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Suzanne Roberts, 88

BELMONT — Suzanne (Sickmon) Roberts, 88, of 164 Brown Hill Road, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by family, after a full and active life. She was the widow of Leslie E. Roberts who died in July, 2001.
Mrs. Roberts was born April 24, 1925 in Chico, California, the daughter of the late Clive H. and Sara E. (Leitzell) Sickmon. She was a graduate of Classical High School in Springfield, Mass. and received her B.A. and M. S. Degrees from the University of New Hampshire. Between college and graduate school, Mrs. Roberts taught sciences and math at Farmington High School, and following her marriage, she taught math at Carpenter School, Wolfeboro. The couple then purchased the Badger Homestead in Belmont where they farmed and raised their five children. Mrs. Roberts had been a resident of Belmont since 1950 and was the assistant principal at Belmont High School for twenty-seven years before retiring in 1993.
Mrs. Roberts had been a member of the Belmont Baptist Church since 1950. She was the current Church Moderator and was a member of the Ladies' Circle. She was a supervisor the Check List for the Town of Belmont, was a school board member, a trustee of Trust Funds, a member of the Old Home Day Committee, a member of the Belmont Rotary Club, a charter member of the Belmont Historical Society, the Friendly Club and a member of the Board of Directors of Heavenly Sunshine Pre-school. She was also a member of the Belknap County 4-H Foundation, Farm Bureau, the 4-H Association, a Commissioner of the Gunstock Recreation Area and a current board member of Roberts Cove, Inc., Alton.
In recognition of her many contributions to the town, Mrs. Roberts received several awards, including the Rotary Club's Paul Harris Award and in 1999, the New Hampshire and National Assistant Principal Award.
She leaves her sons, Clive E. Roberts and his wife, Carlene Ann Hyslop Roberts, Mark W. Roberts and his wife, Kristine Wilson Roberts, and Roy T. Roberts and his wife, Terry M. Bolduc Roberts all of Belmont; her daughters, Lynn R. Wilson and her husband, John F. Wilson of Brandon, Vermont and Diane C. Roberts and her husband, Robert Mackey, of Tucson, Arizona; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Roberts was predeceased by her brother, Charles W. Sickmon.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 3:00-5:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.
Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Belmont Baptist Church, 49 Church Hill, Belmont. Rev. James F. Smith, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. A Reception will follow at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont.
Burial will be at a later date in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery, Alton.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Suzanne Roberts Book Award, c/0 Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, Belmont, NH 03220.
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, 17 June 2013 05:57

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Elizabeth Obelenus, 55

MEREDITH — Elizabeth Obelenus, 55, of Meredith NH, passed from this earth Saturday June 8, from breast cancer. She was passionate about art, organic farming, gardening and food, and leaves both family and friends from many circles bereft.
She was born in 1957 in Queens, NY to Thomas and Helen Obelenus, and studied art at New York University.
In New Hampshire she was active in the art community and the organic farming community. She worked for the New Hampshire office of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and helped start the Local Harvest CSA in Concord.
According to her wishes, her body was donated to Harvard Medical School for education and research. She is survived by her partner Stuart Bushnell of Meredith, and brothers John, Constantine (Connie), Thomas (Tom) and James (Jimmy). Elizabeth specified a party after she was gone, and so a celebration of her life is planned for 2pm on Friday June 28th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord, 274 Pleasant Street with a reception to follow. Good memories are welcome and encouraged.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Ann B. Harris, 87

ALTON — Ann B. Harris, age 87, formerly of Alton, died May 26, 2013 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Born June 18, 1925 in Watertown, CT, the daughter of William and Alice (Norton) Bronson, most recently she resided at Sugar Hill Retirement Community in Wolfeboro, having previously resided in Alton for many years on Church Street and Monument Square.
Ann was retired, a former head cook in the cafeteria at Alton Central School.
She loved interior decorating, doing cross stitch, knitting, gardening flowers and loved her animals. A big Jazz enthusiast, she enjoyed dancing, back in the day.
Widow of the late Dana K. Franklin, 1976 and the late Neal L. Harris, 1998, she is survived by 5 children: Douglas P. Franklin of Northfield, VT, Scott N. Franklin of Bristol, Bradford Franklin of Meredith, Sandra A. Franklin of Sanford, Maine and Tracy L. Franklin Zazadze of Miami, Florida, 3 grandchildren: Nicholas D. Lance of New Durham, Luka Zazadze of Miami, Florida and Starr Lawton of Weirs Beach, also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Virginia Tillson and grandson Anthony F. Lance.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Community Church of Alton on Church Street in Alton, NH. A reception will follow at 12:30 pm at the Wolfeboro Inn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246. Cremation arrangements by Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, to express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:51

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Robert E. Marshall, 91

TILTON — Mr. Robert "Bob" E. Marshall, 91, of Tilton, passed away on May 15, 2013 at Franklin Regional Hospital following a recent period of failing health.
Born on Nov. 19, 1921 in Manchester, NH he was the son (Buddy) of Lucy (Annis) and Robert R. Marshall of Manchester. 
Bob graduated from Manchester Central High School and the University of NH and at the age of 20 enlisted in what was then called the US Army Air Corps. During World War II he served in Southeast Asia on active duty for 8 years; returning home to the US in 1949. He continued to serve on active duty status in the US Air Force until being discharged after the 1966 Cuban Missile Crisis.
In the private sector, Bob worked in Tilton at the Arthur S. Brown Endless Belts MFG. Co. for 17 years as a chemist until their closing and then for Quality Controls also in Tilton until his retirement.
Bob was active in several local civic organizations including Treasurer of the T-N Congregational Church, Master of the T-N Cub Scouts, the Doric-Centre Masonic Lodge #20, serving as Master in 1974-75, the Peabody-Mt. Washington Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Pemigewassett Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls as Advisory Board Chairman for over 10 years and Master of the Grand Cross of Color. He was also a frequent participant in the Belmont Senior Center and the Laconia Friendship Club for 20 years.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather affectionately known as "Greepa," he especially enjoyed get-togethers with family and friends, traveling to the Foxwoods Casino, reading, solving crossword puzzles, and gardening.
Bob is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years Gladys (Shaw) Marshall, a son: Conrad (Butch) Ekstrom and wife Carolyn of Tilton, daughters, Vicki (Marshall) Hussman and husband Charles of Tilton and Dr. Lisa(Marshall) Schwiebert and husband Dr. Erik Schwiebert of Birmingham, AL, a brother, Donald (Skip) Marshall and wife Doris of Quincy, MA, 7 grandchildren, Shawn (Marshall) Cote of Rollinsford, Shari (Marshall) Cote of Amesbury, MA, Susan Ekstrom and fiancé, Keith Jones of Ridgewood, NY, Karen (Ekstrom) Cote and husband Chris of North Hartland, VT, Mackenzie Hussman of London, England, Elisabeth Schwiebert and Turner Schwiebert of Birmingham, AL, a cousin, Dr. Richard Marshall and wife Jean of Auburn, ME, and 3 great grandchildren.
Bob was predeceased by a sister; Marion Anderson and a cousin; Dr. David Marshall both of Manchester, and a son, Rick E. Marshall of Franklin on May 3, 2013.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Park Cemetery in Tilton.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:20

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