WOLFEBORO — William Francis Randall, Bill to most, Billy to a few, left us on Monday, September 23, 2013. He died surrounded by the love of his family and some of the many people who called him friend. He was the son of the late Kay and Charlie Randall of Duxbury, Ma., a brother among a family of nine.
Bill was a man of few words, but those words were both whimsical and wise in his own way. He practiced a live-and-let-live attitude, and a good friend said recently of him, "I never heard Bill say a bad word about anyone."
A stone mason by trade, Bill leaves his art all around Southeastern Massachusetts and Lake Winnipesaukee in the form of massive stone fireplaces and home facings. Many are signed in his unique way with a surprising shape hidden among the stones—a turtle here, a heart there. For the most part he accomplished his life's work singlehandedly. Some of the stone chimneys atop the Castle In The Clouds were rebuilt by his hands.
Bill's hobbies can be simply stated: he loved his family, and he loved his work. Beyond these, his greatest joy was traipsing around the Northern Maine woods calling moose to him purely for the excitement of it (and they came!).
Bill's daughters, Becky Randall of Moultonboro, NH, Gina Randall and Beth Randall of Methuen, Ma, his wife Celia Randall of Wolfeboro/Brookfield, NH, and his family in Southeastern Ma will miss his understated wit and his steadfast presence. His family acknowledges the empty space he leaves among dear friends and co-workers within the construction community around the lake.
Calling hours at LordFuneral Home in Wolfeboro, NH will be on Saturday, Oct 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held on Nov 2, 11 a.m., at St. Anthony's Church in Sanbornville, NH. All are invited to celebrate a life well-lived.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave—D1234, Boston, Ma 02215
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 08:04
TILTON — William C. Bayley, 96, a longtime resident of Northfield and Tilton, died peacefully, Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Franklin Regional Hospital, with his family at his side, following a period of failing health. He was born in Northfield, September 21, 1917, son of George C. Bayley and Annie (Thomas) Bayley. He attended local schools and was a graduate of the Tilton Preparatory School, class of 1935. He later took courses in business administration at Becker College in Worcester, MA. He joined the United States Envelope Company, the largest maker of envelopes in the world, where he worked until 1941. Bill was employed with Public Service Company for several years and later opened and operated the former Arch Appliance Center in Tilton for 32 years, retiring in 1982. Bill and his wife Belle enjoyed their retirement traveling as well as their favorite pastime, dancing as often as time permitted. Their passion for MGB British cars brought them much joy participating in shows and touring throughout New England and beyond. He served as a director of the former Citizen's National Bank in Tilton and was an incorporator of the former Iona Savings Bank in Tilton.
Bill served with the Merchant Marines as a purser and later served with the U. S. Army Air Corps in Europe from 1942 until 1946, with the 12th Tactical Air Command as administrative NCO, discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He served in England, France, Germany and Austria before returning home to marry his wife Belle. He was a Mason and member of Rotary International for many years. Bill was honored in 2010 as Tilton's oldest resident and was presented with the Boston Post Cane (his father held the Cane for Northfield from 1946 until 1950). The Bayley family wishes to thank the staff at the Peabody Home and Franklin Regional Hospital for the exceptional care given to Bill during his stays. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Isabelle "Belle" (Flagg) Bayley who died in 2003.
His family includes his daughter: Susan Walker Bayley and her partner Karolyn Joy Carpenter of Tilton; his son Brett Thomas Bayley and his wife Deborah of San Diego, CA; granddaughter Sarah Ross Bayley of San Diego and grandson, Brett William Bayley of Long Beach, CA.
According to Bill's wishes, there are no calling hours. Services will be private at the discretion of his family. He will be buried with his wife Belle at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Bill's name to the "Bus Fund", Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235 or to the charity of one's choice.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 07:54
BELMONT — Donna Lee (Gilbert) Marcoux, 52, of 6 Gove Drive, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on July 5, 1961 in Laconia, the daughter of Arthur J. Sr. and Sandra (Jewell) Gilbert. Donna worked for Anna Lee Dolls for ten years and also for NH Ball Bearing as a cleaner/finisher. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Belmont. Donna was an antique car enthusiast. She spent many hours with her husband attending cruise nights and car shows. She also was a fan of the 1950s era.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis E. Marcoux of Belmont, three brothers; Arthur Gilbert and his fiancé Tina Berg of Belmont, Dennis Gilbert and his significant other Juanita Berg of Laconia and Paul Gilbert and his wife Bonnie of Franklin, one sister, Belinda Cotton and her husband Joe of Gilmanton and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. In keeping with the passion Donna had for cruise nights, guests are encouraged to come in their vintage automobiles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Saint Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, PO Box 7454 Laconia, NH 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 Monday, 14 October 2013 05:40
ASHLAND — Mark Hormell, 57, of Ashland, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Community Hospice House, in Merrimack, NH with his loving wife by his side after a courageous year and a half battle with Leukemia.
Born on October 31, 1955, in Melrose, MA, he was the son of Robert S. and Catherine (McManuis) Hormell. Mark was raised in Melrose, attended local schools and graduated from the Melrose High School, Class of '73. Mark went on to attend the University of Maine – Orono, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1977 and completed a year at UMO's grad school in '78. Mark was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
Mark went on to work for the Timco Co. starting in 1981 and became controller in 1984; he was the youngest controller ever in the company. He spent most of his career at Timco working there for 19 years before its closing in 2003. Mark spent many years after Timco's closing at various accounting jobs, but most recently with Freudenberg NOK, in Northfield, as a controller for a little over a year.
Mark enjoyed many hobbies including: photography, carpentry/woodworking, traveling, enjoyed many styles of music, and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Mark was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church.
Mark is predeceased by his parents and sister, Jane Kiah.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Patricia Ann (Norwood) Hormell, of Ashland; two daughters, Jennifer Stearns and husband Brian, of Raleigh, NC, Sarah Groleau and husband David, of St. Augustine, FL; grandchildren, Calla Mae and Rowan Groleau, of St. Augustine, FL; brothers, Robert G. Hormell, of Center Harbor and George Hormell, of Belmont.
A celebration of life will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes 3 and 104), Meredith, on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2 p.m.. Rev. Dave Doyle will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark's memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054.
Mayhew Funeral Homes of Meredith & Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Mark's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 05:36