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Sandra J. Sapier, 68

ASHLAND — Sandra J. Sapier, 68 of 7 White Mountain Court, Ashland, NH, surrounded by her family, passed peacefully on March 11, 2014.
Sandi was born in Plymouth, N.H., on September 18, 1945, the daughter of the late Cedric and Lena Hickey. She was predeceased by her brother, Ken Hickey of Kingman, Ariz. and leaves behind her sister and friend Joanne Slade of Laconia, N.H.
Sandi was the mother of six children, whom she considered her most valuable treasures.
Sandi was predeceased by her two oldest sons, Robert R. Dinger of Jupiter, Fla. and Darren S. Dinger of Manhattan, Kan.
Her family includes her daughter-in-laws, Robin Dinger of Lady Lake, Fla. and Tammy Dinger of San Antonio,Tex. Her son, Jeffrey M. Dinger of Thornton, N.H. and his wife Terri, her daughter, Pamela J. Plummer of New Hampton, N.H. and her husband David, her daughter, Rona L. Sapier of Laconia, N.H., her daughter , Jennifer M. Dillof Laconia, N.H. and her husband Rob. Sandi was always so proud to share that she had 17 grandchildren, Jessie, Debra, Dannise, Joshua, Jeffrey, Kayla, Madison, Michael, Charissa, Amber, Matthew, Dimitri, Despina, Stefan, Nickolas, Sammi, Jason, and Kaylee. She also beamed when mentioning her 7 great-grandchildren, Layla, Keegan, Maddie, Chloe, Ashton, Shea and Kaiden. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and great friends.
Sandi worked as an LNA for many years and took great pride in caring for the elderly. All of her life, she enjoyed arts and crafts, especially jewelry making and scrapbooking.
Sandi held a deep passion for animals throughout her life. Whether it be the horses she boarded on her farm as a young woman or the cats and dogs that pranced through her homes throughout her life, or even the pet skunk she raised as a teenager.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue, Ashland, NH. A celebration of her life will be held in the Ashland Baptist Church, Main St., Ashland, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. Spring burial will be held at a later date in the Green Grove Cemetery in Ashland, NH.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Sandi's memory to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Pamela R. Elliott, 69

CENTER SANDWICH — Pamela Read (Ball) Elliott, 69, of Center Sandwich, NH passed away peacefully on March 10, 2014 at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, NH after a courageous battle with cancer.
Pam was born in Winchester, MA and was married to Ray Elliott of Center Sandwich, NH for 52 years. She was born to the late Littleton R. Ball and Patricia R. Mudget on May 23, 1944. She is survived by her five children; Lynne Elliott, Robin Elliott West, Rob Elliott, Tony Elliott, Kim Elliott and, of course, her sweet little dog, "Ruthy"; two sisters, Leanne Ball and Cici Yeager; she was pre-deceased by her brother, Littleton "Rick" Ball; she has eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Pam worked in special education for 30 years; the majority of those years spent at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, NH. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and treasured friend. She was a truly gifted writer, loved Squam Lake and the coast of Maine and enjoyed any party with family and friends! She also served on and volunteered for many committees and organizations.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at the Methodist Church on Main Street, Center Sandwich, NH.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: The Sandwich Federated Church P.O. Box 267 Center Sandwich, NH 03227 or Sandwich Fire and Rescue, 23 Wentworth Hill Road Center Sandwich, NH 03227.

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Joyce A. O'Dougherty, 72

BOSCAWEN — Joyce Arlene (Cabral) O'Dougherty, 72, of 325 Daniel Webster Highway, formerly a longtime resident of Laconia, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen.

She was born on October 16, 1941 in Franklin, the daughter of Arthur "Nick" and Elizabeth (Blake) Cabral. Joyce worked as a waitress for a number of years, most recently for JJ Newberry's in Laconia. Joyce was a lifelong member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post #1670 in Laconia. She enjoyed playing cards and Skippo and was an avid bingo player. She loved puzzles and was known for her awesome sense of humor and her robust laugh.

She is survived by her three daughters; Joyce Cameron and her husband Niel of Gilford, Betty Stefanik and her husband John of Hooksett and Pamela Kapp and her husband Keith of Gilford, four sisters; Marjorie Bird and her husband Michael of Belmont, Jeanne Guptill of Gilford, Linda Giguere and her husband Richard of Gilford and Nikki Thomas and her husband Louis of Gilford, eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ruthven O'Dougherty and one brother, Norman "Butch" Cabral.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Arthritis Foundation, 6 Chenell Drive, Suite 260, Concord, NH 03301.

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, 31 December 1969 07:00

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James P. Pilliod, 83

BELMONT — James P. Pilliod, MD, 83, of Belmont passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born in New York City on August 9, 1930, the only son of James J. and Mary Alice (Phillips) Pilliod. Raised in Scarsdale, NY, his education included Scarsdale High School '48, the universities of Yale '52, and Duke '60, and training at University of Michigan '64.
Specializing in Pediatrics, James "Doc" Pilliod settled in the Lakes Region as a dedicated pediatrician for 31 years (1964-1996) with the Laconia Clinic. Upon retiring from the clinic he continued with public service becoming a NH State Representative for the next 16 years (1996-2012) and coining the phrase "The Doc in the House".
Many of his accomplishments include serving as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy from 1952-1956, receiving the Dr. George "Pete" Harris Community Service Award for promoting increased awareness, sensitivity, understanding and acceptance of mental health issues. He served several years on the Genesis Behavioral Health Board and was an advocate for mental health during his time in the state legislature; he clearly understood the impact of mental illness on family and community and was a voice for a population that often had none.
He served on numerous committees and boards including but not limited to: Board of Mental Health Centers, Lakes Region Child Care Services, NH Delegate American Medical Association, President NH Medical Society, and State of NH Health and Human Services/Elderly Affairs.
His hobbies included camping, gardening and a love for dogs, currently a rescue named Molly! For many summers "Doc" traveled by boat to the lake's summer camps, serving as camp doctor. An active member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club, his love for the lake ultimately included being the sponsor of the statewide speed limit bill.
He is survived by his wife Judith (Bean) Pilliod and seven children: Sharon Grant, Linda Pilliod, Mary Curtis, James Pilliod, Susan Pilliod, David Pilliod and Charlie Pilliod. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Please join family and friends for a memorial service for the Honorable James P. Pilliod, MD which will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH.
Contributions may be made to the following organizations that were important to him: Genesis Behavioral Health, Attn: Development Office, 111 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246, NH Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247 and Lakes Region Child Care Services 22 Strafford Street, Unit 4, 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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