LACONIA — Lena Dauphinais, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at St. Francis Home in Laconia. Lena was born in March of 1922 in Enfield, daughter of the late William and Rosalie (Bedard) Dauphinais. She was active in the Grange and the Catholic Daughters of America for many years. She worked at Kendrick and Davis in Lebanon and made fine electrical components when she worked in Laconia. For several years, Lena taught CCD and worked as a housekeeper in a number of rectories and seminaries.
Lena was a caring and gentle woman who loved music and played several instruments. She sang in the choir and played the organ for church services.
Lena is survived by her sister, Regina Dauphinais, of Cheshire, Conn., and numerous nieces and nephews.
A calling hour and a Mass of Christian Burial were held at the St. Helena Church in Enfield on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lebanon.
An online guest book is available by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 08:19
LAKEVILLE, Mass. — Candace Ann (Merrill) Gurney, 66, of Lakeville, Mass. and Belmont, N.H. went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Candy was born November 21, 1947 in Laconia, N. H., the daughter of the late Peter E. and Evelyn M. (Poirrier) Merrill.
Candy had a long and courageous battle with diabetes and cancer. She was never one to complain or give up. She was an inspiration to all who knew her, including her doctors, John Godine and Ilen Kutter.
Candy graduated from Belmont High School and worked at Woodward's Chrysler dealership in the parts department, rising to manager before moving to Massachusetts where she continued in the same job where she oversaw five separate departments.
She enjoyed life to the fullest, riding horses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, softball and camping.
Candy was predeceased by her parents, Peter E. and Evelyn M. Merrill, and a brother, Philip R. Merrill. Survivors include a brother, Peter S. Merrill, and his wife, Linda, and family; an uncle, Roger Poirrier, and wife, Jerilou, Philip's wife, Jerilyn Merrill, and daughters, Jean Merrill Stewart and family, Joan Merrill Leroux and family and Heidi Kelly James and family and a large circle of friends and her special Massachusetts family, Kelly and Randy King and children, Madison and Alex.
Candy requested no calling hours.
A spring burial at Union Cemetery, Laconia followed by a Celebration of her Life will take place afterwards for those who wish to remember and honor her life.
For those who wish, memorial donations to a cause of your choice would please Candy.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 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 Tuesday, 21 January 2014 08:09
LACONIA — Audrey A. Ekberg, 80, of Laconia, died Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Genesis Center in Laconia following a period of failing health. She was born in Hackensack, NJ, November 21, 1933, daughter of Edward and Doris (Young) Hauck. Audrey spent her youth in Hillsdale, NJ and schooled at Park Ridge High School, NJ. Following high school she attended the Wood Secretarial School in NYC. She was employed for over 7 years as an administrative assistant at NBC in New York City. She moved from Westwood, NJ to Belmont, NH in 1969. She worked as a secretary to the principal at Belmont High School, Belmont NH prior to retirement. Over the years she served as treasurer to many Lakes Region organizations. She and her husband moved to the Taylor Community in Laconia in 2012. She especially enjoyed her involvement and membership with the Lakes Region Red Hat Society and was a charter member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Laconia.
Audrey leaves, her husband of 56 years, William G. Ekberg of Laconia; sons Karl W. Ekberg and spouse, Karen of Mt Rest NC, Mark C. Ekberg and spouse, Laurie of Belmont; daughter Kristina Lynn Hall and spouse Todd of Central SC; grandchildren Alyssa Guptil, Joshua Guptil, Charlotte Ekberg and Georgia Ekberg; brother Edward Hauck and spouse Mary of Woodcliff Lake, NJ; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, January 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A committal service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 23 in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.
For more information go to http://www.smartfuneralhome.com/
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
MOULTONBOROUGH — Patricia Guay Caron, 89, of Manchester and Moultonboro, N.H., died at the Concord Hospital on January 15, 2014 of natural causes.
Patricia was born May 28, 1924 in Manchester, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Bertha (Knight) Guay.
Patricia was educated in Manchester, graduating from Central High School and Hesser Business College. She graduated from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing as a RN in 1946 as a Cadet Nurse in preparation for the U.S. Army Nurse Corps of World War II.
She worked at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester for thirty years before moving to Moultonboro in 1978. She was night coordinator at the Laconia State School for ten years, after which she continued as a RN at the Belknap County Nursing Home and later as a Home Care RN until her retirement in December, 2009.
Patricia is survived by three daughters; Kathleen Perkins, Sharon-Sue Perkins and Patricia Anne Perkins and twin sons, John L. and Roger A. Caron, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. A Time of Sharing will follow the calling hours at Noon also at the Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service will be held in May at the Trinity Episcopal Church of Meredith.
Mrs. Caron will be interred in the family cemetery, The New Washington Cemetery, Washington, N.H. in May following the service.
Memorial donations can be made to the United Spinal Association, PO Box 380, Milford, NH, 03055-0380 603-672-6193 or to the Lakes Region Food Pantry, PO Box 1132, Moultonboro, NH, 03254.
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, 16 January 2014 09:25