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Obit Kaza

Dorothy Kaza, 59

ASHLAND — Dorothy [Knowlton] Kaza, 59, died at her home from natural causes.
She was born in Detroit on Jan. 4, 1954, the daughter of Donald Knowlton and Marjorie Knowlton-Ash.
Dorothy was raised in Ashland where she attended Ashland Elementary School and graduated
from Ashland High School in 1972.
She furthered her education at Plymouth State College, earning a master's degree in education. She was employed at Plymouth State College and a Foley & Ray.
Dorothy enjoyed blue grass music, camping, and the mountains.
She is survived by her son, Chad Kaza of Ashland; her daughter, Cynthia Kaza of Nashville, Tenn.; her mother, Marjorie Knowlton-Ash of Ashland; three brothers, Joseph Knowlton of Maryland, Scott Knowlton of Franconia, and Deke Knowlton of Laconia, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday July 14, 2013 at Green Grove Cemetery, Main Street, Ashland at 1 p.m.
Dupuis Funeral Home Ashland is handling arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 08:56

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Obit Morancy

Mylar S. Morancy, 54

LACONIA — Mylar S. Morancy, 54, of 261 Union Ave., died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after a short illness.
Mr. Morancy was born Nov. 26, 1958 in Laconia, the son of the late Melvin W. and Katharine E. (Mosher) Morancy. He was a long-time resident of Gilford growing up on Belknap Mountain Road. He briefly lived in Oakland, Calif., and Reno, Nev., before returning to Laconia.
He graduated from Gilford High School and attended the California College of the Arts, graduating in 1988 with a California teaching certificate in art. During his youth he enjoyed skiing, fishing, soccer and baseball and was known for his quickness and ability to steal bases.
Mr. Morancy held many jobs in his lifetime and he was an extremely talented artist. His last job was at Winnipesaukee Forge that specialized in forge work; however his artistic skills included painting, drawing, writing, glass blowing, sculpture and landscaping. Mylar was a free spirit, humorous, loyal and a generous friend as demonstrated by his desire to give away his art to those who enjoyed the piece of work.
Mr. Morancy is survived by a sister, Maureen Colby Hullinger, her husband John and their children Miles and Eva Ruth of Fernley, Nev., a niece, Melissa Morancy, nephew Mikael Morancy and stepdaughters, Courtney Gomez and Ashley Campbell.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Please join us on Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Brickfront Restaurant in Laconia, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. where friends and loved ones will gather to celebrate Mylar's life.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 07:50

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Obit Hill

Patricia A. Hill, 76

CARVER, Mass. — Patricia A. (Toner) Hill, 76, of Carver, and formerly of Braintree and Belmont, N.H., passed away on July 6.
Patricia was born in Charlestown and educated in Dorchester at Cardinal Cushing High School.
She was retired from John Hancock Insurance Co.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard "Dick" Hill, and her children, Stephen Hill and wife Tara (McAvoy) Hill of Holbrook, Diane (Hill) Melanson and husband John of Raynham, Deborah (Hill) Fountain and husband Donald of Barre, Vt. Other survivors include her loving grandchildren, Kayla (Hill) Swenson and her husband Drew, Richard "Ricky" Hill, Angela, Paul and Scott Melanson, Jacey, Jefferey and Jessica Fountain; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Dorothy (Linskey) Toner. Also, loving sister of the late Robert Toner and his wife Carmilla, of Somerville, Mass., Dorothy (Toner) Poudrier and her husband Henry, of Belmont, and the late James Toner.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 South Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia's name to Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main St., Fall River, MA 02720.
For online guestbook and directions please visit us at our website, www.thehurleyfuneralhomes.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 07:02

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Obit Swormstedt

Scott C. Swormstedt, 52

MANCHESTER — Scott C. Swormstedt, 52, of Manchester died at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt., on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Scott was born July 24, 1960, in Laconia, the son of Kenneth L. and Cecille S. "Sue" (Heath) Swormstedt. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1978 and had served in the Navy. He had been employed as a food manager at McKerley's Health Care Center for number years and had also worked as a chef at a number of local restaurants and nursing homes.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cecille S. "Sue" (Heath) and Richard Sargent of Belmont; two sons, Eric Scott Swormstedt of Newington, Conn., and Bryan Michael Swormstedt of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and a half-brother, Christopher Swormstedt of Maine.
There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, N.H., 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 08 July 2013 06:56

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