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Dick McCormack, 76

THORNTON — Dick McCormack, 76, of Thornton, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, March 23, after a 6 year battle with multiple myeloma. Born in Holderness, NH on May 22, 1937, he was one of thirteen children of Albert and Alice (Davis) McCormack, of Holderness.
His favorite times were shared with his family; gathering for dinners, backyard BBQ's, and games. He planned and lovingly designed the family camp in Wentworth, and two primary family homes in Plymouth and Thornton.
Dick was a prominent small business owner in Plymouth for many years. He owned and operated McCormack Motor's Inc - The Working Man's Friend. In his early years, he was employed by the Draper Corporation, Norman Perry Lamp Company, and sold cars for various local car dealers before starting his own business in 1968. Dick was a member of the Plymouth Lodge of Elks #2312 for 50 years.
He was a friend to many, and he shared countless days hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and golfing with them. For the past nineteen years, he and Janet traveled south for the winter, originally spending time in Florida. They subsequently drove their 5th wheel travel trailer thru-out the US, visiting all 50 states, which also included a long drive to Alaska one summer; they then became snowbirds in Surprise, Ariz., which is just outside of Phoenix. While in Arizona they developed many cherished friendships; Dick was recognized as the unofficial group gathering instigator which entailed happy hours, Friday golf league, playing cards, and many dances. One of his favorite activities was bocce ball matches.
He is predeceased by his eight siblings, brothers, "Buster", Ken, Bob, John, Tex, and Gene; sisters, Benny and Helen.
Dick is survived by his loving wife Janet, his best friend and partner of fifty seven years; his three daughters; Cam Lester, of Thornton, Candace Dullea, of Lincoln, and Cath Goodwin, of North Conway; son-in-laws, Jim Lester, Paul Dullea and Art Goodwin; grandchildren, Nate and Niki Dullea, Tyler and Sheyenne Lester; siblings, Hazel Messenger, of Peabody Mass., Newell McCormack, of Gilford, Gordon McCormack, of Ashland, and Mary King, of Laconia, and several nieces and nephews throughout the north east.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Pemi-Baker Community Health Center, 101 Boulder Point Dr, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH 03264.
Calling Hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 2 through 4 p.m. A celebration of life will be held immediately after the calling hours at Fosters Restaurant in The Common Man Inn, 231 Main St, Plymouth. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Rte 175, Thornton.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Dick's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 07:25

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Albert O. Perry, Sr., 81

ASHLAND — Albert O. Perry, Sr. 81, died at his home surrounded by his family on April 3, 2014 following a period of failing health. Born in Boscawen on October 2, 1932, he was the son of Austin and Germaine [Page] Perry.
He was raised in the Boscawen-Penacook area and relocated to Ashland in 1976 where he operated his scrap metal business with his wife Julia. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and time with his family. He was predeceased by his wife Julia in December 26, 2008.
He is survived by his sons Albert Perry, Jr. of Ashland, and John Perry of Meredith, four daughters Germaine Rogers of Ashland, Brenda Perry of Ashland, Nancy Marsh of Franklin, and Debbie Baros of Meredith, many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and his brother Francis Perry of Loudon.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be on Monday April 7, 2014 at the Dupuis Funeral Home Hill Avenue Ashland from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held in Green Grove Cemetery Ashland in the spring. Dupuis Funeral Ashland is in charge of the arrangements, for more info, go to dupuisfuneralhome.com.

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Rita M. Freeman, 92

LACONIA — Rita M. Freeman, 92, of Laconia, died peacefully at her home on Monday, March 31, 2014. She was born in Laconia, N.H. on March 16, 1922, the daughter of John and Kathryn (McCrea) Lund. She was a graduate of Laconia High School, Class of 1940, and a lifelong resident of Laconia. Rita was employed in the early years at Byse Agency, and later Belknap Agency, where she worked for many years, both located in Laconia. Rita later was employed by The State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services as a Case Manager and retired in 1992, at age 70, after 23 years of service.
Rita was a thoughtful caring person who loved God, country, family, and friends. She demonstrated that love everyday through her actions and boundless generosity. She just knew what to do to help you feel better. With her quick wit and great sense of humor, Rita had her own special way of telling it like it was. She loved doing whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted, and thanked God for her good health. When asked about her health, she would say she didn't have time to be sick. Rita's drinks of choice were ginger ale, and Moxie, thought buying bottled water was stupid, and had no problem telling you about this along with many of her other personal peeves. She was a Secret Santa to so many all year long for no particular reason, other than she knew it was the right thing for her to do and loved doing it. Everyone who has been touched by Rita, already knows what a great feeling it is. She found great enjoyment in feeding the many animals that would come over to her house, be it birds, squirrels, cats or whatever, there was always enough food for all, all year long. She loved Nelson Eddie, his music and his movies. And who doesn't like the Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole and some Tony Bennett tunes. Rita loved watching the Red Sox, particularly Big Papi, golf, with Tiger Woods, Jeopardy, and any and all Perry Mason reruns. For relaxation and fun, playing bingo with her usual 36 cards, and don't forget those scratch tickets. Starting and ending the days, she would read her favorite Harlequin Romance paperbacks. She would often say if she had a slow caller at bingo she would read between the calls. We love you Rita and know you are with God and family and feel very blessed to have had you on this earth and will remember all the love, kindness and generosity you gave to us until we see you again.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth V. Freeman of Sanbornton, two daughters; Pamela Snyder of Summerville, S.C. and Kathryn Garnache of Biddeford, Maine., and five grandchildren; Gary Snyder, Donald Newton, Tammy Desrosiers, Christina Roberts and Emily McWhinnie. Rita was predeceased by her husband Lloyd E. Freeman and daughter Wendy (Freeman) Sweeney, and two brothers Kenneth Lund and Ralph Lund.
With respect to Rita's wishes, there will be a private graveside service later this spring. Donations in Rita's memory may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572 Laconia, NH 03247.
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 Thursday, 03 April 2014 06:18

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Shirley M. Marden, 87

BELMONT — Shirley Mae Marden, 87, of Belmont passed away March 28, 2014 at home surrounded by family.

She was born in San Pedro , California on November 25, 1926 to Edwin and Villa Terrill Hamel. Her family moved cross country to New Hampshire , where she was a resident for the next 71 years.

Shirley was the matriarch of the outgoing Marden clan, who are well established in the Town of Belmont . She was married to Lewis Marden, Sr. for 57 years.
In her adult life, Shirley worked for the Laconia State School as a Psychiatric Aide. In her spare time, she was involved with the Belmont Baseball Organization and the Cub Scouts. She was also a volunteer Sunday school teacher.

Shirley is survived by husband Lewis Marden, Sr. of Belmont, son James Marden, Sr. of Belmont, son Lewis Marden, Jr. and his wife Denise Marden of Belmont, son David Marden and his wife Linda Hatch of Belmont, and daughter Barbara Binette and her husband Richard Binette of Belmont. She also leaves behind grandson Christopher Marden of Belmont, granddaughter Felicia Morrissette and her husband Doug Morrissette of Dover, granddaughter Jenna Pearl and her husband Brian Pearl of Gilmanton, granddaughter Casondra Holub and her husband Kyle Holub of Fort Collins, Colo., granddaughter Shannon Dyer and her husband David Dyer of Gilford, granddaughter Sarah Marden and her husband Kyle Dupuis of Belmont, grandson James Marden, Jr. of Belmont, granddaughter Diane Marden of Belmont, grandson Ed Binette of Belmont, and grandson Joe Binette and his wife Melissa Ramsay McGee of Belmont. Shirley also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Villa Terrill Hamel, and by son, Jeff Marden.

There will be no calling hours.

There will be a springtime memorial service for family and friends at the South Road cemetery in Belmont at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation c/o Jeff Marden Scholarship at P.O. Box 7312 , Gilford , NH 03247 .

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 Thursday, 03 April 2014 06:06

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