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Gertrude E. Sargent, 96


FRANKLIN — Gertrude Ellen (Haley) Sargent, 96, a longtime resident of Gilman Street, died Thursday, June 25th, at Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin following a period of declining health.

She was born in Franklin on August 12th, 1918, the daughter of Frank M. and Myrtie Caroline (Sleeper) Haley. She grew up on the Boston Hill family farm in East Andover and attended the East Andover School, and had resided most of her life in Franklin.

She was a Class of 1936 graduate of Franklin High School, and a 1937 graduate of the former Concord Business College. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a payroll clerk at Webster Valve Division of Watts and was previously employed at the former Gile's Dairy, both of Franklin. She also worked for many years with the school lunch program at the Franklin High School and the former Daniel Webster Orphans Home of West Franklin. Following her retirement, she volunteered at the Paul Smith School cafeteria, and she was active in the community assisting the American Red Cross, the NH Cancer Society, Bread and Roses, Supervisor of the Checklist for Ward 1, and many other organizations.

She was a very active member of the Franklin Congregational Christian Church since 1948 and served in many positions in various boards and committees. She was also a member of the Women's Club, the former Timely Club, and as chairperson of many, many suppers.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank O. Sargent, who passed in 1950; a son, Robert F. Sargent; her parents; a grandson, Ronald F. Cate; and three sisters; Viola A. Wilson, M. Clarice Martin, and Emma C. Rayno.

Her family includes her daughter, Beverly Ann (Sargent) Cate, Decatur, Ala.; her son, the Rev. Father Roger Elton Sargent, Vero Beach, Fla.; a granddaughter, Linda (Greg) Hutchins of Northfield; 5 grandsons, Robert Cate, Nashua, Brian (Vickie) Cate, Decatur, Ala., Robert Sargent and Peter Sargent both of Franklin, LT Bradford (Sherri) Sargent, North Haverhill; a granddaughter-in-law, Julie Cate of Epsom, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Irene M. Jewett, East Andover; a brother, Frank M. Haley (Anne) of Andover; and several nieces and nephews.

According to her wishes, there are no visitation hours. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd, at the Franklin Congregational Christian Church, 25 South Main Street. The burial and committal prayers will be private per her request. Her son, the Rev. Father Roger Elton Sargent, will officiate assisted by the Rev. Michael Carrier.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center at: CHaD, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. NH 03756 (Please make any donation payable to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health/CHaD per their policy), or to The Congregational-Christian Church Memorial Fund, 25 South Main Street, Franklin 03235.

The family wishes with heartfelt appreciation to thank the entire wonderful and caring staff at Mountain Ridge Center for the compassionate care they have provided to Mother in recent years.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2015 07:19

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Paulene R. Price, 92


GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Paulene R. Price, 92, of Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H. passed away on June 21, 2015 at her home on the farm with her family by her side. She was surrounded by love, laughter, tears, and gratitude. Paulene was born on January 13, 1923 in Haverhill, Mass., the daughter of Ernest and Paulene Richards. The family moved to Alton, N.H. where she attended school, made friends and childhood memories. In 1938, at the age of 15, Paulene fell in love and married Amos Richard Price. They moved to the Price Farm in Gilmanton Iron Works where she resided for the past 77 years.
If you asked Paulene about herself her reply would be "I'm just a farmer's wife". For those of us who knew her she was so much more than that. She exuded endless energy, generosity, dedication and unconditional love. She was quick with her wit and often gave us a good laugh.
At the age of 14 she worked as downhill ski guide at The Halfway House in Alton, N.H. At 15 she became a wife, mother, farmer, and caregiver. Paulene took pride in her family, her home and did an amazing job keeping up with the endless tasks of life on the farm. While raising 6 children she learned about all aspects of working on the farm and helped wherever the need; whether it was milking the cows, stacking hay, gathering eggs, bottle feeding a new born calf, gathering sap, planting new crops, canning vegetables from the garden, or buckin' up firewood. She also started her own small business selling her homemade baked beans and sugar cakes to the summer residents around Crystal Lake. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, Garden Club, Gilmanton Gals, and 4-H. For many years she volunteered at the Fireman's Labor Day Carnival, serving ice cream at the Memorial Day parades and preparing strawberry shortcake at the 4th of July festivals. She volunteered at Old Home Day preparing and serving food as well as dinners to voters during town elections. She served as librarian for the Gilmanton Library. She was an active member of the Gilmanton Community Church for over 75 years and is known as one of the "church pillars." She started the "infamous" Christmas Tea raising money to support the church. And yes, she was also a farmer's wife.
Paulene enjoyed camping with her husband, traveling to many places around the country. She also enjoyed snowmobiling, gardening, a good book, spending time at the cottage on Crystal Lake or visiting with relatives at Rye Beach. Her most treasured joy was keeping her family connected, thru countless family gatherings, phone calls, cards, handwritten letters, endless love and support.
Paulene is survived by her 6 children, Natalie Jean Locke and her husband James Locke of GIW, William Price and his wife Terry Price of GIW, Mary Waterman and her husband William Waterman of S.C., Charles Price and his wife Marie Price of Alton, N.H., Pauline Downing and her husband Gregory Downing of GIW, and Richard Price and his wife Pamela Price of GIW, N.H. She was also the proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.
Paulene was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Amos Richard Price (whom she has missed every day since his passing in 2005), a twin brother, Paul, a brother Ernest, and sister Marjorie Richards. She was also sadly predeceased by a daughter in-law, Ena May Price, a grandson, Jason Paul Downing, and a great-grandson, Kevin Price, Jr.
Services will be held Saturday June 27th, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Gilmanton Community Church, Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H.
If desired, donations made be made in Paulene's memory to the Gilmanton Community Church.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Kenneth P. Tillson, 88


NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Kenneth P. "Ken" Tillson, 88, of New Port Richey, Fla., and formerly of Laconia, N.H., and Manchester, N.H., passed away peacefully on June 10, 2015, with family members and friends by his side.

Kenneth was born Jan. 21 1927, in Bedford, N.H., the son of Harold and Lucy Tillson. He had been a resident of Florida since 2000.

He was a 1945 graduate of Manchester High School West, moving to their Lake Winnipesaukee home in 1973. Ken was predeceased by his loving wife, Dot of 64 years, who passed away in 2010 and son, Bruce. They both shared and enjoyed many travel adventures with family and friends throughout their lives. He was a Freemason with the New Hampshire Grand Lodge and a member of the American Legion Bedford Post 54, and the First Congregational Church of Hanover Street, Manchester, N.H. Ken served in the U.S. Navy in the Seabees during World War II. He was a master plumber for many years and retired as a sales representative with the Colonial Supply Co. in Manchester. Ken was liked by everyone and was fun to be around with his great sense of humor and always a smile on his face. Ken was a wonderful father and husband and will be greatly missed by all. He leave behind sons, Robert Tillson and his wife, Andrea, of St. Augustine, Fla., grandchildren Camie and Brian, great-grandchild, Brooke of Center Harbour, Randall Tillson and his wife, Wendy, of Gilford, N.H., grandson, Tyler of Gilford.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 06:43

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Louise F. Desautelle, 79


LACONIA — Louise F. Desautelle 79, of Harvard Street, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Louise was born October 30, 1935 in Wolfeboro, daughter of the late Raymond F. and Alice (Hatch) Casey. She resided in Wolfeboro before moving to Laconia over 50 years ago. She worked as a day care supervisor for Lakes Region Day Care for over 10 years. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters American Legion Post #72. Louise was an avid reader, enjoyed walking, shopping, sewing and above all spending time with her family. Louise will be remember most for loving time spent at the ocean or beaches, especially with family.
Louise is survived by her loving husband of 60, years Carl Louis Desautelle; two sons, Mark A. Desautelle and his wife Cathy, and Matt C. Desautelle and his wife Lisa; three daughters, Lisa M. Rojek and her husband Russ, Laura L. Desautelle, and Susan L. Kallum; eleven grandchildren, Stacey Butman, Katherine Treadwell, Jeremy Rojek , Cody Rojek, Meghan Desautelle, Sean Desautelle, Alyssa Desautelle, Bryant Desautell, Brady Desautelle, Amber and Eddie Kallum; three great grandchildren, Rhianna Santiago, Ryan Treadwell and Derrick Perkins and a nephew, Edward Beemer. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sister Mary Beemer and grandchild Courtney Rojek.
A funeral mass will be held Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH 03246.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made 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 please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 06:40

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