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Kathalene L. M. Williams, 67

LACONIA — Kathalene Laura McKinnon Williams, age 67, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Born in Laconia, New Hampshire, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Stephen and Esther Louise Braley McKinnon. A graduate of Franklin Pierce University, Mrs. Williams was a social worker for over 30 years before retiring in 2012. Spending time with her family and friends was most important and she also loved to read, paint, travel, and the ocean. Mrs. Williams was a good Christian woman of the Baptist faith. She was a devoted mother and she will be missed.

Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Deborah Williams Smith and husband Everett; three grandchildren, Tyler Hood, Ashley Hood, and Elizabeth Smith; two sisters, Janice Barrett and husband William and Sandralee McKinnon; a brother, Tony Perriault; two nephews, Michael Barrett and Joshua Andrews; a niece, Heather Ayres; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held by the family at their home.

The family wishes to thank Open Arms Hospice for all their help.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.cannonfunerals.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 08:11

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R. Fred Renoe, 88

ALEXANDRIA — R. Fred Renoe 88, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the NH Veterans Home in Tilton. He was born in Long Beach, California the son of Richard R. and Kate (Hudkins) Renoe.
Following graduation from high school, Fred joined the US Navy where he served 11 years of active duty service before transferring to the Naval Reserves where he served another 18 years. Fred spent time as a deep sea diver doing salvage work and also learned the trade of welding and doing work as a ship fitter. While serving on the crew of the USS Haven, a Naval hospital ship, stationed in Korea, he met Gladys (Marsden) who was serving as a nurse. They married in 1951.
After being discharged from the Navy, Fred and Gladys settled in Taunton, Mass. Fred went to work for the Foxboro Company where he did welding and steel work. In his younger years, Fred was a race car enthusiast, building and racing them in the Bonneville Salt Flats. As part of his involvement in the community, Fred joined the local Masonic Lodge and together, he and Gladys became active members of the former Rehoboth Chapter #208 which later became a part of Hope Chapter #41, Order of the Eastern Star in Massachusetts. He was a Past Patron of the Chapter. Fred was also a regular blood donor, having given over 14 gallons while he was able to donate. In 1985, they retired to Alexandria, NH.
Family members include his wife of 62 years, Gladys (Marsden) Renoe; two daughters, Dianne Roberts of Salisbury, N.H. and Susan Gove of W. Lebanon, N.H.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A service with military honors will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, NH 03276. Arrangements are under the direction of the Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol, N.H.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 08:09

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Christopher P. Burke, 26

NORTHFIELD — Christopher P. Burke, 26, of 59 Scribner Rd. died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday March 14, 2014 at Concord Hospital after complications with a lifelong heart condition.

Born on Sept. 30, 1987 in Franklin, NH, the son of Christine (Millis) Burke. Christopher loved operating anything with an engine, not surprisingly Christopher pursued a career in transport and earned his CDL and many other operating licenses. Christopher enjoyed time with family and friends, whether it was grilling out on a hot summer day to lazing about indoors on a cold rainy day. Christopher was a fun loving man, who always had something to say whether it funny, clever or down right outrageous. There was never a dull moment. It's impossible to sum Christopher up in one word, sentence or paragraph. Christopher was funny, honest, driven and brave, he was a protector and loved by all. His big smile and beautiful blue eyes will be forever engraved in our hearts.

He is survived by his grandmother, Wilhemina Millis, his mother Christine Millis (Burke) of Franklin, brothers, Alexander and Michael Burke. Christopher also leaves behind a fiancée, Johanna Rapalyea, and many nieces and nephews who will always love and miss their Uncle Chrissy!

Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A funeral service will immediately follow at 6 p.m. also at the funeral home.

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, 17 March 2014 08:06

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Marjorie 'Marty' Stokes, 93

PLYMOUTH — After a brief illness, Marjorie Stokes, age 93, passed away Wednesday March 12 at Speare Memorial Hospital. A longtime Plymouth resident, she was predeceased by her parents Pauline and Harry Hultgren, brother Harry Hultgren, Jr., husband Donald Stokes, and her former husband William Bolton, Sr. She is survived by her four children Shaughn Bolton of Plymouth, Lynore Bolton of Lyme, Peter and his wife Susan Bolton of Plymouth, and William Jr. and his wife Denise of Plymouth, four grandchildren William Richard III Bolton, Lauren Bolton, Andrew Peters and Brian Peters, and her niece Diane Hultgren Bennett of West Hartford, Conn., Diane's daughter Laura DeGennaro , Laura's husband Sam and their two children Joe and Jenna, of Cheshire, Conn., L. Blake Hultgren of Windsor, Conn. and Ingrid Hultgren Camill of Las Crescenta, Calif.

Marjorie, known as Marty to all, always said she had lived a very full life. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, the second of two children, she attended Hartford College for Women and the Fashion Academy of New York. While studying for an engineering degree at Penn State, she met her first husband William Bolton, Sr. She went on to work in aeronautical design at Hamilton Standard in East Hartford, Conn., during WWII. Marty had many interests and was an independent spirit. Besides raising four children, she hosted Fresh Air Children, was a member of the Chester N.J. Garden Club, and was an avid bridge player. Her Sunday New York Times crossword puzzles were always done – in ink! She also solved a puzzle in the shortest time ever while on the national TV game show Concentration. She was honored as a Concentration Champion of Champions.

Upon returning to New Hampshire, Marty worked for Oliver Drug, Plymouth Manufacturing, Old Mill Properties, and Norman Perry Lamps/Reale Mirror in Plymouth. She was passionate about her gardening, whether her vegetable gardens or her prized orchids. She loved volunteering and giving back to the community. She demonstrated this no matter where she was living! For fourteen years she volunteered several days a week at Speare Memorial Hospital with the Medical Records team, the members of which she cared for deeply.

A celebration of Marty's life will be held this Spring – most likely within the first few weeks of May. A notice will be posted regarding Marty's Celebration of Life in a future issue of this paper. The family is hopeful that you will consider a donation to the New Hampshire Humane Society (www.nhhumane.org) or the Plymouth Food Bank (www.foodpantries.org/ci/nh-plymouth ). In lieu of flowers, please plant a flower or tree on your own property in her honor. Having a strong love of nature and our earth, Marty would truly have appreciated this.

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