MOULTONBOROUGH — George Page Burns, 93, of Moultonborough, NH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
George was born in Springfield, MA on September 4, 1919, the son of Mark W. and Mary (O'Donnell) Burns. He was raised in Springfield, MA and graduated from the Technical High School there.
George's professional career included working for the Van Norman Machine Tool Co., in Springfield, MA., while he owned and operated a dairy farm in Somers, CT, where he was a long-time resident. He then went on to work for the Kingsbury Corp., in Keene, NH, as a general manager, until his retirement. Upon retirement he moved from Walpole, NH to his lake home in Moultonborough, NH.
George was a Shriner at the Melha Shrine, in Springfield, MA., a 32nd Degree Mason in Wilbraham, MA, a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, member/director of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, past president of the Moultonborough Snowmobile Club, member of the Steamboat group and a member of the 50's Plus Club. His hobbies included steam boating and sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, Elizabeth (Allen) Burns, in 2008, and his two brothers; Mark Burns and Robert James Burns.
George is survived by his three children, George C. "Chuck" Burns and wife Ellen, of Center Harbor, NH, Bruce A. Burns and wife Rita, of Odon, IN, and Robert "Bob" Burns and wife Betty, of Meredith, NH; six grandchildren, Scott Burns, Jennifer Burdick, Matthew Burns, Paige Burns-Daniels, Kasey Burns, and Kayla Burns; ten great-grandchildren, Victoria, Samantha, Cody, Lauren, Brett, Madison, Megan, Brenna, Caroline, and Nicholas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering and celebration of his life will be held at his home in Moultonborough on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center, C/O Debbie Emerton, PO Box 184, Center Harbor, NH 03226.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For George's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 06:28
WOLFEBORO — Charles F. Johnson, 86, of 39 Clipper Drive, formerly of Sanbornton, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Wolfeboro Bay Center in Wolfeboro.
Charles was born on June 19, 1927 in South Boston, Mass., the son of Edward and Mary (Gill) Johnson. He served in the US Navy during WWII and Korea. He worked for 28 years as a truck driver.
Mr. Johnson was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.
Survivors include three sons, Mark Johnson of Florida, Charles Johnson Jr. and Edward Johnson, five daughters, Lisa N. Johnson, of Rochester, Judy Johnson, Patricia Davidson, Michelle Johnson and Jeane O'Brien; a grandson, Joseph C. Ford-Johnson; a sister, Edna Hopkins of Arizona and several nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was predeceased by his wife, Claire Johnson, two sons, Jeffrey Johnson and Christopher Johnson and a sister, Helen Quigley.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H. at 2:30 PM.
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, 22 July 2013 06:25
HILL —Dean C. Wheeler, 64, a lifelong resident of Hill died at his home, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, following a short illness, with his wife of 32 years and family at his side. Dean was born in Franklin, December 28, 1948, son of the late Clifford M. and Frances P. (Braley) Wheeler. He served during the Vietnam War with the U. S. Army. Grampa, Dean, Dad, Pa, as he was lovingly known, was characterized by his diligent care, steadfast love, and loyalty to his family, friends, and the Town of Hill. He updated and forwarded the Hill Village's videos, photos, and history for town wide events and dedications. Dean served as Hill's road agent for over 25 years with his brother Dale Wheeler. He was the "go to" guy for all necessities and knowledge pertaining to the community. Dean loved his family taking time to teach, play, and gather his loved ones together. He taught every one of his children and grandchildren to hunt, fish, and take pride in their gardens and homes.
Dean loved the back yard fires and cookouts with family and friends. A lover of country music, Dean kept the dance floor occupied. In his earlier days Dean was "The Mayor" in "The Mayor and His Councilmen" Band, a group of young Hillbillies bringing fun and talent to the Community. He enjoyed his Harley Sportster every moment that presented itself. He joined charity rides, group rides, yearly rendezvous with lifelong friends, or rides alone. He loved the world he was part of. Grampa's express desire was to have his family around him and be at home when he left this world. His desires were met; in his final days he blessed each one of us individually with his words and guidance. He was at peace when he left us and is now at rest in Heaven with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
He leaves his wife Dorothy E. (Hanson) Wheeler of Hill; son Justin Dean Wheeler of Hill; daughters Wendy Fuller Rosa of Bristol and Brenda Fuller Voydatch of Meredith; five grandchildren: Cassie Medynski, Damian, Marcus and Sophia Rosa, and Amanda Kurowski; great-grandchild Evan Medynski; brother Dale S. Wheeler of New Hampton; sisters Pamela L. Drapeau of West Franklin, Bonnie A. Mardin of Campton and Lori J. Hackett of Bristol; many nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, July 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A funeral service will follow at 11 in the Memorial Home. Burial with honors will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hill. A gathering of friends and family to follow after services at the Hill Village Fire Department.
Dean's family requests in lieu of flowers, making memorial donations in his name to the Hill Fire Department, P. O. Box 226, Hill, NH 03243.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 07:40
LACONIA — Robert Lester Hurd Jr., of Baldwin St., left his earthly body on July 16, 2013, at the young age of 56.
He was the son of Richard and Patricia (Sidney) Fogg. Born in Laconia on April 27, 1957, and raised in Meredith, Robert spent all but a few years of his life living in the Lakes Region of NH. He spent a short time in Long Beach, CA and always voiced the desire of a future return to the city.
Robert attended the Inter-Lakes School, in Meredith and was an avid employee at L.W. Packard and Company, in Ashland, NH.
Robert suffered more than his share of physical pain, but mostly handled it stoically by reminding himself that the more bad karma he worked out in his life, the less he would face in the next. He also focused on his good fortune, especially that which brought his wife, Diane, into his life. He often said that he could never have found a more loving and compatible woman. Likewise, his son Robert, Daughter Angela, son-in-law Jacob, and grandsons, Bryce, Pacey and Lucas taught him more than they ever will learn from him.
Left behind to remember Robert are his wife, Diane M. (Cochran) Hurd, of Laconia, children, Angela (Hurd) and Jacob Wilson, of Laconia, Robert Hurd of Holderness, grandchildren, Bryce and Pacey Wilson of Laconia, Lucas Hurd of Center Harbor, his mother , Patricia Chamberlain, of Meredith, brother, David Hurd of Center Harbor, sisters, Ann Kent of Manchester, Beverly Tibbets of Florida, many nieces and nephews.
Robert was predeceased by his father, Richard Q. Fogg of Meredith and his birth father, Robert L. Hurd Sr, of Meredith.
If you are moved to remember Robert in some monetary way, please consider a donation to fund his final memorial and burial. Donations will be handled by Angela Wilson, 29 Baldwin St. Apt. #2, Laconia, NH. 03246.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 07:33