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George W. Carpenter, 76

GILMANTON — George Weida Carpenter, 76, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014, surrounded by his family at his favorite place on Lake Winnisquam.

George was born April 3, 1938, in Minneapolis, to Mary Tyler Spohn and Carroll Clinton Carpenter Jr., minutes after his identical twin, John.

He graduated from Shrewsbury High in Shrewsbury, Mass., and enlisted in the Army. Once honorably discharged, he went to American International College and received his bachelor's degree.

He married Sally Esrey in California and had three daughters.

He worked for the State Compensation Insurance Fund for most of his career, and later became self-employed as a Licensed Private Investigator. He retired in 2005, and he and Sally moved to Gilmanton to be closer to his family's beloved camp on Lake Winnisquam.

From his earliest days George served his community. During the aftermath of the Worcester tornado in 1953, at the age of 15, he went into the destruction, turning off the gas to homes and helping find lost pets.

While living in Bakersfield, Calif., he spent almost two decades on the school board of the Rosedale Union School District. He served on the Board of Directors of the Safe #1 Credit Union, and was very active at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

During his retirement years he served as Junior Warden of St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia, as a volunteer tour guide for the fourth-grade program at the Historic Belknap Mill, on the Gilmanton Historic District Commission, and on the Old Home Day Committee.

Music was a big part of George's life. He played piano by ear and the piano was heard every day in his house. He sang in the church choir and with the Golden Empire Chorus barbershop group. Every family road trip included lots of singing.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his father, and his stepfather, Arthur Dunn.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Carpenter; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Brian Collins, Cynthia and Jon Timson, and Susan and Trevor Davis; grandchildren, Andrew, Madeline, and Benjamin Collins, George and Catherine Timson, Owen and Quinn Davis; his twin brother, John Carpenter; and brothers, Arthur Dunn Jr. and Tyler Dunn.

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia. Burial will follow in the family cemetery.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be sent to St. James Episcopal Church­­­, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, NH 03246, or the Belknap Mill Society, c/o The Historic Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 28 July 2014 08:11

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Elaine B. Catelotti, 92

LACONIA — Elaine B. Catelotti, 92, formerly of Naples, Fla., and Westbrook, Conn., passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014, at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia.

Elaine was born in Hanover on Dec. 21, 1921, the daughter of Vern and Grace (Cope) Badger. After graduating from Springfield Technical High School, she worked several years as a telephone operator for New England Telephone in Springfield, Mass., and volunteered many years at

Marlborough Hospital. She lived in Agawam, Mass., until 1970 and then in Marlborough, Mass., until retiring to Naples and Westbrook in 1985.

Elaine was a very caring and generous person who loved her family and friends. She will be remembered for her vibrant personality. Elaine loved to talk, laugh, and tell stories. She never missed an opportunity to "get up and dance." She enjoyed cooking, reading, deep-sea fishing, gardening, traveling, and skiing.

Survivors include three sons, Stephen and wife Shirley of Gilford, William and wife Diane of Hubbardston, Mass., and Vincent Jr. and wife Lynne of East Greenbush, N.Y.; and a daughter, Nancy Meehan and husband William of Vernon, Conn. She also leaves nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Vincent J. Catelotti; a son, John, a sister, Barbara Hickey, and her stepfather, Alex Palinckx.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 823 Main St., Agawam, Mass., with burial to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery in Springfield, Mass.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activity Fund, 406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 28 July 2014 08:03

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Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith, born in 1942, passed away in August of 2013, in Flagstaff. Arizona. Please come and join in a Celebration of Sam's Life at Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford, on Sunday August 3rd, noon to 4 p.m. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Nathan Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-524-7673

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 08:21

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Donald F. Rogers

BELMONT — Donald F. "Don" Rogers, (Ret.) Waltham Firefighter, Of Belmont, New Hampshire formerly of Waltham, Massachusetts, July 21st, 2014. Loving father of Christine M. "Crisy" Pelletier and her husband Ronald Pelletier Jr. of Townsend, Mass., avid B. Rogers of Plymouth, N.H., and Susan Marie Chagnon and her husband Robert Chagnon Jr. of Waltham, Mass. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Jessica and Laura Pelletier, Robert Dagostino, Ryen and Jake Chagnon. Great grandfather of James Rollins. Brother of Carol Marchione of Framingham, Mass., Daniel Rogers of Ashland, Mass., Robert Rogers of Auburn, Mass., Mary Ellen "Dee" Brissenden of Waltham, Mass., Joseph Rogers of Salem, Mass., and John Rogers of Belmont, Mass. In addition he is survived by his loving companion of 14 years Priscilla Favreau of New Hampshire and many nieces, nephews and close friends. "A special thank you to Uncle Joe for all his help and spiritual guidance he gave his brother the past 4 years." There will be a moment of silence followed by escort of Donald from the Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody St, Waltham, Mass. on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Rd , Waltham, Mass., Church Services will begin at 10 a.m. where there will be a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Donald's Life followed by Waltham Fire Department Honors. Interment with United States Marine Corps Honors will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Visiting Hours on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Parking attendants on duty.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Donald's memory to the Newton Firefighters Children's Fund Inc, 18 Berkley St, Waltham, MA 02451 or the charity of one's choice. For complete obituary, guestbook & additional information please refer to; www.BrascoFuneralHome.com, Waltham, Mass., 781-893-6260.  "Creating Meaningful Memories"

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 08:07

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