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Hazel R. Noyes, 97

LAKEPORT — Hazel Ruth (Royea) Noyes, 97, of Lakeport, New Hampshire, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia.

She was born July 17, 1916, in West Berkshire, Vermont, the daughter of the late Levi B. and Mary E. Royea. She was educated in Canada and resided in Ashland until moving to Lakeport in 1947. In her early years before being married, she worked at the Batchelder House, a summer country hotel in Holderness, where at times, they accommodated up to 40 house guests; her chauffer's license allowed her to convey guests back and forth to the Ashland Train Station. Relatives of Herbert L. Noyes owned the Batchelder House and it was here that she met her future husband. Herbert passed away in 1988 after 51 years of marriage. Prior to her retirement in 1979, she was employed in the office of the Lake City Beverage Companies for 29 years.

Hazel was a member of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport for more than 65 years, where she taught Sunday school and served in many elective and appointive offices. She was a member and past president of the church's Ready for Service Club, serving faithfully for many years. She was also an associate member of the Weirs United Methodist Church.

In addition, she was a member of the Hannah Frances Rebekah lodge of Lakeport for close to 80 years, having served as past Noble Grand and as past District Deputy President. She was also a member of the Rebekah Assembly of NH, serving as chaplain, marshal and several appointive offices. She received the Decoration of Chivalry in 1965, which is the highest honor given for service in Rebekah Odd Fellowship, the church and community.

As a member of the Squam Lake Grange of Ashland, Hazel served as Past Master, Lecturer, and Lady Assistant Steward, and recently received her 75 year pin and certificate from the National Grand Master.

Hazel served as a volunteer at the Red Cross blood drives for over 31 years, a member of the Lakeport Community Association, the Laconia Historical Society and the New Hampshire humane society she was co-chairman at the "Friendly Kitchen", and the Laconia Salvation Army.

Hazel enjoyed traveling, crosswords and spending time with family and friends. Hazel is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Goyette, of Sutton, Quebec, Canada; a niece, Margaret Earl, who has always been special to her, and five generations of nieces and nephews. She had many friends and especially Laurence Leonard, of Laconia. She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith from 2 through 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, Laconia, on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. Rev. Gary Mauck, pastor emeritus, will officiate. A private interment will be held at Green Grove Cemetery, in Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the Noyes, Rich, Tutt Organ Fund C/0 United Baptist Church, 35 Park St., Lakeport, NH 03246

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:15

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Richard L. Bernard, 72

BELMONT – Richard Louis Bernard, 72, of 39 Dutile Shore Road, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital.

He was born on October 5, 1940 in Lawrence, Mass., the son of Louis O. and Isabella D. (Houle) Bernard. Richard served in the US Coast Guard. He worked as owner and operator of Richard L. Bernard & Son, specializing in building and remodeling. Richard was the former owner of the Lord Hampshire Motel in Winnisquam, where he expanded and converted sections into condos. He was the recipient of the Golden Hammer Award for his work on the Lord Hampshire remodel. Richard enjoyed antique cars and boats, woodworking and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia (McKay) Bernard of Belmont, two sons; James D. Dexter and his wife Amy of Colorado and Richard Bernard and his wife Cherie of Salem, NH, three daughters; Charlene Brenner and her husband Karl of Holden, MA, Britini Shields and her husband Derrick of Belmont and Christine Dexter of Derry, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital –Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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 Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:31

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Robin L. Mudgett, 50

MOULTONBOROUGH — Robin Louise Mudgett, 50 was taken from us on September 21, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, after a brief acute battle with kidney cancer.

Robin was born in Laconia, NH on November 15, 1962 to Lewis S. Clark and Nancy L. Piper. She grew up in Meredith and graduated from Concord Christian High School in 1980.

A devoted wife and mother, Robin married her husband, Michael Mudgett, on July 13, 1985 in Meredith. She has worked at many Lakes Region businesses including Lavinia's Restaurant, The Village Kitchen, Imaginations Daycare, and Dairy Days.

Those who knew her best would say that she was always more than willing to help anyone without hesitation. She was an avid reader of romance novels, and enjoyed researching family history with her husband. Indeed, she was considered to be a 'regular' at NH Vital Records in Concord.

Robin is survived by her mother, Nancy Piper and husband, Merritt Webb; sister, Lori Hanson and partner Lonny Campbell; her husband, Michael Mudgett, of 28 years; daughter, Jaimie Ham and husband, Matthew Ham and first grandchild-to-be; son, Shawn Mudgett and companion Azelin Groleau, as well as nieces and nephews, friends and other loved ones. She was predeceased by her father Lewis Clark.

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes 3 & 104), Meredith, on Tuesday, September 24th from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be at Meredith Village Cemetery, in Meredith on Wednesday, September 25th at 11 a.m. with a fellowship hour at Calvary Bible Church to follow. Rev. Roger Brown, pastor of the Calvary Bible Church, in Meredith will officiate.

Donations in Robin's memory may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view Robin's "Book of Memories": www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:44

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Patricia Larson, 72

LACONIA — Patricia Larson of Laconia, NH, died at the Taylor Community Nursing Home on September 20, 2013 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, John Larson, a son, Norman Larson and his wife Joyce, a daughter, Lacy Sutak, sisters, Ruth Laird and Elizabeth Mohr, brothers, John and Jeffrey Young, and her grandchildren, Ethan and Eric Larson, and Benjamin and Meredith Sutak.

Mrs. Larson was born in Brooklyn Methodist Hospital to Methodist minister Louis Young and his wife, Jean, on November 19, 1940. She spent her pre-high school years in Patterson and Hackensack, New Jersey and high school in Trumbull, Connecticut. She graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. While in college, Mrs. Larson was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a condition she struggled with for the rest of her life. After she married, she worked in an employment agency until she began to raise her family, which she did lovingly. She also worked part time as a church youth fellowship director in various churches in Connecticut.

Mrs. Larson enjoyed reading, flower gardening, all kinds of crafts and quilting. An avid card player, she enjoyed bridge, Michigan rummy and other games. She enjoyed watching television, especially classic movies. She played the piano and computer games. She excelled at canning and her family looked forward each Christmas to receiving her cross-cut pickles and peach jelly. She especially enjoyed making hand stitched quilts and giving them to family and friends. As her health failed, she loved to sit in her recliner watching television, especially westerns, or "talent shows" like "Dancing with the Stars" and "Bachelor/Bachelorette".

Her funeral will be private. Donations in her name may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Taylor Community Sunshine Fund. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care extended to Mrs. Larson during her residence at Taylor.

For Patricia's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:36

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