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Edward V. Casaccio, Jr., 79

ALTON BAY — Edward V. Casaccio, Jr. passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 21, 2014. Edward was born in Everett, Mass. on June 2, 1934 to Edward V., Sr. and Marion (Lombardi) Casaccio. He was the devoted husband to Marie (Schifano), and father to Lisa and Ed of Alton Bay, N.H., Eric of Los Angeles, Calif., and grandfather to Charlie of Alton Bay.

It was one evening at a high school dance that Edward met Marie; the love of his life. They caught eachother's eyes and Marie walked by and said "Hi, blue eyes." That evening, Edward ended up driving Marie back to her house and when he got home, Edward told his mother he met the girl he was going to marry. Lo and behold, on January 26, 1958, they wed.

In 1962, Edward and Marie moved to 255 Walnut Street in Saugus, Mass. where he sold a used car from his driveway for twice what he paid for it and said to himself, "How long has this been going on?" and a very successful career in the automobile business began. Soon after, Edward purchased a piece of land in Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee and built his family a vacation home.

At the height of his career, Edward owned three new car dealerships with the following franchises; Lincoln Mercury, Toyota, Dodge and Subaru. The part of the business he enjoyed the most was used cars. He loved to go to "the auctions" and purchase vehicles that he would bring back to his dealerships, recondition them, and sell them. He was very passionate about his work, a trait that he proudly passed on to his three children.

With all his success, he was proud to move his family to 11 Lantern Lane, Lynnfield, Mass; a suburban town he always wanted to live in. Edward also enjoyed spending summers on Lake Winnipesaukee with his family where the love of boating began with motor boats, sailboats, and eventually yachting on the ocean. He was always a man of leisure which led to another dream come true, the purchase of a 53 foot Hatteras Motor Yacht named "My Leisure". Edward had many wonderful memories cruising the Atlantic Ocean with family and friends.

Even with his many great accomplishments, providing for his family was always his top priority. Edward worked very hard his whole life to create a foundation for his family that would last a lifetime. He had a comical sense of humor and many unique antidotes that he would ever so willingly share. His most favorite and memorable one is "The Picture Window of Life"; a wonderful life he created for his family. He will always be loved and with us in spirit.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Peaslee Funeral Home, 24 Central Street, Farmington, NH 03835. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Huggins Hospital, 240 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, for their excellent care and comfort. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:44

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Robert deMontigny, 79

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Robert "Bob" deMontigny, 79, of Vero Beach, Fla. passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 after a year long struggle with cancer.

He was born in Springfield, Mass. and spent his youth in Longmeadow, Mass., and has been a resident of Vero Beach since 2001, coming from New Hampshire. Prior to retirement he was a restaurant consultant and owner in N.H. Bob has been a real estate broker in Florida since 2002 and recently worked at Dale Sorensen Real Estate, INC. along with his partner and wife Debbie. He was a private pilot and loved skiing and sailing, having done extensive sailing off the east coast and the Caribbean. He was a member of the Shriner at Bektash Temple, Concord, N.H. and an Honorary Member of Kiwanis Club of Laconia, N.H.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Deborah D. deMontigny; one brother Bill (Shirley) deMontigny of Vero Beach, Fla. and Connecticut; daughters, Katherine (John) DeSantis of Massachusetts, Roberta (Pete) of Massachusetts, Mary (Marc) Gaudet of New Hampshire; stepsons, Christopher (Melissa) of Calif. and Michael Nadeau of N.H.; grandchildren, Ethan Ballin, Megan (Howard) Schatzberg, Laura and Kyle Gaudet, Ben and Casey Rutledge and Ella Nadeau; great-granddaughter Jacqueline.

A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 in Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to: Youth Sailing Foundation, P.O. Box 612, Vero Beach, FL 32961.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach, Fla. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:39

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Hazel L. Inkel-Rickert-Fuller, 88

FRANKLIN — Hazel L. (McLean) Inkel-Rickert-Fuller, 88, a longtime resident of the Franklin-Northfield areas died peacefully, Wednesday, April 23 at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. She had been surrounded by family and friends, sharing wonderful memories, in the days before passing. She was born in Montpelier, Vt., January 12, 1926, only child of Flossie Gile McLean. She had resided in Northfield for a short time, living in Franklin for over 35 years. Following graduation from Spaulding High School in 1944, Hazel worked for several years as a clerical worker at National Life Insurance Company, later in the office of Broughton Accounting in Franklin. She married Ted Inkel while living in Vermont and together they had six children, living in Barre and Montpelier. After the dissolution of that marriage and her move to New Hampshire she married Wilbur Rickert and they had a daughter. Later in life she married Clark Fuller of Franklin, N.H. She enjoyed life, although it was not always easy for her. Hazel had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed a good laugh, even at her own expense. But most of all she loved to dance, teaching her oldest children to dance at a very young age while watching American Bandstand. In later life she may have had to use a walker, but she still was able to move to the rhythm and still remembered the words to the songs of her own generation. She also loved her many dear and close friends. Hazel was predeceased by her parents and three husbands. She is survived by, and will be missed by, children, John Inkel and wife Laura, Judy Nokes and husband Greg, Kathy Ayer and husband David, Karen Otterman and husband David, Nancy Collins and husband Ron, Bob Inkel, and Laurie Dunlop and companion, Chris Philippy. 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mountain Ridge Health Care Center in Franklin, where she was wonderfully cared for over the last 8 years.

A calling hour will be held Sunday, April 27 at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton from noon to 1 p.m. with a VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post # 1698 service at 12:30 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 1 p.m. with Reverend Preston Fuller officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Hazel's name to Mountain Ridge Residents Council Fund or Genesis Healthcare Employee Foundation, 7 Baldwin Street, Franklin, NH 03235.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Edward J. 'Jim' Durkee, 69

MEREDITH — Edward James "Jim" Durkee of Meredith, passed away peacefully at Lakes Region General Hospital, on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 after an unexpected illness.

Born August 18th, 1944 in Montague, Mass., he was the son of Clement and Mary Bevis Durkee. Jim was raised in Athol, Mass., graduating from Athol High School in 1962. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Plymouth State College, and a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Springfield College.

Jim settled with his wife, Paulette, in Meredith, N.H. where he accepted a position as a physical education teacher at Inter-Lakes High School in 1967. He remained in this role until his retirement from the school system in 2009.

Jim dedicated his life to the service of others. Along with coaching an assortment of sports teams within the Inter-Lakes School District for 45 years, he also served as Meredith's Recreation Director during the summer for many years. He was well known for his endless devotion to the local community where he served various roles working with area youth on the athletic field. Everyone who knew Jim was touched by his kindness, character, and integrity. Working with, and mentoring young adults was Jim's fundamental mission in life. He believed that, regardless of skill level, any kid that showed a passion to learn, and a willingness to seek personal improvement should be granted the ultimate gift a coach can provide: opportunity. Jim coached many successful teams, but he always believed that winning should not come at the expense of character. He did not seek recognition for his accomplishments, but his induction to the Walter A. Smith Coaches Hall of Fame was one of his proudest moments.

Above all else, Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a man that unconditionally loved all members of his immediate and extended family. He knew no greater joy than raising his own children and experiencing the lives they have made for themselves. In retirement, he welcomed the newly earned role of grandfather and embraced the opportunity to watch his grandson grow; excitedly supplying him with all the athletic equipment he will need in his formative years.

He is predeceased by his parents Clement and Mary, and his brother, Richard.

Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Paulette; son Matthew and wife Meghan Durkee of Epping, daughter Leigh and husband Christopher Hislop of Newmarket; one grandchild, William James Hislop; one brother John Durkee of Attleboro, Mass.; several brothers and sisters in-law, along with many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 and 104), Meredith on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory can be made to the Meredith Parks and Recreation "Program Scholarships" fund. The monies will be allocated to less fortunate children, enabling them the opportunity to participate in the recreation programs. Checks should be made payable to "Town of Meredith" with "Program Scholarships" in the memo field and sent to Meredith Parks and Recreation, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith, NH 03253.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Jim's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:25

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