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Marie E. Browher, 91

BELMONT — Marie E. Browher, 91, died peacefully in her daughter's home on Sunday, January 19, 2015.

She was born in Manchester, N.H. on August 20, 1923, the daughter of Eglantine (Allard) and Albert Prince. She was proud of her French Canadian heritage. Living on the west side of Manchester, she attended Saint Marie's Catholic School and Church. Marie worked in the Manchester's mayor office and in the Veteran's Affairs Office registering young men for service during World War II. As a young adult, Marie took classes at The Arthur Murray School of Dance in New York.

An adventurous woman of her time, she traveled the country, even flying to Havana, Cuba, with her best friend, Effie, in 1947. That same year, Marie moved to Georgia to work in room service and as a waitress at the Cloister Hotel on Sea Island, where George and Barbara Bush spent their honeymoon two years earlier. She met her future husband on nearby Saint Simon's Island where he was a musician in a band at the King and Prince Hotel; they were married on August 1, 1950 at St. William's Catholic Church on Saint Simon's Island. They settled in Brunswick, Ga., where Marie devoted her time to raising her family.

In 1974, they moved to Meredith, N.H., where she enjoyed gardening and tending her pet geese in their large backyard. A communicant of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, in Meredith, Marie was the organist for nearly twenty years. As a prayerful woman, Marie had a special devotion to Mary, The Blessed Mother of God.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 64 years, Walter T. Browher, of Meredith; sons, Chris Browher and his wife Lynn, of Laconia, Michael Browher and his wife Patty, of Meredith; daughter, Celeste Woodbury and husband Jim, of Belmont; brother-in-law, Roger Browher; sisters-in-law, Virginia Browher Lipthratt, and Eleanor Browher Miller, of Brunswick, Georgia. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, plus eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The family is very grateful to Celeste and Jim Woodbury for the excellent care she received for over seven years at their home in Belmont.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 6 through 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 and 104), in Meredith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (300 Rte. 25), Meredith, on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. Rev. Dennis J. Audet, pastor, will be the celebrant. A luncheon will follow the Mass in the church hall. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in the NH Veteran's Cemetery, in Boscawen.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care Net Pregnancy Center.

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 07:52

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June P. Harriman, 94

BRIDGEWATER — June Pearle Harriman 94, of Bridgewater died at Franklin Regional Hospital following a brief illness on January 17, 2015. Born in Laconia on June 21, 1920, she was a daughter of Arthur and Mabel Sanborn. June was raised in Laconia where she attended local schools.
June moved to Bridgewater in the 1950s. She worked at Bailey's Five and Dime Store for fifty plus years. She will be remembered as the lady at the penny candy counter who loved kids. Prior to that, June worked at Keller's and Weeks Dairy in Laconia. In 1966 she married James Taylor Harriman, Sr.
June was predeceased by her husband James Taylor Harriman, Sr. in 1997 as well as her sisters Melba Cilley, Christine Fowler, Dorothy Legg and Lillian Bucknam.
She is survived by her sons, James T. Harriman, Jr. and his wife Doreen of Bridgewater and Jeffrey C. Harriman and his wife Ginny of Lakeland, Florida. Also survived by three grandchildren; Jamie Berube, Jason Harriman and Colleen Harriman as well as five great grandchildren. She also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews and her lifelong "Fresh Air" kid, Gene Rogers of Florida.
A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetary in Laconia in the spring at a time to be announced. Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the arrangements. For more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 07:47

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Ronald L. Bilodeau, 75

FRANCONIA – Ronald L. Bilodeau, 75, of 93 Main Street, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Lafayette Center in Franconia.

He was born on May 2, 1939 in Berlin, the son of the late George and Veronica (Derochers) Bilodeau. Ronald served in the US Navy. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, woodworking and reading.

He is survived by his son, Jeff Bilodeau and his wife Elizabeth of Meredith, one daughter, Jacklyn Perez and her husband Ray of Bethlehem, one step-daughter, Holly Tetreault and her husband Norman of Meredith, one brother, James Bilodeau and his wife Linda of Gorham and two sisters; Margaret Ellis of Delaware and Lois George of Gorham, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Donna (Kimball) Bilodeau, three brothers; George Bilodeau, Louis Bilodeau and Ernest Bilodeau and four sisters; Irene Westman, Shirley Sanborn, Joanne Peters and Daisy Bilodeau.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Oakland Cemetery in Meredith.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Lafayette Center, 93 Main Street, Franconia, NH 03580.

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, 19 January 2015 09:08

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Irene D. Therrien, 93

LACONIA — Irene D. Therrien, 93, a resident of the Belknap County Nursing Home, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health.

Irene was born December 1, 1921 in Berlin, N.H., the daughter of Eugene and Nathalie (Garon) Dube. She was raised in Jay (Chisholm) Maine. At the age of 16, she went in to be a nun, but due to illness could not stay.

Irene lived in Holyoke, Massachusetts for many years, where she worked at many places. For several years she and her husband owned a variety store, which people would come from all over to buy her Italian sandwiches. She made the best grinders ever. When they owned the variety store, they would help a lot of people. When people were laid off from work and going through rough times, they would donate lots of food, including candy for the children. They were very generous and caring people of the community.

They moved back to Livermore Falls, Maine, where Irene retired from Foster Mfg. in Wilton, Maine. She was a long time member of the Daughters of Isabella in Jay, Maine. When Irene's husband died, she moved with her daughter in Laconia, N.H. She made several new friends, and loved going to the Community Center and Friendship Club. She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church.

She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Edward (Freeze) Therrien, died November 7, 1986, three step children, Yolanda (Therrien) Morasse of Northfield, N.H., died May 9, 2013, and Lorraine (Lorrie) Hoskinson of Riverside, Calif. died June 15, 2013, and Robert Therrien of Palmer, Mass., died February 20, 2007, and one step granddaughter Kathy Moses February, 2009, her brother, Bob Dube of Chicopee, Mass., and her sister Aline (Dube) Dionne of Saco, Maine.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Charlene and Gene Moses, of Laconia, N.H., one step daughter, Julie and George Bishop of Alfred, Maine, three step sons, Roland and Therese Therrien of Jay, Maine, Joseph (Buckshot) Therrien of Jay, Maine, and Wilfred Therrien of Milbridge, Maine. Also five step grandchildren, Joyce and Nick Cameron of Gilford, Betty and John Stefanik of Hooksett, Gene, Jr. and Lorna of Sunapee, Donna Moses of Hill and Danny Moses of White River Junction, Vt. and several step great grandchildren, two sisters, Doris Arsenault and Patricia (Pat) Szafranowicz, both of Holyoke, Mass., three brothers, Normand Dube of Jay, Maine, Oscar Dube of Manchester, N.H., and Maurice Dube of San Angelo, Tex. A God Child, Anita Roberts of Lincoln, R.I., and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved friends Herman and Sharon Martin of Laconia, Gloria Ladore of Laconia, and Irene Thibeault of New York.

The family of Irene wish to give many thanks for the great care she had at Belknap County Nursing Home. The staff is such caring people. They showed such compassion, gave her the personal care she needed like she was family. They laughed and joked with her, gave her whatever she wanted for food, she would always ask for strawberry short cake, and every once in while a staff from the kitchen would bring her one. They have become part of my family, and for that I will be eternally grateful. I am grateful for the visit at the hospital from Shelly and Annette, which put a smile on her face. My mom really truly loved each and every one of you. May God bless you all.

Calling hours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at noon at St. Andre Bessette Parish – Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia.

Reception to follow at the Sacred Heart parish hall.

Burial with be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Livermore Falls, Maine in the spring.

Donations may be made for transportation and activity needs to the Belknap County Nursing Home, 30 County Drive, 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 Monday, 19 January 2015 09:05

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