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Mary E. ‘Betty’ Whittemore, 79

Mary 'Betty' Whittemore, 79

LACONIA — Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Corcoran) Walsh Whittemore, 79, of Taylor Community, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Betty was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Linehan) Corcoran. She resided in Peabody, Mass., and Gilford for several years before moving to Laconia.

Betty was a graduate of North Andover High School in 1952, Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., and Northeastern University in Boston. She had been employed at General Electric in Lynn, Mass., for 32 years before retiring in December 1986, and moving to the Lakes Region.

Betty loved her family, photography, playing the piano, reading and travel. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a volunteer at the Lakes Region General Hospital and also the Belknap Mill for several years. She was a member of the Zonta Club of the Lakes Region from 1987-1997, a member of the Taylor Community Board of Directors, and was a member of the Lakes Region SCORE Chapter from 1987-1997.

Survivors include a brother, Laurence W. Corcoran and his wife Loretta, of Newton; a stepson, Bradley W. Whittemore, and his wife, Laura, of Mountain Lakes, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Gail Volkert, and her husband, Peter, of San Diego; three stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Claire Sullivan of Northwood; a special niece, Maureen Giggy of Dunstable, Mass.; and many other nephews, nieces and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her first husband of 47 years, Joseph Walsh, in 2003, and by her second husband of eight years, Robert M. Whittemore, in 2012.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the carriage house entrance. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Lakes Region General Hospital Oncology Department, 80 Highland St., Laconia, N.H. 03246, or to the charity of one's choice.

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 Monday, 04 August 2014 08:28

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Bethany J. Faust, 45

Bethany Faust, 45

LACONIA — Bethany Jayne Faust, 45, of 133 Valley St., Lakeport, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

Bethany was born Aug. 1, 1969, in Laconia, the daughter of William and Georgeanne (Rigby) Lewis.

She had been employed at Lakes Region Greyhound Track in Belmont.

Bethany was a loving daughter and mother. She loved flowers, gardening, art and photography. She was truly a caring and giving person and full of love.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, William and Sandra Lewis, of Laconia; her son, William R. 'Billy" Faust III, of Laconia; her companion, Jay Stewart, also of Laconia; four sisters, Doreen French of Northfield, Debbie Cutting of Boscawen, Rondi Reed of Belmont, and Tracey Dawes of Canterbury; and nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Faust; her infant daughter, Brittany Faust; her mother, Georgeanne Lewis; and a sister, Donna


There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia. The family encourages guests to come dressed casual.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Salvation Army, 177 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246, or to any local food pantry.

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 Monday, 04 August 2014 08:22

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Eugene Morgan, 67

NEW HAMPTON — Eugene Morgan, 67, died Wednesday, July 20, 2014.

He was born born January 1947 in Plymouth, to John and Kathryn Morgan. He grew up with two sisters, Ginne and Elaine, and a brother, John.

He was drafted into the Vietnam War in 1966, and served in the Army and in the Australian Royal Army for two years prior to being wounded and subsequently discharged from service.

Upon returning home, he met and married Linda Mack of Portsmouth in 1969.

They bought Wallis Brook Farm in 1969. Eugene started producing maple syrup shortly after moving in, and also later started a woodlot management business.

They lost one child shortly after birth in 1974, and had a daughter Jessica, in 1978.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Eugene is survived by a foster daughter, Denise Downing and son-in-law, Peter; and grandchildren, Peter and Jordan Downing; his sister, Ginne Saulnier, her children, Ted and Darla; his brother, John and sister-in-law, Marion, and their children, Angela and Marion; his brother-in-law; Melvin Defosses (predeceased by his sister, Elaine Defosses), and their children, Dale, Cheryl, and Shawn. He is also survived by the children of his wife's late brother, Greg Mack: Pat, Terry, Rachel and Ben; and his wife's brother, David Mack and sister-in-law, Cindy, and their children; Kathie and Kevin.

Informal graveside services and celebration of his life will be held on, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at 2 p.m., at the family home at 178 Cross Road, New Hampton.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements.


Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 07:50

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Norman R. Brouillard, 88

SOUTH DENNIS, Mass. — Norman R. Brouillard, 88, of South Dennis, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Born on April 17, 1926 in Laconia, N.H., he was the son of the late Euclide J. and Aurore (Nadeau) Brouillard. He attended St. Joseph's School and Laconia Junior High School, both in Laconia, N.H.

At the age of 17, he left school and enlisted in the Navy, serving during World War II. Following the war, he went on to work
for Raytheon and continued working there until his retirement in 1985 at the age of 58.

In May of 1993, he married Theresa Chenery Ward at St. John's Church in Peabody.

Norman was a communicant of Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster.

He loved playing golf, and belonged to Dennis Pines Golf Course and Dennis Highlands Golf Course. When wintering in Florida, he was also a member for Port Charlotte Country Club. He also enjoyed watching television and visiting with his neighbors. More than anything, he cherished the time that he shared with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Jane (Phipps) Brouillard; and their daughter, Lynn Brouillard; and his
brother, Raymond Brouillard.

He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa Chenery Ward Brouillard of South Dennis; his son, Robert Brouillard and his wife Christine of Framingham; his daughter, Diane Morse and her husband, Bill of Bradenton, Fla.; his grandchildren, Jayson Brouillard of Framingham, Kelsey Restrepo and her husband, Cesar of Georgia; his brother, Richard Brouillard and his wife, Eleanor of Gilford, N.H.; his stepson, John Carmody and his wife, Sally of Wayland; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Our Lady of the Cape Church, 468 Stony Brook Road in Brewster. Burial will be held at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.

Contributions in Norman's memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, the Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident's Activities Fund, 383 S. Orleans Rd, Brewster, MA 02631, or the charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.doanebealames.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:08

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