GILFORD — Norman "Skip" J. Sasseville, Jr. of 16 Bedford Avenue, died at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Skip was born May 25, 1947 in Leominster, Mass., the son of Irene (Lavoie) and Norman Sasseville, Sr.
Skip resided in Belmont for several years before moving to Gilford in 1999. He was a self-employed woodworker who loved his family. Skip loved riding his Harley and enjoyed his Koi pond.
Survivors include his wife of forty years, Lynda (Dyffryn) Sasseville, of Gilford; five sons, David Sasseville, of Maine, Richard Sasseville, of Massachusetts, Steven Sasseville of Massachusetts, Tommy "TJ" of New Hampshire and Norman "Little Skip" Sasseville, III and his wife, Brandy, of New Hampshire; six grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Ryan, Chloe, Jon and Kain; six sisters, Barbara Boudreau, and her friend, Steve, of Leominster, Norma Surovich and her husband, Jim, of Leominster, Linda Morgan and her husband, Timmy, of Sumter, S.C. , Joanne Gustafson, Karen Hebert and her husband, Jeff, and Janice Hebert and her husband, Scott , all of Leominster; two brothers, Francis Sasseville and his wife, Dee, of Florida and Alan Sasseville and his friend, Ed, of Las Vegas, N.V.; a sister-in-law, Arlene and Butch Foley, of Gardner, Mass. and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russell and Shirley Dyffryn, of Colorado and two sister-in-law, Kathi Smith and Janet Smith, both of Mass. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sasseville was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Sasseville.
A calling hour will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Celebration of Life, with family and friends sharing, will follow the calling hour at Noon also at the Funeral Home.
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
ASHLAND — Joseph Barry Fletcher, 68, of High St. died Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Joseph was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 5, 1945. He grew up in Melrose, Mass., and graduated from Melrose schools. He resided in Nashua, N.H. for many years, before moving to northern New Hampshire. Joseph has been a resident of the Plymouth and Ashland area for the past seven years.
Joseph worked for many years as a Circuit Board Designer, designing circuit boards for many different companies throughout the United States and other countries. He spent his last several months with CSI-Wilcom Inc. in Laconia, N.H.
Joseph was a member of the Plymouth Lodge #2312 of Elks, in Holderness, N.H. Joseph enjoyed playing pool and was a member of the Plymouth and Laconia Pool Leagues. He loved fishing, live music and the arts and always enjoyed going out with his family and friends for a "nice" meal.
Joseph is survived by his wife of seven years, Cindi L. (Keeney) Fletcher of Ashland and her family. He is also survived by members of his family.
A celebration of life will be held at Walter's Basin, Route #3, in Holderness, on Sunday, July 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Mayhew Funeral Home and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are assisting the family with the arrangements and cremation. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 06:10
RUMNEY — Muriel B. Kenneson, 94, of Rumney, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Wolfeboro Bay Center, in Wolfeboro after a brief illness.
Born on December 22, 1919, in Hebron, N.H., she was the daughter of Fred and Nellie (Merrill) Barnard.
Muriel and her husband Donald raised their two children and ran the Kenneson Poultry Farm – a family endeavor. Muriel was the Byron G. Merrill Library (Rumney) Librarian for almost 40 years and enjoyed the many patrons of all ages that frequented the library. She was part of a number of organizations including the Grange, where this year marked her 70th year of membership; a singing group called the "Stardusters", that sang music from the 40's and 50's; a part of the Rumney Baptist Church's Earnest Workers group, as well as a Sunday school teacher and choir member for many years. She also enjoyed her friendship with the "Christmas Club Girls" for more than 60 years. Muriel was also a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Muriel was predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald G. Kenneson, in December, 2003.
She is lovingly survived by her two children, son, Guy Kenneson and his wife Carol, of Plymouth, and her daughter, Gail Carr and husband William, of Rumney; four grandchildren, Sheryl Pratt and husband David, of Goffstown, Jeff Kenneson, of Burlington, Vt., Melanie (Carr) Smith and husband Jeff, of Berlin, and Bethany Carr, of Rumney; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Kenneson Pratt, of Goffstown, Emily and Allison Smith, of Berlin.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Gateway Alliance Church, 9 Fairgrounds Rd., Plymouth, on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at the Highland Cemetery, in Rumney following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Muriel's memory to the Byron G. Merrill Library, C/O Susan Turbyne, 10 Buffalo Rd., Rumney, NH 03266.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Muriel's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 07:44
ALEXANDRIA — Robert C. Akerman, 88, of Healey Road, died, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Speare Memorial Hospital. He was born in Alexandria and had lived most of his life there or in Groton. He was the son of Clyde and Fedora (Sanborn) Akerman. Bob was a proud veteran, having served in the US Marine Corp. He returned from the service and set about farming on the family's property as well as plowing and mowing for area families. He was a talented carpenter, doing work and repairs at home and for others. He also did care taking at the AMC property on Mt. Cardigan.
Bob was involved in the community. He was a charter member of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Alexandria and Groton Historical Societies, served as a selectman of Alexandria for 10 years, was a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church, the VFW Post #1648 of Franklin and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Lake Region 11.
He is survived by his wife Brenda (Hume) Akerman; three daughters: Martha Flanders of Alexandria; Sandra Hutchins and Lucy Johnson both of Groton; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; cousins as well as seven stepchildren, 19 step grandchildren and many step great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Bernice (Blake) Akerman; daughter Brenda Sousa; grandson Robert Sousa and brothers Allen and Clayton Akerman.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory, to Newfound Area Nursing Association, 214 Lake St., Bristol 03222 or the Alexandria United Methodist Church, 12 Washburn Rd., Alexandria, NH 03222.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00