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Martha S. Hanson, 70

GILFORD — Martha Sylvia (Fredriksen) Hanson passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. With the birthdate of 3/3/44, she had just celebrated her 70th birthday. Martha was the daughter of the late Karl and Sylvia Fredriksen of Roslindale, Mass. Preferring the country to the city, Martha moved to Hanson, Mass. after she married her husband Cliff on May 10, 1970 where they lived for twenty years until they moved to Lake Shore Park on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, N.H. She also treasured her winters in Florida at Rainbow Resort in Frostproof.

Martha graduated from Roslindale High School in 1961, and then went on to graduate from Boston Business School with high honors. She was an excellent stenographer and accomplished at shorthand. For many years she worked as a Medical Secretary at Brockton Hospital in the Physical Therapy Department. Martha also enjoyed working alongside her husband at Walt Disney World in Florida for several years. She was the Recreation Director for 17 years and a former member of the Board of Directors at her beloved Lake Shore Park. She was also actively involved as a member of the Viking Club in Braintree and was formerly a member of The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and The Debonnaires Drum and Bugle Corps. Martha also sang in the church choir at The Lutheran Church of the Cross in Hanover, Mass. She was very talented and had many hobbies including gardening, arts and crafts, and painting. She was also an avid reader. Following her father's advice, Martha always immersed herself fully in any and every activity or organization in which she was involved.

Family was very important to Martha and Martha was very important to her family. She leaves behind her devoted husband Clifford D. Hanson, her loving children Edward D. Hanson and his wife Megan, Peter G. Hanson of Gilford, as well as her loving grandchildren Justin, David, and Rachel. Much loved sister of Karl O. Fredriksen of Foxboro, Mass., Erik J. Fredriksen and his wife Marilyn of Derry, Vendla O. Margeson and her husband Ernest of Wareham, Mass., Linnea O. Richardson and her husband Craig of Wrentham, Mass. and Karin I. Sullivan and her husband Brian of Hingham, Mass. Martha is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. In addition, she leaves the many caring friends she made during her life. Martha was a special person and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham, Mass. on Friday evening, March 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043 or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift .The interment will take place at a later date in Gilford, N.H.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 06:36

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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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