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Paul L. Velez Sr., 61


Paul L. Velez, Sr., 61


SANBORNTON — Paul L. Velez Sr., 61, of Sanbornton, went to be home with the Lord at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on April 8, 2015.

He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on April 5, 1954 the son of Raymond and Lillian (Ramos) Velez.

Paul was raised in the Bronx and later moved to New Hampshire in 1981. He resided in Conway prior to moving to the Lakes Region in 1993. Paul and his family resided in Sanbornton for 10 years.

He was currently employed by the Lakes Region Service Council.

Paul was a member of the Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Tilton. He loved his Bible, his church, and his family.

Paul enjoyed the outdoors, walking, swimming, and fishing.

Family members include his wife of 22 years, Laura (Dearborne) Riley-Velez of Sanbornton; a son, Paul L. Velez Jr. of Sanbornton; two stepsons, Josh Riley of North Carolina and Matthew Riley of Florida; his siblings, Jose Novoa and Miagro Marti, both of Puerto Rico, Raymond Velez Jr. of New York, Lillian Colon of Florida, Joseph Velez of Florida, Mike Velez of New York, and Mark Vega of Floria; and nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Martha Velez; and a brother, Roland Velez.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 128 School St., Tilton. Burial will be in Center Conway later in the spring. There are no visiting hours.

Paquette-Neun Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with arrangements. For an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 06:53

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Maurice 'Moe' Martineau, 87


GILFORD — Maurice "Moe" Martineau, 87, formerly of Gilford, and who had most recently been a resident of the Belknap County Nursing Home, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, after a period of declining health at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.

Moe was born in Litchfield, the son of Joseph E. and Lena (Gentes) Martineau.

He resided in Nashua before moving to Gilford 44 years ago.

Moe served in the Navy.

Moe was a master plumber and a master electrician. He co-owned Masi Plumbing & Heating of Nashua, and later owned and operated Trustworthy Hardware of Laconia for 43 years, retiring in 2014. He was a Life member of the Nashua Lodge of Elks No. 720, and a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876.

Moe loved fishing and took many trips to Alaska and Canada with his friends. He was an avid Boston Bruins and Red Sox fan and held a pilot's license for many years.

Moe dedicated his life to helping his customers at his store, but his greatest joy in his life was his grandson "the little guy" who was the apple of his eye.

Moe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Clara (Blodgett) Martineau, of Gilford; a daughter, Pamela Langlitz and her husband, Mark, of Gilford; two grandchildren, Mark B. Langlitz and Kimberly A. Langlitz; a sister, Claire Sklutas, of Manchester; several nephews and nieces and his dear friend, James Trickey, of Laconia.

In addition to his parents Moe was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Albert, Gene, and Paul Martineau; and by his sister, Lena Fournier.

There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service at Moe's request will be held with military honors in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. A celebration of life will be held will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be made to the Belknap County Nursing Home - Activities Fund, 30 County Dr., Laconia, NH 03246 or to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia NH 03247.

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 to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 06:56

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Mary E. Earley, 72


SANBORNTON — Mary Elizabeth (Glynn) Earley, 72, of Sanbornton died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary was born on August 15, 1942 in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y. to Edward Glynn and Mary Bloxsom. Mary was a graduate of Horace Greely High School in Chappaqua, N.Y. She then attended Ladycliff College as an undergraduate and later Columbia University as a graduate student. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Chappaqua, N.Y., Stoughton, Mass. and Quincy, Mass. As a longtime resident of Braintree, Mass., she also worked as a licensed insurance agent on the south shore while her children attended school.

During her lifetime Mary was very active in her community. As a student, she was a founder of the High School Future Teachers of America chapter in Chappaqua, N.Y. She volunteered her time at St. Vincent DePaul in Laconia, N.H. as "the book lady", and served for many years as the elected Supervisor of the Checklist in Sanbornton, N.H. As a retiree, she spent her winters in Kissimmee, Florida where she made many dear friends.

As a devout Catholic, Mary taught CCD for many years while a member of the St. Francis of Assisi parish in Braintree, Mass., and also as a member of the St. Andre Bessette Parish in Laconia, N.H. She loved life, family and friends and had a special devotion to St. Christopher, St. Gerard, St. Jose Maria Escriva, and the Blessed Mother Mary.

Mary was an avid gardener, accomplished bridge player, reader, traveler and enjoyed the theater. She attained the level of Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. As recently as August 2014 she visited St. Petersburg, Russia while on a cruise with her husband, previously they visited Alaska, the Panama Canal and much of Western Europe together. Mary also had a passion for spending time with her seven grandchildren. She could always be found playing and entertaining the children and she could always bring a smile to their faces.

Mary is survived by her husband of forty eight years, John, her loving sons and their spouses; Mike, of Amherst, N.H., Dave, of Duxbury, Mass. and Tom, of Windham, N.H.; her beloved grandchildren, Liam, Alice, Lillian, Sophia, Elizabeth, Sabrina, James, and Eva, and her aunt, Nancy Walker, of Yarmouth Port, Mass.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia.
A private burial will be held in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Weymouth, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Give Kids the World, 210 So. Bass Road Kissimmee, FL 34746 or www.gktw.org.

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, 08 April 2015 03:40

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Marie S. Austin, 80


LACONIA — Marie S. Austin of Laconia passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Lakes Region General Hospital, surrounded by family. She was 80 years old.

She was born in Lowell, Mass. on July 13, 1934, daughter of Sarah and Harold Smith. Marie was a graduate of Burdett College in Boston. She lived in Haverhill, Mass. for many years, moving to Laconia in 1994. She was a member of the Haverhill Garden Club and worked as a substitute teacher. She was also a member of the Laconia Garden Club and the Laconia Congregational Church.

Survivors include her husband Lawrence of 57 years, a daughter, Judith Voishnis of Barnegat, N.J. a son, Kenneth and wife Lynn of Brentwood, N.H. and two granddaughters, Kathryn and husband Ryan of Forked River, N.J. and Sarah of Barnegat, N.J.

Marie's sister Dorcas Smith Krusell predeceased her earlier this year.

Those wishing may make memorial gifts (in lieu of flowers) to the Anatomical Gifts Program, Dept. of Anatomy, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03755-3832 or The First Congregational Church of Laconia United Church of Christ, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246-3425 c/o The Dorcas Fund​.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 08:39

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