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Elizabeth J. Harms, 91

GILMANTON — Elizabeth Jane (Waterson) Harms, 91, of 205 Sargent Road, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 in her home.

Mrs. Harms was born June 4, 1922 in New York, the daughter of the late Henry and Pauline Waterson. She was the wife of John G. Harms, who predeceased her.

During WWII, when her husband was missing in action after parachuting out of his B-17 over France, Betty faithfully held to the knowledge that he would return home to her.

He did 8 months later.

Mrs. Harms was a resident of Temple Terrace, Florida before moving to Gilmanton. Betty was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church and was a former member of the Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and was an awesome scrabble player. She had a fund of knowledge about so many things and was the family historian. Betty was an avid Corgi dog lover.

Survivors include her son, John G. Harms, Jr. of Lemont, Penn.; her daughter, Barbara D. Reed, of Gilmanton; seven grandchildren, Christopher Harms, Danielle Harms, Carmen Lorentz, CarrieAnn Pauliukonis, Courtenay Harms, Christopher Halla and Tyler Reed; two great grandchildren, numerous loving nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Jilly. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harms was predeceased by her husband, John G. Harms in 2007, her brothers, Raymond Waterson and Edwin Waterson and her sisters, Norrine Betjemann, Audrey Geartner and F. Margaret McGreevey.

Family calling hours will be held.

A Funeral Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Gilmanton Community Church, Gilmanton Corners location, Rte 107 & Rte 140 Gilmanton, NH. A pot luck reception will follow. Burial will be privately held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

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 Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:49

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Ann H. Lance, 88

SANBORNTON — Ann Helen Lance, 88, of 228 Steele Hill Road, died in her home on Sunday, September 1, 2013 after a long illness. Mrs. Lance was the widow of

Donald Scribner Lance who died in 1985.

Mrs. Lance was born December 27, 1924 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Leslie and Mindy (Pike) Lane.

She had been a resident of Sanbornton for fifty years and had been employed as a registered nurse for the State of New Hampshire for many years. She was a devoted mother and spent her life caregiving to others in the community.

Survivors include her son, Daniel Leslie Lance, of Sanbornton, two grandchildren, Donald Lance III and Leslie Lance. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Lance was predeceased by a son, Donald Scribner Lance, Jr., in 199l.

There will be no calling hours.

A Graveside celebration of life will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Meredith, N.H.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:41

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David W. Dubois, 65

BELMONT — David W. Dubois, 65, of Belmont, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy illness.

Born on February, 25, 1948, in Gilford, he was the son of the late Horace W. and Ruth (Kelly) Dubois. David was raised in Gilford, attending local schools. Upon high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army and fought with honor and courage in two tours of the Vietnam War.

Throughout his career David was a machinist who worked for several area machine shops, spending the last 15 years working with Aero Weld, Inc., before retiring due to his illness.

David was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.

He is predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Lori Benwell.

He is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-eight years, Dianne (Libby), of Belmont; son, Max W. Dubois and his wife Kerry, of Meredith; daughter, Kristeen Stevens, of Alabama; brother, Gary L. Dubois, of Laconia; sister, Linda Lowell, of Laconia; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Edward Stevens, and Emma, Avery, and Logan Dubois; many nieces and nephews.

A committal service will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the Chapel at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen. Rev. Edward J. Charest, Pastor Emeritus of the Plymouth United Congregational Church will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 (www.centralvna.org)

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For David's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Robert A. LaPlante, Sr., 72

TILTON — Robert A. LaPlante Sr., 72, a resident of the Lochmere section of Tilton died at his home, Friday, August 30, 2013 following a period of failing health. He was born in Franklin, August 19, 1941, son of Albert L. LaPlante and Annie M. (Tilton) LaPlante. Bob spent his youth in Tilton and attended Tilton-Northfield Schools. He served with the U. S. Marine Corp. Bob had resided in the Northfield- Tilton areas for most of his life. He retired in 1998 as a lead man following 24 years of employment with the Arwood/Wyman-Gordon Corporation in Northfield. He enjoyed watching and feeding the deer in his back yard and keeping the bird feeders full. He always looked forward to spending time with family and friends at the family campsite in Orford, where he often defended his horseshoe playing reputation. Bob was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Albert W. LaPlante.

He leaves, his wife of 53 years, Emily E. (Taylor) LaPlante of Tilton; sons: Robert A. LaPlante Jr. and his wife Terri of Franklin, Dwayne L. LaPlante and his wife Cathy of Tilton, Albert L. LaPlante and his wife Traci of Tilton; daughters: Anne E. Sydney and her husband Rob of Belmont, Wendy Jo Hill of Tilton; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother Errol W. LaPlante of Belmont; sisters: Alice T. Goupil of Laconia, Patricia A. Mayo of Penacook; numerous nieces and nephews.

According to Bob's wishes, there are no calling hours planned. A graveside service with be held Friday, September 6 at 2 p.m. in St. John Cemetery in Tilton with military honors and burial following.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Robert's name to the Tilton Senior Center, C/O Tilton Town Hall, 257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 05:36

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