MEREDITH — Marilyn M. Grad, 81, of Meredith, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Lakes Region Hospital after a brief illness.
Born on October 27, 1932 in Sanford, ME, Marilyn was the daughter of Clifford and Louise (Dyer) Moody. She was raised in Wells, ME, attending local schools and went on to attend the University of Maine at Gorham and earned her teaching degree.
Marilyn was a school teacher in the town of Meredith for 25 years.
She was the beloved wife of 51 years to Gordon E. Grad, of Meredith; loving mother to Greg Grad and his fiancée Kathleen, of Meredith; and beloved grandmother of Samuel Grad and his wife Deirdre, also of Meredith.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's memory may be made to the Meredith Visiting Nurses Assoc., 186 Waukewan St., Meredith, NH 03253 www.mphna.org
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family. For Marilyn's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:26
DORCHESTER, Mass. — Helen M. (Williams) Prescott of Dorchester, MA, died November 17, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Robert Prescott, devoted mother of Robert W. Prescott of Randolph, MA, Karen E. Kerr of Marshfield, MA, Brian N. Prescott of Salem, MA, Theressa L. Robbins and her husband Harold of Gilford, NH, Mary P. Williams-Danforth and her husband Gene of Laconia, NH, Helen A. Williams of Quincy, MA and Randy D. Williams of Bridgewater, MA. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Amanda O'Brien of South Boston, MA, Taylor, Jillian, Kendra and Thomas Kerr of Marshfield, MA, Katelyn La Bonte of Gilford, NH, Scott Robbins of Meredith, NH, Paul Mahan and Tyler Mahan of Laconia, NH and Victoria Morgan of Quincy, MA. Also 6 great grandchildren, Caleb O'Brien, Cole La Bonte, Dominic Robbins, Brandon Robbins, Aiden and Abby Vachon, a brother Clarence Williams and his wife Clair, and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Friday, November 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dolan Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., Milton, Mass.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:10
LACONIA — Helen Sahl, 92, of Blueberry Lane, died peacefully in her sleep, at her home on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
Mrs. Sahl was born February 22, 1921 in North Brookfield, Mass., the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Kanelfska) DeGritis. She had been a resident of Long Island, New York for many years before moving to Laconia thirty years ago. Helen was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her love for nature, strength of mind and generosity were inspirational. She lives on in all of her progeny.
Survivors include three children, Jon J. Sahl, Lauren Sahl and Beverly McClarnon; six grandchildren, one great grandchild and a sister, Edwina Henninger, In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sahl was predeceased by her husband, Joseph B. Sahl, in 1995.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
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, 19 November 2013 09:35
BRISTOL — Charles E."Soko" Sokoloski, 84, of Upper Birch Drive, died Monday, November 18, 2013, at Mt. Ridge Health Care Center after a period of declining health. He was born in Chelsea, MA the son of Jack and Julia (Boczkowski) Sokoloski. He grew up and attended schools in Chelsea. At 16 he decided he wanted to join the Armed Forces and his mother signed papers allowing him to join the US Navy. After serving in the Navy for two years he decided he would prefer to serve on land and joined the US Army. Soko served with the air division as a gunner aboard helicopters and later on fixed wing aircraft. He also learned to work as a mechanic on the planes as well.
Soko entered the military at the end of WWII, served during Korea as well as five tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal and Air Medal. He retired as a Platoon Sargent after 26 years of proud service to this country.
When Soko returned home to Chelsea he drove trucks for Strhan Wallpaper Company for 10+ years before finally retiring in 1982. At that time he moved to Alexandria, NH and then to Bristol where he has lived ever since.
Family members include his wife Virginia "Jeanie" Sokoloski of Bristol; a sister, Ruth Rochenski of Saugus, MA; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, his cats Sasha, Maggie, Lilly and dog Jake. He was predeceased by a daughter Susan Sokoloski.
Services-Calling hours will be Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated from our Lady of Grace Chaple of Holy Trinity Church, 2 West Shore Rd., Bristol at 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2013. Burial with Military Honors will follow in NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 09:33