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Alice S. R. Hill, 98

GILFORD — Alice Scovil Ramsay Hill, 98, of Gilford died peacefully at the new Senior Unit of Lakes Region General Hospital on August 3, 2013. "Alice R.", as she was known to her family and many friends, was famous for her warm, pleasant and graceful manner.

Born in Rochester, NY, on October 7, 1914, Alice was the daughter of Harry MacBeth and Fanny (Porter) Ramsay.

Alice attended city schools, and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1936. After graduation she was employed at the Eastman Kodak Company. Except for the war years when she and Toby were posted to Florida and North Carolina, she lived in the Rochester area until moving to Gilford in 1986.

Alice's husband of 59 years, Elswood (Toby) Hill, died in 2001. Alice's only sibling, Porter MacBeth Ramsay, died in 1963.

Alice loved sailing, walking and cross-country skiing, and seldom missed the Saturday broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera. She grew up sailing on Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay. The family sailed the wooden cruising sloop "Alice R." all along the New England coast during the '70's and '80's.

Alice was an active member of the Gilford Community Church, and a frequent face at the Gilford Library.

Alice's Gilford home was always a warm place with grandchildren, neighbors and friends. She was able to remain at home until her last illness because of the care provided by Danielle Paquette, RN, Sanctuary Home Health Nursing, LLC and her wonderful staff of caregivers including Catherine Jenkerson, Melissa Kevlin, RN, Angela van Dine, Olivia Smith, Traci Hoyt and Stacey Dickinson.

Alice is survived by her son Stevens Ramsay Hill, his wife Adele Joan Hill, and their son Christopher Comstock Hill, all of Gilford. Also by her son Douglas Porter Hill, his wife Alexandra Taylor Breed of Gilford, and their children Ramsay Taylor Hill of Park City, Utah and James Porter Hill of Greenwich, CT.

A memorial service and reception will be held on Friday, August 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford, with interment at the Raymond Wixson Memorial Garden. The Rev. Michael Graham, pastor, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH. 03249 and/or the Friends of the Gilford Library, 31 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH, 03249, are encouraged.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, of Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Alice's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 06:56

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Frank P. 'Pete' Knight, 78

MEREDITH — Frank Peter "Pete" Knight, 78, of Meredith, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013, after a period of declining health, at his home with his loving wife Charlene and his dog Bennie by his side.

Born in Melrose, MA, on March 13, 1935, he was the son of Frank and Eleanor (Howe) Knight. Frank attended schools and played football in Sidney, NY, and went on to attend and graduate from Cornell University (where he also played football). After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served his country with honor and courage fighting in two tours during the Vietnam War.

After ending his 20 year military career with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Frank retired to Meredith where he built a log home and continued to work several jobs, most recently for Irwin Marine, in Laconia.

Frank was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed sports and reading. He was a true patriot and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Frank is predeceased by his parents and sister, Anne (Knight) Giannone.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Charlene (Miller) Knight, of Meredith; three sons, Eric Knight and wife Dawn, Tim Knight and wife Kris, and Chris Knight and wife Trish; six grandchildren, Walker, Olivia, Victoria, Montana, Isabella, and Gabriella; he is also survived by numerous nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's memory to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246. www.nhhumane.org

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3&104), Meredith, on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:00 pm through 8:00pm with words of remembrance at 7:30pm. Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view Frank's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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Richard J. Bertholet, 87

MEREDITH — Richard J. Bertholet, 87, of 21 Upper Mile Pt. Drive, died at the Golden View Health Care Center on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Mr. Bertholet was born December 22, 1925 in Newton Center, Mass., the son of the late Julius J. and Frances L. (Beauvais) Bertholet. He was the widower of Helen Montana Bertholet who died in 2003.

Mr. Bertholet moved to Belmont, N.H. in 1938 and in 1953 moved to Meredith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and also served in the New Hampshire National Guard for four years. He had his pilot's license and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for two years.

Mr. Bertholet was an automotive salesman for twenty-five years, selling for Meredith Ford and Irwin Motors in Laconia. He raised Arabian horses for the last twenty-five years before retiring in 1999.

Mr. Bertholet was a member of the American Legion Post #33, Meredith, N.H. for sixty years.

Survivors include a nephew, Raymond A. Bertholet, Jr. of The Weirs; a niece, Louise Bertholet, of Meredith and four stepchildren, Raymond Montano of Friendship, Maine, Lynn Montana of Meredith, Paige Keuther, of Meredith and Donald Montana of Snohomish, Washington and three grand nephews, Nicholas Bertholet of Ashland, Raymond Bertholet of Meredith and Cole Bertholet of The Weirs.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

A private burial service will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia.

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, 05 August 2013 07:34

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Martha W. Heath, 68

SALISBURY – Martha Weeks Heath, 68, of 185 Old Turnpike Road, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Concord Hospital after a courageous battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy Disease.

She was born in Laconia on August 13, 1944, the daughter of Robert and Bernice (Bernard) Weeks. Martha grew up in Meredith and was a 1962 graduate of Inter-Lakes High School. In earlier years she helped operate her family dairy farm in upstate New York. After returning to NH, she worked as a real estate broker for Maxfield Real Estate. She was an active member of the Salisbury Congregational Community Church and also the Salisbury Historical Society.

She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Roger Heath of Salisbury, one son, Robert Ryman and his wife Karen of York, PA, three daughters; Sherry Davenport and her husband Craig of Homer, NY, Ruth Tomczyk and her husband Mark of Miami, Fl and Beth Cone and her husband Shawn of Medford Lakes, NJ, one brother, Robert Weeks and his wife June of Center Harbor, one sister, Elizabeth Welch of Berwick, ME., eight grandchildren; Cassidy Ryman and Shea Ryman, both of York, PA, Jennifer Sosa and her husband John of Columbus, OH, Christopher Davenport of New Pultz, NY, Corrine Brittain and Taylor Brittain, both of Pennsylvania and Dylan Cone and Trey Cone, both of Medford Lakes, NJ.

Calling hours will be held from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Maplewood Cemetery, Old Turnpike Road, Salisbury.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Salisbury Historical Society, PO Box 263, Salisbury, NH 03268 or to the Salisbury Congregational Community Church, 13 Franklin Rd, Salisbury, NH 03268

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, 05 August 2013 07:29

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