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Wayne L. Johnson, 58

FRANKLIN — Wayne Leon Johnson, 58, beloved father, brother and friend to many, passed away Thursday morning in Concord Hospital surrounded by his children. He was born in Franklin on January 15, 1955, and was also a longtime Franklin resident. He was the second youngest to Jeannette (Cote) and John Dusty Johnson. He was predeceased by his brother Michael of Franklin and is survived by his children Justin of Northfield, Krystal of Nashua and John-Dusty Johnson of Manchester. Also survived by his siblings John-Dusty of Franklin, Cheryl Lockwood of Tilton, Ronnie Johnson of Athol MA, Danny of Franklin. He also leaves his longtime girlfriend Ellen Gilpatric of Franklin, and many other extended family members. Wayne was an avid musician and outdoorsman who adored spending time with his friends and family. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be held Friday June 14, 2013 from 6-8pm at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, in Tilton. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:37

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Elvira B. Pickering, 87

PLYMOUTH — Elvira Blanche Pickering, 87, formerly of Plymouth, died June 8, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, after a period of declining health.
Born in Center Sandwich, NH on July 16, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter and Blanche (Leclaire) Nudd. She was a resident of Plymouth for many years, before moving to Hanover several years ago.
Elvira worked as the sexton of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Plymouth for forty years and also did janitorial work with her husband at the former Meredith Savings Bank for eleven years.
Elvira was a long-time member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, in Plymouth.
Elvira was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth Pickering, Sr, sons, Maurice, Phillip and Frederick and her daughter Dolly Parent.
Elvira enjoyed making Christmas wreaths for many years, canning, and cooking. Elvira was a very caring, and generous person. She was a very devoted mother and a friend to many.
Elvira is survived by her children, Ellsworth Pickering Jr, of Indiana, Robert Pickering and his wife Elizabeth, of White River Jct., VT, Reginald Pickering of Ashland, Betty Tatham and her husband David of Enfield, Shirleen Latuch, of Plymouth, Kathleen Beauchene and her husband Richard of Plainfield, Elizabeth Hughes of New Bedford, MA, Mary Gage and her husband Michael of New Boston, NH, Carolyn Truell and her husband Tony of Meredith, Judy Blodgett of Bristol, twenty-nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren, sister Elizabeth Hayford of Center Ossipee, nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth on Thursday, June 13, from 9:30am to 10:30am. A funeral service will follow at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Main St, Plymouth, on Thursday at 11am. The Rev. Grace Pritchard Burson, rector, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit Outreach Ministries, Main St, Plymouth, NH. 03264.
To sign Elvira's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:34

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Pauline M. Mitchell, 82

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., — Pauline M. Mitchell, 82, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 4 after a battle with Alzheimer's Disease at Our Lady of Providence home in Winooski, VT.
Pauline was born in Franklin, NH on June 22, 1930, the daughter of Henri and Lydia (Parenteau) Hebert, one of seven children and a proud graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1948.
She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin, Godmother and friend. We all knew her as someone special and the life of the party.
Pauline, with husband Paul, moved to South Burlington, Vermont in 1953 and later moved to the "New North End" of Burlington. She was a stay at home mother and went to work for The Shelburne Museum in 1978 until retiring. She was an active member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Burlington and St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty years Paul; her children: Kathleen Beach, Thomas and Jill Mitchell; Lisa and David Delibac; Patrick and Sybil Mitchell and was predeceased by her daughter Suzanne. She is remembered fondly by grandchildren: Avery and Lauren Beach; Ladd and Marla Cline; Haley Delibac, Elizabeth, Corinne, Rachel, and Maureen Mitchell. Pauline also leaves behind sisters-in-law Rita Hebert, Wanda Hebert, Jeannie Hebert, brother-in-law Bill Betourne; in-laws Pauline and Jack Quinlan as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends throughout Vermont, New England and across the country.
Pauline's family wishes to offer their special thanks to Dr. Candace Fraser, Bea Hatin; the Staff and residents of Our Lady of Providence and the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Baird 4 at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers and in Pauline's memory, please make contributions to Our Lady of Providence c/o Bea Hatin, Activities Coordinator, 47 West Spring Street, Winooski, VT, 05404. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11 am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington. Interment will follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will follow the services at the St. John Vianney Parish Center. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski, VT.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:31

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Karen T. Lallier, 77

MEREDITH — Karen Theopold Lallier of Meredith, New Hampshire passed away at the Golden View Nursing Home on June 6, 2013 at the age of 77. Karen is predeceased by her sister, Harriett Sinsigalli. Karen is lovingly remembered by her son, Timothy Lallier of Phoenix, AZ; her sisters, Ann Chaplin of Concord, NH, Jean Lamphere of Savanna, GA, and Freda Swan of Lyme, NH; and her many nieces and nephews.
Karen was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1935 and attended Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree from Tufts University in 1958, Karen taught Physical Education in Utah. Karen moved to Gilford, NH in 1972 to work at Gilford Hills as their professional tennis instructor and at Aldridge Real-estate as a real-estate agent. In the 1980s, she worked at Benmar Apparel as the supervisor of the cutting department.
In the mid-seventies, Karen became an active volunteer with the NH Wing Civil Air Patrol. LtCol Karen Lallier distinguished herself by serving as Vice Commander of the New Hampshire Wing from 1992 – 1995. She was the key individual in planning and in execution of a leadership program for Squadron Commanders, and in executing the National program "Cadet Phoenix". LtCol Lallier retired in 1992, having coordinating numerous Search and Rescue missions in the White Mountains that she so dearly loved.
Anyone who knew Karen, could tell you how much she treasured "grand parenting" her niece and nephew, Kira and Sven Gustafson. Karen enjoyed attending and volunteering at the New Hampshire 
Highland Games. She also loved being with her cats. Karen will always be remembered as the right fielder of the Barnstead Night Hawks.
The service of remembrance will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith, NH on Wednesday June 12 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish
Clans, Inc. at http://www.nhscot.org/donate.html or 17 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:25

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