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Ida M. Avery, 83

LACONIA — Ida M. (Morrill) Avery, 83, of 227 Ledges Drive, Laconia, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, with her daughters and granddaughters by her side. Ida was born in Concord, NH, the daughter of George C. and Mabel (Chapman) Morrill, and stepdaughter of Priscilla (Emerson) Morrill.
She graduated from Concord High School in 1947, and moved to Laconia in 1949 where she started her career in hairdressing which spanned over 40 years.
Ida was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Ronald W. Avery, in 1994, her parents, and 
her stepmother Priscilla Morrill. Ida owned and operated Ida's Beauty Shop in Laconia; she was 
Chairwoman of the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department for 10 years. She was very active in the Republican Party and she and Ron were active with Kiwanis and the Elks Clubs.
Ida loved to dance and to spend the summers at Libby's Trailer Park in York Beach, Maine. She was greeted each new season by her loyal Seagull, Lenny, who loved the hotdogs she would purchase just for him.
Ida was known for her friendly nature and leadership qualities. She became the leader of the winning WII Bowling Team at Woodside, called the Taylor Community Strikers. She also enjoyed many of the theme night dinners with her friends while residing at Woodside over the last six years.
Ida is survived by her daughters, Pamela A. (Maxfield) Clark, of Laconia and Linda D. (Maxfield) Ferruolo, and husband Anthony of Gilford; her granddaughters, Erica L. (Deal) Swett, and her children, Logan J. Swett, and Layla J. Swett of Laconia, Kendra E. Deal, of Gilford, and Brian Hutchins, and their son Ryan J. Hutchins of Gilford; Emily Clark Buras and daughter Maddison of Illinois; her sister, Ann Dearborn Kaligian, and husband Raymond , and her son John Dearborn of Laconia; and her dear friends Betty Holland of Laconia, Claire and David Mellor of Massachusetts, and Joyce Moore of Laconia. She will be truly missed by her grand- cat, Bella, of Gilford who spent many vacations with her, and her many friends at Woodside, Taylor Community.
Calling hours will be held from 5:00- 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson- Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00A.M. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the family plot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Ida's name to the Taylor Community Sunshine Fund, 435
Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or 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 go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:23

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Robert E. Cilley, Sr., 76

LACONIA — Robert E. Cilley, Sr., 76, of 31 Taylor Street died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Mr. Cilley was born September 15, 1936 in Franklin, the son of the late Earl and Nancy (Cross) Cilley. He served in the U. S. Army and had resided in Laconia for most of his life.
Mr. Cilley had been employed at the Lakes Region General Hospital and Gilford High School. He also worked as a truck driver, farmer and logger. Robert also worked as a maintenance person for Metrocast. He was a pet lover and loved gardening and motorcycle riding.
Survivors include two sons, John Cilley and Robert Cilley, Jr. and his wife, Linda, all of Laconia; and a sister, Alice Holmes.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held at 1PM on Monday, June 3, 2013 in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 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 go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 08:54

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John H. McDonald, II, 63

ANDOVER — John H. McDonald II, 63, of Plains Rd., Andover, NH, died unexpectedly on May 26, 2013.
John was born on June 24, 1949 the son of Roland and Evelyn (Keyser) McDonald. He grew up in Franklin and resided in Andover since 1997.
John worked at Polyclad Laminates for 28 years and was currently employed at Webster Foundry for the last 5 years.
His favorite pastimes were fishing and spending quality time with his grandchildren.
John was predeceased by his parents, Roland and Evelyn McDonald, a sister, Winnie Mansfield of Franklin, 3 brothers: Roland McDonald of Franklin, Raymond McDonald of Andover, and Brian McDonald of Andover.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Susan (Zanes) McDonald of Andover, his children: Brian "Turk" McDonald and his companion Kim Smith, Bryan Fredette of Northfield, and Michelle Azam and husband Nawaz "Dave" Azam of Franklin, and Lisa and Keith Wilkins of SC.
Also, 5 grandchildren: Madyson McDonald, Jahnzaeb Azam, Zohaib Azam, Jonathan Wilkins and Christopher Wilkins, a sister: Geri and Tom Atwood of Franklin, 3 brothers: Bruce and Marie McDonald of Franklin, Wayne and Brenda McDonald of Andover, and Sid and Dawn McDonald of Franklin, Budd and Hope McDonald of Andover.
Visiting hours will be held Friday (May 31) from 5-8 pm at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, (www.neunfuneralhomes.com)Obit 104 Park St., Northfield. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home Saturday (June 1) at 11 am.
Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery. A reception will follow the cemetery services at the Franklin Elks Lodge, Central St., Franklin, from 1-5:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Andover Fish & Game Club, PO Box 253, Andover, NH 03216.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 08:47

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Kathleen 'Kathy' Wilson, 63

LACONIA — Kathleen "Kathy" (Rogers) Wilson, 63, of Laconia died suddenly Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Franklin Regional Hospital in Franklin. She was born July 31, 1949 in Rochester, NH, daughter of the late Leo and Josephine (Mikelonis) Rogers. Kathy was employed as a registered nurse for the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice in Franklin. She was raised and schooled in Millbury, MA and graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Worchester, MA. Kathleen lived in several places before moving to Laconia where she has been a resident for 34 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, counted cross stitch and traveling. Kathy was especially fond of her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Kathy was predeceased by her two brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert D. Wilson of Laconia; her children, Debra L. Wilson of Hardwick, VT, Andrea L. Wilson of Laconia, NH, Stephen R. Wilson of Campton, NH and Jonathan S. Ashby of Centennial, CO; seven grandchildren and several cousins and nieces.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A service will follow in the Memorial Home. Burial will be held at the convenience of Kathy's family.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in memory of Kathy to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice at 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 114 Perimeter Road, Nashua, NH 03063.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 01:38

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