NORTHFIELD — Jean E. (Thornley) Hodgkins, 87, a resident of Northfield passed peacefully, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Franklin Regional Hospital surrounded by love. She was born November 17, 1926 in Taunton, Mass., daughter of the late Harold E. and Ruth E. (Foster) Thornley. Jean graduated from Taunton High School and received her RN degree from Truesdale School of Nursing. In 1949 Jean married the love of her life, Wilson N. Hodgkins. They settled in Gardner, Mass., where they raised their two children. After Wilson's death in 1971, she worked at the Gardner Manor Nursing Home until her retirement. In 1992 she moved to Northfield to be with her daughter, Linda and family. Jean spent the next 21 years enjoying life and watching her grandchildren grow. She and her family spent many years visiting and vacationing in the State of Maine, enjoying the coast and her favorite Portland Head lighthouse. She enjoyed her memorabilia of the lighthouse collected over time. In addition to her parents, and husband Wilson, Jean was predeceased by brothers, Raymond A. and Richard G. Thornley and grandson, Zachary P. Pardy. Jean leaves her daughter, Linda H. Pardy and husband, Mark of Northfield, son Craig F. Hodgkins and wife, Kirsten of Pittsburgh, Penn., grandchildren, Michael W. Pardy of Northfield, Sarah Pardy Buck, Senior Airman, USAF of Dayton, Ohio, Kristi L. and Craig F. Hodgkins Jr. of Pittsburg, Penn. and her beloved sister in law, Stella Sisson and husband Chuck of Portland, Tex. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. Following the wishes of Jean, there are no calling hours or services planned. It is requested that any memorial contributions of Jean's name be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:36
FRANKLIN — Ronald O. Leclerc, 75, formerly of Franklin, died at Concord Hospital on June 2, 2014.
He was born in Franklin on Sept. 28, 1938 the son of Ovila and Jeannette (Leahy) Leclerc. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1956.
Ron served in the US Air Force from 1956 until 1960. He worked as an industrial engineer at Webster Valve in Franklin for several years.
Ron was a charter member of Franklin Targeteers, a life member of the North American Fishing Club, and was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks and the Knights of Columbus.
He was a good man with a huge heart.
Family members include his longtime companion, Theresa Beckford of Franklin, daughters, Louisa Simpson and husband Craig Simpson of Sanbornton and Lorene Ellis and husband Rich Ellis of Gilford, grandchildren Sarah Dickinson, Allison Ellis, and Sean Ellis, great grandson Logan Dickinson, great granddaughter Adleigh Dickinson, and his brother, Robert Leclerc and wife Theresa of Danbury. Ron was predeceased by his son, Michael R. Leclerc, who died in 1985.
Funeral services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Donations in memory of Mr. Leclerc may be made to ServiceLink, Caregivers Program, 67 Water St., Suite 105, Laconia, NH 03246.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is assisting with arrangements.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:34
BELMONT — Margaret E. "Peg" Normandin, 89, of Belmont, died at her home on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Margaret was born July 8, 1924 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Atty. Fortunat E. and Susie J. (Seymour) Normandin.
Margaret resided in the Laconia area for several years before moving and working in Boston, Mass. She returned to her native community fifty-seven years ago where she was a Title Examiner for Normandin, Cheney & O'Neil for over fifty years.
Margaret was a Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1963-1969, served as Clerk of the Judiciary Committee and was Chairperson of the New Hampshire Governor's Commission on the Status of Women from 1963-1969.
Margaret was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Laconia. She was a member of the Belmont Heritage Commission, a past member and president of Altrusa Club of Laconia, past trustee of Notre Dame College in Manchester, past trustee of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, served six years as a member of the college advisory committee of the New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Institute of New Hampshire, was past president and member of the BPW, past Board Member of Easter Seals New Hampshire and served on the Belknap County Cooperative Extension Board of Directors.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Atty. Paul L. and Linda D. Normandin and her sister-in-law, Helen "Pat" Normandin, all of Laconia; five nieces and two nephews. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her brother, Robert F. Normandin, in 1996.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in St. John's Cemetery, Tilton, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Normandin Family Scholarship c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312.
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 Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:32
LACONIA — Jeanne A. Perry, 77, of 30 County Drive and formerly of 16 Lindsay Court, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. She was the widow of Robert A. Perry who died June 10, 2005.
Mrs. Perry was born May 8, 1937 in Franklin, N.H., the daughter of the late Raymond and Beatrice (Lacasse) Laplante. She was a longtime resident of Laconia and had been employed at Shaw's in Belmont, Star Market in Gilford and also at CVS in Belmont.
Mrs. Perry was a devout communicant of St. Joseph Church, Laconia. She loved her family and enjoyed gardening and shopping. She will be truly missed by many.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Page and her husband, David, and Cheryl Nadeau and her husband, Thomas, all of Belmont; three sons, Michael Perry and his wife, Kathy, of Gilford, Doug Perry and his wife, Kimberly, of Atlanta, Georgia and Scott Perry and his wife, Bonnie, of Laconia; twelve grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Reginald Laplante, and his wife, Pauline, of Franklin and several nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St. Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow at noon at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home-Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, 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.
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