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Joyce J. Lund, 70

SANDWICH — Joyce J. Lund, 70, passed peacefully on October 2, 2013, in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her beloved ones. The daughter of the late Rosario (Russ) Prestipino and Giovanna (Jenny) D'Angelico, Joyce was born on March 12, 1943 in Paterson, NJ.

Joyce and her former husband, George Strother III, raised their four children in Denville, NJ. Joyce moved to St. Thomas, USVI where she shared the rich culture and beauty of the islands with Phil "Flip" Lund. Joyce and Flip moved next to Center Lovell, ME, embracing  the forests and trails of that state. Joyce lived her last years in New Hampshire, in a home designed by her and built by her sons. Joyce brought a tangible feeling of home to every house she lived in. She was a vibrant member of every community she embraced.

The ocean was a sense of joy and peace to Joyce. She spent much time on the water, scuba diving, teaching water classes, sailing, and later, on the lakes, kayaking. Her love of nature inspired beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces in all of her homes. She surrounded herself with handmade beauty, contributing with hand hooked rugs and gorgeous quilts of her own make and design. Above all, Joyce's grandchildren were a source of great love and pride for her. Her grace and courage, as she neared the end of her life, was a sense of comfort and wonder to all those who surrounded her. She will be missed.

Joyce is survived by her four children: George Strother IV and his wife, Karen; Wendy Perrault and her husband, Brent; Amy Gray and her husband, Brian and Philip Strother and his partner, Ashley Bullard. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Julia and Michael Strother; Austin and Daniel Perrault; Madyson, Shelby and Brian Gray and Willow and Raven Strother. Lastly, she is survived by her dog Shanti, whom she held so dear.

A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at her home at 401 Little Pond Road, Center Sandwich, NH on October 19, 2013 at 3 p.m., with an outdoor ceremony beginning at 4 p.m.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:31

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Arthur A. Guilmett, 72

BELMONT — Arthur A. Guilmett, 72, of 334 Dutile Road, died on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.

Mr. Guilmett was born December 6, 1940 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Arthur E. and Pauline M. (Dulac) Guilmett.

Mr. Guilmett was a long time resident of the Laconia/Belmont area. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1959 and served in the U. S. Navy from 1962. He had been employed at Allen Rogers for 16 ½ years and at Quin-T Corp. for 17 years before retiring in December, 2002.

Mr. Guilmett was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish, Belmont. He was a life member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876, a life member of the Belknap County Sportsmens Association, a former member of the St. Jean's Society, was 3rd Degree Knight and 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus and was also a past member and officer of the Lakes Region Management Club.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Florence (Nadeau) Guilmett, of Belmont; three sons, Arthur J. Guilmett and his wife, JoAnn, of Plymouth, Christopher A. Guilmett and his wife, Marlee, of Laconia and Michael S. Guilmett and his wife, Kimberly, of Rapid City, S.D.; a daughter, Brenda C. Guilmett, of Franklin; three grandchildren, Jared Guilmett and Garrett Guilmett both of Laconia and Kathleen Guilmett of Plymouth; a brother, Mark M. Guilmett, and his wife, Deborah, of Farmington; a sister, Alice, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 4-7 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 Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, N.H.

Burial will be on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Lorraine & Sylvio Labbe Scholarship c/o of the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312 or to the Lakes Region General Hospital Oncology/Hematology Department, 80 Highland Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246.

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, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Norman H. Dunbar, 92

SIESTA KEY, Fla. — Norman Herbert Dunbar passed away at his home in Siesta Key, Florida on September 30, 2013. Norm was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 1, 1921.
He attended schools in Manchester, worked at Dunbar Farm Equipment, and in 1950 started with R. C. Peabody Co. Inc., Plumbing & Heating. He was hired as an apprentice and retired as a superintendent after a 30 year career. He was a member of Local #131 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. Norm and his wife of 52 years were very active in Masonic orders, including the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Nazarene #2. He was also a member of Bektash Temple Shriners, and participated as a marching patrol member, a flag bearer, and an aide to the Potentate.
Norm enlisted in the Marines in World War II, serving three years in the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific on the islands of Maui and Pellalu.
His hobbies included woodworking, golf, watching the ocean and sea birds, and British TV. He loved spending time with family and friends. He and his wife were members of the Parrish (FL) Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Loraine Walsh Foust Dunbar, and by his daughters Sandra Dunbar Scofield, Linda Foust Fisk (husband Carlton), Camie Foust, and by his sister Milly Dunbar Ranney. He will be missed by his grandchildren: Carlyn Fisk McAvoy, Casey Fisk, Courtney Fisk Hogan, Jennifer Scofield, Tracy Scofield Smith, Leslie Scofield Wood, Heather Little Sutton, and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by nephews Curtis Schelzel and Richard Henry. He is preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Bonnie Dunbar Little, andhis sister Luella Dunbar Henry.
Internment and a memorial service will be held at a later date at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, in Boscowen, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 07:55

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Irene A. Root, 90

LACONIA — Irene A. (Chabot) Root, 90, formerly of 194 Gilford Avenue died at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Mrs. Root was born April 29, 1923 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Henry J. and Mary (Vachon) Chabot.
Mrs. Root had been a resident of Connecticut for twenty-one years before moving to Laconia where she lived for most of her life. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Mrs. Root enjoyed collecting dolls and crocheting and loved her country music.
Survivors include a daughter, Camille Kimball and her husband John of Laconia; 3 grandchildren, Curtis Kimball and his wife Rhonda of Memphis, Tennessee, Heather Kimball-Griffiths and her husband Steven of the Weirs in Laconia, and Paul Barden and his wife, Gina, of Laconia; 11 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; one sister, Helen Peavey, of Laconia and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Root was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Charles J. Root, on April 25, 2011, and by a sister, Theresa Baker.
There will be no calling hours
A graveside service will be held on Monday October 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Catholic Charities Inc, PO Box 686 Manchester, NH 03105 or to the Disabled American Veterans of N.H. Chapter #19 PO Box 1498 Concord, NH 03302.
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 Friday, 04 October 2013 07:06

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