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Robert F. Field, 83

MEREDITH — Robert Frances Field, 83, of Meredith, NH, passed at his home surrounded by his family on July 12, 2013. He was born on March 22, 1930 in Billerica, MA, and was a long time resident of Chelmsford, MA. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Muriel (Pynn) Field, his brother Frederick Field, of Holiday, FL, and his four children: Donna Bordwell of Chantilly, VA, Gail Foley of Reston, VA, Robert Field, of Hollis, NH, and James Field, of Holden, MA.

Additionally, his life was enriched by his ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Evan and Margaret (Roloff) Field, sister, Florence Field, and four brothers: Clement Field, Lloyd Field, Stanley Field and Edward Field. Prior to retirement, Robert was CEO of Field Machine and Tool Company and Field and Kelly Reality. He served in the Navy on the USS Newman K. Perry destroyer and was an active member of the Masonic Grand Lodge, of MA. In addition, he was involved in Chelmsford Pop Warner football, hockey, and Little League baseball. He served as president of Patrician Shores Homeowners Association and was a board member of the Willow Brook Association in Naples, Florida. Robert enjoyed traveling, boating, and managing real estate, but his most cherished time was spent with his family.

A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church of Laconia-United Church of Christ, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, at 11:00 a.m. on July 19, 2013. Relatives and friends are respectively invited.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Hospice Care of Central New Hampshire, In Memory of Robert F. Field, 780 Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. To view Robert's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 06:43

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Jennifer K. Kemper, 41

MOULTONBOROUGH — Jennifer Kathleen Kemper, 41, of Moultonborough, NH passed away July 13, 2013.

Jennifer was born in Dusseldorf, Germany on June 19, 1972. She lived in Germany, Holland and Kuwait before moving to Manhasset, NY at the age of seven. She attended Shelter Rock Elementary School and Manhasset Junior and Senior High Schools through 9th grade. She graduated from Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA in 1990. Jennifer went on to earn a B.A. in Sociology and Religion from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1994 and a M.A. in Elementary Education from Long Island University in 1997.

Jennifer worked as a teacher at Pierce Country Day School and as a Ski Instructor at Stratton Mountain Resort before finding her calling as a 2nd grade teacher. For the past several years she has been a valued member of the Meredith, NH community as a teacher at Inter-Lakes Elementary School. She was a life-long tennis player and loved to walk the trails around Lake Winnipesaukee with her two dogs, Bear and Kayla. She enjoyed spending time with friends, reading, relaxing and kayaking at the beach and of course playing with her dogs.

Jennifer is survived by parents, Hugh and Nancy Kemper; siblings, Alexandra Kemper, John Kemper and his wife Amy, and their four children, all of South Londonderry, VT.

Calling Hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. An additional service will be held in Jennifer's hometown of Manhasset, NY at Fairchild Sons Funeral Chapel on July 18, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center, Laconia, NH 603-524-3252.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 06:39

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Ricki R. Vachon, 62

GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Ricki Russell Vachon, 62, of 11 Old Main Street, Marlow, N.H. and formerly a long time resident of Gilmanton Iron Works, died at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Ricki was born June 23, 1951 in Wolfeboro, the daughter of Charles and Beatrice Ann (Thompson) Russell. She lived in Gilmanton Iron works for several years before moving to Marlow in 2008. Ricki was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Peter J. Vachon III, of Marlow; two daughters, Shiloh Simino, and her husband, Chris, of Gilsum and Rory Labbe, and her husband, Jon, of Alton Bay; five grandchildren, Austin Simonds, Kale Simino , Cody Simino, Emma Labbe and Elsey Labbe; a brother, Erich Russell, of Gilmanton Iron Works; four sisters, Rhonda Collette of Barnstead, Erin Palfrey of Laconia, Karel Russell of Alton Bay and Shaunee Parent of Gilford and many nieces. She was predeceased by a son, Mark Russell, in 1984.

There will be no calling hours.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Gilmanton Community Church, 1807 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, with Rev. Christopher Stevens, Pastor of the Church will officiate.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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 Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:43

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Robert F. Halloran, 94

CENTER HARBOR — Robert Francis Halloran, age 94 died peacefully at Mt. Auburn Hospital Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Ballantine) Halloran.

Bob was born in Northampton, Mass. on July 9, 1919, the son of John F. and Mary (Duffy) Halloran.

He attended Northampton schools graduating from Northampton High School in 1936. He then attended and graduated from the University of Massachusetts where he studied both Economics and Mathematics. While there he joined the ROTC program and following graduation enlisted in the Army Air Corps. During WWII he was a fighter pilot in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns. He earned the Air Medal and Presidential Citation. An honor of which he was most proud. During his time in the United States Service, he married Barbara Ballantine in Sumpter, South Carolina where she was a USO hostess.

Upon their return Massachusetts they first settled in Hingham, then moved to Cohasset and finally in 1953 they settled in Concord.

Bob began his career in sales with the Thrifty Check Co. then he joined the staff at Marine Midland Bank where he worked as a supervisor in the Check Franking Department. He then worked for New England Merchants Bank until he joined the executive team that organized and created Baybanks. His leadership and foresight was instrumental in the success and market share of Baybank New England.

During his time in banking, he formed the Author's Ridge Realty Trust Co. and developed the Ridge Road area of Concord as well as other residential developments. His properties were regarded and respected as well constructed "stick-built" residential homes for families to enjoy for years to come.

A long time member of the Concord Country Club, Bob enjoyed playing tennis, golf and socializing with many other local members, business associates and residents. He also enjoyed many fun filled summers and vacations with his family in their Center Harbor, NH home.

He is survived by his children, Stephen J. and wife Linda of NH, David H. and wife Helen of Acton, Cathy Lepage and husband Michael of Princeton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Crystal Feeley, Corey S., Amy S., and Caroline J. Halloran, his great-grandson Cullen as well as his sisters Mary Caldwell and Donna Malin. He was also the father of the late Mark R. Halloran and Michael R. Halloran.

Visiting Hours, Friday, July 19 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment with full U.S. Army Air Corp. Military Honors will conclude at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord.

Concord's town flag will fly at half staff on Friday in honor of Mr. Halloran's service to his country during WWII.

Arrangements under the care of David H. Halloran, type 6 Funeral Director, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:20

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