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Esther Linnea Lindsey, 68

MEREDITH — Esther Linnea Lindsey passed away December 5th at her home. She died peacefully with her husband and golden retriever at her side. She had always approached her disease with a positive attitude and a graciousness only to be admired. "I am going to do this with grace and dignity," was often heard once she decided to end her therapy.

Linnea was a dedicated teacher of 43 years, spending the last 26 years in Gilford fourth and fifth grades. Teaching and her many students were the love of her life. Since retiring in 2010, she had enjoyed yoga, bridge, book club and hikes around the Lakes Region. Hikes down to Squam with Marcy, Miley and Kelsey were a constant source of joy. She touched many hearts with her never ending positive spirit and sunny outlook on life. She never became discouraged or complained of the many trips to Hanover.

A special thanks goes out to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock facility and very special staff in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. We are privileged to have such a facility here in central New Hampshire.

She is survived by her husband Ted of nearly 47 years, her golden retriever Kelsey, and an extended Lindsey family along with her many dear friends.

There are no public services planned at this time. Please remember her with a smile and a never ending positive attitude.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:30

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Bruce K. Hooker, 61

BELMONT — Bruce K. Hooker, 61, of 39 Dock Road, died at his home on Monday, December 9, 2013.
Mr. Hooker was born July 28, 1952 in Laconia, N.H., the son of Leonard and Shirley (Colburn) Hooker. He resided in Laconia for several years before moving to Belmont thirty-six years ago.
Mr. Hooker had been employed as a truck driver and mechanic for several years and had been most recently employed at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. He also repaired antique clocks for over twenty years.
Mr. Hooker was a member of the New Hampshire Giant Pumpkin Growers Association and was a member of the National Clock and Watch Collectors Association.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Cathy A. (Twombly) Hooker, of Belmont; two sons, Benjamin Hooker and his wife, Cori, of Belmont and Todd Hooker of Gilmanton; a daughter, Bridgette Elguero and her husband, Sergio, of Henniker; three grandchildren, Jackson and Caleb Hooker of Belmont and Santiago Elguero of Henniker; his parents, Leonard Hooker of Meredith and Shirley (Colburn) Hooker of Laconia, a brother, Alan Hooker, of Bozeman, Montana; three sisters, Diena Rae of North Carolina, Sue Mansfield of Ely, Minnesota and Wendy Hooker of Fairbanks, Alaska.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prescott Farm, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:25

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Maryrose B. Cote, 59

NEW HAMPTON — On Sunday, December 8th 2013, the angels from heaven came to escort our beloved Maryrose Bernadette (Dolan) Cote home. Born on June 19, 1954, wife to Edward, mother to Justine, daughter to James and Rosemary Dolan, sister to James, Kathleen, Christopher, John and Richard, and of course a wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews. Maryrose was a person of such great beauty and poise. She made everyone feel as though they were the only one who mattered when she spoke to them.

She had a great connection to nature, the outdoors and the environment. With her enthusiasm for plants, horticulture and biology, Maryrose maintained impeccable gardens and loved sharing her knowledge of such with anyone who showed an interest. Her true passion, other than her fantastic cooking and baking, was a calling for the blueberry farm named Green Acres in the town of New Hampton. She found peace and solace atop Donkin Hill tending her crop. She shall always be fondly remembered in the place that brought her and so many others such happiness. Maryrose loved traveling with her family during the winter months and enjoyed spending time in the Caribbean and in Florida.

Our family is grateful to our Lord for giving us such a beautiful person and we will forever miss her. Finally, we would like to recognize her best friend and confidant, Maureen Volz, who along with Kathleen and Ed remained at her side to the end. With such great compassion and kind words she helped us through a very difficult time and our appreciation cannot be expressed enough.

A Graveside Service will be held in Green Grove Cemetery Main Street Ashland at a time to be announced in May 2014. Donations may be made to New Found Area Nursing Assn. Hospice Program 214 Lake Street Bristol, NH. 03222, Norris Cotton Cancer Center Palliative Care & Hospice, DHMC Development Office Attn. Michelle Clark, 1 Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH. 03756, or to Speare Memorial Hospital Development Office 16 Hospital Road Plymouth, NH. 03264. Dupuis Funeral Home Ashland is handling arrangements, for more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:05

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Henry H. Littlefield, 70

LACONIA — Henry H. Littlefield, 70, of 99 Merrimac Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Mr. Litttlefield was born March 18, 1943 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Norris E. and Emma (Pitman) Littlefield and had been a lifelong resident of Laconia. He served in the U. S. Army 101st Airborne. He was a truck driver for over forty years and owned and operated C & H Transport in Belmont for many years.
Mr. Littlefield was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. He loved his kids, grandkids, great grandkids, camping, and NASCAR and loved to go to Bailey's for the summers.
Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Theresa Marie (LaChance) Littlefield, of Laconia; two daughters, Debra L. Littlefield and Tracy L. Littlefield, both of Laconia; six grandchildren, Richard Littlefield, Ronnie Abbott, Amanda Littlefield, Charles Weatherbee, Jocelyn Dubois and Emmie Landry; five great grandchildren; a brother, Wilford DeBlois, of Belmont; a sister, Evelyn Child, of Ocala, Florida and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Littlefield was predeceased by a sister, Amy Picard.
A Calling Hour will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 2 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial, with military honors, will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to LNH Children's Auction, PO Box 7326, Gilford, NH 03247-7326.
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 Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:02

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