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Janet Lafreniere, 65

LOUDON — Janet M. Lafreniere, 65, of 142 South Village Road, died at Concord Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

Janet was born March 20, 1948, in Gilford, the daughter of the late Archie and Cecelia (Landry) Jordan.

Janet resided in Manchester for several years before moving to Loudon five years ago. She had been employed at the Holiday Inn in Manchester for 13

years, retiring in 1985.

Janet was a member of the Family Bible Church. She enjoyed flea markets and yard sales and loved dancing to country music to doll collecting. Her cat,

Smokey, was very companion special to her.

Survivors include two daughters, Angela Kontoes and her husband, Daniel, of Boscawen, and Roxanne Storrs and her husband, Jeffrey, of Loudon; eight

grandchildren, Danielle Decicco of Boscawen, Rebecca Merrill and Devyn Merrill, both of Loudon, Dylan Kontose of Boscawen, Jacob Merrill, Derick Storrs, Marshall Storrs and Haylee Storrs, all of Loudon; a sister, Carole Wells of Highland, Ill.; two nieces and two nephews.

In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by a brother, Gene Jordan.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at the Family Bible Church, 676 Loudon Ridge Road, Loudon, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. Pastor Steven Ludwick will officiate. Burial will follow in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Kidney Center, 248 Pleasant St., Pillsbury Building G400,

Concord, NH 03301, or to Wilkinson-Beane, Inc., PO Box 67, Laconia, NH 03247-0067 to assist the family with funeral costs.

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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Anne Marie Zimmerman, 61

GILFORD — Anne Marie Zimmermann, 61, a nine-year resident of Gilford, NH, passed away peacefully at home after a six year battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her family and close friends in her final days.

Anne Marie is survived by her husband, James L. Zimmermann of Gilford, and her three sons – Thomas of Vernon, CT, Paul of Waban, MA, and Timothy of Gilford. She also has three surviving brothers - Larry Lyman of Nanuet, NY, Thomas Lyman of NJ, and Keith Lyman of Detroit, MI.

Prior to moving to Gilford, Anne Marie and her family lived for nearly 30 years in Newtown CT. During her time in Newtown, Anne Marie was busy raising her three sons and she was also active in church and school activities and she volunteered to help the Newtown High School Marching Band.

Anne Marie was born in Port Chester, NY and raised in Nanuet, NY. She graduated from Nanuet High School in 1970 and received a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from Mercy College of Dobbs Ferry NY in 1979. She worked for several years for Lawler, Matusky, & Skelly, an environmental consulting firm in Nyack, NY. She worked in the lab as an ichthyoplankton taxonomist and did field work involving collecting specimens for research projects.

Anne Marie was an avid sailor and sailed out of the Nyack Boat club in Nyack, NY. She also completed The World's Longest Sunfish Race at Southold Yacht Club in Southold, NY. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sailing, hiking, skiing, and bicycling.

Anne Marie wanted to extend her heartfelt thanks for the exceptional care she received at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. The staff provided terrific care throughout her six major surgeries and many rounds of chemotherapy.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at noon in the United Church of Christ, Laconia. A reception in the church hall will immediately follow the service. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.

Donations are encouraged in her memory to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, or to St. Vincent de Paul in Laconia.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Anne's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:59

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Charlotte V. Smith, 82

LACONIA — Charlotte Velma Smith, 82, of 16 Charlevoix Place, died peacefully at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Monday, November 4, 2013.
Charlotte was born February 3, 1931 in Springfield, Vermont, the daughter of the late Raymond and Nellie (Jerome) Giddings. She had attended schools in South Port and Fairfield, Connecticut and moved to Laconia in 1959.
Charlotte had been employed at METZ for thirteen years before retiring in 1991. She had been a member of the Laconia Congregational Church for twenty-nine years and enjoyed cooking, reading and walks.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Smith, and his wife, Debra, of Laconia; a daughter, Linda Isitt and her husband, Randy, of Oregon; eight grandchildren, Gabriel Isitt, Emma Isitt, Joseph Isitt and his wife, Sarah, Leslie Isitt, Darcie Isitt and Paul Isitt all of Oregon and Curtis Albert of Belmont and Heather Albert of Laconia; two great grandchildren, Coen Albert and Tucker Albert, both of Belmont; a brother, Henry Giddings, of Vermont; a sister, Edith Paradise, of Georgia and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was predeceased by her three brothers, Edward Giddings, James Giddings and Gilbert Giddings.
There will be no calling hours.
Per Charlotte's request, a private graveside service will be held at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Charlotte requested memorial donations may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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, 04 November 2013 10:55

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Veronica M. 'Momma' LaPointe, 70

GILFORD — Veronica "Momma" Mae LaPointe, 70, of 428 Morrill Street, died at her home on Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Veronica was born January 10, 1943 in Wolfeboro, N.H., the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Doris Mae (Hayden) LaPointe. She had been a resident of Laconia for several years before moving to Gilford in 2003.
Survivors include two brothers, Carl LaPointe of Laconia, NH and Raymond LaPointe of New London, Conn.; four sisters, Mary Anne Hill and husband Wayne, of Maine, Rachel Hill and husband Clarence of New London, Conn., Irene Anderson and husband Richard of New London, Conn and Marie LaPointe of New London, Conn.; many nieces and nephews. Veronica's care-giving family of more than ten years includes Carrie and Ron Spooner and their children, Jackson, Jazmine, Julia and Jordan, all of Gilford along with many extended family members who cared greatly for Veronica.
Veronica is pre-deceased by four brothers: John, Walter, Roger and Jerry LaPointe as well as two sisters: Carol and Doris LaPointe.
The family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation to Central NH VNA and Hospice as well as Lakes Region Community Services for the tender care Veronica consistently received.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Lakes Region Community Services PO Box 509, Laconia, NH 03247 or to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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, 04 November 2013 10:53

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