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Rachel Perkins (SERVICE)

CHATEAUGAY, New York — A Graveside Service for Rachel Perkins will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00AM at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H.
Mrs. Perkins, 82, of 679 #5 Road and formerly of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH died at her home on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She was the widow of Harold Perkins who died in 2007.
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, 19 May 2014 09:21

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Bernice R. Fullerton, 82

MEREDITH — Bernice Ruth Fullerton, 82, of 153 Parade Road, passed away peacefully at Forestview Manor on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Mrs. Fullerton was born January 23, 1932 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Ella Frances (Silva) Medeiros. She was raised in Provincetown, Mass. and at the age of eleven, moved to Somerville, Mass. and then to Carlisle, Mass. before moving to Moultonborough, N.H. in 1963.
Mrs. Fullerton was proprietor of the Red Hill Motel and Cabins in Moultonborough, NH for 12 years. She enjoyed crafting, reading and spending time in Florida.
Survivors include three sons, John Fullerton of Moultonborough, Roy Fullerton of Sanbornton and Alan Fullerton of Largo, Florida; five grandchildren, Wendy Cousins, Kristoffer Burgess, Stefanie Cambre, Jarrod Fullerton and Zoe Fullerton; five great grandchildren, Angelo, Joshua, Alexis, Kaelyn and Colton; and two brothers, Raymond Medeiros and Bruce Medeiros. She had several nieces and nephews, and many special cousins and their families including Mary Lambrou and Helen Valentine, both of Provincetown, Mass. In addition to her parents and her husband, Roy F. Fullerton, who died in 2002, Mrs. Fullerton was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Fullerton, in January, 2013 and by her two sisters, Betty Mills and Barbara Foss.
A Graveside Service will be held on June 13 at 1:00 PM at the family lot in Shannon Cemetery, Moultonborough, N.H. 
 For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
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, 19 May 2014 09:18

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Joseph T. Hannagan, Jr., 85

BRISTOL — Joseph T. Hannagan Jr., 85, passed away quietly at home on May 16th surrounded by his loving family. Our Lord now has Joe in the palm of His hand and he will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Joe was born July 24, 1928 in Lawrence, MA, the son of Joseph and Rose (Suda) Hannagan Sr. He grew up and attended school there. Joe proudly served in the Army during the Korean War. He came to New Hampshire in 1953 to work for his cousin, Frank Riley and his wife Kay, who owned the Grace-Louise Restaurant in Bristol. Nancy's aunt, Maude Rockwell was a waitress there and introduced Joe to Nancy Brock in 1956. Nancy became Joe's wife April 12, 1958.

From 1958 through 1961, Joe and Nancy operated a catering business out of their home on High St., service the International Packings Corp. (now Freudenberg NOK) and the local garages. This included homemade donuts, variety of pastries, sandwiches and coffee. In 1962, Joe and Nancy purchased the Bristol Diner, remaning it the Ricky-joe Restaurant after their two sons. December 1967 the sold the restaurant and went to work at IPC. Later they owned and operated the J.T. Hannagan Restaurant in Franklin. Joe was later a Solid Waste attendant at the Bristol Transfer Station for 11 years.

In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by an infant sister Frances Hannagan and his sister Eileen Walsh of Maryland.

Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy; two sons, Joseph III and wife Genevivie of Bristol; Rick and wife Wendy of Hill; a daughter Teresa Boardman of Gilford; grandchildren Genny, Eddie, Lisa, Kimberly, Ryan, Devin, Keegan, Andrew, Jacob, Kimberly; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law Shirley Littlefield.

Private services will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Newfound Area Nursing Association/Hospice, 214 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222. Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol is assisting the family with arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 09:08

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Helen F. Abbott, 82

MOULTONBOROUGH — Helen Faye (Johnson) Abbott, 82, of Moultonborough, NH and formerly of Sutton, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on May 15th. She was surrounded by her cherished family and passed into eternal peace in her home, which she dearly loved.

Mrs. Abbott graduated from Grafton High School in 1949 and attended the University of Connecticut for nursing. After marrying her high school sweetheart on September 3, 1951, they settled in Ithaca, NY while her husband completed his veterinary medicine degree. They came back to New England and eventually settled in Sutton to raise their family of four, then moved to Moultonborough, NH in 1980.

Helen's generous and giving heart reached into every community she lived in. She was a dedicated member of the Moultonborough Visiting Nurse Services Board of Directors, and served as their secretary since 1982. Whether she was volunteering in the pediatrics ward, being a Camp Fire Girl leader, driving for the "Care Giver" program or helping a neighbor, her understated passion and presence was always felt. She was an extraordinary cook and loved to entertain. However, her greatest pride, joy and pleasure were sharing moments with her family. She was a lady blessed with inner beauty, grace and dignity. She possessed a warm affinity for everyone she met. Her loving ways will be missed by all who knew her. "To live in the hearts of those who love us is never to die."

For nearly 63 years, Helen was the beloved wife of Dr. Richard Abbott. She was an amazing Mom to Deborah Holmgren and her husband Henry of Worcester, MA, Scott Abbott of Morrisville, VT, and Lynne Francolini of Millbury, MA., and an adored grandmother to Jonathan Maynard, Christopher Maynard and Renee Francolini. She is also survived by brothers Paul Johnson and his partner, David Johnson and his wife, Donna Theriault and her husband, three nieces that she thought of as daughters, Coleen Sorensen, Maureen Chumsae, and Kathy Harris, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Evelyn (Faulkner) Johnson Day, Allan Johnson; her sister, Nancy Renaud; and her son, Richard J. Abbott, Jr. She also leaves her much loved furry friends, Josh, Millie and Roxie.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 22 at 3:00PM at the Moultonborough United Methodist Church; Rte. 25, Moultonborough. Burial will be private in Holland Hill Cemetery, Moultonborough.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Central NH hospice staff for their compassion, kindness and attention given to Helen during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen's memory to Central NH VNA & Hospice; 780 N. Main Street in Laconia, NH 03246.

The Mayhew Funeral Home and Crematorium, of Meredith and Plymouth, is in charge of the arrangements. To sign Helen's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 08:59

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