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Grace W. 'Mickey' Mahar, 82


ASHLAND – Grace "Mickey" Williams Mahar, 82, of Ashland, formerly of Lynn, Mass., and Franklin, died on Sept. 9, 2013, at Golden View Nursing Home in Meredith after a brief illness.

Born in Lynn, Mass., on Feb. 4, 1931, Mickey was the daughter of Adrian Fillion and Viola (Sciarretta) Fillion. Mickey graduated from Lynn English High School class of 1948 and worked at the Tai Hong Restaurant in Lynn, Mass., for 21 years. She resided in Franklin for 28 years before moving to Ashland a year ago.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Charles (Tarzi) Williams and Ernest Mahar; and her daughter, Janice Williams.

Mickey is survived by her daughters Louise Bernard and her husband Ed of Ashland, Carol Homan and her husband Richard of Marblehead, Mass., and Nancy Williams and her companion Terry Powers of Marblehead, Mass.; four stepchildren; her two sisters Barbara Comeau of Barrington, and Patricia Brechbiel of Logansport, Ind.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, on Friday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Davies will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

To sign Mickey's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:11

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Arline R. Garger, 86

LACONIA — Arline Rowe Garger, 86, of 33 Cedar St., died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Arline was born April 23, 1927, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Valere and Catherine (Bryson) Vachon.

Arline had been a resident of Laconia most of her life and was employed as an executive assistant with Normandin, Cheney & O'Neil for more than 30 years and eventually retired in New Hampshire in 1996.

Survivors include her brother, Lynn Vachon, and his wife, Nikki, of Moultonborough; one sister, Carol Hildreth, and her husband, Howard, of Rancho

Palos Verdes, Calif., her daughter, Elizabeth Gray, and her husband, James, of Laconia; son, David Rowe, and his wife, Kathleen, of Westfield, Vt., and son, Casey Rowe, of Laconia; and three grandchildren: Aliza Gray of Laconia, Jasmyn Gray of Laconia and Nikki Gaudreault of Goffstown as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Allan F. Rowe Jr.,; a son, Allan F. Rowe III; and elder brother, Donald Vachon.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church 30 Church St., Laconia.

For those who wish, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P0 Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

For more information and to view an online memorial go www.wilkinsonbeane.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 07:08

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Alice J. Sheldon, 86

NORTHFIELD — Alice Jean (Sears)Sheldon, a resident of Northfield for 50 years died Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Concord Hospital following a period of failing health.

Alice was born in Atco, New Jersey, May 12, 1927, daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Duble) Sears. She was a homemaker and for over 7 years prior to her retirement worked for Walmart in Tilton as the Community Coordinator. She also led fundraisers there for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Alice was recently acknowledged for her 33 years as an Avon representative. Over the years she was a member of the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert H. Sheldon who died in 1988 , her second husband, Rene Theoret who died in 2012 and siblings, Albert, Edward, Ross and Earl Sears. Her family includes, two daughters: Alice J. (Sheldon) Brown of Belmont, Bobbie A. (Sheldon) Cilley of Hopkinton; four grandchildren: Wendy Borden, Bruce Cilley Jr., Jason Cilley and Robert Cilley; nine great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 12 to 2 p.m. with a funeral service following at 2 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Tilton. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Alice's name to Make-A-Wish Foundation of NH, 814 Elm Street, Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:01

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Robert P. Kingsbury, 87

LACONIA — Ret. Lt. Col. Robert P. Kingsbury, 87, died September 7, 2013 at Maple Leaf Health Care Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Decatur, IL. on May 5, 1926, the son of Paul C. and Irene Rose (Garon) Kingsbury.
He was a graduate of Cleveland East Technical High School in 1944 and earned his BS degree from the University of Maryland in 1950.
He proudly served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 and 1951-1953 and then active Reserves from 1953-1979, retiring from the military in 1979 as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Presidents 100 for his legendary marksmanship. Prior to his civilian retirement, he worked in manufacturing sales for BF Goodrich and Ethyl Corporation. He was a long-time resident of Laconia after moving to NH in 1975. Family members include 4 daughters and 3 grandsons.
From 2010 to 2012, he served as a State Representative from Belknap County. He held memberships in numerous organizations including the VFW, American Legion, and the John Birch Society.

Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laconia Ward, 1242 Old North Main Street in Laconia, NH at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
A graveside committal with military honors will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Memorial donations may be made to the John Birch Society or the veteran's organization of your choice.
J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For more information and online guestbook please visit www.bouffordfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:56

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