MEREDITH — Thelma Elaine Lovering, 79, died May 18, 2015 at her home with her loving family around her. Thelma was born March 13, 1936, the daughter of John and Louise (Boynton) Drake. She lived most of her life in New Hampton until moving to Meredith in 1997 and now has gone to Heaven to be with Oliver.
She had been employed at Annalee Dolls and then in 1989 she completed her nurse's assistant training. After receiving it she became an LNA and worked at Community Health & Hospice for 15 years until her retirement in 2004. She was a member of the New Hampton Community Church.
The family includes a daughter, Cynthia Smith of Meredith; son John Lovering of Avon Park, Fla.; grandchildren: Stephen Smith, Abigail Smith, Richard Audette, Cassandra Lovering, and Dale Lovering; one brother, Donny Drake of New Hampton, several nieces and nephews. She was a very loving and caring person. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Steven Drake and sister Marjorie Hurd along with her husband Oliver Lovering.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Meredith Village Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246. Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:18
SANDWICH — Eileen Taylor Rodgers, 77, a lifelong resident of Diamond Ledge, Center Sandwich, passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Friday, April 10, 2015 at her home in Sandwich, surrounded by family and friends.
Eileen was born October 5, 1938 in Sandwich, the daughter of the late Paul A. Taylor and Marion "Gray" Taylor.
She attended Quimby School and then went on to marry the love of her life, "Gil" Morton L. Rodgers. They were married almost 60 years. They had two sons, David P. and John L.. Eileen stayed home with the boys until they were older, then went to work at the Corner House Inn for the late Anna and Judy Coolidge for a while.
Eileen was a true native of Diamond Ledge, she was born there, she and Gil built their home there and lived there all their life. She was very proud of that.
She is survived by her husband, Gil, two sons, David and his wife Wendy, Wolfeboro, N.H., and John and his wife Michelle of Springfield, Mass.; five granddaughters, Kyla, Kelsey, Keeley, Rachel and Rebecca. She is also survived by her brother William Taylor and his partner Shirley Clifford; two sisters, Pauline and her husband Leiton Barter of Concord, and Doris Stack of Spring Hill, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews. Eileen was predeceased by two sisters, Linda Taylor and Carrie Taylor Hall.
Eileen is sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A special thank you to Deanna and Shannon.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on May 24 at the Benz Center in Center Sandwich.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:14
LACONIA — Lucille Marie Gallien, 93, of High Street, died on Monday, May 18, 2015 at home.
Lucille was born on November 22, 1921 in Freeport, New York the daughter of Benjamin and Lucy (Fagella) Jordan.
Lucille was raised in the New York City burroughs; she graduated from Roosevelt High School. She then worked in the business office at Macys Department Store in New York City. She met her husband in New York City, at a USO dance. They loved to Jitter Bug and continued to dance throughout their marriage of sixty years. After WWII, they moved to Derry, N.H. to work and raise a family.
Lucille was primarily a homemaker and also embarked with her husband in several business ventures including Demsey's Luncheonette in Derry, N.H. and Stop a While Cottages on Newfound Lake. She enjoyed the simple things and pleasures in life. She was a gracious, kind, devoted wife and mother, centering her life around her family. Lucille always put others before herself. She believed the problems of the world could be solved over a proper cup of tea.
Lucille was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Joseph Church, St. Andre Bessette Parish.
Lucille is survived by her seven children; Janie Potter, and her husband, Bob, of Sheffield, Vt., Donna McCarthy, and her husband, Jack, of Cherryfield, Maine, Carol Darbyshire, and her husband, Paul, of Milbridge, Maine, Gregory Gallien, and his wife, Lorie, of Gilford, Timothy Gallien, of Oak Hill, Fla., Marie Beaudet, and her husband, Bruce, of Laconia and Susan McCann, and her husband, Timothy, of Exeter, Maine; eleven grandchildren, Jeff and Beth Potter, Nora and Jack McCarthy, Zachary Darbyshire, Andrea and Keith Matthews, Jason, Jill and Erika Gallien and Jaime Jenkins; nine great grandchildren; Jacob, Trisha, Halle, Tatiana, Marcus, Charlotte, William, Olivia and Cameron and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her devoted husband, Norman "Dempsey" Gallien, infant sister, Rose and younger sister, Mildred Fagella.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave. Laconia, N.H.
Burial will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscaswen, NH.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry, PO Box 6123 Laconia NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services will be assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
BENSON, N.C. — Parris Lee King, 53, 6209 Old Fairground Road, left us on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 with her daughter Erica Locklear and long time companion Bobby Locklear by her side. She had been battling cancer for almost five years. Parris was born March 2, 1962 in Laconia, N.H.
Parris was predeceased by her grandparents Charles and Estelle King of Ashland, N.H., her grandparents Albert and Alice McCormack of Holderness, and her brother, Tony King of Laconia.
Ms. King is survived by her parents Gordon and Mary (McCormack) King of Laconia, N.H., her brothers Duane King of Hudson, N.H., Brooks King of Laconia, N.H. and Shane King and his wife Natalie Wilson of New York City, N.Y. Also her long time companion Bobby Locklear of 24 years and daughters Amy Emery and partner Liane Elias, Aleesha (Emery) Grimmett and spouse Brian Grimmett, and Erica Locklear and significant other Daniel Evans, her 2 grandchildren Landon Grimmett and Isabella Locklear and Biscuit her lap dog.
She is a 1980 graduate of Wilton Iowa High School. Upon graduation she served three years in the U.S. Navy where she studied to be a nurse. She was stationed at the former Portsmouth, N.H. Navy Yard. Upon leaving she was a stay at home mom for a couple of years to raise her children. She had dedicated work service to the Short Stop convenience store chain for over 25 years.
She is an active member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Angier, N.C. under Pastor Jim White.
Ms. King's memorial service will be on Saturday May 23, 2015 at Trinity Baptist Church of 29 East Wray Street, Angier NC 27501. Guests are welcome to visit with the family from 10am-12pm before the service at 12 p.m.
Her interests included crocheting, camping, fitness & exercise, crafts, decorating Christmas trees for various holidays, baking cakes and other treats.
Flowers can be donated in her honor to the UNC-Chapel Hill hospital and donations can be made out to Aleesha Grimmett of 107 Grace Meadows Drive, Clayton, NC 27520.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 07:52