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Ronald O. Leclerc, 75

FRANKLIN — Ronald O. Leclerc, 75, formerly of Franklin, died at Concord Hospital on June 2, 2014.

He was born in Franklin on Sept. 28, 1938 the son of Ovila and Jeannette (Leahy) Leclerc. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1956.
Ron served in the US Air Force from 1956 until 1960. He worked as an industrial engineer at Webster Valve in Franklin for several years.

Ron was a charter member of Franklin Targeteers, a life member of the North American Fishing Club, and was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks and the Knights of Columbus.
He was a good man with a huge heart.
Family members include his longtime companion, Theresa Beckford of Franklin, daughters, Louisa Simpson and husband Craig Simpson of Sanbornton and Lorene Ellis and husband Rich Ellis of Gilford, grandchildren Sarah Dickinson, Allison Ellis, and Sean Ellis, great grandson Logan Dickinson, great granddaughter Adleigh Dickinson, and his brother, Robert Leclerc and wife Theresa of Danbury.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Donations in memory of Mr. Leclerc may be made to ServiceLink, Caregivers Program, 67 Water St., Suite 105, Laconia, NH 03246.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is assisting with arrangements.

For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Sherry L. Isabelle, 57

NORTHFIELD — Sherry L. Isabelle, 57, of Northfield, died at her home on June 2, 2014.

She was born in Franklin on Jan. 16, 1957 the daughter of Richard R Chase and Joyce (Dustin) Chase. Sherry was raised in Tilton and was a graduate of Tilton-Northfield High School in 1975.

She was formerly employed at the former Belvedere Restaurant in Franklin and at Genesis Behavioral in Laconia. Sherry was a member of the American Legion Post #49 Auxiliary and the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, camping, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Family members include her husband of eleven years, Robert A. Isabelle of Northfield, 2 sons: John C. Keith II and his wife Staci of Franklin and Jesse C. Bourque and his wife Melissa of Northfield, 4 grandchildren, Jacoby, Mylie, Hailey, and Mikey, her mother, Joyce Chase of Tilton, 3 sisters: Gina Sanborn and husband Brian of Milford, Vicky Chase of Northfield, and Pam Grenier and husband Pete of Denver, stepchildren: Loretta LaBelle and husband Donald of Northfield, Joseph Isabelle and Angie Isabelle, both of Penacook, several stepgrandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Friday (June 6, 14) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield with a brief service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sherry may be made to Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, 400 West Main St., Tilton, NH 03276.

For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Richard J. Foley

GILFORD — It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Richard John Foley son of Nellie and Richard Foley, who passed on June 1, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington, Vermont

Richard was born in Hanover, N.H. in 1928. He graduated high school in Concord, N.H. and went on to study at Bentley College. After graduation, Richard served his county in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Trieste, Italy. He married Mary Alice Hillmer and they started their family in New York. He was a corporate officer for Dart and Kraft Industries and was transferred to Illinois.

Richard always kept his ties to New Hampshire with a summer home in Gilford on Lake Winnipesaukee which was where he and Mary retired. During his retirement he was proud to be part of the Marine Patrol on the lake he loved. He also sat on the Gilford Zoning Board.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Lou Baraw and son-in-law, Scot, and grandchildren Jake, and Jenna.

Calling hours will be Sunday June 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.

Following the burial, a luncheon, overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee, will be held.

The family asks, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Army of Austin Angels in care of Bank of New Hampshire 62 Pleasant St. Laconia NH 03246. Richards's neighbor, who has been so good to him and looked after him as he has aged, has a 5 year old grandson battling brain cancer and the Army of Austin's Angels will directly benefit Austin and his family.

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

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Gertrude C. Smith, 91

BELMONT— Gertrude C. Smith, 91, of Belmont died at the de Rham Hospice House, Cambridge Mass. on May 29, 2014.

Gertrude was born Aug 17, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Elvera (Linares) and George A. Young.

Gertrude attended Girl's Commercial High School in Brooklyn. Gertrude worked at Sperry Gyroscope Corp, a defense contractor, during WWII where she used a drill press and performed precision solder work to assemble bomb siting devices.

Gertrude married John J. Smith of the Bronx, N.Y. on July 5, 1947. They moved to Bethpage on Long Island in N.Y. and raised 3 children before retiring to Ashland N.H. in 1984.

Gertrude was the beloved wife of the late John J. Smith. She is survived by her brother George J. Young of Massapequa N.Y., her daughter, Patricia Smith Burkhart of Arlington, Mass., and two sons, William J. Smith of Mattituck, N.Y., and James J. Smith of Chandler, Ariz. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Gertrude was a devoted wife, mother and caregiver to her many friends and neighbors. She had a "green thumb" and loved to design, plant and tend gardens wherever she lived.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St Jude Children's Research Hospital http://www.stjude.org/about
(St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105)

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St, Laconia, handled the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:49

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