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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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Alec D. Boucher, 21

PENACOOK, GILFORD — Alec Dale Boucher, 21, died Monday October 28 unexpectedly at his home in Concord. Alec was born in Concord in the fall of 1992 and lived between Penacook, Concord and Gilford all his life.

Alec attended Gilford High School, where he graduated with the class of 2011. He took courses at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. Alec was an exceptional athlete, playing varsity football and lacrosse all four years of high school. His junior year he received the MVP award for his performance on the football field and he made the New Hampshire Div. VI All State Football Team in both his junior and senior years. Alec loved to be outdoors. His favorite past time was to find a nice body of water for fishing. He was also an avid music lover and a great snowboarder. Alec adored his younger brother and sisters and will be missed by them very much.

Alec is survived by his mother Jane Dale of Concord; his father and step-mother Matthew Boucher and Jennifer Nash-Boucher of Gilford; his brother Charles Azotea of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; his sisters Catlyn, Zoey, and Lauryn Nash-Boucher all of Gilford; his maternal grandmother Margaret Walker and her husband Fred of Northwood; his memere and pepere Lawrence & Linda Boucher of Penacook; his great grandmother Marjorie Burris of Penacook; aunts and uncles Amy and Nate Lambert, Andrea and Dan Newton, Michelle and Mark Boucher, Maria and Frank Dale; his first cousins America, Karly Jane, Allison, Nicholas, Miah, Rylee, Benjamin and Millie; and many more great aunts, uncles and cousins in his extended family.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday November 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wendell Butt Funeral Home 42 Washington Street Penacook NH, 03303. A graveside Celebration Of Life Service will be held the following day Friday November 8 at 1 p.m. in the Calvary Cemetery Village Street Penacook, NH 03303

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Alec's name to Friends of Gilford Football PO Box 7431 Gilford NH 03247.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:49

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