BARRINGTON — Richard J. O'Brien, 84, a longtime resident of Barrington, NH, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Friday November 29th, 2013 at the Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover.
He was born November 23rd, 1929 in Portsmouth, NH. Growing up, he was active in high school sports, before serving as a Staff Sergeant in the Korean War. He worked for Shell Oil Company and owned his own private business consulting firm, before retiring to Barrington.
He celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary, this year, to Joan (Sawyer) O'Brien with whom they had six children, 17 grand children, and five great-grand children.
He loved building furniture, wood carving, playing bridge and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an active volunteer in the Town of Barrington, involved in many town activities and projects, including serving as the town Treasurer.
Richard had two sisters, Kathleen Prindeville, of West Roxbury, MA and Jean Mason, of Atlanta, GA and a brother Edward O'Brien of Portsmouth, NH.
His children, Beth LaSalle and her husband Brian of Yarmouth, ME, Dr. Richard J. O'Brien, Jr. and his wife Anne of Laconia, NH, Theresa Maxwell and her husband Richard of Penacook, NH, Allan O'Brien and his wife Christine of Concord, NH, Michael O'Brien and his wife Norma of Loudon, NH. Grandchildren, Megan Kinsman, Erin LaSalle, Seamus O'Brien, Jonathan O'Brien, Timothy O'Brien, Benjamin O'Brien, Molly O'Brien, Susannah O'Brien, Michael O'Brien, Colleen O'Brien, Grace O'Brien, Christopher Maxwell, Andrew O'Brien, Lauren O'Brien, Patrick O'Brien, Rory O'Brien, and Hannah O'Brien. Great-grandchildren, Jacob and Miles Kinsman, Logan Sargent, and Liam and Lisette O'Brien.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Christine.
Visiting hours will be 4-5 p.m. on Friday December 6th followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. at the Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Rd., Rte. 4, Lee, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barrington Community Food Pantry, PO Box 617, Barrington, NH, 03825, or call 664-9007.
To sign our online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
LACONIA — Evelyn G. "Lynn" Porter, 88, of 30 County Drive, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 at Belknap County Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past year.
Formerly of West Haven, CT, Evelyn was born on February 8, 1925 in New Haven, CT, the daughter of Fredrick and Gladys (Miller) Frost. Having grown up and spent most of her life in Connecticut, Evelyn worked at US Motors in Milford, CT, Sargeants and Yale NH Hospital both of New Haven, CT. In 1992 she came to New Hampshire to visit her daughters and became a resident where she lived out the rest of her life. She was a former resident of Sunrise Towers and a member of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport. Known for her spunky sense of humor, she was always good for a joke. She enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her four daughters, Sandi Tarini of East Haddam, CT, Karen DeAngelo of Gilford, Darlene Humphrey of Alton and Lori Gallentine of Laconia, 2 granddaughters, 5 grandsons, 5 great granddaughters 4 great grandsons, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister.
Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Committal Service will be held at 10AM on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 11AM at the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, 23 Park Street, Lakeport, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 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
MEREDITH — Robert E. McAndrew, 73, of Eaton Ave, died suddenly November 29, 2013, at his home.
Born in Manchester, NH on September 18th, 1940, Robert was the son of Edward M. and Hazel (Gellrich) McAndrew. Bob is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and enjoyed spending time with his cousins, Priscilla, Donna, and Doug, and close friend, Barbara, and Neal Shore Drive Association.
After serving in the United States Air Force and NH ARMY National Guard, Bob graduated from Bentley College with a BS in Accounting and Babson College with an MBA in Public Accounting. As a practicing CPA, he is well known around the Lakes Region as Bob the Accountant.
He is survived by his sister Janet Schauss and her husband Charles of Savannah, Georgia, his nephew Major Michael Schauss currently stationed overseas and his wife Christina, and great nephew Anthony Schauss, his niece Elizabeth and her husband Wesley of Savanah, Georgia.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Thursday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate. Burial will follow in the Meredith Village Cemetery, Meredith.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246. Bob will be missed.
To sign Bob's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 07:40
CAMPTON — Peter Richard Fillion, 72, of Campton, passed peacefully in his sleep on the morning of December 2, 2013.
Peter was surrounded by those who loved him and he accepted his fate with grace. He bravely battled an aggressive leukemia for several years and although he suffered setbacks along the way, he fought until the end to retain his independence.
Peter was a lifelong resident of the Plymouth area, born to Marguerite (Miclon) Fillion and Alphonse Fillion at Laconia Hospital on August 4, 1941. His working career began at Saliba's Men's Store on Main Street in Plymouth and he retired in 1996 after a successful 35 year career with New England Telephone. Peter was an avid fisherman in his earlier years and also enjoyed collecting guns; his focus, however, always remained on his family. One would be hard pressed to find a person with a stronger work ethic; he never missed a day of work.
He is predeceased by his sister, Ilene Covill, and an infant brother and sister.
Peter is survived by his two daughters, Alison Avery and husband Dan, of Thornton, Julie Fillion, of Bethlehem; two grandchildren, Shannon and Brandon Avery, of Thornton; brother, Paul Fillion and wife Joyce, of Gold Canyon, AZ; three sisters, Judy Demers, of St. Augustine, FL, Linda Boyce, of Melbourne, FL, Irene Blake, of Plymouth; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. Rev. Peter Bolster will officiate. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter's memory to CHaD (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth), D-H/Geisel Office of Development, Office of Gift Recording, One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Peter's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 07:37