughters, Janet Broker and her husband, Clifford of Webster, Judith Chary and her husband, Henry of Newmarket and one son, Timothy L. Carter and his wife, Wendy, of Windham, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Geneva in June 1984, all of his siblings and his granddaughter, Tristin (Carter) Roy.
The family is particularly grateful for the kind care extended to Dad by "Visiting Angels" and the Hospice program of the Rockingham County VNA.
Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Thursday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, on Friday at 11 p.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
To sign Ben's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:39
LACONIA — Jeanine T. (Peavey) Leonard, 68, of 91 Highland Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Mrs. Leonard was the widow of Arlo George Leonard who died in 1999.
Mrs. Leonard was born May 11, 1945 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of James and Helen (Chabot) Peavey and was a lifelong resident of Laconia.
Mrs. Leonard enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include a son, Mark Greenwood and his wife Vicki, of Franklin: two daughters, Tina M Kelly of Manchester and Kathleen Fitzgerald of Laconia; two step children; Howard Leonard of Allenstown, and Melody Clark of Belmont; four grandchildren, Jocelyn Greenwood of Franklin, Dustin Greenwood of Franklin, Melissa Kimball of Laconia and William Kimball of Pembroke; six great grandchildren; her mother, Helen Peavey, of Laconia; a sister, Patricia Moody, of Laconia and one nephew, Rodney Moody of Warner. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Leonard was predeceased by her father, James Peavey of Laconia; Theresa and Paul Baker of Laconia, Charles and Irene Root of Laconia.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service for Jeanine and Arlo "Len" G. Leonard will be held at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the N.H. Humane Society, P.O. Box 572 Laconia, N.H. 03247.
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, 29 October 2013 08:34
MEREDITH — Dorothy Louise Pike Perkins, 79, formerly of Meredith, died October 28, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia.
Born in Concord, NH on May 20, 1934, she was the daughter of Roy and Hilda (Duford) Wescomb. She grew up in Bow and attended Bow schools and Concord High School. She had resided in Weare, and Colebrook, NH. Dorothy has been a resident of Meredith since 1960.
She worked in the housekeeping department at Colebrook Hospital, until her retirement.
Dorothy was a past member of the First Baptist church of Meredith.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Perkins, who died in December of 2001.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Betty Pike Fink and her husband Charles of Belmont, Dolores Humiston and her husband John, Cindy Plummer and her husband Bruce, Rosie Blake, all of Meredith, Doris Gessler of Boynton Beach, FL, Tina Pike of Sandwich, Richard Pike of Moultonborough, stepson, Timothy Perkins of Bow, twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, step brother and step sisters, many nieces and nephews, and a very close family friend, Hank Jarvis of Sandwich.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Route #3 and #104, Meredith, on Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. James Smith, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Belmont, will officiate.. Burial will be in the Alexander Cemetery, Bow, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Health and Hospice, 780 N. Main St, Laconia, NH. 03246 or www.centralvna.org
To sign Dot's Book of Memories, pleases go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:29
LACONIA — Carol L. Cartier, 75, of 25 Union Ave., passed away peacefully at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Sunday, October 27, 2013 with her family by her side.
Carol was born August 23, 1938 in Laconia, N.H. She was the daughter of Arthur and Ellen Bean.
Carol worked for Lakes Region General Hospital, Metz Electronics and recently worked as a senior service companion. Carol enjoyed quality time with her family and friends. She cherished her trips to Old Orchard Beach with her family and Bingo was also a favorite. Carol was an extremely loving, caring and generous woman whom really enjoyed her role as a mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
From the family to our great matriarch, we appreciate your time and, most importantly, the love you chose to share and forever we thank you. Carol will be missed and forever in our hearts.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ellen Bean, and her brothers, Jeff and Gregg Bean. She is survived by her six children; Terri Marceau and her husband, Peter, David Cartier, Susan Cartier, Elizabeth Edmonson, Amy Briggs and her husband, Richard, and Kimberly Snow and her husband, Peter; one sister, Bev Glidden, and her husband, Jim; fourteen grandchildren; Tami Horan, Timothy Marchand, Tommi Marchand, Tippany Marceau, David Cartier, Ben Cartier, Darren Cartier, Jason Denoncour, Ashley Beck, Beckylea Simonds, John Cartier, Christopher Edmonson, Melissa-Lee Edmonson and Nicole Edmonson and many nieces, nephews and friends, including longtime best friend, Pat Huckins.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tardif Park House, 51 Crescent Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, PO Box 7454, Laconia, NH 03247.
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 and online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:26