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George A. 'Skip' O'Brien, 58

LACONIA — George "Skip" A. O'Brien, 58, of 188 Sheridan Street, passed away in his home on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones, Gayle, Katie Ferguson and Julie Gaillard.
Skip was born June 10, 1955 in Plymouth N.H., the son of William and Doris O'Brien. He was a resident of Laconia and had been employed at New Hampshire Ball Bearings. He loved music, collecting antiques and loved swap shops. He was especially fond of his Chevrolet truck.
Survivors include his significant other, Gayle Gallant, of Laconia, a daughter, Julia O'Brien, of Canaan, N.H.; two sisters, Loretta O'Brien of Bunnell, Florida and Carrie Ann O'Brien and her husband Byran Miner of Sanbornton; a nephew, Donald A Lebesque of Laconia and his close friend, Allen Raper of Laconia.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to No Stomach for Cancer, PO Box 46070, Madison WI 53711
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, 15 July 2013 06:43

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Alice A. Kallmerten, 86

MEREDITH — Alice Anne (Waugh) Kallmerten, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Mrs. Kallmerten was born December 20, 1926 in Clarksburg, West Virginia where she lived with her brother Lewis and her parents Lulu Brenice (Rohr) and Lewis H. Waugh, Sr. until she was 10. Upon the death of her grandfather, the family moved from the city to the rural countryside of Alum Bridge, W. Virginia, a move she would later say was a culture shock but helped shape her life. Alice attended high school during WW 2 and then went on to West Virginia University where she joined the Delta Tau sorority, became the 'sweetheart of Sigma Chi' and met her future husband, James H. Kallmerten. Alice graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education and Biological Science in 1948 and then taught school before marrying on August 1 1949. Over the next 15 years, Alice and Jim relocated to several different states pursuing his accounting career and in the process had four children, all boys, a fact she would later joke nearly drove her crazy. In the 1960s, the family settled in Framingham, MA where Alice 'refused to budge' until the boys were out of school. Alice and Jim retired to Charlotte, NC in 1987 and Jim passed away 10 years later. Alice remained in Charlotte until 2005 when she moved to 'cold' NH to be closer to family.
Alice was smiling, fun loving, humorous and open to new adventures. She felt strong family connections, especially with her cousins, uncles and aunts from her mother's extended family, the Rohrs. Throughout her life, she pursued a path of self improvement. Part of this process involved writing and journaling, which she did extensively. Her writing evolved into a passion for poetry which she began studying at the age of 64. Alice became a recognized poet with publications in Charlotte Poetry Magazine, Flame and Weston Democrat News. Her poetry received awards from North Carolina Poetry Council, Fields of Earth and The Charlotte Writers Club. When not writing, she enjoyed senior activities and was a member of the Silver Foxes Swimming Club, competing in the Carolina Senior Games in 1988 and 1989 and winning multiple medals. She was a fan of the Carolina Panthers (and not shy about trash talking), an avid reader and loved old western movies.
Alice was predeceased by her parents, husband and brother. She is survived by her sister in law, Pong Ak Waugh of Cragsmoor, NY, and her four sons and families: Jim Kallmerten, Carol Borg and their daughter Jane of Syracuse, NY; Dan and Pam Kallmerten and their children Amy, Sam and Julia of Gilford, NH; Tim and Traci Kallmerten and daughters Kelsey Hyndman and Taeler Kallmerten of Houston, TX; and John Kallmerten and his children Jesse AbramsKallmerten and Grace Abrams-Kallmerten of Framingham, MA.
A celebration of life is being planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. (centralvna.org).
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 06:40

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Candy Sawyer, 28

SUFFOLK COUNTY, New York — Candy S. Sawyer, 28, died unexpectedly July 9, 2013 in New York.
Candy came into the world with her twin sister, Kathy, on March 12, 1985 in California, the daughter of Stephen and Evelyn (Rodriguez) Sawyer. She was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 2003.
Candy was a free spirit and notably did things her own way. She enjoyed music and dancing immensely. Candy had many friends and family that loved her greatly. She was fortunate to have met and spent time with family in the Philippines, Virginia and Indiana. There will always be fond memories of times spent on Casco Bay, camping in Vermont and skiing with family and friends. She loved enjoying Filipino meals made by her mom.
Her parents, Steve and Evelyn, of Belmont, a sister, Kathy, brother, Kurtis, and her extended family in Maine, Virginia, Indiana, California and the Philippines will truly miss Candy.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Burial will be private.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247 (phone #603-524-8236)
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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Margaret S. Cass, 87

BRIDGEWATER — Margaret S. [Jenness] Cass, 87 died at Franklin Regional Hospital on July 10, 2013, following a period of failing health.
Born in Plymouth on Jan. 11, 1926, she was the daughter of John and Clara [Gilpatric] Jenness.
Margaret resided in Bridgewater for most of her life. She attended the one-room school in Lower Intervale and was a graduate of Plymouth High School.
She was employed at Sprague Electric in Plymouth for many years. In addition, she operated a day care center.
She attended the Ashland Baptist Church, and was a Gold Star Mother. Margaret enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her son, Cpl. Frank Cass, and daughter Diana Cass; also her brother, Maurice Jenness of Florida, and her sister, Millie Pearl of Concord, and son-in-law Ronald Grace.
She is survived by sons, Robert P. Cass and his wife Barbara of Plymouth, John Cass and his wife Pat of Milford, Brian Cass and his wife Donna of New York; daughters Bonnie Cass of Massachusetts, Brenda Cass-Grace and her companion Phil Bourgeois of Enfield, and Clara Cass and her companion Arnie Clifford of Bridgewater; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; her brothers, Mitchell Jenness and his wife Mary of Bridgewater, and Max Jenness and his wife Jane of Meredith, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Monday July 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Green Grove Cemetery, Main Street, in Ashland. Donations may be made to the Dupuis-Cross Post 15 American Legion Main Street Ashland NH. 03217.
Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling arrangements. For more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 08:01

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