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Gloria I. Watts, 76

Gloria I. Watts, 76

ALEXANDRIA — Gloria I. Watts, 76, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at home after a period of declining health.

She was born in Marlborough, Mass., the daughter of Vincenzo and Helen (Brodeur) Torraco. Gloria graduated from St. Michael's in Hudson, Mass.

Gloria married Roger Watts and raised a family of seven children. They moved from Marlborough, Mass., to Bristol in 1970. Together Gloria and Roger ran Buzzy's Market. In addition she did tax preparation for many people.

Gloria's greatest loves were her family and gardening.

Family members include three daughters, DiAnne Sharp of Stubenville, Ohio, Susan Gerbert of Alexandria, and Amy Vealey of Laconia; for sons, Roger Watts Jr. of Bristol, Timothy Watts of New Hampton, Raymond Watts of Laconia, and Thomas Watts of Bristol; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Chapel of the Holy Trinity Parish, 2 West Shore Road, Bristol. The Rev. Leo A. LeBlanc, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in Homeland Cemetery, Bristol.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:03

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Janet R. Clark-Conner, 62

Janet R. Clark-Conner

LA FOLLETTE, Tenn. — Janet R. Clark-Conner, passed on suddenly, to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, June 10, 2014, due to medical complications from ongoing treatments in her struggle for life against cancer.

Jan, as family and friends new her, was born in Greenfield, Mass., on Dec. 27, 1951, to her parents, Kenneth Sr. and Cora Clark. There she went to local schools. Moving to Belmont, N.H., she found her happiest years residing in the Lakes Region. Here she made her life for herself and son, Joseph M. Clark. Here she also met and fell in love with her husband of 10 years, Timothy J. Conner. The last several years, Jan and her family made their home in La Follette, Tenn.

There, she made new friends, and developed her new-found hobby and passion of raising her beloved Pekingese dogs. Jan's enjoyment in life came from family, friends and her beloved pets. She had recently become an Avon representative, and was so proud of her new vocation. Jan was always ready to lend a helping hand or word of encouragement. She will fondly be remembered, and dearly missed.

Jan is survived by her husband, Timothy J. Conner; her son, Joseph M. Clark; two sisters, Mrs. Karen Dodge, and brother-in-law, Jerry, of Tulsa, Okla., and Ms. Judy Tartarini, of Marlboro, Mass. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth Clark Jr. of Ashland, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.

The first memorial service was held in La Follette, June 23,2014. Her remains will be laid to rest with her parents that predeceased her, in Calvary Cemetery, Greenfield, Mass., June 26, 2014.
A memorial service will be held in Laconia, at Faith Alive Church, 72 Primrose Lane, (located in the Industrial Park) at 2 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014. Light refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Conner Family to help defray the expenses. A donation box will be available at the memorial service held in Laconia. For those wishing to send monies/condolences, the mailing address is 906 Stinking Creek Road, La Follette, TN 37765, c/o Timothy J. Conner.
Janet also loved her local no-kill animal shelter, and donations there would be appreciated also.Mailing address is Friends of Campbell County Tennessee Animals, 305 Beech St., La Follette, TN 37765

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:48

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Donald G. Theriault, 66

Donald G. Theriault, 66

GILFORD — Donald G. Theriault, 66, of 26 Sagamore Road, died at the Concord Hospice House on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Don was born April 11, 1948 in Lowell, Mass., the son of the late Camille and Helene (Bourgault) Theriault.

Don served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was recipient of the Purple Heart.

He had been employed at Ricciardeli Sons in Massachusetts. He resided in Dracut, Mass., for several years before moving to Gilford nine years ago. 

Don enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Lorraine A. (Croteau) Theriault of Gilford; a daughter, Leah Moran, of Dracut, Mass.; two stepsons, Scott MacDonald of Methuen, Mass., and Richard MacDonald of Flower Mound, Texas; four grandsons, Christopher, Joshua, Kevin and Zachary; one niece, Kim Calden, and two nephews, Marc Theriault and Michael Theriault.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Theriault was predeceased by a stepson, Dennis MacDonald and by a brother, Maurice Theriault.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 1:30 p.m

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to CRVNA Hospice Program (Concord Hospice House), 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, N.H. 03301

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 Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:35

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Lucille R. Smith, 86

Lucille R. Smith, 86

LACONIA — Lucille R. Smith, 86, of 11 Prospect St., Dover, and formerly of Laconia and Englewood, Fla., died at her home on Friday, June 20, 2014. Mrs. Smith was the widow of Robert E. Smith who died in 2003.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Wilfred and Yvonne (Lacroix) Garneau. She was a longtime resident of the Laconia area before moving to Florida. She had been self-employed as a hairdresser for 35 years and was a teller at the Laconia Peoples National Bank & Trust Company for 10 years before, retiring in 1982.

Mrs. Smith was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed golf, camping and bowling.

Survivors include three sons, Robert E. Smith Jr. and his wife, Janet, of Dover, Randall J. Smith and his wife, Pam, of Matthews, N.C., and Jeffrey S. Smith and his partner, Tony, of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; two daughters, Deborah Smith Newell and her husband, David, of Concord, and Linda J. Smith and her partner, Claudia, of Erie, Pa.; four grandchildren, Amanda Lessard, Samantha Smith, Bradley Smith and Abigail Smith and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her brothers, Ronald Garneau, Robert Garneau and Raymond Garneau and by a sister, Nancy Wade Marcoux.

A calling hour will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, following the calling hour, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Second Floor, Framingham, Mass. 01701.

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 Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:28

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