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Barbara E. Smith, 85

BELMONT – Barbara E. Smith, 85, of 85 Depot Street, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
She was born on December 15, 1927, in Barre, Vermont, the daughter of William E. and Agnes A. (Bishop) Nichols. Barbara worked for several years as a shipper for Lewis & Saunders, Inc. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Belmont and enjoyed sewing and completing puzzles.
She is survived by three sons; Arthur D. Betourne of Belmont, Gary A. Betourne of Lochemere and Randy A. Betourne of Gilford, six grandchildren; Kari L. Smith, Beth Fry, George W. Ladnay, Chris V. Ladnay, all of Belmont, Kim Betourne and Ken Betourne, both of NH, 8 great grandchildren and 12 greatgreat grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two husbands; Arthur H. Betourne and Howard A. Smith, two brothers; Frank Nichols and William Nichols and one daughter-in-law, Rosella M. Betourne in 2012.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services will be privately held at St. John's Cemetery in Tilton. 
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, 10 June 2013 10:43

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Ernest E. Fortin, Jr., 71

BELMONT — Ernest E. Fortin, Jr., 71, of 8 High Street, died in the Emergency Room at the Concord Hospital on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Ernie was born June 22, 1941 in Dover, N.H., the son of Ernest E. and Regina C. (Clairmont) Fortin.
Ernie was a lifetime resident of Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1959. He had been employed at Cantin Chevrolet, Inc. for twenty-seven years and had also been employed at Belmont High School for ten years.
Ernie was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish, Belmont, though he was more likely to be seen out front mowing the lawn than seated in one of the pews. He loved to be outside, and could always be counted on if there was grass to mow, snow to move, hay to be brought in, or trees to cut. He was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and was a proud shareholder in the organization. He was known for his warm smile and ready laugh, and always had a joke to tell.
Survivors include two daughters, Robin Moyer and her husband, Mike, and Jennifer Lacey and her husband, Larry, all of Belmont; three grandchildren, Mary Lacey, Emma Lacey and David Lacey ; his fiancée, Bonnie Nadin, of Belmont and his first wife, Jane (Jacobs) Fortin, of Laconia. In addition to his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his former wife, Susan (Gove) Fortin, and by a sister, Elaine E. Fortin.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 5:00-8:00PM 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, June 14, 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Clairmont Family Scholarship Fund, ℅ Ruth Mooney, 428 South Road, Belmont, N.H. 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, 10 June 2013 10:41

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Wayne L. Johnson, 58

FRANKLIN — Wayne Leon Johnson, 58, beloved father, brother and friend to many, passed away Thursday morning in Concord Hospital surrounded by his children. He was born in Franklin on January 15, 1955, and was also a longtime Franklin resident. He was the second youngest to Jeannette (Cote) and John Dusty Johnson. He was predeceased by his brother Michael of Franklin and is survived by his children Justin of Northfield, Krystal of Nashua and John-Dusty Johnson of Manchester. Also survived by his siblings John-Dusty of Franklin, Cheryl Lockwood of Tilton, Ronnie Johnson of Athol MA, Danny of Franklin. He also leaves his longtime girlfriend Ellen Gilpatric of Franklin, and many other extended family members. Wayne was an avid musician and outdoorsman who adored spending time with his friends and family. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be held Friday June 14, 2013 from 6-8pm at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, in Tilton. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:37

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Elvira B. Pickering, 87

PLYMOUTH — Elvira Blanche Pickering, 87, formerly of Plymouth, died June 8, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, after a period of declining health.
Born in Center Sandwich, NH on July 16, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter and Blanche (Leclaire) Nudd. She was a resident of Plymouth for many years, before moving to Hanover several years ago.
Elvira worked as the sexton of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Plymouth for forty years and also did janitorial work with her husband at the former Meredith Savings Bank for eleven years.
Elvira was a long-time member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, in Plymouth.
Elvira was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth Pickering, Sr, sons, Maurice, Phillip and Frederick and her daughter Dolly Parent.
Elvira enjoyed making Christmas wreaths for many years, canning, and cooking. Elvira was a very caring, and generous person. She was a very devoted mother and a friend to many.
Elvira is survived by her children, Ellsworth Pickering Jr, of Indiana, Robert Pickering and his wife Elizabeth, of White River Jct., VT, Reginald Pickering of Ashland, Betty Tatham and her husband David of Enfield, Shirleen Latuch, of Plymouth, Kathleen Beauchene and her husband Richard of Plainfield, Elizabeth Hughes of New Bedford, MA, Mary Gage and her husband Michael of New Boston, NH, Carolyn Truell and her husband Tony of Meredith, Judy Blodgett of Bristol, twenty-nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren, sister Elizabeth Hayford of Center Ossipee, nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth on Thursday, June 13, from 9:30am to 10:30am. A funeral service will follow at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Main St, Plymouth, on Thursday at 11am. The Rev. Grace Pritchard Burson, rector, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit Outreach Ministries, Main St, Plymouth, NH. 03264.
To sign Elvira's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:34

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