LACONIA — Martha H. Simmons, 93, of 21 Ledges Drive, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Taylor Community at Ledgeview.
She was born on February 22, 1921 in Manchester, NH, the daughter of Dr. Lewis F. and Alice L. (Haskell) Heath. She worked for many years for her father as a Dental Assistant. Martha was a member of the Opechee Garden Club, the Mary Butler Chapter of the D.A.R., a member of the Gilford Hills Tennis Club and was a talented decorative artist. She also worked as a volunteer for the Lakes Region General Hospital.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Suzanne Simmons of Alton, and a daughter, Tina C. Simmons of Aiken, S.C., four grandchildren, Mark Simmons and his wife Tracey, Ian Hoelzel, Rachel Donnelly and Shannon Donnelly; two great grandchildren Lauren and Grace; numerous nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Vernon A. Simmons in 2005, sister Carolyn Kennedy and brother Fuller Heath.
There will be no calling hours.
A private graveside service will be held at Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to Breathe New Hampshire, 145 Hollis St. Unit C, Manchester, NH 03101.
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, 23 April 2014 05:32
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dorothy Richardson Malkoski, age 92, passed away in her sleep Monday, April 14, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dorothy was born January 10, 1922 in Laconia, New Hampshire, the daughter of Alice and Merle Richardson. She graduated from Laconia High School and worked for Pyrofax Gas and WLNH Radio, where she met her husband, Stanley Malkoski, who also worked at the Radio Station. They had three sons – Mark, Jim and Tom – and lived in Gilford until Stan's retirement when they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to be closer to their two older boys and Jim's family.
Dorothy loved to sing and was a member of the Mellow Mom's Quartet, Sweet Adeline's and was always found to be singing or playing piano with family and friends. Even after moving to Albuquerque she continued to sing with local groups. Dot was quite good at crafts and created a following of customers including a pet store in New York City. Her clients would buy her creations including baby outfits, dog sweaters, gem trees, jewelry and Christmas stockings. Dorothy and Stan also enjoyed traveling across the United States and made friends wherever they stopped. Dorothy was known for always being happy, upbeat and never cross or angry.
She is survived by sons Jim Malkoski, his wife Denise and daughters Alex and Lili and Tom Malkoski, his wife Kris and children Kaelyn, John and Mark as well as sister Anne Parsons and brother John Richardson. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband Stanley, son Mark and brothers Robert and Allan.
A memorial service will be held at on May 31 at 11 a.m. at United Baptist Church of Lakeport with a buffet following the service for family and friends. Memorials should go to United Baptist Church of Lakeport at 23 Park Street, Lakeport, New Hampshire 03246.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:30
LACONIA — Pauline Lowell Fogarty, 89, passed in her home surrounded by her loving family after a brave battle with cancer on Friday April 18, 2014. Pauline was a resident of Laconia since 1955. Pauline was born in Andover, March 18, 1925, daughter of Harry C. and Elizabeth S. (Keniston) Taylor. She graduated from the former Andover High School, class of 1944. Pauline lived in Northfield for 8 years before moving to Lakeport. She retired in 1987 as a psychiatric aide from the Laconia State School where she was employed for over 23 years. Pauline was active with the Lakeport Community Association. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Sanbornton, always available with that helping hand. Pauline was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Carleton D. Fogarty who passed in 1998. She was also predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. Her family includes, sons, Bruce D. Fogarty of Sanbornton, Dale V. Fogarty of Sanbornton, and Brett J. Fogarty of Lakeport. Daughters, Kathleen Fogarty-Rice of Millington, Tenn., Sharon Lee Frazier of New Hampton, and Carleen Rae Fontaine of Tilton, 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Her brother Maurice G. Taylor of Unity and sisters, Geraldine Sargent of Belmont and Emily LaPlante of Lochmere, numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A graveside service, with burial, will follow in the family lot in Lakeside Cemetery in East Andover. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Pauline's name to the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 08:42
CRANSTON, R.I. — Hugh Muller 37, of Cranston, R.I. died February 17, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in South Kingstown, R.I. on April 13, 1976, the son of the late Felix and Lois (Capwell) Muller. He attended Exeter-West Greenwich Schools. He grew up in Exeter, R.I. and lived in Rhode Island, Florida and New Hampshire. From an early age he had a love of nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, tree climbing and peaceful walks in the woods. He worked as a tree climber for many companies throughout his career. He was very proud of earning his Arborist Certificate in Boston, Mass. Hugh had a magnetic personality and was loved by everyone he touched in his life.
He leaves behind four brothers, Eric Muller, Kurt Muller, Kris Muller, all of Rhode Island and Dan Muller of Maine. Three sisters, Lynn Lloyd and Hope Muller of Rhode Island, Alison Gargano of Gilford, N.H. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Hugh also leaves behind an extensive network of friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his grandparents, and two brothers, Phil and Mark Muller.
A celebration of Hugh's life will take place April 27, 2014 at the Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Rd, Gilford, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations be made to The National Parks Foundation at www.nationalparks.org or your favorite nature related charity. Winfield & Sons Funeral Home of North Scituate, R.I. has provided his services.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 08:39