ASHLAND — Joseph Barry Fletcher, 68, of High St. died Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Joseph was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 5, 1945. He grew up in Melrose, Mass., and graduated from Melrose schools. He resided in Nashua, N.H. for many years, before moving to northern New Hampshire. Joseph has been a resident of the Plymouth and Ashland area for the past seven years.
Joseph worked for many years as a Circuit Board Designer, designing circuit boards for many different companies throughout the United States and other countries. He spent his last several months with CSI-Wilcom Inc. in Laconia, N.H.
Joseph was a member of the Plymouth Lodge #2312 of Elks, in Holderness, N.H. Joseph enjoyed playing pool and was a member of the Plymouth and Laconia Pool Leagues. He loved fishing, live music and the arts and always enjoyed going out with his family and friends for a "nice" meal.
Joseph is survived by his wife of seven years, Cindi L. (Keeney) Fletcher of Ashland and her family. He is also survived by members of his family.
A celebration of life will be held at Walter's Basin, Route #3, in Holderness, on Sunday, July 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Mayhew Funeral Home and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are assisting the family with the arrangements and cremation. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 06:10
RUMNEY — Muriel B. Kenneson, 94, of Rumney, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Wolfeboro Bay Center, in Wolfeboro after a brief illness.
Born on December 22, 1919, in Hebron, N.H., she was the daughter of Fred and Nellie (Merrill) Barnard.
Muriel and her husband Donald raised their two children and ran the Kenneson Poultry Farm – a family endeavor. Muriel was the Byron G. Merrill Library (Rumney) Librarian for almost 40 years and enjoyed the many patrons of all ages that frequented the library. She was part of a number of organizations including the Grange, where this year marked her 70th year of membership; a singing group called the "Stardusters", that sang music from the 40's and 50's; a part of the Rumney Baptist Church's Earnest Workers group, as well as a Sunday school teacher and choir member for many years. She also enjoyed her friendship with the "Christmas Club Girls" for more than 60 years. Muriel was also a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Muriel was predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald G. Kenneson, in December, 2003.
She is lovingly survived by her two children, son, Guy Kenneson and his wife Carol, of Plymouth, and her daughter, Gail Carr and husband William, of Rumney; four grandchildren, Sheryl Pratt and husband David, of Goffstown, Jeff Kenneson, of Burlington, Vt., Melanie (Carr) Smith and husband Jeff, of Berlin, and Bethany Carr, of Rumney; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Kenneson Pratt, of Goffstown, Emily and Allison Smith, of Berlin.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Gateway Alliance Church, 9 Fairgrounds Rd., Plymouth, on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at the Highland Cemetery, in Rumney following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Muriel's memory to the Byron G. Merrill Library, C/O Susan Turbyne, 10 Buffalo Rd., Rumney, NH 03266.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Muriel's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 07:44
ALEXANDRIA — Robert C. Akerman, 88, of Healey Road, died, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Speare Memorial Hospital. He was born in Alexandria and had lived most of his life there or in Groton. He was the son of Clyde and Fedora (Sanborn) Akerman. Bob was a proud veteran, having served in the US Marine Corp. He returned from the service and set about farming on the family's property as well as plowing and mowing for area families. He was a talented carpenter, doing work and repairs at home and for others. He also did care taking at the AMC property on Mt. Cardigan.
Bob was involved in the community. He was a charter member of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Alexandria and Groton Historical Societies, served as a selectman of Alexandria for 10 years, was a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church, the VFW Post #1648 of Franklin and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Lake Region 11.
He is survived by his wife Brenda (Hume) Akerman; three daughters: Martha Flanders of Alexandria; Sandra Hutchins and Lucy Johnson both of Groton; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; cousins as well as seven stepchildren, 19 step grandchildren and many step great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Bernice (Blake) Akerman; daughter Brenda Sousa; grandson Robert Sousa and brothers Allen and Clayton Akerman.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory, to Newfound Area Nursing Association, 214 Lake St., Bristol 03222 or the Alexandria United Methodist Church, 12 Washburn Rd., Alexandria, NH 03222.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
Janet R. Clark Conner, 62
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Janet R. Clark Conner, 62, a long-time resident of the Lakes Region, died at Methodist Hospital in Oak Ridge on June 10 at 11:59 p.m. due to complications from cancer.
Janet was born in Greenfield, Mass., on Dec. 27, 1951, daughter of Kenneth and Cora Clark.
Janet moved with her son Joseph Clark to Belmont, N.H., in the early 1980s. Here she had many jobs to support her only son. Janet was easy-going, very caring, and most importantly a great mother. She then met and married Timothy Conner and together they moved to LaFollette in 2008.
Janet leaves behind her husband, Timothy Conner; son Joseph M. Clark; her brother, Kenneth Clark of Massachusetts; sisters Judy Tarterinni of Massachusetts, Karen Dodge of Tulsa, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Janet will be laid to rest in her home town of birth, Greenfield, Mass., with her father and mother on June 26, 2014. There will be a memorial on June 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Center Harbor Christian Fellowship on Bean Road, Center Harbor, N.H. This is the second memorial for Janet and will be held at this church that she considered home for a long time. This is what Janet would have wanted. Light refreshments served after service.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 07:37