PLYMOUTH — Ruth A. Millar died peacefully, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease, at Forest View Manor in Meredith, New Hampshire on December 26, 2013.
Ruth was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire on November 9, 1930 to James Millar and Annie (Rafferty) Millar. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1948, received her Bachelor of Education degree from Plymouth Teachers College (now Plymouth State University) in 1952 and went on to earn a Master of Education degree also from Plymouth Teachers College. For 38 years she taught elementary school in Franklin, Littleton and Plymouth until her retirement in 1990.
She was a lifetime active member of the Plymouth Congregational Church. For many years she sang in the Pemi Chorale Society, was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the Retired Teachers' Association.
Ruth dearly loved her family, friends and her students. She enjoyed traveling, music and caring for her gardens at her home in Plymouth. She loved her neighbor's children whom she affectionately called "The Boys."
Ruth is survived by her brother William K. Millar and his wife Edith of Bath, Maine; her brother John J. Millar and his wife Evelyn of Laconia, NH; her sister Elizabeth M. Howard of Laconia; her sister-in-law Barbara Millar of Kittery, Maine; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her father and mother, by her sister Grace and her brother James S. Millar.
Remembering how much Ruth loved her garden and her flowers, she was also conscious of the many needs of others. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, New Hampshire Office, Five Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110. (www.alz.org/manh or call 1-617-868-6718)
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Post Office Square, Plymouth, N.H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth.
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, 31 December 1969 07:00
BOW — Norman E. Roy 83 of Bow died Monday, December 23, 2013 at Epsom Manor.
He was born in Laconia the son of Ernest and Marie Rose (Martel) Roy. Norman graduated from Laconia High School in 1949 and then attended Linotype School. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp and served during the Korean War from 1952-1955. On September 25, 1955 he married Patricia Lapham, and they wintered in Florida during their later years. During his career he worked for the Laconia Evening Citizen as a Linotype Operator.
He was a past member of the Elks Lodge in Laconia.
Survivors include his wife Patricia of Bow; sons Dr. James N. Roy and his wife Judith of Bow, Robert F. Roy and his wife Deborah of Holderness; granddaughters Briana F. Roy of Holderness and Lauren J. Roy of Bow; sister Louise R. Weeks of Palm Springs, CA., and numerous nieces and nephews.
A committal service will be held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12 noon in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery 110 Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen. Military Rites will be accorded by the US Marine Corp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 508 South Street, Bow, NH 03304.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolences may be offered at www. bennettfuneral.com
Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 10:22
LACONIA — Richard F. Monasky, 82, of Laconia, N. H., died Saturday, December 21, 2013 surrounded by his sons.
He was born in Binghamton, NY on July 7, 1931, the son of Joseph E. and Marie A. (Turanek) Monasky. Mr. Monasky was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Barbara J. (Racicot) Monasky in 2008. He was an auctioneer for 35 years in the Binghamton area and was known as Colonel Dick Monasky. Among his favorite hobbies was caring for his 1935 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser and memorizing and reciting tales and limericks for friends and family.
He is survived by six sons, Richard T. Monasky and his wife Debra, Sandy, Utah; Joseph J. Monasky and his wife Linda, Alton, N. H.; Mark S. Monasky and his wife, Judy, Bismarck, N. D.; Robert X. Monasky and his wife Marcy, Corvallis, Or.; Michael E. Monasky, Binghamton, N. Y., and David A. Monasky and his wife Carolyn, Belmont, N. H.; two daughters, Marie E. Ahern, Meredith, N. H.; and Barbara I. Opara, Spanaway, Wa.; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Monasky, Roanoke, Va., one sister, Helen Fishback, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Laconia Senior Center, 17 Church St, Laconia on Friday, January 31st at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "Laconia Senior Center, Laconia, N. H. 03246 ".
Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 10:18
Wilfred "Willy" E. Fleury
NORTHFIELD — Wilfred E. Fleury, 72, of Northfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a lengthy period of failing health.
Willy was born in Franklin, August 30, 1941, son of the late, Arthur J. and Marie Anne (Saucier) Fleury. He spent his youth and schooled in Franklin, living there until later moving to Northfield 48 years ago.
He worked for many years as a loader operator, working with the former P&S and then NCS Sand and Gravel in Belmont for over 20 years. He retired as a loader operator after working for the Town of Northfield Highway Department.
Willy enjoyed the outdoors and time ice fishing and rabbit hunting. He especially enjoyed fishing for hornpout. He enjoyed his home and spending time with family and friends. Wilfred was a parishioner of St Gabriel Parish-St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.
His family includes his wife of 52 years, Claire A. (Parent) Fleury of Northfield; daughters, Lisa M. Gagne and husband, Paul of Northfield, Michele A. Welcome and husband Stan of Sanbornton; four grandchildren, Kara, Ryan, Meaghan and Michael; his sister, Rita Fleury of Henderson, Nev.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chestnut Street in Tilton. Spring burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Willy's name to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St. in Franklin, 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:01