FRANKLIN — Mildred Belle (Flanders) Piper, 86, of Franklin, died at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on July 10, 2014 after a brief illness.
She was born in Alexandria, N.H. on July 15, 1927, as the eighth and youngest child of Charles H. Flanders and Carrie B. (Wilson) Flanders. Mildred was raised in Alexandria and graduated as valedictorian of the Bristol High School Class of 1945.
She moved to Concord where she worked at the State Library and the New England Telephone Company. She worked for the school lunch program at Hancock Elementary School and Franklin High School while raising her children. Later she was Tax Collector for the City of Franklin for fifteen years before retiring from the Department of Education in Concord.
Mildred was an active member of the Congregational Christian Church of Franklin and the Ladies Auxiliary of Franklin VFW Post 1698. She enjoyed singing with her husband as part of the Serendipity Singers. She also had been a member of the Red Hat Society and a volunteer at the NH Veterans Home.
For many years, Mildred and her family enjoyed camping at Sebago Lake and making annual visits to the Nubble Light in Maine. She and her husband liked to dance and to travel. She was an excellent seamstress and cook -- her homemade doughnuts and pies were family favorites.
Family members include her husband of 65 years, Melvin E. Piper of Franklin; her two daughters, Carol J. Walters and her companion Kevin Hall of El Paso, Tex., and Barbara G. Richards and her husband Terrell B. Richards of Claremont, N.H.; her son, Michael E. Piper and his wife Jayne R. Piper of Montclair, Va.; her five grandchildren, Carrie M. Flynn, Jessica L. Roberts, Lindsay R. Nicholson, Bradley E. Piper and Bryan M. Piper; and her five great-grandchildren, Brady, Casey, and Murphy Flynn, and Conley and Piper Nicholson. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Louise Flanders, her brothers-in-law, Raymond Hersey and Arthur Goodearl, and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 14 at 1 p.m. at the Congregational Christian Church, 47 S. Main St., Franklin. Burial will follow at the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Donations in memory of Mildred may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, 47 S. Main St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 08:41
TILTON — Erwin "John" O'Leary, 76, a resident of Tilton since 1979, died at his home in Tilton, Thursday, July 10, 2014 following a short period of failing health. He passed peacefully with his family at his side. John was born in Franklin, April 16, 1938, son of Erwin H. and Mary (Black) O'Leary. He spent his youth in Tilton and attended Tilton Schools. He lived in Laconia for 20 years before moving back to Tilton. He was employed during his younger years at the former Leather Shop in Tilton, later for years at the Arwood Corporation as a cutoff person in the Arwood Foundry in Northfield. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Over the years, he enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, camping and time spent on his pontoon boats during the summer. In recent years he enjoyed camping at Wells, Maine. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, John O'Leary and brothers, Robert, Daniel and Russell O'Leary.
His family includes his wife of 55 years, Claudette R. (Parent) O'Leary of Tilton, son, Jim O'Leary and his wife, Paula of Belmont, daughters, Tina Bean and husband Douglas of Sanbornton and Debra Waterman and husband Joseph of Belmont, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A private burial for his family will be in St. John Cemetery in Tilton. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those wishing to make memorial contributions in John's memory to the Hospice Program at Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association located at 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301 or by going to www.crvna.org
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 08:32
MOULTONBOROUGH — Herbert Leon Farnham, Jr., 79, of Ossipee Mountain Road, died July 8, 2014, at the Wolfeboro Bay Center, in Wolfeboro, after a brief illness.
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts on January 4, 1935, Herbert was the son of Herbert Leon, Sr. and Lillian (Peters) Farnham.
Herbert grew up in Quincy and Melrose, Mass. and graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1954. He also graduated from Suffolk University, in Boston, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He resided in Melrose for many years and was a summer resident of Moultonborough for many years. He moved to Moultonborough permanently in the early 1990s.
Herbert worked for many years with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority in the Highway Beautification Department, until his retirement in the late 1990s.
Herbert was very involved in the community of Moultonborough and belonged to many organizations including; the Moultonborough Conservation Committee, the Moultonborough Parade Organization committee, the Moultonborough Lions Club, the Moultonborough Grange and the Lakes Region Planning Commission. He was also a member of the Olive Branch Mount Prospect Lodge #16, F&AM, in Holderness and a communicant of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, in Meredith.
Herbert was a US Coast Guard veteran, where he had served three years and also served for ten years in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Herbert loved the outdoors and enjoyed boating.
Herbert is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Joanne M. (Carlson) Farnham of Moultonborough, daughters, Kathleen F. Lamoureux of Irvin, Calif., Mary Farnham Norton of Beverly, Mass., grandchildren, Jonathan and Kevin Lamoureux.
A calling hour will be held at St. Charles Church, NH Route #25, Meredith, on Friday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be held at a later date in the NH Veterans Cemetery, in Boscawen.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the cremation and arrangements. To sign Herbert's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:54
PORTSMOUTH — Sylvia A. Cundy, 90, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2014 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her family by her side. The daughter of Philip and Gladys Tobey, she was born in Medford, Mass. and was one of 11 siblings. A former resident of Peabody, Mass., Rochester and Laconia, she had recently been a resident at the Mark Wentworth Home in Portsmouth. She enjoyed over 56 summers at her camp in Alton Bay.
A graduate of Malden Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as an RN at Frisbie Memorial Hospital and ended her long nursing career as a volunteer at Lakes Regional General Hospital at the age of 85. She enjoyed mentoring nursing students, always giving words of encouragement as they completed their training.
She had been a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Rochester and enjoyed singing in the choir.
With her quick wit, she lit up any room she entered, connecting easily with friends and strangers alike. She loved to tell a good joke. Anyone that knew her was better for it. She enjoyed a good book, a hot cup of tea, her homemade soups and visits with friends and family.
She is predeceased by her husband Donald W. Cundy and is survived by two sons; Donald F. (Sharon) Cundy of Old Lyme, Conn. and Douglas A. Cundy of Fayette, Maine and one daughter, Nancy J. (Herbert) Ueda of Rollinsford, N.H., 6 grandchildren: Megan Cundy, Andrew Cundy, Colin Cundy, Kiefer Cundy, Samuel Ueda and Ty Ueda.
A celebration of Sylvia's life will be held at her daughter's home on July 19th.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:52