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Helen M. Witzgall, 89

NORTHFIELD — Helen Martha (Mellonakos) Witzgall, 89, a resident of Northfield died at her home Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, following a decline in health.

Helen was born in Dracut, Mass., March 29, 1925, daughter of George and Martha (Kousteleris) Mellonakos. Prior to moving to Northfield in 2010 she and her late husband resided in Lawrence, Mass., since 1948.

She was homemaker, devoted mother and grandmother. She worked as a factory worker and nurse during and just after World War II, prior to her marriage in 1948. Following her husband's retirement as a general contractor for 49 years, they traveled extensively in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

She enjoyed the family cottage in Dennisport, Mass., making it the family getaway until her health prevented doing so.

She was predeceased by brothers, William and Charles; a sister, Frances; and her husband, Walter Conrad Witzgall, who died in 2013.

She leaves sons, Michael Witzgall and his wife Holly of Northfield, Paul Witzgall of Dennisport, Mass; four grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Jennifer and Sarah Witzgall; two step grandchildren, Patrick Riutta and Michael Silvestri; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held today, Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) Tilton. Burial will be at a later date in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Helen's name to either Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation, P.O. Box 1092, West Seneca, NY 14224, or Franklin VNA and Hospice 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 08:37

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Frank B. 'Digger' Dunn, 96

MEREDITH — Frank B. "Digger" Dunn, 96, of Hillrise Lane, Meredith, passed away at Forest View Manor in Meredith, NH on September 11, 2014.

Frank was born December 7, 1917 in Sanbomton, N.H. to Leon Dunn and Marie Maple Dunn. He has been a resident of Meredith since the age of 4.
Frank worked for Frank Prescott at Prescott Lumber for many years. After World War II, he had a small trucking company which hauled lumber for Diamond Match Company among others. He started the first backhoe business in Meredith in 1959. He did all the digging for the town at the time. He enjoyed his work and made many friends. Everyone knew "Digger". He retired in the late 1980s.
Frank served in the Army in WWII From 1941-1945. He was a PFC in the 20th Combat Engineers and was in several invasions in the European theatre. He was captured by the Germans and was a Prisoner of War for about a year.
He married Patricia Pettengill on March 8, 1952 and she predeceased him on June 19, 1996. He was also predeceased by brothers Arthur and Lewis.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Patrice [Patty] and her husband Harold [Hank] Denison; granddaughter, Jennifer Hepier and her husband Matt, great granddaughter, Isabelle Hepier; great-grandson, Brayden Hepier, a niece and several nephews.
Our family would like to thank all the staff at Forest View Manor for all the loving care they gave him during his time there, as well as the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, and the Meredith and Center Harbor Visiting Nurses for all their care.
A graveside service will held in the Meredith Village Cemetery, Meredith, on Saturday, Sept. 20th, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
Donations may be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH. 03246 or the Meredith and Center Harbor Visiting Nurses, 186 Waukewan St., Meredith, NH. 03253
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Frank's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 08:26

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Althea Sanborn, 87

LACONIA — Althea (Thomas) Sanborn, 87, of 308 Darby Road, died at The Courville in Nashua on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Mrs. Sanborn was born August 5, 1927 in Newton, Mass., the daughter of the late George and Blanche (Kneeland) Thomas. She resided in Newton and was a graduate of Laselle, Jr. College. She later resided in Framingham, Mass. where she raised her family. Mrs. Sanborn had been employed as an Administrative Assistant at Leonard Morse in Natick for many years.
Mrs. Sanborn was a member and volunteer at the Laconia Congregational Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Her family was most important to her.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Althea Sanborn and her life partner, Leslie W. "Hap" Beasley of Hong Kong and Kathleen D. Dube and her husband, Joseph, of Nashua; two sons, Kenneth David Sanborn and his wife, Lisa, of Merrimack and Gary Thomas Sanborn and his wife, Maura, of Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Julie, Joanne and Jacquelyn Dube, all of Nashua; Ryan and Kyle Sanborn both of Merrimack and Kaela, Aidan and Owen Sanborn all of Charlotte, N.C.; a cousin, who was like a sister to her, Barbara Heald, of Laconia and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sanborn was predeceased by her husband, David M. Sanborn.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. An Eastern Star Service will be held during the calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren Bouton, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the family lot in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Mass.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Althea for the support of breast cancer research and awareness through the "Pink Bow Campaign" payable to BCC Rally, PO Box 49182, Charlotte, NC 28277.
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 Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:25

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Kelly Ann Jacobs, 27

LACONIA — Kelly Ann Jacobs, 27, of Laconia, N.H., formerly of West Dennis, Mass., passed away on Thursday, September 4th, 2014.

Kelly was born in Hyannis Mass.., September 5th, 1986, daughter of Doreen L. (Kelley) Ezersky and Daniel E. Jacobs, his wife Deborah A. Jacobs. She was a graduate of Laconia Academy, where after she had gone on to earning a C.N.A. (Certificate in Nursing Assistance) through the American Red Cross.

Kelly was a free spirited person who loved family, friends, animals and a favorite with kids. She always could put a smile on your face no matter what the occasion. She was always helpful; regardless of who you were she would always extend a helping hand. Kelly just had a special way with people, she made friends everywhere she went, always caring, always concerned, she truly was an amazing person. Kelly was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Her memories will be held close to our hearts forever.

Kelly is survived by her parents, Daniel and Deborah, of Laconia, her brother Joshua, of Laconia, her sisters Krystal, of Laconia, Brittany, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Michelle, of Yarmouth, Mass. Kelly was predeceased by her mother, Doreen in 1998.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Chandler Gray Cemetery, West Yarmouth, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made either to the American Cancer Society, Two Commerce Dr, Ste 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, 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 Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:14

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