LACONIA — Jonathan K. Kitto, 56, of 157 Province St., and a longtime resident of the Netherlands, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital after a 10-month battle with lung cancer.
He was born on May 1, 1958, in Seoul, South Korea, the adopted son of the Rev. William James and Gay (Adams) Kitto.
He was a graduate of Narragansett Regional High School in Baldwinville, Mass. Jonathan served in the Air Force for 20 years, serving most recently as a NATO investigator, and retiring as master sergeant. During his military service, he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland. He also worked in the Netherlands at Maxima Medisch Centrum in Eindhoven.
Jonathan had a kind and gentle soul. He was a generous person, always helping others and putting their needs above his own. During his time in the Philippines, he received a Top Cop award from the local people. He loved animals and enjoyed cooking and fishing. He had a great sense of humor, often teasing loved ones and becoming a "Big Kid" himself when playing with the kids.
He is survived by his daughter, Kaitlin Kitto of De Mortel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands; one brother, Jeremy Kitto of Bass Harbor, Maine; five sisters, Dawn Kitto of Laconia, Kerrie Kitto of West Roxbury, Mass. Paula Young of Broken Arrow, Okla., Jamie Kitto of Stratford, Conn., and Robyn Rothamel of Glen Burnie, Md.; his close friends, John Verwijst of Oss, Netherlands, and Kelly Horgan of Laconia; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, William Kitto.
Memorial calling hours and service were held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Burial will be privately held at Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to assist homeless veterans to Liberty House, Inc., 75 West Baker St., Manchester, NH 03103, the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110, or to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
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, 15 October 2014 08:42
RUMNEY — Ina Priscilla Andersen, 96, of Quincy Road, Rumney, died September 12, 2014, at Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith.
Born in Littleton, N.H. on October 20, 1917, Ina was the daughter of George and Edith (Goodell) Morrill.
Ina grew up in Littleton and graduated from Littleton High School. She also graduated from Plymouth Normal School, now Plymouth University, in Plymouth, N.H., with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught school for five years in the towns of; Grafton, N.H., Freedom, N.H., and Woodsville, N.H. Ina has been a resident of Rumney since 1948.
Ina served for over thirty years as the Post Master of the Rumney Post Office.
Ina was very active in the Rumney community. She served on the town Planning Board, the Rumney Historical Society, a very active and long time member of the Rumney Baptist Church, a leader in the Four-H Organization on both the local and state levels, the Quincy Bog Environmental Association, a seventy year member of the Rumney Granges, where she achieved all four degrees of the grange, Subordinate, Pomona, State and National. She was also a member for eighty years of the MT. Eustis Chapter #37 Order of Eastern in Littleton and a member of the former Littleton Homemakers. She most recently has been a very active member in the Gateway Alliance Church, in Plymouth.
Ina was predeceased by her husband, Anbarth N. "Andy" Andersen who died in April of 2009.
Ina is survived by her son, Gregor A. Andersen and his wife Jean, of Campton, N.H., daughter Ingrid E. Korb and her husband David of Barrier, Wash., five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, a sister, Isabel Thompson of Laconia, N.H., many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Gateway Alliance Church, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, on Saturday, Oct. 25th, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dennis Simmons, pastor, and the Rev. Dr. David Korb, Ina's son-in-law, will both officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Highland Cemetery, Rumney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 1053, Meredith, NH. 03253 or www.gideons.org
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Ina's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfunralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
FRANKLIN — Joseph Leon Nelson, 24, a resident of Franklin for most of his life died Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Concord Hospital following injuries related to an automobile accident in Canterbury. Joe was born in Franklin, November 13, 1989, son of Gary E. Nelson Sr. and Tina (LaQuire) Nelson. He was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 2008. He went on to study at UNOH, (University of Northwestern Ohio), graduating with Associate Degrees in Automotive Technology and High Performance Motor sports. Joe worked with his grandfather in construction and auto repair. Joe was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. His love of motors started at an early age in his grandfather's garage.
His family includes his parents of Franklin, fiancée Rhonda Thibeault and sons, Dylan and Aiden Thibeault of Ashland. His brother, SSGT Gary E. Nelson, Jr. USAF, Stoughton, England, his sisters, Tammy Nelson of Shelby, TN and Katie Nelson of Franklin. His maternal grandparents, Joseph and Sheila (Orcutt) LaQuire of Franklin. Five nieces and one nephew.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main Street) in Tilton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church of St. Gabriel Parish, School St. in Franklin.
Burial will follow in the family lot at Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Joe's name to the Huot Technical Center in Laconia, 345 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
MANCHESTER, Maine — Richard G. Oellers, of 35 Estates Drive, Manchester, passed away on Oct. 10, 2014, at the Maine Veterans' Home with his wife at his side.
Richard was born on Sept. 11, 1923 in Englewood, N.J., the son of the late Ralph S. Oellers and Louise (Williams) Oellers. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters.
He graduated from Westminster School, Simsbury, Conn., in 1942 and Princeton University in 1947, following three years of service in the Navy. He was an Aviation Cadet and never lost his love of planes and flying.
He spent most of his working years in marketing and sales, and retired in 1989 after 25 years with the Communications & Electronic Division of Motorola Inc. Dick developed and managed several zone manager positions for which he was awarded membership in the Optimum and Optimist group.
He enjoyed music, especially big band, jazz and classical, wild birds and antique autos (specifically 1936, 1937 and 1938 Buicks).
In retirement he and Rita enjoyed many years traveling in their RV across Canada and most of the United States. Dick was well known for his quick wit and sense of humor and brought laughter to many. Family meant everything to him and he often said, 'We are blessed in so many ways" when referring to his wife and their combined children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was a Life Member of the Lions Club of Winthrop, a member of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and the American Legion Post 40 of Winthrop. Since his retirement he has spent many years fund-raising for Westminster School and Princeton University.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 30 years, Rita S. Oellers of Manchester; three daughters, Wendy Oellers Fulmer and husband Ron of Gilford, N.H., Suzanne Oellers Naughton and husband Russ of Kennebunk, Elizabeth Oellers of Sanbornton, N.H.; and one son, Richard G. Oellers Jr. and his wife Teri of Saco; four stepsons, Bradley Scott and wife Margaret of Rockwood, Gregory Scott and wife Chantal of Falmouth, William Scott and
wife Victoria of Readfield, and John Scott and wife Khristine of Winthrop; one stepdaughter, Cindy Scott Brown and husband Jay of Brunswick; grandchildren Katie Criscone, Heather Roche, Christopher Roche, James Detullio, Victoria Oellers, Eric Oellers, Alexander Latham, Julia Latham, Amanda Scott, Brian Scott, Jaclyn Scott, Weston Scott, Leika Scott, Gibson Scott, Jeremy Brown, Julia Brown, Kimberly Brown, Vincent Scott, Vita Scott, Rocco Scott, Nicole Scott, Jessica Scott and Nathan Scott; and seven great-grandchildren.
Dick's life will be celebrated in a private family committal service with full military honors to be held at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.
If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 80 Elm St., Portland, ME 04101 or Maine Veterans' Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta, ME 04330.
Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, ME, where memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 07:40