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Kelly K. Finemore, 50

NORTHFIELD — Kelly Kathleen (Conlon) Finemore, 50, of Northfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 30 at Hospice House in Concord, following a courageous and graceful battle with breast cancer. Kelly was born in Framingham, Mass., June 7, 1963, daughter of Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Carey) Conlon. She attended schools in Nashua until her junior year when her family moved to Sanbornton, and graduated from Winnisquam Regional High School in 1981. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord in 1985 and worked as a Registered Nurse for the New Hampshire Veteran's Home, Lakes Region General Hospital, and Heritage Home Health. Her true calling, however, was realized in her second career as a beloved children's librarian serving the greater Tilton-Northfield community at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Affectionately known as "Miss Kelly", young readers were drawn to her loving and gentle manner, while parents were drawn to her ability to help choose appropriate and interesting books for their children and for the occasional tidbit on parenting and child care. She was a member of the St. Gabriel Catholic community in Tilton and Franklin, and celebrated many of her family's sacraments at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton. She was a team mom for the Creative Steps School of Dance Competition Team and troop leader for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. She was an avid reader herself and was among the founders of the Sit and Knit group at Hall Memorial Library, and gifted in her ability to share her skills with knitting, baking, and other homemaking crafts. Family and friends often consulted her on medical issues, child care, and life's challenges because of her experience as a babysitter, nurse and mom, and because of the comfort they felt just being connected somehow to Kelly. She was predeceased by her father, Thomas J. Conlon. Kelly is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kent Finemore of Northfield, son Calvin and Christina Annicelli of Northfield, daughter Ghillian of Northfield, mother Elizabeth (Carey) Conlon of Laconia, sister Maureen DeRoy and husband Bill of Tilton, sister Sharon Spanos and husband Peter of Laconia, sister Anne Rees and husband Brian of Colorado Springs, Colo., brother Joseph Conlon and wife Heidi of North Sutton, sister Susie Conlon of Laconia, brother-in-law Scott Finemore and wife Karrie of Northfield, mother-in-law Winnie May Finemore of Northfield, 14 nieces and nephews, 10 aunts, three uncles, 44 first cousins, and hundreds of extended family members. Calling hours will be at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton , Sunday, May 4th from 1 to 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 5th at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church - St. Gabriel Parish, School Street, in Franklin. Burial will follow at the St. John's Catholic Cemetery on Sanborn Road in Tilton. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hall Memorial Library, 18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276. For more information, go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 07:43

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Alberta M. 'Judy' Fortier, 90

LACONIA — Alberta "Judy" Mae Fortier, 90, of 30 County Drive and formerly of Meredith, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Monday, April 28, 2014.
Mrs. Fortier was born May 3, 1923 in Newport, N.H., the daughter of the late Christine Woodward and Clifford Bonner.
Mrs. Fortier was a longtime resident of the Lakes Region and was a member of the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church. She and her husband were the former caretakers of Oakland Cemetery. A stay-at-home mother, she raised all her children in their home in Meredith Center and was a wonderful, caring and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include a son, Robert F. Fortier, of Smyrna Mills, Maine; five daughters, Cheryl F. McGary of Houlton, Maine, Christine M. Fortier of Gilford, Noreen L. Ferland of Meredith, Susan M. Daley of Belmont and Flora E. Maheux of Laconia; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Robert Bonner, both of Meredith; a sister, Ruth Minor, of Tilton and many nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Fortier was predeceased by her husband, Francis G. Fortier, and a daughter, Rosalie.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the family lot in Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Meredith Center Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 336, Meredith, NH 03253.
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 April 2014 07:41

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Judy St. Louis, 80

Judy Barbara (Johnson) St. Louis

TILTON — Judy Barbara St. Louis, 80, died at her home in Tilton, April 27, 2014 following a sudden illness.

Judy was born in Franklin, Aug. 10, 1933, and lived in Laconia for a short time before moving to Tilton at the age of 7. She was a 1952 graduate of the Tilton-Northfield High School.

Over the years she worked as a secretary, and as her family grew became a homemaker and at home mom. She enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center in Tilton and was active with the former Lochmere Community Association. She was a former member of TOPS. She so enjoyed the ocean and was a Scrabble fan, both online and with family and friends. Camping and sitting around the camp fire was a favorite summer pastime for Judy. She studied genealogy and often offered her time and talent with family and friends searching family history and their descents.

She was predeceased by her parents, Albert H. and Marion A. (Drouin) Moulton, a grandson, Mark St. Louis; and sister, Bonnie Simpson, and her husband, Raymond J. St. Louis, who died in 2002.

Her family includes, daughters, Karen Ober of Sanbornton, Lisa McCoole of Raymond, and Stacey Erlick of Belmont; sons, Kevin St. Louis of Germany, Anthony St. Louis of Madbury, Timothy St. Louis of Loveland, Colo., and Jeffrey St. Louis of El Paso, Texas; grandchildren, Melanie Ober, Jillian Ober Caristi, Dianna St. Louis, Katelyn McCoole, Megan McCoole, Kaidan St. Louis, Brooklyn Erlick and Hunter Erlick; great-granddaughter, Miah Bailey; sisters, Arlene Shaw of Tilton and Marilyn Karasopoulos of Farmingdale, Maine.

A Time of Remembrance will be held Thursday, May 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. at the Tilton Senior Center, Grange Road in Lochmere. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 2, 2014, at 10 a.m., her 61st wedding anniversary, at St. Joseph Parish in Belmont. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Tilton.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Judy's name to either, The Food Pantry, St. Joseph Parish, P. O. Box 285, Belmont, NH 03220 or to the WLNH Children's Auction, P. O. Box 7326, Gilford, NH 03246.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 09:22

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Raymond Holbrook, 94

Raymond Holbrook, 94


THORNTON — Raymond Holbrook, 94 of Thornton, fondly known as "Bud," died peacefully at home April 25, 2014, after a short illness.

He was born in Rockingham, Vt., Feb. 22, 1920 and lived in Walpole, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick. At age 10, he came to Woodstock and grew up as a member of the Jesse Kendall family on the Mirror Lake Road. He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1938.

"Bud" learned mechanical skills while employed by Harry Steele. After working as a truck driver for Parker Young, he enlisted in the Army in February 1942. He served as a tank destroyer commander in the 605th Tank Destroyer Battalion in the European Theater. Upon discharge in 1946, he returned to the Woodstock area and resumed employment at Parker Young/Franconia Paper Corporation. He worked for Waterville Company until 1982.

He held membership in the American Legion for more than 60 years.

His home and surrounding property demonstrated his attention to detail. Family has always been important, but seven chow-chows, over many years, were another great pride and joy for him.

In 1988, he was one of the incorporators of Community Guaranty Savings Bank. Even though he never served on committees or in elected positions, he demonstrated concern for the future of the town of Thornton in other ways.

He was predeceased by parents, Raymond A. Holbrook, Frances Towers Holbrook Bradbury, his stepfather Arthur Bradbury; and sister, Virginia Holbrook Holste.

Survivors are as follows: his wife of 67 years, Phyllis (Benton) Holbrook; daughters Evie, with husband David Fitzmorris, Goldsboro, N.C., and Jane Clay, with her husband Bob Clay, Plymouth. Grandchildren are Shawn and his wife Joell, and Robert and his wife Christine Fitzmorris, both of Goldsboro, N.C., Bruce and his wife Melissa Clay, of Gilmanton, Beth, and Scott Clay, Plymouth. He was Grampa-Gramp to six great-grandchildren and Uncle Bud to many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth on Friday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 175, Thornton, on Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. The Rev. John Blair will officiate.

Donations in memory of Bud may be made to Pemi-Baker Community Health Hospice program, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH 03264.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Bud's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 08:49

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