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William A. Gelotte, 86

GILFORD – William A. Gelotte, 86, of Sagamore Road and Green Valley, Arizona, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 27, 1927 in Belmont, Mass., the son of Claus and Mae (Goldstein) Gelotte. Bill served in the US Navy during World War II. He was President and CEO of Claus Gelotte Camera Stores and also was one of the founding partners and Chairman of the Board for Meadowbrook Farm, LLC, now known as the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook. He was an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed hockey, baseball, football and was a general sports enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen K. (Kenerson) Gelotte of Gilford, NH, one son, Dana Gelotte and his wife Andrea of Gilford, NH, two daughters; Dianne Gelotte and her life partner Mary-Claire Paicopolis of Gilford, NH and Robin Gelotte of Gilford, NH, seven grandchildren; SSGT Joshua Gelotte, Danica, Sarah, Cameron, Kirsten and Tayla, all of Gilford, NH and Jessica of Methuen, Mass. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Steven Gelotte, one brother, Robert Gelotte and two sisters; Dorothy Trube and Nancy Corwin.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass. A celebration of life will be held at noon on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, 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 Friday, 13 September 2013 07:18

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Martha R. Phinney, 79

MEREDITH — Martha Ruth Phinney, 79, of True Road, died Sept. 2, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, after a long illness.

Born in Meredith on May 20, 1934, she was the daughter of Nathanial and Leona B. (Shaw) Boynton.

She grew up in New Hampton and graduated from Ashland High School, Ashland, class of 1951. She has been a resident of Meredith since 1965.

Martha worked as a seamstress for many years and also as a day care provider for many families.

In her early years, she was very active in the Boy Scouts as a den leader.

Martha was predeceased by her husband, George O. Phinney, Sr., brothers, Warren and Everett, and sister, Elose.

Martha is survived by her sons, George O. Phinney, Jr., and Wayne T. Phinney, both of Meredith, seven grandchildren, Angel, Nathaniel, Peter, Ryan, Nicole, Christopher and Randy, three great grandchildren, Nichols, Isabella and Wyatt, siblings, Beryl Buzzell, Joseph Boynton, Brian Boynton, all of New Hampton, Arnold Boynton, David Boynton, both of Meredith, Gertrude Boynton of Belmont, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Lemieux, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the Meredith Youths Leagues, C/O Meredith Parks and Recreation Department, Main St. Meredith, NH. 03253.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 07:16

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Esther M. King, 86

GILFORD — Esther M. (Harris) King, 86, of 127 Morrill Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
Mrs. King was born July 3, 1927 in Gilford, N.H., the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Muriel (Rand) Harris.
In 1953 she went to New York City and worked as an executive secretary at the Christian & Missionary Headquarters. She remained in the New York/New Jersey area until retiring in 1990. At that time she returned to Gilford, N.H. Survivors include her husband, Julian D. King, of Gilford; a sister, Marion Harris, of Gilford; a sister-in-law, Sue Harris of Gilford; a brother-in-law, William Roberts of Concord and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. King was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Harris, Jr., in 1983 and by a sister, Arlene Roberts, in 2001.
A calling hour will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the LifeQuest Church, 115 Court Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 11 a.m. also at the Church.
Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the LifeQuest Church, 115 Court Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246 or to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.
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, 12 September 2013 08:19

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Annette 'Britt' Breton, 95

GILFORD — Annette "Britt" Breton, 95, of the Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia and formerly of 12 Liscomb Circle, Gilford, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
Annette was born September 30, 1917 in Lakeport, N.H., the daughter of Aime E. and Anna M. (Morin) Breton and had been a long-time resident of Gilford, N.H.
Annette graduated from the one-room school house which was located at the bottom of Breton Road, Gilford. Annette worked at jobs paying only $2 and $3 per week until she was employed by Maurice and Rachel Sawyer of Gilford to help them run Sawyer farm. As the Sawyer farm got smaller, Annette found other jobs to supplement her pay. She retired at the age of 62 in 1979.
Annette enjoyed crocheting afghans and other items which she joyfully gave to family and friends.
Survivors include three brothers, Leo Armand and his wife, Barbara (Cochrane) Breton, of Lake Royale, N.C., Robert Edgar and his wife, Mary (Murray) Breton, of Cape Coral, Fla. and Gerard Aime and his wife, Ruth (Sewell) Breton, of Sanbornton, NH; two sisters-in-law, Florence (Genest) Breton Allard of Newport Beach, Calif. and Rita (Cote) Breton of Gilford; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, two great-great- nieces and one great-great nephew and her life-long friend, Marion Harris, of Gilford. Annette was predeceased by her parents, one sister, Helene D. Breton, and three brothers, Leo A. Breton, Andrew P. Breton and Roland Breton.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Belknap Mt. Road, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home Activities Fund, 30 County Drive, 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 Thursday, 12 September 2013 08:10

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