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James W. Dodge, 86

TILTON — James (Jim) Wiley Dodge, 86, died Sunday September 15, 2013.
The Son of James Barrett and Elizabeth (Wiley) Dodge, he was born on August 18, 1928, in Laconia, NH.

Jim was a longtime resident of the Lakes Region and in later years, Naples, Fla. He was a partner in his family's resort hotels, The Inn at Steele Hill, The Squam Lakes Club & Inn and others, he oversaw the management and preservation of the Dodge Woodlands. In the 1960's formed the excavating contracting business of J.W. Dodge and Son, with son John T. Dodge III. Later, Jim and his wife Janet, established the J.W. Dodge Restaurant Equipment supply store in Lochmere.

He was active in local and state politics; serving for close to two decades as selectman of Tilton, a member of the State of New Hampshire Constitutional Convention and numerous local committees and boards. A recipient of the Lakes Region Mental Health Center Community Service Award. As an avid ox- and horse-man, and collector of antique vehicles, wagons and steam engines, he was a regular participant in local parades and celebrations.

James was predeceased by his parents, bother John T. Dodge II, son Stephen E. Dodge, Father in-law Byron Hedblom, Son in-law Mark Dawson and first wife Arlene A. Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife Janet Hedblom Dodge of Naples, Fla, his children Sheila Dodge Guillette of Plainfield, Vt., John T. Dodge III and his wife, Sheila, of Sanbornton, Katherine Dodge Dawson of Tilton, James B. Dodge II of San Francisco, Calf., Daniel R. Dodge of Hillsboro Beach, Fla. and Campton, Wendy L. Obara and her husband Gerry of Genève, Switzerland, Byron L. Minor and his wife Carrie of Sanbornton, Michael P. Dodge of Naples Fla, Kelly Dodge of Naples, Fla, mother-in-law Doris Hedblom of Naples, Fla., daughters-in-laws Charlotte Dodge of Fulton, N.Y., and Ella Bucklin Dodge of Hill, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations can be made to NH Hospice & Palliative Care Org, 125 Airport Road, Concord, NH 03331

Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 09:31

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Barbara 'Dawn' Moore, 91

SANBORNTON — Barbara "Dawn" Moore, 91, of Sanbornton passed away peacefully September 4, 2013. She was surrounded by the love of her family.

Dawn was born in Malden, MA July 12, 1922, the daughter of Warren and Beatrice (Cormack) Barnaby. She was raised in Norwich, CT and returned to Malden to attend high school. Following graduation Dawn worked in a war effort plant and started her family. She spent many of her working years employed at government contract companies and, later on, as a secretary at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington.

Dawn enjoyed working with her hands, fashioning countless Christmas crafts and she also enjoyed collecting spoons and stamps. Dawn played the violin in high school and was an artist who painted many pictures for her own enjoyment and, for a while, taught painting classes from her home. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend who had a love of black cats and an ability to be refreshingly honest.

Dawn is survived by a daughter, B. Dawn Hyder; a son, Paul J. Moore; three brothers, Richard, Roger, and Kenneth Barnaby; four grandchildren;10 great grandchildren; and 6 great great granchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert F. Moore.

At Dawn's request, there will be no calling hours. Memorial service and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The Cremation Society of NH, Manchester office, is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial please go to www.csnh.com

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 07:20

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William A. Gelotte, 86

GILFORD – William A. Gelotte, 86, of Sagamore Road and Green Valley, Arizona, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 27, 1927 in Belmont, Mass., the son of Claus and Mae (Goldstein) Gelotte. Bill served in the US Navy during World War II. He was President and CEO of Claus Gelotte Camera Stores and also was one of the founding partners and Chairman of the Board for Meadowbrook Farm, LLC, now known as the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook. He was an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed hockey, baseball, football and was a general sports enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen K. (Kenerson) Gelotte of Gilford, NH, one son, Dana Gelotte and his wife Andrea of Gilford, NH, two daughters; Dianne Gelotte and her life partner Mary-Claire Paicopolis of Gilford, NH and Robin Gelotte of Gilford, NH, seven grandchildren; SSGT Joshua Gelotte, Danica, Sarah, Cameron, Kirsten and Tayla, all of Gilford, NH and Jessica of Methuen, Mass. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Steven Gelotte, one brother, Robert Gelotte and two sisters; Dorothy Trube and Nancy Corwin.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass. A celebration of life will be held at noon on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246.

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 Friday, 13 September 2013 07:18

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Martha R. Phinney, 79

MEREDITH — Martha Ruth Phinney, 79, of True Road, died Sept. 2, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, after a long illness.

Born in Meredith on May 20, 1934, she was the daughter of Nathanial and Leona B. (Shaw) Boynton.

She grew up in New Hampton and graduated from Ashland High School, Ashland, class of 1951. She has been a resident of Meredith since 1965.

Martha worked as a seamstress for many years and also as a day care provider for many families.

In her early years, she was very active in the Boy Scouts as a den leader.

Martha was predeceased by her husband, George O. Phinney, Sr., brothers, Warren and Everett, and sister, Elose.

Martha is survived by her sons, George O. Phinney, Jr., and Wayne T. Phinney, both of Meredith, seven grandchildren, Angel, Nathaniel, Peter, Ryan, Nicole, Christopher and Randy, three great grandchildren, Nichols, Isabella and Wyatt, siblings, Beryl Buzzell, Joseph Boynton, Brian Boynton, all of New Hampton, Arnold Boynton, David Boynton, both of Meredith, Gertrude Boynton of Belmont, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Lemieux, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the Meredith Youths Leagues, C/O Meredith Parks and Recreation Department, Main St. Meredith, NH. 03253.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 07:16

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