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Sylvia A. Cundy, 90

PORTSMOUTH — Sylvia A. Cundy, 90, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2014 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her family by her side. The daughter of Philip and Gladys Tobey, she was born in Medford, Mass. and was one of 11 siblings. A former resident of Peabody, Mass., Rochester and Laconia, she had recently been a resident at the Mark Wentworth Home in Portsmouth. She enjoyed over 56 summers at her camp in Alton Bay.

A graduate of Malden Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as an RN at Frisbie Memorial Hospital and ended her long nursing career as a volunteer at Lakes Regional General Hospital at the age of 85. She enjoyed mentoring nursing students, always giving words of encouragement as they completed their training.

She had been a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Rochester and enjoyed singing in the choir.

With her quick wit, she lit up any room she entered, connecting easily with friends and strangers alike. She loved to tell a good joke. Anyone that knew her was better for it. She enjoyed a good book, a hot cup of tea, her homemade soups and visits with friends and family.

She is predeceased by her husband Donald W. Cundy and is survived by two sons; Donald F. (Sharon) Cundy of Old Lyme, Conn. and Douglas A. Cundy of Fayette, Maine and one daughter, Nancy J. (Herbert) Ueda of Rollinsford, N.H., 6 grandchildren: Megan Cundy, Andrew Cundy, Colin Cundy, Kiefer Cundy, Samuel Ueda and Ty Ueda.

A celebration of Sylvia's life will be held at her daughter's home on July 19th.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:52

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Richard A. Dorval, 65

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Richard A Dorval, 65, died July 5, 2014 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. following a brief illness. He was born October 4, 1948 in Franklin, N.H., son of Raymond and Rita (Brouillard) Dorval. Richard grew up in Franklin, N.H. and graduated from Franklin High School. He later graduated from NH Technical Institute in Concord with a degree in computer programming.

Richard served his country in Vietnam with the US Air Force as a computer operator from 1969-1972 and was stationed in Denver, Colo. He later moved to San Francisco and worked for 32 years at Pacific Bell which later became AT&T until he retired in 2011.

He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his partner of 5 years Hector Pedro Trejo and his brothers Raymond Dorval, Jr. of Belmont, Robert Dorval of Northfield, Roger Dorval of Franklin and sisters Bonnie Gates of Belmont and Brenda Dorval of Franklin and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: There will be no services. Interment will be at the Neptune Society of Northern California, One Loraine Court, San Francisco, CA.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:23

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Dennis N. Isabelle, 59

BELMONT — Dennis N. Isabelle, 59, of Belmont, died at his home on Monday, July 7, 2014.
Dennis was born May 19, 1955 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Eli and Eva (Bolduc) Isabelle.
Dennis was raised in Laconia and was a graduate of Laconia High School. He moved to Belmont thirty years ago and had been employed by ADA Traffic Control for the last three years.
Dennis was a former volunteer for the Belmont Fire Department and was involved with the Boy Scouts.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Maheux) Isabelle, of Belmont; a son, Nathan Isabelle; a daughter, Tasha Isabelle; one grandchild, Kayleigh Thompson; a sister, Deloris Jay, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by a sister, Debbra Parent.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will be at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, 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 Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:13

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Maunsell B. Babin, 86

LACONIA — Maunsell B. Babin , 86, formerly of Pepperell, Massachusetts died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Laconia Health Care Center, Laconia, N.H.

Mr. Babin was born in Boston, October 26, 1927 a son of Eustace M. and Margaret L. (Blake) Babin and was a longtime resident of Shirley Street, Pepperell. Following his retirement, he resided several years in Palm City, Florida, The Villages, Florida and Aiken, South Carolina before finally moving to Laconia, New Hampshire.
He was a 1945 graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. He continued his education as an accounting major at Oxford School of Business in Cambridge and later studied at Northeastern University where his study focus was in law enforcement. During WW II and the Korean Conflict, he served his country for four years in the Intelligence Department of the United States Navy.
In 1956 Mr. Babin embarked on a career in law enforcement that spanned over three decades. His first position was a police officer in the Town of Wayland. In 1960 he moved to Pepperell where for ten years he worked as a police office when, in 1970, was appointed Chief of the Department, a position he held for ten years.
Following his retirement from the Town of Pepperell, he held several positions including Assistant Manager of the Fort Devens Golf Course, a players assistant at Wang Country Club in Groton and also at Pipers Landing Golf Course in Stuart, Florida.
Mr. Babin was a life member of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association, a member and past president of the North Middlesex Chiefs of Police Association. Mr. Babin was a member of the St. Paul Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Ayer and Ashby and a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Lowell. He also served twenty years as a deputy tax collector in the Town of Pepperell.
He leaves his wife of 56 years, Noel O. (O'Neill) Babin; two sons, David J. Babin of Pepperell and Alton Bay, N.H., Kenneth M. Babin of New Ipswich, N.H.; two daughters; Dorie A. Babin of Hubbardston, Karen J. Blake of Ramer, Tenn.; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Kristine Elizabeth Babin, in 1965.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at Community Church, 2 Townsend Street, Pepperell. Burial will be Pepperell Association Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4-7 Thursday, July 10 at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street (Rte 119) Townsend Center. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:10

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