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Donald M. Evans, 89

Donald M. Evans, 89


TILTON — Donald Myrton Evans passed away in the early morning of April 18 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, with his daughter Jane at his side. He was 89 years old.

Don began his life in Belmont, Mass., in December 1924. He served in the Navy in the Philippines, married his wife Dorothy in 1949, and graduated from Northeastern University in 1950. Afterward, he and Dot relocated to Fairhaven, Mass., where they raised two children. He began and ended his working career as an industrial engineer at Acushnet Co.

His boyhood memories were of summers on Welch Island on Lake Winnipesaukee and hiking many of the 4,000-footers in the White Mountains. Later in life, he moved to the Lakes Region, where he sold real estate for a number of years. Many of his most enjoyable and special moments of that time in life were spent with his two grandchildren, Chapin and Harrison.

Don was a man who, right until the end, never had an unkind word for anyone.

He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and spent many an hour volunteering for Community Health and Hospice.

His wife Dorothy passed away in 2012, and Don spent his final years at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton.

He is survived by his two children, Jane Evans, of Saco, Maine, and David Evans, of Meredith. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Joyce Evans; and two grandchildren, Chapin and Harrison Evans.

To honor Don's memory, the family is requesting that donations be made to New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter St. Tilton, NH 03276

Services in honor of Don's life will be at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road in Laconia at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on May 29 at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium are assisting the family. For Don's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:43

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Clifford J. Hughes, 88

LONDONDERRY — Clifford J. Hughes, 88 of Londonderry, N.H. and Naples, Fla., formerly of Meredith, N.H. and Sudbury, Mass., passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Born in Pawtucket, R.I., he attended Valley Forge Military Academy and Bentley College, Waltham, Mass.

He served in the United States Navy in Okinawa and China with the Naval Amphibious Assault Forces in World War II.

Cliff was a founding member of Millipore Corp. in Bedford, Mass., 1954-1970.

He leaves behind his wife, Grace and stepchildren, Almond and Joyce Osgood and family of Freemont, N.H., and Grace Dunajski and family of Derry, N.H.

He was married to Mary Noonan Hughes, deceased, and leaves his son, Clifford T. Hughes and his wife Nancy and family of Manchester, Mass. and his daughter, Maureen Hughes and her family of Marblehead, Mass.

He leaves behind his sister-in-law Dorothy Noonan and her family, Debbie and Jeff Berry and family of Fort Myers, Fla., and his nephew Dr. Tom and Mary Noonan and their family of Medfield, Mass.

Cliff leaves behind his lifelong friends, Madeline and Bernie Lazaro and Norman and Betty Rhodes. He leaves many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, of whom he was very fond.

Cliff was a kind, thoughtful, and generous man to everyone, especially young members of the military. He bought them a meal or a tank of gas whenever he encountered them. His parting words to everyone, however small the deed was, Thank You.

Arrangements: Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. By request of the family, there will be no calling hours. Cliff's life will be celebrated with A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Route 25, Meredith, N.H. on Wednesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. followed by burial in Meredith Village Cemetery. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.phaneuf.net.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:39

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Edward V. Casaccio, Jr., 79

ALTON BAY — Edward V. Casaccio, Jr. passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 21, 2014. Edward was born in Everett, Mass. on June 2, 1934 to Edward V., Sr. and Marion (Lombardi) Casaccio. He was the devoted husband to Marie (Schifano), and father to Lisa and Ed of Alton Bay, N.H., Eric of Los Angeles, Calif., and grandfather to Charlie of Alton Bay.

It was one evening at a high school dance that Edward met Marie; the love of his life. They caught eachother's eyes and Marie walked by and said "Hi, blue eyes." That evening, Edward ended up driving Marie back to her house and when he got home, Edward told his mother he met the girl he was going to marry. Lo and behold, on January 26, 1958, they wed.

In 1962, Edward and Marie moved to 255 Walnut Street in Saugus, Mass. where he sold a used car from his driveway for twice what he paid for it and said to himself, "How long has this been going on?" and a very successful career in the automobile business began. Soon after, Edward purchased a piece of land in Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee and built his family a vacation home.

At the height of his career, Edward owned three new car dealerships with the following franchises; Lincoln Mercury, Toyota, Dodge and Subaru. The part of the business he enjoyed the most was used cars. He loved to go to "the auctions" and purchase vehicles that he would bring back to his dealerships, recondition them, and sell them. He was very passionate about his work, a trait that he proudly passed on to his three children.

With all his success, he was proud to move his family to 11 Lantern Lane, Lynnfield, Mass; a suburban town he always wanted to live in. Edward also enjoyed spending summers on Lake Winnipesaukee with his family where the love of boating began with motor boats, sailboats, and eventually yachting on the ocean. He was always a man of leisure which led to another dream come true, the purchase of a 53 foot Hatteras Motor Yacht named "My Leisure". Edward had many wonderful memories cruising the Atlantic Ocean with family and friends.

Even with his many great accomplishments, providing for his family was always his top priority. Edward worked very hard his whole life to create a foundation for his family that would last a lifetime. He had a comical sense of humor and many unique antidotes that he would ever so willingly share. His most favorite and memorable one is "The Picture Window of Life"; a wonderful life he created for his family. He will always be loved and with us in spirit.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Peaslee Funeral Home, 24 Central Street, Farmington, NH 03835. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Huggins Hospital, 240 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, for their excellent care and comfort. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:44

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Robert deMontigny, 79

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Robert "Bob" deMontigny, 79, of Vero Beach, Fla. passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 after a year long struggle with cancer.

He was born in Springfield, Mass. and spent his youth in Longmeadow, Mass., and has been a resident of Vero Beach since 2001, coming from New Hampshire. Prior to retirement he was a restaurant consultant and owner in N.H. Bob has been a real estate broker in Florida since 2002 and recently worked at Dale Sorensen Real Estate, INC. along with his partner and wife Debbie. He was a private pilot and loved skiing and sailing, having done extensive sailing off the east coast and the Caribbean. He was a member of the Shriner at Bektash Temple, Concord, N.H. and an Honorary Member of Kiwanis Club of Laconia, N.H.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Deborah D. deMontigny; one brother Bill (Shirley) deMontigny of Vero Beach, Fla. and Connecticut; daughters, Katherine (John) DeSantis of Massachusetts, Roberta (Pete) of Massachusetts, Mary (Marc) Gaudet of New Hampshire; stepsons, Christopher (Melissa) of Calif. and Michael Nadeau of N.H.; grandchildren, Ethan Ballin, Megan (Howard) Schatzberg, Laura and Kyle Gaudet, Ben and Casey Rutledge and Ella Nadeau; great-granddaughter Jacqueline.

A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 in Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to: Youth Sailing Foundation, P.O. Box 612, Vero Beach, FL 32961.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach, Fla. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:39

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