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Robert deMontigny, 79

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Robert "Bob" deMontigny, 79, of Vero Beach, Fla. passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 after a year long struggle with cancer.

He was born in Springfield, Mass. and spent his youth in Longmeadow, Mass., and has been a resident of Vero Beach since 2001, coming from New Hampshire. Prior to retirement he was a restaurant consultant and owner in N.H. Bob has been a real estate broker in Florida since 2002 and recently worked at Dale Sorensen Real Estate, INC. along with his partner and wife Debbie. He was a private pilot and loved skiing and sailing, having done extensive sailing off the east coast and the Caribbean. He was a member of the Shriner at Bektash Temple, Concord, N.H. and an Honorary Member of Kiwanis Club of Laconia, N.H.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Deborah D. deMontigny; one brother Bill (Shirley) deMontigny of Vero Beach, Fla. and Connecticut; daughters, Katherine (John) DeSantis of Massachusetts, Roberta (Pete) of Massachusetts, Mary (Marc) Gaudet of New Hampshire; stepsons, Christopher (Melissa) of Calif. and Michael Nadeau of N.H.; grandchildren, Ethan Ballin, Megan (Howard) Schatzberg, Laura and Kyle Gaudet, Ben and Casey Rutledge and Ella Nadeau; great-granddaughter Jacqueline.

A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 in Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to: Youth Sailing Foundation, P.O. Box 612, Vero Beach, FL 32961.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach, Fla. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:39

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Hazel L. Inkel-Rickert-Fuller, 88

FRANKLIN — Hazel L. (McLean) Inkel-Rickert-Fuller, 88, a longtime resident of the Franklin-Northfield areas died peacefully, Wednesday, April 23 at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. She had been surrounded by family and friends, sharing wonderful memories, in the days before passing. She was born in Montpelier, Vt., January 12, 1926, only child of Flossie Gile McLean. She had resided in Northfield for a short time, living in Franklin for over 35 years. Following graduation from Spaulding High School in 1944, Hazel worked for several years as a clerical worker at National Life Insurance Company, later in the office of Broughton Accounting in Franklin. She married Ted Inkel while living in Vermont and together they had six children, living in Barre and Montpelier. After the dissolution of that marriage and her move to New Hampshire she married Wilbur Rickert and they had a daughter. Later in life she married Clark Fuller of Franklin, N.H. She enjoyed life, although it was not always easy for her. Hazel had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed a good laugh, even at her own expense. But most of all she loved to dance, teaching her oldest children to dance at a very young age while watching American Bandstand. In later life she may have had to use a walker, but she still was able to move to the rhythm and still remembered the words to the songs of her own generation. She also loved her many dear and close friends. Hazel was predeceased by her parents and three husbands. She is survived by, and will be missed by, children, John Inkel and wife Laura, Judy Nokes and husband Greg, Kathy Ayer and husband David, Karen Otterman and husband David, Nancy Collins and husband Ron, Bob Inkel, and Laurie Dunlop and companion, Chris Philippy. 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mountain Ridge Health Care Center in Franklin, where she was wonderfully cared for over the last 8 years.

A calling hour will be held Sunday, April 27 at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton from noon to 1 p.m. with a VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post # 1698 service at 12:30 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 1 p.m. with Reverend Preston Fuller officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Hazel's name to Mountain Ridge Residents Council Fund or Genesis Healthcare Employee Foundation, 7 Baldwin Street, Franklin, NH 03235.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

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Edward J. 'Jim' Durkee, 69

MEREDITH — Edward James "Jim" Durkee of Meredith, passed away peacefully at Lakes Region General Hospital, on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 after an unexpected illness.

Born August 18th, 1944 in Montague, Mass., he was the son of Clement and Mary Bevis Durkee. Jim was raised in Athol, Mass., graduating from Athol High School in 1962. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Plymouth State College, and a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Springfield College.

Jim settled with his wife, Paulette, in Meredith, N.H. where he accepted a position as a physical education teacher at Inter-Lakes High School in 1967. He remained in this role until his retirement from the school system in 2009.

Jim dedicated his life to the service of others. Along with coaching an assortment of sports teams within the Inter-Lakes School District for 45 years, he also served as Meredith's Recreation Director during the summer for many years. He was well known for his endless devotion to the local community where he served various roles working with area youth on the athletic field. Everyone who knew Jim was touched by his kindness, character, and integrity. Working with, and mentoring young adults was Jim's fundamental mission in life. He believed that, regardless of skill level, any kid that showed a passion to learn, and a willingness to seek personal improvement should be granted the ultimate gift a coach can provide: opportunity. Jim coached many successful teams, but he always believed that winning should not come at the expense of character. He did not seek recognition for his accomplishments, but his induction to the Walter A. Smith Coaches Hall of Fame was one of his proudest moments.

Above all else, Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a man that unconditionally loved all members of his immediate and extended family. He knew no greater joy than raising his own children and experiencing the lives they have made for themselves. In retirement, he welcomed the newly earned role of grandfather and embraced the opportunity to watch his grandson grow; excitedly supplying him with all the athletic equipment he will need in his formative years.

He is predeceased by his parents Clement and Mary, and his brother, Richard.

Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Paulette; son Matthew and wife Meghan Durkee of Epping, daughter Leigh and husband Christopher Hislop of Newmarket; one grandchild, William James Hislop; one brother John Durkee of Attleboro, Mass.; several brothers and sisters in-law, along with many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 and 104), Meredith on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory can be made to the Meredith Parks and Recreation "Program Scholarships" fund. The monies will be allocated to less fortunate children, enabling them the opportunity to participate in the recreation programs. Checks should be made payable to "Town of Meredith" with "Program Scholarships" in the memo field and sent to Meredith Parks and Recreation, 1 Circle Drive, Meredith, NH 03253.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Jim's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:25

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Aaron M. Hoyt, 32

NORTHFIELD — Aaron M. Hoyt, 32, a resident of Northfield died Monday, April 14, 2014 from injuries suffered in a diving accident at Smith River in Bristol. Aaron was born in Concord, September 27, 1981, son of R. Michael and Lori B. (Hunter) Hoyt. He was a life long resident of the Tilton-Northfield-Concord areas. He was a graduate of the Winnisquam Regional High School. He joined and served honorably in the U. S. Army following graduation. He worked as an assistant manager for several years for CVS in Concord and at the same time, was an early riser and delivery person for the Concord Monitor. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a free spirited individual. Family was the most important thing to Aaron and the joy of his life was his 11 year old son Dominick. He was due to be married this summer.
He leaves, his parents, R. Michael and Lori B. (Hunter) Hoyt of Northfield; his son, Dominick J. Hoyt and Dominick's mom, Nicole Hoyt, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; sister, Amanda B. (Hoyt) and her husband Jamie Hinton of Keene; brothers, Tyler W. Hoyt of Franklin, Trever D. Hoyt of Northfield; his fiancée, Alison J. Gould of Northfield; paternal grandparents, Robert C. Hoyt and Marjorie M. (Bucklin) Hoyt of Franklin; maternal grandmother, Claire A. (Shallow) Hunter of Weare.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A brief committal service with military honors will be held, Wednesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway in Boscawen. A reception will follow at Thompson Hall, Congregational Christian Church in West Franklin.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Aaron's name to the New Hampshire Fish and Game, Law Enforcement Division or Search and Rescue, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301 (Law Enforcement Division or Search and Rescue).
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:18

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