Gordon L. Stone, 70
FRANKLIN — Gordon L. Stone, 70, a resident of Franklin died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Genesis Center following a long illness.
Gordon was born in Southbridge, Mass., Sept. 2, 1943, son of the late, Harry and Alice (Phillips) Stone. He spent his youth and attended schools in Charlton, Mass., living there until moving to Northfield in 1990.
While living in Charlton he was active within his church, the Charlton Federated Church, and sang in the choir. He played an active part with the youth in his community and their sports programs as a coach. He lived in Northfield until he was involved in an accident at which time he moved to Hill where he lived for three years.
Gordon worked for more than 42 years as a construction superintendent with R.H. White Construction Company. He was involved with the building of water and sewerage treatment plants in the Northeast.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Donna J. Stone, and a grandson, Joshua Stone.
His family includes his wife of 50 years, Elinor J. (Jeacopello) Stone of Penacook; a son, Michael Stone of Franklin; grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Mikayla and Zachery Stone; a great-grandson, Micah Brown; brothers, Clifford and Charles Stone of Charlton, Mass.
A service will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Frankin-Tilton Road in Tilton. Burial will be later in the spring at Park Cemetery in Tilton. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Gordon's name to the NH Diabetes Association, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:27
Barry L. Pong, 69
LACONIA — Barry L. Pong, 69, of 175 Blueberry Lane, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was the widower of Joan Lee (Amirault) Pong who died in 2010.
Mr. Pong was born May 3, 1944 in Camden, N.J., the son of the late Joseph and Ozar L. (Cannady)Pong. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and had been employed at ABC Fabrication for many years.
Mr. Pong was a member of Saint James Episcopal Church. He enjoyed cooking and being a deejay, and was a member of the New Hampshire Inter-Tribal Council.
Survivors include his native daughter, Jennifer L. Tucker, of New Hampton; two brothers, Warren T. Pong of New Jersey and Henry L. Pong of Florida; three sisters, Josephine, Margie and Nancy Pong of New Jersey; his native niece, Amanda L. Marden, of Gilford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Pong was predeceased by his parents and by his daughter, Judith A. Pong.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at the family lot at Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Smith Meeting House Road, Gilmanton, where Mr. Pong will be buried with his wife.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Intertribal Native American Council (N.H.I.N.A.C.) c/o Sandy Chase, Treasurer, PO Box 704, Ossipee, NH 03814.
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 on-line memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:14
Margaret L. Hoyt, 76
FRANKLIN — Margaret L. Hoyt, 76, of Franklin, died at her home on April 11, 2014.
She was born in Augusta, Maine, on July 10, 1937, the daughter of Wilson and Louise May (Chase) Seeley. She resided in Weare and lived in Franklin for several years. Prior to retirement, Margaret was employed as a nurse's aide in the area.
Family members include her husband, Richard J. Hoyt of Franklin; sons, Harold Haskell Jr. of Boscawen, Douglas Haskell and his wife Robin of Brownsville, Vt., Jerry Haskell and his wife Wendelyn of Belmont; stepsons, Scott Hoyt and his wife Mary of Strafford, Jon Hoyt of Nevada; daughters, Mae Wise of Boscawen, Norma Liesner of Belmont, and Elsie Rapoza and her husband Mark of Gilmanton; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by three children, David Haskell, Larry Haskell, and Bonnie Stiehl.
Funeral services will be private.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting with arrangements.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 05:58
THORNTON — Stephen Allen Small, 60, of Upper Mad River Road, died suddenly on April 12, 2014, in Campton.
Born in Salem, Massachusetts on May 22, 1953, Stephen was the son of Leonard and Edna (Bell) Small.
Stephen grew up in Peabody, Mass. and graduated from Peabody High School. He went on the attended two years at Essex Agricultural School, in Middleton, Mass. He resided in the Peabody area for many years and has been a resident of Thornton for the past sixteen years.
Stephen worked as truck driver for the Persons Concrete Company in Campton for over fifteen years. He also owned and operated S.A. Small, a wood and yard maintenance business, in Campton.
Stephen had a love for drag racing. He owned his own dragster and enjoyed racing at Epping Drag way, in Epping, N.H. Stephen also enjoyed mentoring children who were interested in working on cars and trucks.
Stephen is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Maureen (O'Brien) Small of Thornton, a sister, Virginia Shelton, and a niece, Ruth Freitas, both of Haverhill, Mass., many cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 17, in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth. Funeral Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
To sign Stephen's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 06:45