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John W. Twomey, 79

NORTHFIELD — John Whidden Twomey, 79, a resident of Northfield since 1975 died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a period of failing health. John was born, January 2, 1935 in Stoneham, Mass., son of Mortimer and Gladys (Whidden) Twomey. He spent his youth in Danbury, N.H., graduated from Andover High School, and later attended the N.H. Vocational Technical Institute in Laconia and the U.S. School of Professional Paperhanging in Rutland, Vt. He lived in Franklin for six years before moving to Northfield.

John served his country in Germany with the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and was called back into the service from 1961 to 1962.

He was a "jack of all trades" who held a variety of jobs during his lifetime. He especially enjoyed his work as Building Supervisor at the historic Belknap Mill in Laconia. For about 10 years, he ran his own papering and painting business, "Hanging Around Wallpapering." John worshiped at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith, where he served as sexton for about five years. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family. His warm, caring personality, quiet sense of humor, and wardrobe of hats and ties for every occasion will be missed.

He leaves his wife of 47 years, Carol (Purdy) Twomey of Northfield, sons, Brendan J. Twomey of Northville, N.Y. and Brian J. Twomey and wife Jane of Manchester, and two grandchildren, Abe Twomey and Phineas Twomey, of Manchester.

There are no calling hours planned, according to John's wishes. A service will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Route 25 in Meredith, N.H.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in John's name to Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 635, Meredith, NH 03253 or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 09:27

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Joan F. MacDonald, 74

PLYMOUTH — Joan Fay MacDonald, 74, of Daniel Webster Highway, died June 30, 2014, at her home, after a long illness.

Born in Plymouth on October 9, 1939, Joan was the daughter of Charles L. and Dorothy Arlene (Goodwin) Currier.

Joan attended Plymouth schools and has been a resident of Plymouth for most all her.

Joan worked for various businesses in the Plymouth area, including, the First National Supermarket, J.J. Newberry's, the Over Flow Restaurant, and for many years for the Plymouth School District in the food service department.

Joan was a member of the United Methodist Church, in Ashland, N.H.

Joan is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, John A. MacDonald of Plymouth, sons, John J. MacDonald and his wife Monique of Thornton, Jeffrey A. MacDonald and his wife Karen lee of Ashland, James M. MacDonald and Joseph M. MacDonald, both of Plymouth, twelve grandchildren, one great granddaughter, sister, Sandra Hawkensen of Hill, N.H., numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be celebrated at the United Methodist Church, Washington St. Ashland, N.H. on Saturday, July 12, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Carol Cray, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are assisting the family with the cremation and arrangements. To Book of Memories go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 09:25

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Irene G. Carrier, 89

LACONIA — Irene G. Carrier, 89, of 30 County Drive, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Belknap County Nursing Home. She was born on March 13, 1925 in Laconia, the daughter of William and Eva (Provencal) Benoit. She was a lifelong resident of the city of Laconia.

Irene was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was committed to the Catholic faith and a longtime member of the Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport. She worked at Christmas Island Resort for many years. Many of the returning guests spoke of her kindness and care and looked forward to seeing her year after year.

She is survived by her son, Ron Carrier of Laconia, her daughter, Nancy Wiggin and her husband Craig Wiggin of Meredith; two grandchildren, Corey Wiggin and Casey Wiggin; her brother, Armand Benoit of Laconia and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Lucien Carrier to whom she was married for 50 years; a brother, Edward Benoit and a sister, Arlene Campbell and her half-sister Pauline Morency.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. Burial will follow in the family plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Belknap County Nursing Home – Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the 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 Monday, 07 July 2014 09:22

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Fred C. Richardson, 84

LACONIA — Fred C. Richardson, MD, 84, of Laconia, New Hampshire died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center resulting from a fall at his home.
Dr. Richardson was born June 12, 1930, In Tartness, Penn. to Archie M. and Rosalie (Walter) Richardson, both deceased.
Dr. Richardson was a graduate of Tarentum High School, Tarentum, Penn., Allegheny College, Meadville, Penn. and Hahnemann Medical School, Philadelphia, Penn. He specialized in OBGYN medicine and began his medical career with a Residency in the U.S. Navy. He located to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire in the 1950s and began his lifelong love of the area — the lakes, the sailing and the people. He practiced medicine for over 55 years and was well known and loved by his patients and community. Fred was an accomplished sailor and a Life Member of the Lake Winnipesaukee Yacht Club, former District Representative and Life Fellow of the American College of OBGYN and a charitable contributor in the community. He loved golf, the Boston Red Sox, ice cream, and the ocean. His kind, quiet and gentle manner will be missed.
Above all else, Fred was devoted to his family, the centerpiece of his life. Dr. Richardson is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, daughter, Pam Sheehan, and her husband, Peter, son, Michael Richardson, and his wife, Lisa, daughter, Amy Brown, and her husband, Sam, daughter, Addie O'Brien, and her husband, Dave, Sheila Page, son, Brian Richardson, daughter, Terri Swett, and her husband, Phil, 17 grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition, he is survived by his two brothers, Archie Richardson and his wife, Helen Marie, of Pittsburgh, Penn. and Wilson Richardson and his wife, Linda, of Erie, Penn.
Fred was preceded in death by his son, Fred Richardson, Jr., in 1994.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Rd. Gilford. Reverend Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials, please consider contributions to:
Gilford Got Lunch! The Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, NH 03249
www.gilfordgotlunch.com or to the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association,
PO Box 7047, Gilford, NH 03247 www.lwsa.org
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 09:06

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