LACONIA — Kenneth C. Clough, 68, of Laconia, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 with his family by his side.
Ken was born November 6, 1945 in Philadelphia, Penn., the son of the late Janette (Houston) Morrill and Fred Clough Sr.
They moved to the family home in Shapleigh, Maine where he spent a lot of time with his grandparents and worked on the farm. He attended Nute High School in Milton and was proud to enlist in the U. S. Navy as an electrician's mate during 1964-1969, earning several commendations, ribbons and medals, including the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service and National Defense medals.
Ken continued his electrical career for over forty years throughout the New England area, starting his own Bachman Electrical Corp. in Lawrence, Mass. and moving the business to Ossipee, N.H. He later became estimator/project manager and part owner of B&B Electric with his uncle, Bruce Houston and Uncle Barry Houston in Shapleigh, Maine. He moved to the Laconia area in 1998 and went to work for Eastern Electric in Portland, Maine. After retiring, he enjoyed many vacations travelling the coast of Maine. Ken enjoyed his trips to Disney with his children. His favorite time during the holidays were spent cooking with his family.
Ken is survived by his wife, Katherine (Johnson) Clough, of Laconia; his sons, Andy Clough of Manchester, Rick Guidi, Tom Guidi and Bob Guidi all of Meredith and Tim Guidi of Gilford; a daughter, Angela Marsh, of Meredith; twelve grandchildren, Jennifer, Ricky, Ryan, Riley, Matt, Allie, Bobby, Tyler, Christopher, Nicholas, Sara and Michael; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Clough, Jr. and Donald "Sam" Morrill, Jr., both of Wakefield; seven sisters, Candy Arthur of Rochester, Dawn Tinkham of Milton, Janette "Gigi" Downs of Wakefield, Kimberly Tompson, of Milton, Chris Nadeau and Kelly Rocheleau, both of Farmington, and Allyne "Duke" Carberry, of Ossipee and several nieces and nephews. Besides Ken's parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Julie Clough.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 4:00PM also at the Funeral Home.
A Graveside Service, with military honors, will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11 a.m.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P O Box 572, 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 an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
TILTON — Mrs. Dolores "Dee" (Landers) Cunningham, 92, a longtime Tilton resident and recent resident of Belmont, died at NH Veterans Home on Jan. 1, 2014.
Dee was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 7, 1921,the daughter of Norman and Gladys (Cunningham) Landers. She was raised in Iowa and upon graduation from the local high school, joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served until 1945. Following her discharge, she moved to Tilton and married her husband, William J. Cunningham, whom she met while both were serving at Fort Monroe, VA. She was immensely proud of the opportunity to serve her country and the good fortune it gave her to meet Bill, the love of her life.
While her greatest joys were that of being a wife, mother, homemaker, and serving others, she also worked part-time at the Tilton Belt Shop, The Peabody Home, and Franklin Regional Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton and enjoyed opportunities to serve the parish as a member of the St. Anne Society.
Family members include her daughters: Mary Carignan and her husband Dennis of Crossvillle, Tennessee, and Carol Varney and her husband David of Belmont, NH, with whom she lived prior to moving to NHVH. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren: Lt. Col. Ryan Carignan USAF of South Dakota, Marcy Page of California, and Shane Page of New Hampshire, three great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and nieces and nephews.
Dolores was predeceased by her husband, William, who died in 1998 and a daughter Sheila Page Morrell who died in 2008.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of The Assumption Church, Chestnut St., Tilton, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at 10 am. Spring burial will be in St. John Cemetery.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the NH Veterans Home for the comfort and loving care provided to Dee over the last 4 years, and asks that donations in memory of Mrs. Cunningham be made to the NH Veterans Home Ladies Activity Fund, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 03276.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
MEREDITH — William Henry Eddy, Jr, 88, of Quimby Road, died December 29, 2013 at his home, after a long illness.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 2, 1925, he was the son of William Henry Sr. and Claire M. (Keefe) Eddy. He grew up in the Medford area and graduated from Medford High and Vocational School, class of 1943. William resided in Lynn, MA for thirty-eight years and was a summer resident of Meredith for many years. He has been permanent resident of Meredith since 1986.
William worked for thirty years as a Construction Foreman and Superintendent at Wexler Construction, in Massachusetts.
William was a member of the Carpenters Union since 1953 and a member of the Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge, A.F. & A. M., in Lynn, MA.
William was predeceased by his brother, Earl.
William is survived by his wife of 65 years, Phyllis B. (Taylor) Eddy of Meredith, daughters, Janet Valles of Topsfield, MA, Cheryl Panakio of Woodstock, NH, Marsha Marchio and her husband Alan of Malden, MA, grandchildren, Tracy, Katie, John, Anthony and his wife Kristina, Kelsey, great granddaughter, Abigail, son-in-law, Jay Panakio, sister-in-laws, Ester Eddy, Mary Taylor, Barbara McLeod and her husband Robert, many nieces and nephews.
A graveside committal service will be held in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Route 3, Boscawen, NH, on Friday, Jan. 3rd, at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meredith Visiting Nurses Association, 186 Waukewan St, Meredith, NH. 03253.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the cremation and service arrangements. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013 11:21
HOLDERNESS — William F. Dembiec, 72, of Squam Lake Road, died suddenly on December 27, 2013 at Speare memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, NH.
Born in Lorain, OH on August 15, 1941, he was the son of Frank and Veronica Mary (Izworsky) Dembiec. He grew up in Lorain and graduated from Lorain High School. After high school, William enlisted in the US Air Force and served four years. Upon his discharge, he enlisted in the Air National Guard where he served twenty years. He has been a resident of Holderness since 1976.
William was an avid collector and operated an antique and baseball Card shop in Holderness for many years.
William is survived by his wife of fifty years, Sara J. (Gordon) Dembiec of Holderness, sons, Dwayne G Dembiec and his wife Janice of Meredith, Daryl A. Dembiec and his wife Marcy of Holderness, grandchildren, Alexa, Camryn, Cole, Ryane, Sean, Brothers Kevin, Kenneth, sister, Judy, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth on Thursday, Jan 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7 to 7:30 p.m. Private burial will be held in the Blair Cemetery, in Campton.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the NH Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, PO Box 196, Stratham, NH. 03885 or www.nhspca.org
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign William's "Book of Memories" go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013 11:18