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Harry L. Bryant, Jr., 87

LACONIA — Harry L. Bryant, Jr., 87, of Laconia, NH, and Naples, Florida, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital. Mr. Bryant was the widower of Nancy (Head) Bryant who died in 2010.
Mr. Bryant was born May 17, 1926 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Thelma (Pickering) and Harry L. Bryant, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia and was a 1950 graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
Mr. Bryant served in the Pacific during World War II and served 35 years in the U. S. Army 368th Engineering Battalion retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He was owner and president of Head's Electric for fifty-seven years, retiring in 1998.
Mr. Bryant was a communicant of St. Andre Bessette Parish. He was a member of the Laconia Rotary Club and enjoyed boating, reading, and golfing.
Survivors include three daughters, Anne Nute and her husband, Jonathan, of Canterbury, Ellen Peters and her husband, Allen, of Laconia and Susan Nadeau also of Laconia; two grandchildren, Sarah Nute of Canterbury, Brenden Nadeau and his wife, Marlinda, and step-great-grandson Kameron of Gilford; two sisters, Marilyn Bryant and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Goss and her husband Arnold, both of Laconia and one niece, Holly (Goss) Fish and two nephews, Steve Goss and Glen Goss.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the 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 Wednesday, 30 October 2013 07:07

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Benjamin C. Carter, 97

PLYMOUTH — Benjamin C. Carter, 97, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Judie, surrounded by a loving family.

He was born July 22, 1916 in Sandwich, N.H. the youngest of ten children of Almon E. and Addie Louise (Webster) Carter.

Ben attended Ashland schools and graduated from Ashland High School in 1934. In 1935 he married the love of his life, Geneva Alice (Bennett) Carter. He was employed as a supervisor for many years at the Ashland Paper Mill. Later in life he obtained his master plumber's license and worked for a number of years in the Plymouth area. He was a Jack of all trades and a master of many – a great problem solver for all things mechanical.

Ben was a lifetime member of the IOOF Lodge in Plymouth and a member of the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department from 1943 – 1967.

He was an avid antique car fan, had restored several and enjoyed attending car shows with his best friend, Carl Doe.

Ben will be greatly missed by his devoted family members – two daughters, Janet Broker and her husband, Clifford of Webster, Judith Chary and her husband, Henry of Newmarket and one son, Timothy L. Carter and his wife, Wendy, of Windham, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Geneva in June 1984, all of his siblings and his granddaughter, Tristin (Carter) Roy.

The family is particularly grateful for the kind care extended to Dad by "Visiting Angels" and the Hospice program of the Rockingham County VNA.

Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Thursday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, on Friday at 11 p.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

To sign Ben's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:39

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Jeanine T. Leonard, 68

LACONIA — Jeanine T. (Peavey) Leonard, 68, of 91 Highland Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Mrs. Leonard was the widow of Arlo George Leonard who died in 1999.
Mrs. Leonard was born May 11, 1945 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of James and Helen (Chabot) Peavey and was a lifelong resident of Laconia.
Mrs. Leonard enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include a son, Mark Greenwood and his wife Vicki, of Franklin: two daughters, Tina M Kelly of Manchester and Kathleen Fitzgerald of Laconia; two step children; Howard Leonard of Allenstown, and Melody Clark of Belmont; four grandchildren, Jocelyn Greenwood of Franklin, Dustin Greenwood of Franklin, Melissa Kimball of Laconia and William Kimball of Pembroke; six great grandchildren; her mother, Helen Peavey, of Laconia; a sister, Patricia Moody, of Laconia and one nephew, Rodney Moody of Warner. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Leonard was predeceased by her father, James Peavey of Laconia; Theresa and Paul Baker of Laconia, Charles and Irene Root of Laconia.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service for Jeanine and Arlo "Len" G. Leonard will be held at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the N.H. Humane Society, P.O. Box 572 Laconia, N.H. 03247.
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 Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:34

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Dorothy L. P. Perkins, 79

MEREDITH — Dorothy Louise Pike Perkins, 79, formerly of Meredith, died October 28, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia.

Born in Concord, NH on May 20, 1934, she was the daughter of Roy and Hilda (Duford) Wescomb. She grew up in Bow and attended Bow schools and Concord High School. She had resided in Weare, and Colebrook, NH. Dorothy has been a resident of Meredith since 1960.

She worked in the housekeeping department at Colebrook Hospital, until her retirement.

Dorothy was a past member of the First Baptist church of Meredith.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Perkins, who died in December of 2001.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Betty Pike Fink and her husband Charles of Belmont, Dolores Humiston and her husband John, Cindy Plummer and her husband Bruce, Rosie Blake, all of Meredith, Doris Gessler of Boynton Beach, FL, Tina Pike of Sandwich, Richard Pike of Moultonborough, stepson, Timothy Perkins of Bow, twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, step brother and step sisters, many nieces and nephews, and a very close family friend, Hank Jarvis of Sandwich.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Route #3 and #104, Meredith, on Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. James Smith, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Belmont, will officiate.. Burial will be in the Alexander Cemetery, Bow, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Health and Hospice, 780 N. Main St, Laconia, NH. 03246 or www.centralvna.org

To sign Dot's Book of Memories, pleases go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:29

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