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Lorraine A. Lyford, 81

ASHLAND — Lorraine Ann [Drewes](Godville)(Croft) Lyford, 81, died on November 8, 2013 following a period of declining health at Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith, N.H.

Born on June 3, 1932 in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Arthur N. and Eleanor (Scanlon) Drewes. She attended schools in New York and was employed by Horn and Hardart's and Fanny Farmers, where she met many aspiring singers and actors such as Frank Sinatra, The Three Stooges and many others.
After her marriage to James Godville, she relocated to New Hampshire in 1949 settling in Ashland and began raising a family. While living in Ashland, she was employed at Speare Memorial Hospital; O. A. Miller's in Plymouth NH, and at LW Packard Company in Ashland.

Lorraine was active in the American Legion's Women's Auxiliary and was also known for her homemade breads, rolls, and donuts.

Lorraine helped establish the first Ashland Youth Recreation Center in April of 1971, which allowed a place for many of its young people to join together for games, music, and to socialize, keeping them safe and off the streets.

Lorraine enjoyed bingo, music and dancing, baking, knitting/crocheting, hook latch, and word search puzzles. She had a love for animals, but what she treasured and loved the most was her family and the time she got to spend with them.

She was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Eleanor Drewes, husbands Richard (Red) Croft and Carlton (Skip) Lyford, as well as her brothers Gerard Drewes, Arthur N. Drewes; Sisters Dolores Van Deren, Joan Bersuch , Eileen Keefe; and infant brother Arthur Drewes. She was also predeceased by her daughter Marie O. Prince, and her son James A. Godville.

She is survived by her son Gerard Godville and wife Mary-Ellen of Bridgewater NH; daughter Julie Nichols and husband David of Holderness NH, eight grandchildren; Amy Prince, Gary Prince, Jamie (Godville) Wojcik, Ryan Nichols, Maren (Godville) Taylor, Brandon Nichols, Christopher Godville, Mallory (Nichols) Murphy and eleven great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Friday November 15, 2013 at the Dupuis Funeral Home 11 Hill Ave. Ashland from noon to 1:30 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Green Grove Cemetery Main Street Ashland. Donations may be made to the NH Humane Society or to the Ashland Community Center and Food Pantry. Dupuis Funeral Home Ashland is handling arrangements. For more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 07:38

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William H. Welcome, Sr., 54

SANBORNTON — William H. Welcome, Sr., 54, a resident of Sanbornton for several years died Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Bill was stricken ill near his home getting ready for a day of deer hunting. He was born in Franklin, December 25, 1958, son of Henry J. Welcome Jr. and Jean L. (Masse) Welcome. He spent his youth in Canterbury and lived for most of his life in the Tilton area. Bill worked over a period of years as a respected professional painter with his dad and family business, Welcome Painting. Following the loss of his father, Bill continued painting. He was presently employed in the maintenance department for Preservation Management, Inc. at Royal Gardens Property in Concord. Bill enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially looked forward to someday visiting Alaska. He was predeceased by his father in 1998. In addition to his mother Jean of Sanbornton, Bill leaves, two sons, William H. Welcome Jr. and wife Krystle of Franklin James J. Welcome and wife Shannon of Franklin; grandchildren, Timothy, Bryce, Damian, Justin, Aiden, Riley, McKenzie and soon to be, Olivia; his significant other of 16 years, Melanie Maheux of Sanbornton and her children, Nicholas and Natalie; brothers, Gene J. Welcome and wife Sarah of Gilmanton ,Stan E. Welcome and wife Michelle of Sanbornton; nieces and nephews

A celebration of Bill's life will be held Friday, November 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Free Will Baptist Church, Meredith Center Road in Laconia. Burial will be private.

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

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 07:32

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Shirley A. Crockett, 79

LACONIA — Shirley Ann Crockett, 79, of 30 County Drive and formerly of Heritage Terrace, Belmont died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. She was the widow of Donald L. Crockett who died April 18, 2004.
Mrs. Crockett was born February 2, 1934 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Gladys (Blackey) and Arthur E. Hurd, Sr. She was a long time resident of Belmont before moving to Laconia seven months ago and had been employed at the Laconia State School & Training Center for over thirty-seven years.
Mrs. Crockett was an avid bingo player, loved NASCAR, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots.
Survivors include her son, Clifton "Kip" Guay, Jr. and his wife, Joanne, of Belmont; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Hurd and his wife, Ernestine, of Gilford, Arnold Hurd and his wife, Jackie, of Meredith, Doug Hurd and his wife, Kirsten, of Virginia and Gerald Hurd and his wife, Anita, of Connecticut; two sisters, Betty Chamberlin and her husband, Stanton, of Gilford and Wanda Brunt and her husband, Jim, of Plymouth; four sisters-in-law, Barbara Hurd of Georgia and Margaret Hurd, Patricia Hurd and Carolee Hurd, all of Meredith and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Crockett was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Guay, and by four brothers, Arthur Hurd, Jr., Robert Hurd, Richard Hurd and Howard Hurd.
There will be no calling hours.
A private Graveside Service will be held at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, New Hampshire 03247.
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, 06 November 2013 10:33

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Sandra A. MacDonald, 66

BELMONT — Sandra Ann MacDonald, 66, of 27 Juniper Drive, died at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Mrs. MacDonald was born May 22, 1947 in Plymouth, N.H., the daughter of Lucille M. (Morse) Batchelder. She had been a resident of Belmont for forty-six years and had been employed at the Laconia Citizen for several years before retiring twenty years ago.
Sandy loved the sun. She loved to sit by the pool or on the beach at the ocean. She loved to go to Old Orchard for pizza and fries and the Homestead for a good meal. More than anything, Sandy loved and adored her family. She would light up with pride when talking about her husband, Clyde, and son, Randy. She had a heart of gold and a giving spirit. She was kind beyond compare and will be missed beyond words. She loved animals and will be greatly missed by Stella, Story, Fluffy and LuLu.
Survivors include her husband of forty-seven years, Clyde MacDonald, of Belmont; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sandie MacDonald, of Alton; three grandchildren, Abigail Drouin, Zachary Drouin and Cameron Drouin, all of Alton; her mother, Lucille M. Batchelder, of Franklin and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Stanley Batchelder, and by her brother, John Dionne, and sister, Marie Dionne McCrea.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
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.wilkinsonbean.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:31

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