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Clara G. Hardy, 91

TILTON — Clara G. Hardy, 91, a longtime resident of Tilton died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a period of failing health. Clara was born in the Bronx, N.Y., January 5, 1922, daughter of Henry and Katherine (Schleimer) Staplefield. Clara spent her youth in the Bronx, graduating from high school there. She with her family summered in the Tilton area for several years before moving here permanently in 1966. For a time before her marriage, she was employed with Metropolitan Life in New York, later in sales with the Macy Department Store. After moving to Tilton she worked as a housekeeper with several area families. For several years she worked in food service at the local middle school. Clara was active with her greenhouses and growing flowers. She was a member of the NH Plant Growers Association. For several years Clara was a member of the Tilton-Northfield Garden Club, serving as treasurer and secretary. She was also active with the former Winnisquam Vitalization Committee. An Episcopalian, Clara was a longtime member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton. She was predeceased by her husband, E. Robert Hardy in 1983, a grandson, Kevin Conolly and her niece Kathy Hallow-Goguen.
She leaves her daughter, Clara E. Lynde of Bernardston, MA; son Robert E. Hardy of Tilton; great-granddaughter Tristen Conolly of Bernardston, MA.
Calling hours will be held Friday, November 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A service will be held Saturday, November 2nd at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Home with burial following in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions in Clara's name to the E. Robert Hardy Scholarship Fund, at any Franklin Savings Bank Branch.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Harry E. Gove, Jr., 80

LACONIA – Harry E. Gove Jr., 80, of 23 Fair Street, died Friday, October 25, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Harry was born in Laconia, the son of Harry E. Sr. and Hazel (Brow) Gove. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After the war, he attended Plymouth State College.
Harry worked for several years as an Assistant Plant Manager for Carpenter & Paterson Inc. and was a foreman at Lemay's Recon Center. He also worked as realtor/manager at Reed Elwell Realty and the Byse Agency in Laconia.
Harry was very influential in Laconia politics throughout the mid 1960's and 70's holding positions of City Councilman of Ward 4 for five years, interim City Manager, Selectman and GOP Chairman in Ward 4 and a member of the Board of Assessors and City Zoning Boards. Harry was also an active member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876, American Legion Wilkins Smith Post No. 1 and VFW Post #1670 where he served as their accountant/bookkeeper. He served as a scout leader for the Laconia Boy Scouts Troop #143.
Harry's greatest passion was working with kids as manager of Laconia Babe Ruth baseball teams which he did successfully for 25 years. Past players will not only remember him for his outstanding and sometime animated coaching style on the diamond, but as a friend and mentor pushing them to be the best they could be both on and off the baseball field. Former managers, players and friends will always remember the "GUV" as one of the best.
Harry was an avid golfer right up to his final days and never lost that "come out of your shoes" swing. He was a longtime member at Laconia Country Club and in his later years a regular at Pheasant Ridge Country Club.
He is survived by his two sons; Richard Calvin of Windham and Kim Yoo Shin of Laconia, one sister, Virginia Greene of Helmet, CA. and the entire Calvin family of Laconia. He was predeceased by his parents.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
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, 28 October 2013 11:43

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Charles Rogers, 72

MEREDITH — Charles "Chuck" Rogers, 72 of Spring Hill, Florida formerly of Meredith, New Hampshire passed away Friday October 25, 2013 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born January 26, 1941 in Newburyport, MA he was the son of the late Ralph and Erma Rogers. Chuck worked for over 20 years as a machinist in the Lakes Region; he was also a landscaper and all around handy man.

Chuck was always very proud of his involvement as a Shriner with the Bektash Temple and as a Mason with the Masonic Lodge.

Chuck's greatest joy in life was his family; he is survived by his wife of 45 years Linda (Bragg) Rogers, a daughter Tammy (Rogers) Kidd and her fiancé Michael Mowery, two sons Douglas Rogers and his girlfriend Melissa Wintringham and Kenny Rogers. Four granddaughters Brittney, Emily, and Kelsea Boeckler, Savannah Mowery, three grandsons Billy Rogers, Brandon and Mikey Mowery, and three great-grandchildren Jordan, Alyiah and Audrey. He is also survived by one sister, three brothers, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Chuck will always be remembered by his family and friends as a funny, caring, hardworking, selfless man who was always willing to help anyone. Through his battle with cancer he remained a comedian, a fighter and a true inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A funeral service will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 & 104), Meredith, on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor emeritus of the Plymouth United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be held at the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness following the service.

For those who wish the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development 2900 Rocky Point Dr Tampa, Florida 33607

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrengements. For Charles's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 11:36

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Carl V. Segelstrom, III, 58

BELMONT – Carl V. Segelstrom III, 58, of 17 Spring Street, died Friday, October 25, 2013 in his home after a sudden illness.

He was born on January 27, 1955 in Beverly, Mass., the son of Carl V. Jr. and Barbara M. (Carey) Segelstrom. Carl worked for several years as a motorcycle riding instructor for the State of New Hampshire, also serving as mentoring coach. He also worked as site manager for the motorcycle range at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. Carl was an avid motorcyclist.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Susan (Barros) Segelstrom of Belmont, two sons; Adam Segelstrom and Christopher Segelstrom, both of Belmont, two daughters; Rachel Segelstrom of Belmont and Jennifer Duffy of Ohio, three sisters; Carolyn Segelstrom of Arlington, Mass., Marcia Siracusa of Woburn, Mass. and Jill Kervick of Stoneham, Mass., one granddaughter, Lylyan Rose Mahoney of Belmont and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Gail Lepenven.

Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the carriage house entrance. Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101.

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, 28 October 2013 11:34

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