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Clarence W. Noyes

WARWICK, R.I. — On May 28, 2013, Clarence W. Noyes died peacefully with his family by his side. He was he beloved husband of the late Lois Noyes who passed away in 2008. They were married for 62 years.
Mr. Noyes was born in Suncook, NH and moved to Laconia in the late 1920s. He attended Laconia High School and graduated in 1938. While in high school he played piano for the radio station WLNH. He received a scholarship for the New England Conservatory of Music and was there until 1941, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as an airman radio operator.
In 1946, he completed his last year at the Conservatory. He decided to teach music once out of school. In New Hampshire he taught in Gorham and Franklin, in Massachusetts he taught in Lee, North Andover, and Pittsfield, and he also taught in West Warwick, R.I.
While in New Hampshire, he also managed the Cumberland Farms store in Normandin Square. He and his family managed the Gilford Town Beach for two seasons. Mr. Noyes was a past Master Mason and a member of the Odd Fellows and Eastern Star Chapters. He had incredible talent at the piano and organ and played at many churches including the Christian Science Church on Pleasant Street. Before retiring, he and his wife managed the Nathaniel Greene Homestead in Coventry, R.I., for fifteen years.
Noyes is survived by his four children: Weston Noyes of Scottsville, Va., Jeffrey Noyes and his wife Shirley of Laconia, Jay Noyes and his wife Linda of West Greenwich, R.I, and Suellyn Noyes of Laconia. Eight grandchildren: Heidi Bourgeois of Gilford, Chris Noyes of Laconia, Dana Noyes of Scottsville, Va., Kieth Noyes of Laconia, Jennifer Souza and Heather Casale of Couentry, R.I, Sarah Noyes of West Greenwhich R.I, and Zachary Plummer of Laconia. There are also 14 great grandchildren.
He had a full military funeral and was laid to rest next to his wife at the Veterans' Cemetery in Exeter, R.I. Per Clarence's wish, any contributions in his memory may be sent to the First Baptist at 1613 Main Street in West Warwick, R.I where he was their organist for the past forty years.

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Joseph W. French, 57

BRISTOL — Joseph William French, 57, passed away at home on Friday, June 14th, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Franklin, September 4, 1955, the son of Roger and the late Joan (Cabral) French.
Joe worked at IPC and later at Newfound Sales until he retired for health reasons.
Joe enjoyed hunting, all types of fishing, playing cards and horseshoes. Joe was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth "Betty" (Pierce) French of Bristol, his father Roger of Bristol, a sister, Shelley Slaten of Concord; two stepdaughters: Kerri Thoelen of CT, and Denise Wheeler of NH; his step grandfather, Nicholas Amendola of MA; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the New Hampton Community Church. Interment will follow in Homeland Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newfound Area Nursing Association Hospice Program, 214 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222. Arrangements are under the directions of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.

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Bethany M. Gessner Edney, 91

MEREDITH — Bethany M. Gessner Edney, 91 of Meredith and Lancaster, NH passed away on Friday, June 14 at Forestview Manor, Meredith surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Lancaster, NH, April 16, 1922 to Jason and Effie (Stickney) Gessner. Beth graduated from Lancaster Academy and attended Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing.
Beth and her husband Herb enjoyed many years traveling and volunteering at the Arizona Boys Ranch in Chandler, AZ and spent many winters in their home in Surprise, AZ. They were volunteers and traveled with Retired Volunteers In Christ Service, providing their talents and service to churches and programs in need. Beth especially enjoyed spending summers in Lancaster at their summer home entertaining friends and family, gardening, camping, ceramics, sewing, stain glasswork, and being part of the Methodist Women's group.
Members of the family include her three daughters, Linda Hersey from Laconia, Charlotte Jackson and husband Don from Bow Mar, Colorado, Cheryl and her husband Philip from Fairfield, Maine. Four grandchildren, Jason and Nathan Hersey of Laconia, Michael Jackson of Highland Ranch, CO , Kellee Jackson of Portland, OR, and two step granddaughters Candy Lessard and Sandy Sargent of Maine. Five great-grandchildren, Matthew and Brian Hersey of Laconia, and Lauren, Brett and Keri of Highland Ranch, CO. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Herbert Edney, in 2011, a great- granddaughter Carrie Jackson, sisters Justine Jackson and Geraldine Swanson and brother Stanton Gessner.
Calling hours will be held at Bailey Funeral Home, 210 Main St., Lancaster on Wednesday June 19 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. with a celebration of her life to be held at the Lancaster United Methodist Church in Lancaster at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
Please go to www.baileyfh.net for more information or to send an online condolence.

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Suzanne Roberts, 88

BELMONT — Suzanne (Sickmon) Roberts, 88, of 164 Brown Hill Road, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by family, after a full and active life. She was the widow of Leslie E. Roberts who died in July, 2001.
Mrs. Roberts was born April 24, 1925 in Chico, California, the daughter of the late Clive H. and Sara E. (Leitzell) Sickmon. She was a graduate of Classical High School in Springfield, Mass. and received her B.A. and M. S. Degrees from the University of New Hampshire. Between college and graduate school, Mrs. Roberts taught sciences and math at Farmington High School, and following her marriage, she taught math at Carpenter School, Wolfeboro. The couple then purchased the Badger Homestead in Belmont where they farmed and raised their five children. Mrs. Roberts had been a resident of Belmont since 1950 and was the assistant principal at Belmont High School for twenty-seven years before retiring in 1993.
Mrs. Roberts had been a member of the Belmont Baptist Church since 1950. She was the current Church Moderator and was a member of the Ladies' Circle. She was a supervisor the Check List for the Town of Belmont, was a school board member, a trustee of Trust Funds, a member of the Old Home Day Committee, a member of the Belmont Rotary Club, a charter member of the Belmont Historical Society, the Friendly Club and a member of the Board of Directors of Heavenly Sunshine Pre-school. She was also a member of the Belknap County 4-H Foundation, Farm Bureau, the 4-H Association, a Commissioner of the Gunstock Recreation Area and a current board member of Roberts Cove, Inc., Alton.
In recognition of her many contributions to the town, Mrs. Roberts received several awards, including the Rotary Club's Paul Harris Award and in 1999, the New Hampshire and National Assistant Principal Award.
She leaves her sons, Clive E. Roberts and his wife, Carlene Ann Hyslop Roberts, Mark W. Roberts and his wife, Kristine Wilson Roberts, and Roy T. Roberts and his wife, Terry M. Bolduc Roberts all of Belmont; her daughters, Lynn R. Wilson and her husband, John F. Wilson of Brandon, Vermont and Diane C. Roberts and her husband, Robert Mackey, of Tucson, Arizona; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Roberts was predeceased by her brother, Charles W. Sickmon.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 3:00-5:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.
Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Belmont Baptist Church, 49 Church Hill, Belmont. Rev. James F. Smith, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. A Reception will follow at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont.
Burial will be at a later date in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery, Alton.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Suzanne Roberts Book Award, c/0 Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, Belmont, NH 03220.
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, 17 June 2013 05:57

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