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Havana E. O'Flaherty, 2

BELMONT — Havana Eve O'Flaherty, 2, of 5 Village Apartment Rd., died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

She was born on March 15, 2011 in Concord, the daughter of Joe O'Flaherty and Crystal Case. Known as Little Miss Havana Eve, a 2 ½ year old that had a smile of gold and eyes that sparkled like diamonds. Her contagious laugh always had people in smiles. Havana, not the average 2 year old, was very well mannered, smart and always happy. She enjoyed dancing, singing, reading stories and playing with children of all ages. She had a connection with animals that one could not describe. She was the perfect toddler that everyone adored. Havana attended Heavenly Sunshine Daycare in Belmont.

She is survived by her mother, Crystal Case of Belmont, her father, Joe O'Flaherty of Laconia, her maternal grandparents Denise A. Potter of Gilford and Raymond L. Case of York, Maine, her paternal grandparents Thomas E. O'Flaherty of Portsmouth and Panama and Ginny Boyd of Gilmanton I.W., her maternal great grandmother, Diane Potter of Laconia, her paternal great grandmother, Mary E. Boyd of Wallingford, CT, her six uncles; Derek R. Case and his partner Kimberly Mignosa of Elliot, Maine, Danny W. Case of Franklin, Joseph A. White of Gilford, Jeffrey Quinn and his partner Amanda Gurley of Derry, Teo O'Flaherty and his partner Gillian Murphy of Oakland, CA and Noah O'Flaherty of Laconia, her two aunts; Libby O'Flaherty and her partner Tyler Meeks of Livingston, MT, Aniko Robbins and her husband Scott of Meredith, cousins Samuel, Stella, Ezekial, Naven, Laycee, Aiden, Abby, Brandon, Dominic and Serenity. She was predeceased by her sister, Daelynn Case-O'Flaherty in 2006 and maternal grandfather Joseph M White and her maternal great grandparents; Barbara Case, William Case and Richard "Dick" Potter.

Calling hours will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Hill, Belmont. Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made online in Havanah's memory at www.gofundme.com/4mnthk.

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 Friday, 11 October 2013 07:14

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Evelyn G. Richelson, 89

PLYMOUTH — Evelyn G. Richelson, 89, formerly of Randolph St. peacefully passed away on October 10, 2013 at 2 a.m. at Peabody Home in Franklin, NH.

Evelyn was born in Boston, MA on September 24, 1924, one of five children of Morris Haverback and Tillie (Fiman) Haverback of Haverhill, MA. She was pre-deceased by her parents and her brother Jack. She grew up in Haverhill, graduated from Haverhill High School in 1942, and went on to attend Hebrew College in Boston. Upon graduation, she became a teacher at Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill.

In 1952, Evelyn married Irwin Richelson of Plymouth, NH, and moved to Plymouth where her husband was a partner in his family's long-established business, Richelson's Department Store. She became involved with the business helping out as clothing buyer, sales person and bookkeeper, and was often seen jogging in her dress shoes on her way to work, greeting neighbors on her way. She continued working until the store closed in 1992. She and Irwin were married for 51 years, until his passing in 2003.

In addition to being devoted to raising three sons and actively participating in Richelson's store, Evelyn also contributed much to the community life of Plymouth. She served as vice-president of the Junior Woman's Club and Treasurer of the Pemigewasset Woman's Club. She also served as an adviser to the Order of Rainbow for Girls under her membership in the Bethlehem chapter, Order of Eastern Star. She was an avid supporter of the Plymouth Lions Club, attending meetings with Irwin and helping out at many of their functions. Evelyn worked as chairperson of fund-raising drives for a number of organizations, including the Heart Fund, Cancer Fund and the Cancer Commission for Grafton County Unit East. In addition, she assisted in the Sceva Speare Memorial Hospital membership drive.

She was also quite active as a leader in Plymouth Cub Scout Pack 56, serving as a den mother for a number of years. In August, 1966, Evelyn was featured in the New Hampshire Sunday News as Cook of the Week, sharing several of her successful Club and family recipes.

Evelyn had a passion for the arts, especially painting, drawing and music. During the 1940s, she played violin and piano in duet with her sister Harriet, as they performed at venues around the Greater Haverhill, MA area. In the 1960s, she wrote a Boy Scout song which was chosen to be published in the International Boy Scout Song Book. From the 1970s to the early 1990s, she sang in the New Hampshire Music Festival Symphonic Chorus, which performed along with its Symphonic Orchestra throughout New Hampshire. Evelyn always looked forward to the annual trip that she and Irwin made to his WWII Coast Guard reunion. She shared in his pride and remembrances of his service, and happily anticipated continuing the life-long friendships made at the reunions.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Gary and his wife Linda of Derry, NH, Paul and his fiancé Julie of New Hampton, NH, and Bradley and his wife Susan of Framingham, MA. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Caitlin Jacobs of Lowell, MA, Michael Richelson of Derry, NH, Tyler Richelson of Derry, NH, Sarah Richelson of Quincy, MA, and Margo Richelson of Framingham, MA. In addition, she is survived by her sister Harriet Sandler of Bowie, MD, her brother Dr. Chester Haverback of Bethesda, MD and her sister Rose Haverback of Boston, MA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Plymouth. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 507 Chestnut St., Manchester, NH. Cantor Claire Metzger will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Manchester Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in memory of Mrs. Richelson be made to Peabody Home Employees Fund, c/o Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235.

To sign Evelyn's Book of Memories, go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:35

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Norma S. Cummings, 84

ASHLAND — Norma Smith Cummings, 84, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center, Laconia, NH, on October 8, 2013, after several months of declining health.

Norma was born in Ashland on April 28, 1929, daughter of Edward and Mary Leona (Bilodeau) Smith. She was a lifelong resident of Ashland, graduating Ashland High School on June 13, 1947. On the day following graduation she married Arnold Cummings. They were married for 50 years until his death in 1998.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and beloved aunt. Norma enjoyed children immensely and was a loving daycare provider for many children over the years. She enjoyed sewing, reading, knitting, and spending summers at the Ashland Town Beach on Little Squam Lake. Norma made friends wherever she went, offering smiles and hugs to young and old.

Norma was predeceased by her husband, Arnold, in 1998, her daughter, Dianne Cummings Horne, in 2005 and her fiancé, Bernard Paquette, in 2011. She is survived by her son and his wife, Robin and Lynn Cummings of Ashland, her daughter and her husband, Nancy and David Page of Ashland, grandchildren, Christopher Cummings and his wife, Jessica, Derek Horne, Lindsay Sieg Devin Page and great grandchildren, Malachi Mozeika and Cassie Cummings. She also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Dupuis Funeral Home of Ashland is in charge of arrangements. For more information go to www.dupuisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 07:31

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Steven Wood, 63

GILMANTON — Steven Wood, 63, of Halmar Road, Gilmanton passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at home after a long, hard battle with cancer.
Steven was born March 21, 1950 in Laconia. He was the son of Ralph and Charlotte (Maclaine) Wood.
Steven is survived by his wife, Maureen Hanlon; his son, Stephen Gagne; two brothers, Michael and Mark Wood and three grandchildren, Emma, Landon and Sierra.
Steven had been employed at Aavid as a CNC Programmer since 1994. He was an avid photographer, loved history and traveling. He worked with ARPH in rescuing Australian shepherds for many years.
Steve was loved and admired by all who knew him.
There will be no calling hours.
There will be a celebration of his life at the Belknap Mill, The Mill Plaza, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, N.H. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 1 to 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:41

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