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Steven O. Sargent, 70

GILFORD — Steven Owen Sargent, 70, of Gilford, NH passed away on February 24, 2013 at Concord Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Salem, MA on July 27, 1942, the son of Russell and Charlotte Comins Sargent and lived the majority of his young life in nearby Lynn, MA. Steven was a graduate of Lynn English High School, North Adams State College (B.A.), and Wesleyan University (M.A.) and was married to Sharon Mitchell on June 11, 1966.
He began his career as an English teacher in Middletown, CT and then spent over 25 years at Gilford Middle High School in Gilford, NH where he was known for both the high standards he set for his students and his dry sense of humor. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, playing both the trombone and baritone horn in jazz bands of various sizes, working in his garden and spending time at the family cabin on Moosehead Lake in Maine.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon, his son Scott Sargent of South Hadley, MA, his daughter Elizabeth Fenton and her husband, Peter, of Bradford, NH, his son Steven Sargent and his wife, Christine, of Weare, NH, their children Sadie and Sophie, and his sister-in-law Paula of Ballina, Australia.
Calling hours will be held in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. on Thursday evening, February 28, 2013 from 6-8 pm.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM also at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, NY NY 10163-4777.
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 Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:46

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Raymond A. Kaligian III, 28

HOUSTON, Texas — Raymond Allen Kaligian III, 28, of Houston, Texas and formerly from Raynham, Massachusetts and Geneva, Illinois died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 17th. His little dog, Willie, died at the same time by his side.
Ray started his life in Massachusetts where at a young age he had already won a golf chipping contest and was MVP of his baseball team. He moved to Geneva, Illinois in the 3rd grade and attended Geneva Schools graduating in 2003 from Geneva High School.
He was a gifted athlete and leader and scholar. He played travel baseball with the Fox Valley Royals until freshman year when he started playing for Geneva High School. He also played all 4 years on the golf team. He was All Conference Golf Champion 2002 and All Conference Baseball his junior and senior years. He was also a National Honor Society member and Key Club Member and Secretary. He received the honor of Science Student of the Year and Athlete of the Year at the end of his senior year. The City of Geneva awarded Ray the Ben Franklin Science Award in a special ceremony held at the Geneva City Hall upon his high school graduation.
Ray went to the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was very proud to be an Alumnus of University of Illinois but his heart and soul was found in the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity. He finally had "brothers" for life to confide in, play with and dream about their futures together. He was also a proud member of the professional chemical fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma.
He was hired in January 2008 by the Phillips 66 Company straight from the University of Illinois to participate in their Selective Leader Development Program. During this program, Ray fulfilled multiple roles at the Phillips 66 headquarters in Houston and then completed a field sales assignment in West Virginia. He was recently promoted during the summer of 2012 to become Director of Base Oil Sales located in Houston, Texas. In this role Ray was the key liaison with global suppliers that Phillips 66 conducted business with.
Jim Gigante of Phillips 66 wrote, "I don't ever recall a young man that has touched the hearts of so many. I will always see that gleam in his eye, that ever yearning to learn and somehow there was a bit of innocence that set him apart from others. He was a rising star of Phillips 66."
Ray's first love was baseball, but it was his golf game that set him apart from others. He travelled with his father to Myrtle Beach for their annual "guy's golf week." He had become a scratch golfer and was used by friends, business associates and his father's friends as their secret weapon to win golf tournaments. Last summer he won 3 tournaments in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Ray's creative talents and his determination to always be the best at whatever he tried to do led him to master the guitar. He loved classic rock and his guitar interpretations were special.
In the last couple of years, Ray's passion for adventure and joy for excitement expanded to include mountain biking and white water river rafting with his close college buddies. He also had started travelling for enjoyment having spent a great time in Ireland last year with his good friend Jeff Shaw. He had plans to travel to Germany this fall to participate in Oktoberfest.
Everyone and anyone who knew Ray loved and respected him. He was the best loyal friend you could have. He was the greatest gift every day of his life to his parents, friends and family.
Ray was the beloved only child of Ray and Bobbie (Barron) Kaligian. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Thomas and Barbara Barron, his uncle Bill Kaligian and his childhood dog and companion Patrick. He is survived by his grandmother Carmela Principe of Abington, Massachusetts, grandfather Ray (Ann) Kaligian of Laconia, New Hampshire, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Texas, West Virginia, Illinois, and Massachusetts and the family dog Fenway.
Funeral Services are as follows:
Monday, February 25th in Houston, Texas at Earthman Funeral Directors – 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston; visitation, 4 pm to 8 pm with a Memorial Service at 7 pm.
Wednesday, February 27th in Geneva, Illinois at Yurs Funeral Home – 1771 West State Street, Geneva; visitation 4 pm to 8 pm.
Thursday, February 28th in Geneva, Illinois at Yurs Funeral Home – 1771 West State Street, Geneva; Memorial Service 11 am.
Saturday, March 2nd in Brockton, Massachusetts at Chapel of Our Savior Shrine – 475 Westgate Drive; Memorial Mass at noon; luncheon immediately following at
Thorny Lea Golf Club – 159 Torrey Street.
If desired, donations may be made in our Ray's name to his favorite charity: Rebuilding Together Houston
, P.O. Box 15315, 
Houston, Texas 77220; or to Willie's Animal Shelter, Houston SPCA
 900 Portway Drive
 Houston, Texas 77024.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:44

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Marjorie A. Haas, 77

HYANNIS, Mass. — Marjorie (Amend) Haas, 77, of Hyannis, died at Cape Cod Hospital on February 15, 2013. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Haas to whom she was married for 15 years.
Marjorie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 29, 1935. She was the only child of William Francis Amend and Hallie Jo Palmer Amend. She received her BS and RN from Carlow College (formerly Mount Mercy College) also in Pittsburgh.
She resided in Armonk, NY for 25 years. She raised her family and worked as a registered nurse and nursing instructor at Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Marjorie was also the president of the nursing Union and a union contract negotiator. She retired to Center Harbor, NH in 1986 with her late husband Frank.
In New Hampshire, Marjorie was a member of the Moultonborough Women's Club and served as treasurer and president. Marjorie loved to travel and spent her retirement years venturing all over the world with Frank. She and Frank also loved to garden and spent many years developing their gardens in Center Harbor.
In 2004 she moved to Cape Cod with her mother Hallie Jo and spent several years enjoying the Cape. Due to declining health she moved to Emeritus Senior Living in Hyannis, MA. While living at Emeritus, Marge developed a love and talent for painting. Her apartment was full of her artwork, she especially loved painting flowers and landscapes.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Ronald M. Pastore, Jr. and wife Jeanine of Lexington, MA, Kenneth E. Pastore and wife Emily of South Duxbury, VT and West Yarmouth, MA, and Kathleen E. Smith and husband Brian of Cotuit, MA.; Franks children, Stephany Cameron of Moultonborough, NH, Susan Haas of Brewster, NY, and Clifford Haas of Lexington, MA; her 8 grandchildren, Halie Pastore, Kenneth Pastore, Merrick Pastore, Katrina Pastore, Ryan Smith, Brian Pastore, Jacqueline Smith and Isabel Pastore; as well as Frank's 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at a later date in New Hampshire. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marjorie's name to the Employee Appreciation Fund Memory Care Unit at Emeritus Senior Living, 790 Falmouth Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601. For on-line guest book, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 23:28

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William C. Heffron, 64

MEREDITH — William Conrad Heffron, 64, of Meredith, formerly of Spotswood, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was a devoted husband, a beloved father and grandfather. He was born to the late Conrad and Marjorie (Lettau) Heffron on January 15, 1949 in New Brunswick, NJ and was raised in Spotswood, NJ.
He was a union carpenter with Local #1006 for thirty-five years before retiring. He was a skilled carpenter who had built many homes in the Monroe Township, NJ area. William was an active member of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church where he served as Junior Warden before he and his wife Mary retired to New Hampshire.
He was predeceased by his father, Conrad; his mother, Marjorie, and his brother, James, a Vietnam casualty.
William is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Mary (Cathcart) Heffron; his two sons, William Heffron, Jr., James Heffron and his wife Elizabeth; his daughter, Caroline Snyder and her husband Jonathon; five grandchildren, Victoria, Ella, Keegan, Aidan, and Lillian; his sister, Evelyn Tornquist; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service was held at his family church in New Jersey on Friday, February 15, 2013. Interment will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William's name to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 505 Main Street Spotswood, NJ 08884
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth have assisted with the cremation. For William's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 21:40

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