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Gordon D. Taylor, Jr., 80

SAUGUS, Mass. — Mr. Gordon D. Taylor, Jr., age 80, died on Saturday, June 1st at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. He was the husband of Mary (Doucette) Taylor.
Born in, raised and a lifelong resident of Saugus, he was the son of the late Gordon D. and Alice (Cox) Taylor. A United States Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was Past Commander of the American Legion Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Post 210 in Saugus . Mr. Taylor was a long time Verizon employee and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. A car enthusiast he was also a member of the North Shore Old Car Club.
Besides his wife he is survived his children; Peter Taylor and his wife Maryanne of Derry, NH, Brian Taylor of Meredith, NH, Kenneth Taylor and his wife Sheila of Ipswich, Dawn Marie Shaw and her husband Robert of Saugus, Tammy Baiocchetti and her husband Vinnie of Gilmanton, NH, late David Taylor and his wife Rosemarie of Newburyport, Carol Duquette of Chelsea. He was the brother of Phyllis Eddy and her husband William of NH, Barbara MacLeod and her husband Robert of Burlington. Mr. Taylor was also the grandfather of 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SmileTrain c/o www.SmileTrain.org
The funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For directions & condolences wwwBisbeePorcella.com

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Mary G. Giguere, 68

SANBORNTON — Mrs. Mary Gilman Giguere, 68, of 564 Lower Bay Road, passed away in her home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 after a brief illness.
Mary was born in Laconia, N.H. on January 8, 1945, the daughter of Robert (Bob) and Gertrude Gilman. She lived the majority of her life in the Laconia/Sanbornton area.
Mary was a 1963 graduate of Laconia High School, active in the drama club, winning the Thespian Award in her senior year. After high school, she attended the Keene Business School for two years. She retired in 2010 from the Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency in Laconia, where she worked as a Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative for 26 years. Prior to Melcher & Prescott, Mary worked at Munsey & Brazil Insurance for several years.
She enjoyed knitting, quilting and crocheting, making many cherished items for family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening and reading, and loved to go dancing. Mary's greatest joys in life were her two daughters and her grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her father Bob Gilman, and sister Nancy Gilman. She is survived by her husband, Peter Giguere; mother, Gertrude Gilman of Sanbornton; daughters, Jennifer (Hagewood) Carrier of Belmont and Christine (Hagewood) Barton of Contoocook; a step son, Chris Giguere of South Carolina, grandchildren, Ethan Carrier of Belmont, Ty and Tess Barton of Contoocook, and Savanna & Jacob Giguere; sister, Margaret "Meg" Gilman of Portsmouth; sister and brother-in-law, Sandi and Tom Stanley of Pittsfield, MA; one aunt, Marjorie Gilman of Sanbornton; sister-inlaw Marilyn Dunten of Vermont; brother-in-law Dennis Giguere and wife Onami of Alexandria, NH; and in-laws Raymond and Rachel Giguere of Belmont, NH., as well as various nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia. The family will hold a private celebration of her life on Saturday June 8, 2013, in Sanbornton.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the NH Humane Society or the Central NH VNA & Hospice.

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Herbert F. 'Smokey' Stover, 88

LACONIA — Herbert F. Stover, 88, of Laconia died May 26, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Herbert "Smokey" Stover was born in Brooklyn, NY, on January 8, 1925. He was the son of Elsie (Gatje) and Herbert Stover. He attended schools in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Tech at the age of 17. As the United States was at war, "Smokey" enlisted in the Navy as an aviation electrician's mate. After his discharge in 1946, he enrolled and graduated from Columbia University. He was then hired by Eastern Air Lines and served in various capacities for 37 years finishing his career as #1 senior captain while based in Boston.
In 1975, he met and married Joni (Ballard) Dow, a loving union of 38 years.
After mandatory retirement from Eastern Air Lines at age 60, "Smokey" filled his retirement years with building projects, with a run for the city council, with a brief stint in real estate and with several terms on the YMCA Board of Directors. Twenty five winters were spent at the couple's retirement home in Fort Myers, Fla. Golf remained a favorite pastime. As a member and trustee of the Laconia Congregational Church, he volunteered many hours wherever needed.
"Smokey" was predeceased by a younger brother, Arthur, of Gold Beach, Oregon, and one son, Scot Nelson Stover, of Port Charlotte, Florida. He is survived by two children, Lorinda Steadman and husband, John, of Gilbert, AZ. and a son, Herbert Frederick Stover III "Rick"of Lake Mary,
Florida. He is also survived by four step-children: Brenda Daniels and husband, Dennis, of Derry, NH; John H. Dow of Alphareta, GA; Linda Hayes and husband, Todd, of Webster, NY, and Mary K. Dow and companion, Leigh Studley of Richmond, Vt.
Grandchildren and step-grandchildren include Dillon Stover, Brian, Emma and Sarah Hayes and Lindsey Daniels.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00AM the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H. with visitation afterwards. 
Burial will follow at 2:30PM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Rte 3, Boscawen, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, please give memorial donations to the Dorcas Fund of the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, 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.

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Alfred P. 'Fred' Lamere, 82

LACONIA — Alfred Patrick "Fred" Lamere, 82, of 93 Court Street, died at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Fred Lamere was born January 11, 1931 in Laconia, N.H. He was the son of Lee W. and Mary (LaPlante) Lamere. Fred was a graduate of Laconia High School. In 1951, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal.
Fred was Owner/Operator of Fred Lamere's Exxon Station for over fifty years. He enjoyed getting up every morning and going into work.
Fred pitched for a Laconia baseball team in the North East League and the Central League and was 
a member of a local bowling league. He was an avid fan of the Boston sports' teams and his favorite team was the Red Sox. He enjoyed listening to them on his radio, while sitting in his favorite chair.
Fred is survived by his three daughters, Debra Lamere of Tilton, NH, Cathi-Anne Bean and fiancé, James Cook, of Belmont, NH, and Susan Marcoux and her husband, Tom, of Concord, N.H. He leaves behind five granddaughters; Stephanie Shepard of Laconia, N.H., Stacey Shepard and Samantha Bean, 
both of Belmont, N.H., Paige Marcoux of Denver, Co. and Haley Marcoux of Concord, N.H. and one great grandson, Brady Patrick Kelley, of Belmont, N.H. He is also survived by three brothers, Lee C. Lamere of Florida, Paul Lamere and his wife, Marilyn, of Lakeport and Donald Lamere of Merrimack; two sisters, 
Alice Lamere and Anne Lamere, both of Laconia and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a group of wonderful friends that he met during his lifetime. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Lee W. and Mary (LaPlante) Lamere, a brother, Francis "Peanut" Lamere and a daughter, Mary Ellen Lamere.
Fred will be greatly missed for his kind words and his humor. His two favorite sayings were "Right on with Exxon" and "Stay out of the Hot Sun".
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:00AM.
Burial will follow in the family lot at St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 406 Court 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.

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