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Doris McGrath, 86


ALTON — Doris McGrath, 86, of Alton, N.H. passed away on January 26, 2015. Doris was born May 16, 1928 in Schenectady, New York.
Doris moved to New Hampshire in 1940 with her parents, graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester and attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Doris married Francis Joseph "Peter" McGrath in 1950 and together they built a thriving general store in Alton Bay, N.H. and raised 4 children; Kathleen Cowden, Kerry Smith, Kevin and Clifford McGrath.
In 1970, McGrath's General Store and home burned to the ground. Doris and Peter built and grew 3 grocery stores from that tragedy. They retired at the age of 55 and enjoyed 10 years of travel and recreation. They returned to the grocery store business for several years in their "Golden Years". Peter succumbed to cancer in 2001 and Doris has joined him after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease.
Doris was an amazing business woman, loved reading, travel and gardening, was President of Alton's Garden Club and will be missed by her family and friends.
Doris is survived by her 4 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, her sister, Jean Hume.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May, 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish- Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. Burial will follow in New Riverside Cemetery, Alton, N.H.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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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Barbara A. Holgate, 79


LACONIA — Barbara Ann Holgate of Laconia, N.H. passed away on Sunday of cancer at the age of 79.

Born Barbara Nelson in Beverly, Mass. in 1935, She grew up and married Robert Holgate of Methuen, Mass. They had 6 children while living on Miller St. in Methuen and in 1980 decided to move to Naples, Florida.
After living there for 10 years, they moved back north and moved to Meredith, N.H. Following a brief battle with cancer, her husband, Robert, died and she and her youngest son, Matthew, moved to Laconia to be closer to family. Soon after, her youngest daughter, Susan Vatcky, of Naples, Fla. was diagnosed with cancer and after a lengthy battle, succumbed to the disease.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Robert, Jr., Michael, Sean, and Matthew and daughter Sheryl.
Also by her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which she loved dearly.
Barbara was custodian over her youngest son Matt and watched over him till the end.
Matt also took care of his mother.
Barbara knew Jesus and knew where she was going after this life.
She stood tall when given the news and was an inspiration for those who saw her in her last days. Please pray for those who are sick. Please help those you can help. Even if you only help one person, you made a difference.
There will be no calling hours and Barbara's ashes will be scattered in one of her favorite places in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:48

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Stephen D. Jaynes, 62


GILFORD — Stephen D. Jaynes of Gilford passed away unexpectedly on April 21 2015 at the age of 62 in his home. He was known for his smile, loud laughter and his big heart. Stephen's favorite past times included fishing with his friends, spending time with his only child, Curt, and making memories with his fiancé Bonni and their 2 dogs. He will be missed dearly by many friends, family and loved ones. Stephen leaves behind his mother, Virginia of Meredith, his loving son Curtis Jaynes of Belmont/Concord his fiancé Bonni Young of Gilford, their 3 grandchildren Hayli Boynton, Chevelle and Camellia Smrekar, his brothers Allen and Richard Jaynes and his only sister Sandra of Florida. There will be a celebration of life to honor Stephen at the Wickwas Lake Grange Hall located next to the Meredith center store at #292 Meredith, N.H. on Sunday May 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, or to make a donation to help with expenses, please contact Heidi Smrekar at 207-578-4101.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Sarah G. L. Dalzell, 37


MEREDITH — Sarah Gorman Lindwall Dalzell, born March 1, 1978, died in Boston on Saturday April 25, 2015. Sarah was kind, and compassionate, and loving, and faithful, and she will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Sarah was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School, Susquehanna University where she earned a degree in Sociology, University of Connecticut School of Social Work where she earned her MSW, and Plymouth State University where she earned her NH Guidance Certification.
Sarah loved her job as the Guidance Counselor at Russell School in Rumney, N.H. She had previously provided counseling services for the schools in Rumney, Wentworth, and Holderness, as well as the PSU counseling center, and for Genesis in Laconia, N.H. Prior to moving to N.H., Sarah worked at The Children's Home in Cromwell, Conn., and for Liberty Resources in Philadelphia, Penn.
Sarah spent some of the happiest times of her life at Camp Calumet on Lake Ossipee in Freedom, N.H., family camping as a kid, eight years in resident camp, working on staff as a teenager and then as an adult directing the Hartford and the Brockton Day Camps, and camping with life long friends in the summer and throughout the year. Sarah met her husband Dave at Calumet when they both worked on staff, and they were married on Jan 6, 2001.
Sarah was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Laconia, N.H. where her husband Dave serves as Pastor. Previously, Sarah had been baptized, confirmed, and married to Dave, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in East Longmeadow, Mass.
Sarah is survived by her husband Dave Dalzell; by her mother Diane Heaton married to Cliff Heaton; by her father Eric Lindwall married to Linda Lindwall; by her sister Andrea Gennaro married to Michael Gennaro, and their son Marten Gennaro; by her brother Erik Green married to Julie Barber; by her brother Kurt Green; by her sister Miruet Heaton; by her brother Max Heaton;
by nephews Noah Crawford and Ethan Crawford; by her grandmother Esther Lindwall; by her grandfather Ralph Johannson; and by a flock of aunts and uncles and cousins she loved dearly.
Sarah also leaves behind many beloved friends.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in East Longmeadow, Mass., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A Funeral service for Sarah will be held at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in East Longmeadow, Mass. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 1 p.m.
An interment will take place at Calumet at a future date.
Thank you to everyone who put on their #sneakersforsarah to #chuckcancer for Sarah, and helped to support Sarah over the last two years. Please wear your converse one last time for Sarah, at the calling hours, and at the funeral.
Memorial donations in Sarah's memory may be made to Camp Calumet, PO Box 236 West Ossipee, NH 03890
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, 27 April 2015 07:13

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