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Persis E. Bach, 75

LACONIA — Persis E. Bach was born on January 5, 1938 and died on June 5, 2013. Persis was the daughter of Fred C. Bach and Pauline "Polly" (Ellis) Bach Virgin. She grew up on Hilldale Farm in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School, Class of 1957.
Persis graduated from Pierce Secretarial College in Concord as a medical secretary. Persis was later trained as an orthopedic surgical nurse by Dr. Ettelson and Dr. Garger. She was employed at OPA for 37 years, retiring in 2000. She was often seen visiting the elderly patients in winter so they did not have to drive in the weather to go to their appointments. In addition to attending to their medical needs, she would also share her culinary skills with them. She is best known as the nurse who wore the red sweater 
at OPA. Several patients recently referred to her as "Nurse Elevate," as that was her constant directive to the patients. She was a specialist in placing casts on the patients, always taking into consideration their individual needs.
Persis loved to cook and to share the results with many people. In addition to her cooking skills, Persis loved gardening, her cats, Saturday morning yard sales, needlework, collecting Boyd Bears, and her time spent with family and friends.
She is survived by her sisters Bonnie Bach Burbank McFadyen of Franklin; and Melissa Bach Atherton and husband Robert of Belmont; and her "adopted" family Julie and Richard Moore and their children, Bailey and Bryce of Laconia; her niece Kathleen Burbank Blackey and husband Chris and their children, Sarah and Daniel of South Londonderry, Vermont; nephews: Russel and Kristi Atherton of Barnstead and their children Cole and Jordan; Karl and Ginger Atherton of Morristown, TN, and their children: Joshua, Korra, Cayenne, Mia, Mason, Benjamin, Farrah, and Crew; and Karl's first wife, Kisha Gottlob Atherton Otis of Belmont, who is Joshua and Korra's mother; and Brian Burbank of Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local food pantry or to the New Hampshire Food Bank, 700 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109 or to Beacon Hospice, 70 Commercial Street, 4th Floor, Concord, 03301.
As per her wishes, there will be a private celebration of life to be announced later at the convenience of her family.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:15

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Arthur E. Avery, 79

PLYMOUTH — Arthur Ellsworth Avery, 79 of Beech Hill Road, died June 7, 2013, at Veterans Hospital, in White River Junction, VT. after a period of failing health.
Born in Plymouth, NH on September 8, 1933, he was the son of Arthur Perley and Sadie Margaret (Avery) Avery. He grew up in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth Elementary School and Plymouth High School, class of 1952. He also attended Plymouth Teachers College, now Plymouth State University, for two years. Arthur was a life-long resident of Plymouth.
Arthur worked at many different jobs over the years such as; a truck driver for Farina and Sons, TBC Machinery, and Sears. He also worked as a postal employee at the Laconia Post Office and at True Value Hardware.
Arthur was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church, the Chrysler Sebring Group. He enjoyed attending the All Chrysler National in Carlisle, PA in July. He had many interest such as hiking, camping, traveling, reading, trucks, and dogs.
Arthur was a US Army veteran and served with the combat engineering group at Fort Benning, GA.
Arthur is predeceased by his sister, Mary Greenwood, brother-in-law Pete Greenwood, baby brother, Charles Eugene, and nephew, Ronald Greenwood.
Arthur is survived by his sisters, Margaret Avery, Alice Avery, both of Plymouth, nephew, Andrew Greenwood and his wife Mary, grandnieces, Lorie Greenwood, Julie Greenwood, grandnephew, Kyle Greenwood, cousins, his army buddy, Frank Bartko and his wife Marilyn of Bogota, NJ.
A graveside service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth on Tuesday, June 11, at 11am. The Rev. Al Mather will officiate. The Mayhew Funeral Homes, and Crematorium, in Plymouth and Meredith, are in charge of the arrangements. 
To sign Arthur's Book of memories, go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:12

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Wayne R. Chase, Sr., 70

MEREDITH — Wayne Russel Chase Sr., 70 of Highland St. died suddenly June 7, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, with his wife at his side.
Born in Meredith, NH on July 16, 1942, he was the son of Carl A. Sr. and Marion Mae (Watson) Chase.
Wayne was a life-long resident of Meredith. He graduated from Meredith High School, Class of 1960 and he also attended Michigan State University.
Wayne operated and later owned Chase's Country Towne House Restaurant, in Meredith from 1970 to 1997.
Wayne was the President of Oakland Cemetery Association for forty-two years. He also a member and past President of the Meredith Rotary Club, member and past Master of the Chocorua Lodge of Masons F&AM, past President of the Winnipesaukee Shiners', past member of the Ellacoya Chapter #43Order of Eastern Star, and past commander of the Griggs Wyatt Post #33 American Legion, in Meredith. Wayne also had coached for the Meredith Youth League.
Wayne was a US Navy Veteran and had served on the USS Cavalla submarine.
Wayne was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was always one to give and never expected anything in return.
Wayne is served by his wife of forty-three years, Wendy A. (Robertson) Chase of Meredith, son Wayne "Rusty" R. Chase Jr, and his wife Melissa of Kittery, ME, daughters, Heather George and her husband Charles Jr, of Laconia, Jennifer Dorsett and her husband Chris of Austin, TX, Heidi Clark and her husband Dave of Haverhill, MA, grandchildren Emily, Katie, Molly and Sophie George, Riley, Finley, and Lucy Chase, Alastair and Callum Dorsett, brothers, Carl A. Chase Sr, Errol S. Chase both of Meredith, sister, Marilyn C. Shaw of Manomet, MA, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home and Crematorium, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Tuesday 6pm to 9pm. A Masonic Service will be performed by the Chocorua Lodge at 6pm. A funeral service will be held in the First Congregational of Meredith, Highland St, on Wednesday at 1pm. The Rev. Russell Rowland, pastor of the First Congregational Church, and the Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist church, will both officiate. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USS Cavalla Historical Foundation, 601 Tremont St. Galveston, TX. 77550
To sign Wayne's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:10

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Ronald J. Cormier, 80

GILFORD – Ronald J. Cormier, 80 of 303 Old Lake Shore Road, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was born on February 26, 1933 in Laconia, the son of Leo A. and Emma (Boudreau) Cormier. Ronald served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1953 and also served in the US Army Reserves for close to 30 years, retiring as Master Sergeant.
He worked for over 40 years as a plumber for J.H. Valliere Company. He served as Vice President for the Lakes Region Mobile Home Village Cooperative in Gilford and enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop, making gifts for his family and friends. Ronald also enjoyed the challenge of crossword and Sudoku puzzles.
He most enjoyed spending time with his family and neighborhood friends.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances B. (Chamberlain) Cormier of Gilford, three daughters; Susan M. Cote and her husband Roger of Laconia, Barbara A. Webb and her husband Gary of Harwich, MA and Kathleen T. Morin and her husband Michael of Sanbornton, one son, Ronald J. Cormier and his fiancé Serena Moody of Belmont, ten grandchildren; Kerry Dubois and her husband Max of Meredith, Kelly Bickford of Laconia, Corey Bickford of Laconia, Nicholas J. Webb of Harwich, MA, Maleeka Dellinger and her husband Steve of Portsmouth, RI, Nicholas M. Webb of Harwich, MA, Jamie Morin of Sanbornton, Nicole Jaskiewicz and her husband Justin of Manchester, Brandon Sheppard of Belmont and Kaylee Cormier of Belmont and 5 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1PM on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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, 10 June 2013 10:04

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