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Mary E. O'Mara, 95

FRANKLIN — Mary Eunice O'Mara passed away on May 14, 2013. She was born on December 18, 1917 and was a life long resident of Franklin. A retired educator, Eunice taught for many years at the Kimball School in Concord.
She is survived by her sister, Gretchen Noonan of Franklin and two nieces, Kathleen Cuddy of Freedom and MaryAnne O'Mara of Conway.
Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:05

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Frank L. Abbott, 75

GILFORD — Frank L. Abbott, 75, of 41 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, passed away, May 20, 2013 at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center after a long and courageous battle with COPD.
Frank was born in Nashua, N.H. on August 8, 1937, the son of Gordon and Beatrice (Davis) Abbott. He graduated in 1956 from Franklin High School where he played football. He went into
the U. S. Army in 1956, returned and married his first wife, Nancy (Woodward) Abbott. He went on to work in construction and retired from Watts Regulator in 1999.
Frank was a life member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks #1280.
Frank was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and Grampa & Papa to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to travel, going to Foxwoods, dancing and enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Frank is survived by his wife of twenty years, Sally (Blakeney) Abbott, of Gilford; daughters, Beth Chamberlin, son-in-law, Bill, and grandson, Curtis, all of E. Andover, N.H. and Brenna Benson, son-in-law, Jack, and grandson, Tyler, all of Franklin and Florida; his stepchildren, Gary Harbour and daughter-in-law, Sue, and Gail and Bill Romprey and Lisa Shepherd all of Laconia; grandchildren, Jodi and Tom Rhodes; great grandson, Ethan, of Tolland, Conn., Cody and Sydney Shepherd of Laconia, Christine & Chris Fowler; great grandchildren, Dominic, Dylan and Devin, of Laconia, Sara and Dave McFazden; great granddaughter, Libby, and another expected in July, of Somersworth, N.H., Emily McDonald of San Francisco, Calif.; many nieces and nephews; his sisters, Kay Lauze of Bow, N.H., Beverly Lebel, of Beverly, Mass.; his brothers, Robert and wife, Ethel Abbott, of Franklin and Richard Abbott of Lowell, Mass. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Beatrice Abbott, a brother, John Abbott , a stepson, Dan Harbour, four brothers-in-law, Robert Lebel, Robert Lauze, Oliver Blakeney and Edward Blakeney.
Frank put up a brave fight for so many years with COPD, but never complained. He will be missed by all his family and friends, especially his dear friends at Gilford Knolls II.
A memorial calling hour will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 10:30 AM also at the Funeral Home.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association in New Hampshire, 460 Totten Pond Road, Ste. 400, Waltham, MA 02451.
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, 21 May 2013 10:03

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Barbara H. Theall, 82

LACONIA — Barbara H. Theall, age 82, of Laconia, N.H., passed away quietly and peacefully at home, surrounded by her family members on May 14, 2013.
Barbara was born in Cohasset, MA on May 25, 1930, the daughter of Chester S. and Dorothy (Briggs) Higgins. During her youth, she lived in both Wollaston and Wellfleet, MA. The family moved to Laconia, N.H. in 1943. She graduated from Laconia High School (1949) and Laconia Business College. She worked as a secretary to two Laconia mayors, Robison W. Smith and Thomas J. McIntyre.
She was active in several service organizations over the years and served as a President of the Lakeport Women's Club. She was a former member of the Lakeport Baptist Church. She had an enthusiastic interest in gardening, wildlife and sports.
She was the widow of Sheldon S. Theall, who preceded her in death in November 1994. Family members include: one brother, Carl B. Higgins of Havana, FL; two daughters, Andrea T. Avery and her husband, Rick of Laconia, N.H.; and Lesley Theall of Cambridge, MA; one son, Glen Sheldon Theall and his wife Diane of Popham Beach, ME; 2 grandchildren, Garrett L. Avery of San Diego, CA and Shelby A. Harrington and her husband John of Meredith, N.H. ; and three great grandchildren, John Jr., Meghan and Nolan Patrick Harrington. She was a direct descendant of Digory Priest, a signer of the Mayflower Compact.
Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to: Geneva Point Center, 108 Geneva Point Road, Moultonborough, NH 03254, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246, or the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, N.H., 03247.
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 Monday, 20 May 2013 11:56

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Jon S. Fifield, 68

CANTERBURY — Jon Smith Fifield of Canterbury, Gilmanton and Andover, past away last week in Andover. Born on November 21, 1944, he was the son of Roland O. and Margaret Ewing (Smith) Fifield.
Jon grew up and Canterbury and was a graduate of Concord High School, after school Jon spent 2 years serving with the United States Army and did a tour in Vietnam during his service. He was a self employed contractor for most of his life.
Jon loved his family deeply. He was proud to be part of a large family in Canterbury and proud of his Scottish heritage. He loved camping with his family and traveled to many states in the USA, including Alaska. He also traveled to Panama, Scotland, England and Germany. Wells Beach held memories of his childhood, and he made more memories later at York Beach with his family. He loved to dance and he loved the outdoors. He was a good friend, had a heart of gold, and will be greatly missed.
Jon was predeceased by his sister Margaret Fife; his sister in-laws Mary Ellen Fifield and Dolores Fifield; his nephews Tim Fifield and David Fifield and his son in-law Christian Smith.
Jon leaves his wife of 44 years, Deborah (Lacy) Fifield; three daughters Katherine Fifield-Smith of Portsmouth, Amanda Shute and her husband Bruce of Gilmanton, and Elizabeth Gaby and her husband Alan of Concord. Jon also leaves his grandchildren Daniel, Anna, Jonah and Emily Gaby and Maegan, Abigail and Nathaniel Shute. He also leaves his brothers Oliver Fifield, Stuart Fifield & wife Ann, and Hugh Fifield all of Canterbury as well as many, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday May 23rd at 2:00 PM at the Canterbury United Community Church 5 Center rd. Canterbury. Internment will immediately follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Canterbury, followed by a reception in the Parrish house back at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson's disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, NY 10018

Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 11:54

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