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Emelia M. Rozen, 98

GILFORD — Emelia M. Rozen, 98, formerly a longtime resident of Stark Street, Gilford died at The Rochester Manor, Rochester, NH on July 2, 2013.

Mrs. Rozen was born January 2, 1915 in Lakeport, N.H., the daughter of Odilion and Emelia (Merchant) Savard. She resided in Gilford for over seventy years before moving to Rochester, N.H. in 2006.

Mrs. Rozen enjoyed cooking and had been employed as a cook at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia for many years.

Survivors include a son, Howard Hawkins, of Rochester, N.H.; two daughters, Betty Cresswell of Burnt Hills, N.Y. and Lorraine Rivest of Keene, N.H.; twelve grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; fifteen great-great grandchildren; a sister, Lena Berkey of Rochester, N.H. and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her first husband, Howard H. Hawkins, in 1947 her second husband, William P. Rozen, in 1996, two grandchildren, Michael Rivest and Kyle Barns, a son-inlaw, Ray Rivest and a sister Ann Smith.

There will be no calling hours.

A Graveside Service will be held at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia on Friday, July 19,

2013, at 11:00AM, the Pastor Robert Horne of The Bible Speaks Church, Lakeport, NH will officiate.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

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 07:17

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Theresa V. Guilmette, 85

LACONIA — Theresa Vivian Guilmette, 85, formerly of 23 Winter Street, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Mrs. Guilmette was the widow of Armand J. Guilmette who died in 1995.

Mrs. Guilmette was born August 28, 1927 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the Frank C. and Marie Ann (Brochu) Morin. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She had been employed at the Belknap Mill as a finisher for many years.

Survivors include three sisters, Rachel Gilbert of Laconia, Yvonne Morin of Laconia and Lorraine Lavoie of Manchester and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and cousins. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Guilmette was predeceased by five brothers, Eugene Morin, Robert Morin, Bertrand Morin, Rene Morin and Lionel Morin and by two sisters, Lauretta

Normandin and Jeannette Hurd.

There will be no calling hours. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N. H.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Rehabilitation Center – Activities Fund, 175 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, N.H. 03246.

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 06:53

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Frances J. T. Mauch, 88

SANDWICH — Frances Julia Traum Mauch passed away on July 2, 2013 with the love of family and friends surrounding her, and her daughter at her side.

Frances was born in Wood-Ridge, NJ to Franz and Elizabeth (Zombary) Traum on March 16, 1925. She was proud to be a top graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Newark, NJ. She worked as an OR nurse before having a long career as a high-school nurse in which she was a staunch advocate for teenagers. Frances married Raymond Henry Mauch in October of 1948 in Rutherford, NJ. They moved to Paramus where they had three of their four children.

In 1959, after venturing to NH for a vacation, Ray and Fran bought a 60-acre farm in Center Sandwich, a decision which caused the neighbors in suburban Paramus to question their sanity. Nevertheless, they packed up their three small children and dalmatian and headed north, proving through trial, error, perseverance, and determination that anything is possible. They were integral and devoted members of the Sandwich community for 54 years.

Frances was nurse for many summers at Camp Hale on Squam Lake, and later the school nurse of Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith for 30+ years, retiring at the age of 70, only to accept a position three months later at the newly formed Community School of Tamworth. She worked there until she was 80, saying, when asked why she was retiring so young, "It's better to leave while they still think you're good at your job than be asked to go!"

Fran deeply loved her community, and gave to it in many ways. She was a founding member of the Sandwich Caregivers and the Friends of Library, was a proud member of PEO, a Red Cross nurse, an active and devoted member of the Federated Church of Sandwich, and served on many local boards and community volunteer and church organizations, the list too long to include.

In every way, Fran upheld the advice she so frequently gave her students: "Make good use of the space you take up in this world." She lived her life with vivacity, conviction and a deep compassion for others, and left long loving threads woven through the many hearts she touched. She was indeed Frantastic!

Frances is predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Raymond and her loving son, Daniel. She is survived by her son Raymond "Skipp" Mauch, Jr. of Lochmere, NH; her daughter Nancy Mauch Hosmer of Camden, ME and Brewster, MA; her son Matthew Mauch of Nashville, TN; as well as eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a loving extended family. She was proud of them all and has left them with a legacy of love and her resolute spirit.

A memorial service will be held on September 14th at 10:30am at the Federated Church of Sandwich and a community Celebration of Life at 5:30pm at the Craft Building on the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Donations in her memory may be made to the Federated Church of Sandwich, PO Box 267, Center Sandwich, NH 03227.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 06:41

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Horace W. 'Bill' Dubois, 86

LACONIA — Horace W. "Bill" Dubois, 86, of Gilford, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born on May 2, 1927, in Laconia, he was the son of Edmund and Marguerite (Goyette) Dubois. A long-time resident of Gilford and Laconia, he was raised in Laconia attending local schools. Upon graduation at Laconia High School he enlisted with the U.S. Navy serving with honor and courage during World War II.
Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all manners of outdoors activities; he was a past Commander at the Laconia V.F.W. Above all he was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great great-grandfather who will be missed dearly by his loving family.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruth (Kelly), in 2004; daughter, Lori Benwell, in 2004; son-in-law, James Lowell, and daughter-in-law, Catherine Dubois.
He is survived by his three children, Linda Lowell, of Lebanon, David Dubois, of Belmont, and Gary Dubois, of Laconia; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.
A committal service will be held in the Chapel at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 D.W. Highway, Boscawen, NH, on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 www.centralvna.org.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Bill's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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