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Toni A. Atherton, 57

GILMANTON — LaTonne "Toni" Ann Atherton, 57, of 42 Wood Drive, died at home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Mrs. Atherton was born January 11, 1956 in Belvedere, Nebraska, the daughter of Bud and Donna (Achtemeier) Bedlan. She resided in Springfield, Missouri for several years before moving to Gilmanton three years ago.
Mrs. Atherton was a registered nurse for approximately thirty-seven years before retiring in September, 2012. She had been employed at the New Hampshire Veterans Home.
Mrs. Atherton loved to garden, hike, and give to others and also loved horses and dogs. She was a Master Gardener and a stain glass artist. Toni would encourage every woman to have a mammogram.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Greg Atherton, of Gilmanton; two stepsons, Monte Atherton of Soquel, California and Mark Atherton of Vancouver, Washington.; her mother, Donna Bedlan, of Hebron, Nebraska and two sisters, Vicki Henricks of Belvedere, Nebraska and Dawn Johnson of Fargo, North Dakota. She was predeceased by her father, Bud Bedlan.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held privately.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family suggests that one plant a "Toni Garden" to visit and remember her.
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 Friday, 24 May 2013 10:33

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Carl E. LaFond, 76

LACONIA — Carl E. LaFond, 76, died peacefully on Thursday, May 23, 2013, in his home in Laconia, while surrounded by his children.
Born into a French-Canadien family in Lewiston, Maine, on June 3, 1936, Carl moved to Laconia in his youth and spent the majority of his life there. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1955, playing football for the Sachems. With his former wife, Dottie (Lord) Lessard, he made his home on Fenton Avenue and raised five children.
A generous, outgoing man, on hot summer days Carl would load neighborhood kids into his van and take them for ice cream. To summon his own children home for dinner, he would stand in front of his home and, through the force of his mighty lungs, sound a whistle that was heard for a mile.
A lifelong sports fan, Carl coached Little League in the early 1970s, reliably attended his kids' many sporting events and made known his opinions of whatever football game happened to be on TV.
In his professional life, Carl followed in his father's footsteps by working in the automotive industry, serving as a store manager for Sanel Auto Parts and then as a traveling salesman for Robbins Auto Parts.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard "Dick" LaFond of Northfield. His brother, David LaFond, of Laconia and five children survive him: Debra Westcott of Winter Haven, Fla.; Tammy LaFond of Penacook; Scott LaFond of E. Longmeadow, Mass. and his companion, Debra Griffith; Kari Berry of Pembroke, Mass. and her husband, David Berry and Curt LaFond of Montgomery, Ala. and his wife, Amanda LaFond; plus seven grandchildren, Lyndsay and Kate Westcott; Paige and Evan LaFond; Oliver and Jordan Berry; Brian LaFond and two great grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours.
Carl's remains will be interred in an urn handcrafted by his son, Curt, during a private ceremony at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
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 Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:27

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Elwin E. Macomber

Services for Elwin E. Macomber will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Calling hour 10:00 am through 11:00 am at Mayhew Funeral Home, Plymouth, Funeral service to follow in the funeral home at 11:00 am. Interment will be at a later date. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 09:32

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Elwin E. Macomber, Sr., 86

RUMNEY — Elwin Edward Macomber, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Rumney, New Hampshire on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. Elwin was born to Clifford and Hannah Macomber on December 9, 1926 in Sangerville, Maine.
Elwin graduated from high school in Guilford, Maine in 1945. On November 2nd, 1945, Elwin entered the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of sergeant during the aftermath of World War II. While stationed in Italy, he met General Patten and shook his hand. In 1951, Elwin graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Civil Engineering and Forestry. He has been a resident of Rumney for many years.
Elwin had a strong love for land surveying, logging, fishing and his cows. Elwin was known for his enduring work ethic, mountains of firewood and friendly smile.
Elwin was predeceased by his brother, Blaine Macomber.
Elwin leaves behind his beloved wife of sixty-one years Ruthie Macomber, as well as his daughter Lolita Demers and her husband Tom, daughter Denise Brown and her husband Bobby, son Darrell Macomber and his wife Patricia, and son Elwin Macomber and his wife Becky. Elwin was a wonderful grandfather to Nathan, Kimberly, Seth, Colby, Jeremy and Angela. He also had four great grandchildren, Hunter, Isabelle, Kaylynn, Ashton, brother, Dale Macomber, sister, Juanita Mallard, nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 10:00 am through 11:00 am at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth. A funeral service will follow the calling hour in the funeral home at 11:00 am. Rev. William McCoy will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date in the Sangerville Cemetery, Sangerville, Maine.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view Elwin's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:57

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