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John M. Lilly, 81

FRANKLIN — John Martin Lilly, 81, a resident of Franklin since 1987 died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. John was born in Montgomery, West Virginia, January 4, 1932, son of Kermit Victor and Maude Marie (Curnutte) Lilly. John lived in Barrington, Rochester and Ossipee before moving to Franklin. He was a 20 year veteran of the U. S. Navy, retiring as Chief Boatswain's Mate in 1968. He then served with the U. S. Navy Reserves for 10 years. He worked in construction for 16 years and also worked as a cook at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #1698 in Franklin. He was a longtime member of the VFW Post # 1698, Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE, #1280 and was a Mason and member of the Meridian Lodge, # 60, F&AM in Franklin. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post # 49 in Northfield. John was a member of the Military Order of Cooties and Korean War Vets. He served as Quarter Master at Post 1698 for 20 years and was Bar Steward there. He also served as the State of New Hampshire Commander of the VFW from 1989 to 1990. Over the years John enjoyed fishing.
His family includes his wife of 21 years, Nancy L. (Wescott) Lilly of Franklin; children, twins, James and Sharon Lilly, Robert O. and Barbara L. Lilly; stepchildren, Jeffrey and Dean Beaupre, Lisa Hampe, Nadean Byers, Shane Lemoyne, and Marilyn Catsum; several grandchildren.
According to John's wishes, a committal service with military honors will be held, Thursday, April 4th at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D W. Highway in Boscawen.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in John's name to the Donald Fogg Scholarship Fund, VFW Post # 1698, 26 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2013 11:39

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Herbert L. Livingstone, Jr., 84

NORTHPORT, New York — Herbert L. Livingstone Jr., age 84, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2013, at Hospice House in East Northport, NY. Herbert was born in Plymouth, NH to Herbert and Thelma (Colby) Livingstone. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Livingstone, and most recently by his wife of 59 years, Helen. He was a devoted father to Thomas; Herbert III "Buddy" and his sons, Dylan and Ryan; Mary (Hans); Andrew (Kathy) and their son, John; and Ann (Alan) and their sons, Adam (Amy) and Daniel.
Herbert graduated from Meredith High School in 1946 and attended Bates College in Maine graduating with a degree in History & Government in 1950. Herbert served in the Army during the Korean War. He received a Master's in Education from Cornell University in 1955 before beginning his teaching career at Northport High School where he taught History and coached for many years. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1958. He left teaching in 1969 and was a long-time employee of Elmhurst Dairy of Queens, New York. Herb, a life-long Boston Red Sox fan, and Helen, a life-long New York Yankee fan, taught their children that despite different points of view, we can live happily together.
Visitation and celebration of Herb and Helen will be held at Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport, NY on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with the service immediately following. Burial/interment will follow at the Calverton National Cemetery. For more information and online memorial go to http://nthfh.com/obituary_view/2013-03-herbert-l-livingstone/10046256
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Herbert and Helen's names to the VFW or a charity of your choice.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2013 11:37

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William G. 'Bill' Sturgeon, 88

LACONIA — William "Bill" G. Sturgeon, 88, of 1207 Old North Main Street died at his home on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Bill was born October 12, 1924 in Belmont, N.H., the son of the late Joseph and Mary Sturgeon. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and had served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
For forty years, Bill had been employed as a flooring installer, working at Lougee Robinson in Laconia and at Lumbertown in Meredith, N.H. He retired in 1988.
Bill was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Laconia Post #1670 and enjoyed motorcycling, carpentry and ice fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Fern (Landry) Sturgeon, of Laconia, NH; two daughters, Nancy Morgan of Wilton, NSW, Australia and Debra Lacroix of Plymouth, N.H.; four grandchildren, Eric Lacroix, Joshua Lacroix, Danielle Rowe and Megan Lacroix; five great grandchildren, Emily, Sara, Zoriayn, Rosalyn and Ronan Lacroix and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by four brothers, Leo, Arthur, "Bunny" Gerard and Lou Sturgeon and by two sisters, Marie Snow and Irene Ouellette.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
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 Monday, 01 April 2013 11:33

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Donald E. Hewett, 70

BELMONT — Donald E. Hewett, 70, of Durrell Mtn Road, died at the Lakes
Region General Hospital, Laconia on Monday, March 25, 2013.
Mr. Hewett was born August 26, 1942 in Spofford, N.H., the son of the late 
Sadie (Wharf) and Kenneth Hewett, Sr.
Mr. Hewett resided in Bristol, N.H. before moving to Belmont eight years
ago. He was a logger for most of his life, and was employed at Freudenberg for 9 years. He enjoyed walks in the woods with
his grandkids, gardening, fishing and animals.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Elizabeth "Betty"  Hewett,
of Belmont; five daughters, Kym , Heidi, Jenny, Monica and Kelly ; six
grandchildren, Jasmin, Devon, Izabel, Genevie, Avery and Olivia; two brothers, Kenneth Jr.
and Robert and a sister, Dorothy.
At Donald's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
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

Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2013 10:21

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