NORTHFIELD — Kevin Gardner, beloved son, brother, father and grandfather passed peacefully onto his next life on Aug. 28, 2913.
Kevin was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Nov. 23, 1958, the son of Robert Gardner and Barbara McDonald. He moved to Northfield in June 1975 and went to Winnisquam Regional High School.
Kevin worked construction and painting for many years. He was a lifelong lover of all kinds of music from big bands such as Arthur Miller to hard rock as Metallica, but his true love was The Beatles. He had a great sense of humor and the kindest heart. He cared very strongly for his family and his friends.
Kevin is survived by and will be greatly missed by his mother and father; three brothers, Bobby, Jimi and Scott; and two sisters, Suzi and Melissa. Also by his son, Joshua LaFlamme; and his daughter, Jennifer Williams and her children Hunter, Logan and Jayden; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Kevin's life will be held on Sept. 15, 2013, at the Franklin Elks Lodge from 2 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to come with pictures and memories to share.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:17
ASHLAND – Grace "Mickey" Williams Mahar, 82, of Ashland, formerly of Lynn, Mass., and Franklin, died on Sept. 9, 2013, at Golden View Nursing Home in Meredith after a brief illness.
Born in Lynn, Mass., on Feb. 4, 1931, Mickey was the daughter of Adrian Fillion and Viola (Sciarretta) Fillion. Mickey graduated from Lynn English High School class of 1948 and worked at the Tai Hong Restaurant in Lynn, Mass., for 21 years. She resided in Franklin for 28 years before moving to Ashland a year ago.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Charles (Tarzi) Williams and Ernest Mahar; and her daughter, Janice Williams.
Mickey is survived by her daughters Louise Bernard and her husband Ed of Ashland, Carol Homan and her husband Richard of Marblehead, Mass., and Nancy Williams and her companion Terry Powers of Marblehead, Mass.; four stepchildren; her two sisters Barbara Comeau of Barrington, and Patricia Brechbiel of Logansport, Ind.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, on Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Davies will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
To sign Mickey's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:11
LACONIA — Arline Rowe Garger, 86, of 33 Cedar St., died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
Arline was born April 23, 1927, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Valere and Catherine (Bryson) Vachon.
Arline had been a resident of Laconia most of her life and was employed as an executive assistant with Normandin, Cheney & O'Neil for more than 30 years and eventually retired in New Hampshire in 1996.
Survivors include her brother, Lynn Vachon, and his wife, Nikki, of Moultonborough; one sister, Carol Hildreth, and her husband, Howard, of Rancho
Palos Verdes, Calif., her daughter, Elizabeth Gray, and her husband, James, of Laconia; son, David Rowe, and his wife, Kathleen, of Westfield, Vt., and son, Casey Rowe, of Laconia; and three grandchildren: Aliza Gray of Laconia, Jasmyn Gray of Laconia and Nikki Gaudreault of Goffstown as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Allan F. Rowe Jr.,; a son, Allan F. Rowe III; and elder brother, Donald Vachon.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church 30 Church St., Laconia.
For those who wish, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P0 Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
For more information and to view an online memorial go www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:08
NORTHFIELD — Alice Jean (Sears)Sheldon, a resident of Northfield for 50 years died Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Concord Hospital following a period of failing health.
Alice was born in Atco, New Jersey, May 12, 1927, daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Duble) Sears. She was a homemaker and for over 7 years prior to her retirement worked for Walmart in Tilton as the Community Coordinator. She also led fundraisers there for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Alice was recently acknowledged for her 33 years as an Avon representative. Over the years she was a member of the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert H. Sheldon who died in 1988 , her second husband, Rene Theoret who died in 2012 and siblings, Albert, Edward, Ross and Earl Sears. Her family includes, two daughters: Alice J. (Sheldon) Brown of Belmont, Bobbie A. (Sheldon) Cilley of Hopkinton; four grandchildren: Wendy Borden, Bruce Cilley Jr., Jason Cilley and Robert Cilley; nine great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 12 to 2 p.m. with a funeral service following at 2 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Tilton. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Alice's name to Make-A-Wish Foundation of NH, 814 Elm Street, Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:01