LACONIA — Sheila North of Laconia, New Hampshire, passed away in her home on September 22, 2013 after a brief illness.
She was born January 24, 1946 in Winsted, CT, the eldest daughter of Elwood and Bridget Myers. She graduated from Valley Regional High School in Deep River, Conn. and Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Sheila moved to Syracuse, New York in 1970 where she earned a master's degree in education from Syracuse University College of Education. She later worked for the New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This is where she met her husband and love of her life, "Bobby". After enjoying the wildlife surrounding their cabin in Lafayette, New York, together they moved to Laconia, in 1999.
Sheila loved to garden and read. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed replicating the dishes of their travels while cooking for family and friends. She and Bob enjoyed entertaining, whether it be at home with the annual Christmas party or away for a "destination" get together. Fond memories were created while listening to Bob play the piano while her family and friends sang. Together, she and Bob had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States to visit friends and family and bird watch. They also toured Europe, enjoying especially the coast of Italy. As a sports fan, she loved to watch the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and the Syracuse men's basketball team.
She is survived by Robert, her husband of 32 years; her son, Matthew Crowley (and life mate, Connie Snyder) of Henderson, Nev.; her daughter, Anne (and husband, Jeff Meskell) of Boston; and her stepdaughter, Dr. Heather North (and husband, Dr. Gary Rodberg) of Ocean Springs, Miss. She is also survived by her sisters, Amy Myers (and husband Ed Feeney) of Scottsdale, AZ, and Leah Ackerman (and husband, Jerry Ackerman) of Deep River, Conn, and her brother, Charlie Myers (and wife Rita Myers), of Menomonee Falls, Wis. She was predeceased by her sister, Jan Hart of Branford and Essex, Conn., who is survived by her husband, Kevin Hart of New Haven, Conn. She is also survived by her nieces, Rachael Whitbeck of Connecticut, Kelsey Bauer of Wisconsin and Allyson Feeney of Arizona, and her nephews, Carl Wiser and Wystan Ackerman of Connecticut and Noah Feeney of Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Central New Hampshire Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice. 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
LACONIA – Kay Ellen Sawyer, 59, of 1156 North Main Street, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Monty Duval Heslop and Erline (Moreau) Reilly. Kay worked as a nursing assistant for many years. Kay was a loving, gentle, kind spirited daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. Family and friends were the focus of her life. Kay was selfless and generous to a fault. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
In addition to her mother of Penacook, she is survived by one son, David Virgue of Gilmanton; one daughter, Teresa Burgado of New York, NY; one brother, Rex Reilly of Penacook; one sister, Fay Reilly of Conway; four grandchildren; Angelina Matos, Yansi Matos, Jolia Curry and Mason Virgue. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her husband, Michael Virgue and one brother, Andrew Reilly.
A celebration of life will be celebrated from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage house entrance. A time of openly sharing memories will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will be private.
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, 26 September 2013 07:30
BOSCAWEN — Dorothea Mae Guild, 97, beloved mother and grandmother, formerly of Warren, PA and Hernando, FL, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH where she was a resident for the past six months. Prior to moving to the Home, she resided in Hill, NH with her son, Paul.
Born August 12, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard Devere McClintock and Vera Maude Conant McClintock.
On April 30, 1938 Dorothea married the late John Willis Guild in North Warren, PA, where they raised their family and resided for many years.
Thru the years, Dorothea was employed by Warren Dental Arts, The Christian Book Store in Warren and Jamesway Department Store in N. Warren. She and her husband had a popular hotdog stand in Venturetown in the 1950's.
She attended the Church of the Nazarene in Warren for many years where she was actively involved in many aspects of the children's programs but particularly enjoyed working with children of pre-school age.
Dorothea enjoyed playing the piano, photography, floral arranging, and creative sewing projects including cross and ribbon stitching. She made many crocheted and quilted projects for her children and grandchildren through the years. Her ability to laugh at herself, her giving spirit, and quick wit will be deeply missed by those who loved her.
Surviving are her sons Paul Willis Guild and his wife, Ellen Dickson Guild of Hill, NH; and William Boyd Guild and his wife, Natalie Forrest Guild of Del Ray Beach, FL; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Carol McClintock Hoffman of Wysox, PA; her brother Malcolm McClintock and his wife Janet Carey McClintock of Bluff City, TN; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son John Howard Guild; her sisters Helen Alcorn and Ruth Churchwell and her brother Russell McClintock.
Per Dorothea's request there will be no viewing or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at Pinegrove Cemetery, Russell, PA on Saturday, September 28. The Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Warren, PA is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene, Children's Ministries, Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA 16365 in Dorothea Mae Guild's memory.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:20
LAKEPORT — Hazel Ruth (Royea) Noyes, 97, of Lakeport, New Hampshire, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia.
She was born July 17, 1916, in West Berkshire, Vermont, the daughter of the late Levi B. and Mary E. Royea. She was educated in Canada and resided in Ashland until moving to Lakeport in 1947. In her early years before being married, she worked at the Batchelder House, a summer country hotel in Holderness, where at times, they accommodated up to 40 house guests; her chauffer's license allowed her to convey guests back and forth to the Ashland Train Station. Relatives of Herbert L. Noyes owned the Batchelder House and it was here that she met her future husband. Herbert passed away in 1988 after 51 years of marriage. Prior to her retirement in 1979, she was employed in the office of the Lake City Beverage Companies for 29 years.
Hazel was a member of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport for more than 65 years, where she taught Sunday school and served in many elective and appointive offices. She was a member and past president of the church's Ready for Service Club, serving faithfully for many years. She was also an associate member of the Weirs United Methodist Church.
In addition, she was a member of the Hannah Frances Rebekah lodge of Lakeport for close to 80 years, having served as past Noble Grand and as past District Deputy President. She was also a member of the Rebekah Assembly of NH, serving as chaplain, marshal and several appointive offices. She received the Decoration of Chivalry in 1965, which is the highest honor given for service in Rebekah Odd Fellowship, the church and community.
As a member of the Squam Lake Grange of Ashland, Hazel served as Past Master, Lecturer, and Lady Assistant Steward, and recently received her 75 year pin and certificate from the National Grand Master.
Hazel served as a volunteer at the Red Cross blood drives for over 31 years, a member of the Lakeport Community Association, the Laconia Historical Society and the New Hampshire humane society she was co-chairman at the "Friendly Kitchen", and the Laconia Salvation Army.
Hazel enjoyed traveling, crosswords and spending time with family and friends. Hazel is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Goyette, of Sutton, Quebec, Canada; a niece, Margaret Earl, who has always been special to her, and five generations of nieces and nephews. She had many friends and especially Laurence Leonard, of Laconia. She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith from 2 through 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, Laconia, on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. Rev. Gary Mauck, pastor emeritus, will officiate. A private interment will be held at Green Grove Cemetery, in Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the Noyes, Rich, Tutt Organ Fund C/0 United Baptist Church, 35 Park St., Lakeport, NH 03246
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Hazel's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:15