BELMONT — Elsbeth "Betty" Elliott, 87, of Union Road, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 surrounded by family at Laconia Rehabilitation Center.
Betty was born on July 19, 1927 in Tamworth the daughter of Raymond and Thelma (Vittum) Larrabee. She grew up in Tamworth and resided in Gilford and Laconia before moving to Belmont forty years ago.
Betty was a graduate of Laconia Business College. She worked for many years at the Windmill restaurant and Laconia Water Works until her retirement in December of 1991.
Betty enjoyed crossword puzzles, line dancing classes, and her time spent with the Sweet Adelines. She also got pleasure gardening, feeding and watching the birds in her backyard. She loved camping and vacationing in York, Maine and walking the beach with her family.
Any time spent with her family made Betty happy. She found a special pride and joy following her grandsons Zachary and Brandon around attending all of their events and watching them grow up. Betty was a true champion for her entire family and will be dearly missed.
The family wishes to thank and recognize the loving care and compassion Betty received from the VNA staff and the Laconia Rehabilitation Center and the outpouring of support from family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of sixty three years, Richard H. Elliott, of Belmont; a son, Bradley of Belmont; a daughter, Debra Hamel and her husband, Mitch of Laconia; two grandchildren, Zachary Hamel of New York City and Brandon Hamel of Laconia; a brother, Donald Larrabee and his wife, Joyce; a sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Elliott; a brother-in-law, Scott Evans and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her daughter Terri in 1964, her son Mark in 1974 , her infant granddaughter, Megan Brittany Hamel in 1989, two brothers, Alan "Link" Larrabee and Arnold "Punk" Larrabee and by a sister, Marilyn "Mayno" Evans.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH using the Carriage House entrance.
A Funeral Service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be held at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Tamworth.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to a non-profit organization, founded by Betty's grandson, Brandon; Good Earth, 42 Birchwood Way, Laconia NH 03246 or Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 01:18
LACONIA — James E. Zanes, 91, of Laconia, passed away peacefully Friday evening, March 13, 2015.
Jim was born in Laconia on April 27, 1923 to Robert L. and Mina (Edgerly) Zanes. He was a graduate of Laconia High School, Class of 1941. He proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII while stationed in Algiers and Italy in Allied Headquarters Signal Corps. Following his time in the service, Jim earned a degree in psychology from New England College, graduating in 1953. He was employed with Scott & Williams (1953-1962) and Allen Rogers (1965-1985). He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia, Mt. Lebanon Lodge #32, and the Scottish Rite Valleys of Concord and Nashua. He was an avid hiker, summiting Mt. Washington in 1983, Mt. Mansfield in 1984, Killington in 1985 and Camel's Hump in 1986. Jim will be fondly remembered for his unique sense of humor and how he was always ready with a limerick or song. He exhibited his steadfast loyalty and admirable work ethic in every aspect of his life. Jim adored cats, tolerated some dogs, and, above all, fiercely loved his friends and family.
Jim is survived by his daughter, June (Zanes) Garen of Gilmanton, his two grandchildren, Jonathan and Rachel Garen, and his brother, John Zanes. He was predeceased by his wife, Johanna (de Bruin) Zanes and his brothers, Robert Zanes, Jr. and George Zanes.
Memorial service and burial will be held in the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Mt. Lebanon Lodge #32, 63 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Boscawen office, is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information please go to www.phaneuf.net
Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 06:24
LACONIA — Peter Madsen Kling, 83, of Laconia and Concord passed on March 15th 2015 at the Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin.
Pete was born in Laconia on January 9, 1932; the son of Milton Casper Kling and Ardella Taylor Davis Kling. Pete attended schools in Laconia, Concord, and graduated from Stevens High in Claremont, N.H. in 1950. He was a 1954 graduate of Amherst College.
Skiing and sailing were his passions. He was a long-time member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club and an avid member of the "Old Timers of Cannon Mountain." He loved Wells Beach in Maine, bow-hunting from a wooden canoe and iceboating on Lily Pond and the Big Lake, as well as a keen competitor on a Flexible Flyer.
Pete's children are Kurt Kling of Starksboro, Vt., P. Chase Kling of Orford, N.H., Julie Kling of Florence, Mass., and Peer Kling of San Antonito, N.M. He is survived by his sister Patricia Kling Lambert of Exeter, N.H. and her daughter Liz Lambert of Washington, D.C., the mother of his children Cynthia Kling of Starksboro, Vt. and his brother-in-law Larry Guild of Laconia. Pete had six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Forest Madsen Kling and Heath Colin Kling of Orford, N.H. Interment will be private.
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, 16 March 2015 06:18
NOTTINGHAM — Ann Marie Skulski, 62, of Nottingham, N.H., and a longtime resident of Gilford passed away with her loving children by her side on Thursday March 12, 2015 at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord. Born in Malden, Mass. and a 1970 graduate of Stoneham High School, Ann Marie loved gardening, bird watching, sewing, BINGO, and was a huge Patriots fan. She raised three beautiful children and loved family time with her seven grandchildren.
Ann Marie is survived by her daughter Sarah Olson and husband Craig of Nottingham, her daughter Kelli Powers of Gilford, and her son Dana Powers and his fiancée Kim Ellsworth of Tilton. She also left a brother William Skulski and his wife MaryLynne Marnell of Kennebunk, Maine; and seven grandchildren whom she adored: Tanner, Teagan, Jesse, Riley, Sophie, Grace and Hannah.
Family and friends are invited to gather at The Olson Family Home in Nottingham, New Hampshire on Saturday March 21, 2015 from noon to 4 p.m. for a celebration of Ann Marie's life. Please RSVP to Sarah Olson at 603-953-3688 or Kelli Powers 603-661-5297.
Later this spring, a private burial is being planned at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Hospice House and the Cornerstone VNA for their care of Ann Marie as well as her family.
Donations can be made in her name to the National MS Society, www.nationalmssociety.org or the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 07:10