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Milton E. Ayotte, 79

NORTHFIELD — Milton E. Ayotte, 79, a resident of Northfield died Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Concord Hospital in Concord following a period of failing health. Milton was born in Concord, October 28, 1934, son of the late, Ludger and Ida (Miller) Ayotte. He had been a resident of Northfield for most of his life. He was self employed as an automobile mechanic for many years. A railroad enthusiast, Milton was known locally as the "man in the railroad cap". Milton served as fire warden with the Tilton-Northfield Fire Department and was the department mechanic for several years. He was a member of the VFW Post #1698 in Franklin and American Legion Post # 49 in Northfield. He enjoyed spending time in his red Pontiac Firebird and riding his numerous motorcycles over the years. He looked forward to his north country trips to the stock car races. An antique auto buff, Milton enjoyed going to old car shows. He served honorably from 1952 to 1955 in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Although a quiet man, Milton enjoyed spending time with family and close friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Elaine V. Moulton.

He leaves a sister, Patricia A. Adams of Northfield, nieces and nephews.

According to his wishes, there are no calling hours or services planned.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.

Honors will be offered for Milton's service to his country Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway in Boscawen, N.H. Burial will follow.

Contributions may be made in Milton's name to the charity of one's choice.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:35

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Ellis 'Stub' Welch, 91

BELMONT — Ellis "Stub" Welch, 91, of 75 Hurricane Road, passed away at Mountain Ridge Center - Genesis in Franklin, N.H., on Monday, August 11, 2014.
Ellis was born on July 8, 1923, in Groton, Vt. the son of the late Edward and Laura (Dana) Welch. He worked as a stonecutter at Wells & Lampson Granite Quarry in Barre, Vt. He moved to Belmont in 1964.
Ellis is survived by his sons, Robert Welch and his wife, Carol, of Gilmanton Iron Works and Paul Welch and his wife, Sandy, of Belmont. In addition to his parents, Ellis was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Carignan, his wife, Colene (Blake) Welch, both passing away in April and May 2009, respectively. He was also predeceased by his stepmother, Viola, his brothers, Edward "Bee" Welch from Upper Websterville, Vt. and Walter Welch from Newbury, Vt. and a sister, Irene Welch, of Groton, Vt.
He has six grandchildren, Denis J. Carignan, David E. Carignan, Daniel R. Carignan, all of Belmont; Robert Welch Jr. of New Hampton; Kimberly Welch of Gilford and Mark Welch of San Diego, Calif.; nine great grandchildren, Emily, Devin and Sydnei, all of Belmont, Mackenzie, Holten, Malaki, Keegan of New Hampton and Briah and Aydyn of Gilford.
His favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting. When he wasn't fishing, skinning fish, or hunting, he was taking care of his wife, cutting wood, or tinkering on something.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, N.H., on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. Rev. James F. Smith, Pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Mabel D. Sargent

ASHLAND — Graveside services for Mabel D. Sargent 82, whom died on July 3, 2014, will be held at Green Grove Cemetery Main Street Ashland on Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 08:02

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John 'Kip' Richardson III, 65

GILMANTON — John "Kip" Carlisle Richardson III, 65, of 136 Loon Pond Road, died at his home on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, with his family by his side.

Kip was born Jan. 13, 1949, in Rochester, the son of the late Edna I. (Sander) and John C. Richardson Jr. He resided in Rochester, for several years before moving to Gilmanton 40 years ago, and had been employed at Globe Manufacturing for more than 30 years, retiring in October 2013. He was a sergeant/E-5 in the Army, serving for three years, and also served in the Army Reserves for six years.

Kip was a member of the Corinthian Lodge 82, the American Legion Post #0102, the Gilmanton Snowmobile Club, and was president of the Loon Pond Dockmaster Association. He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially swimming with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary E. (Stockwell) Richardson, of Gilmanton; two daughters, Raelyn Cottrell and her husband, Brian, and Raquel Adel, all of Gilmanton; two grandchildren, Isabella Cottrell and Damon Cottrell, both of Gilmanton; a sister, Carlene Tejada, of Georgia; two stepbrothers, Bob Buchanan of Alton and Curt Buchanan of Pennsylvania; four brothers-in-law, Glen Lines, Cliff Stockwell and his wife, Jan, J.R. Stockwell and his wife, Karen, all of Gilmanton, and Bill Price of Gilmanton Iron Works; five nephews, Carlos, Dan, Andrew, Bill and David; and six nieces, Sara, Marion, Faith, Ronda, Becky and Christine.

Kip was predeceased by his parents, Edna and John C. Richardson Jr.; and his sisters-in-law, Nancy Lines and Ena Price.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the family home at 136 Loon Pond Road, Gilmanton. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Corinthian Lodge 82 F. & A.M., PO Box 254, Pittsfield, N.H. 03263.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 11 August 2014 07:59

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