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Roger E. Roy, 87

FRANKLIN — Mr. Roger E. Roy, 87, of Franklin, died at Concord Hospital on April 22, 2013.
He was born in Franklin on Dec. 4, 1925 the son of Cyprien and Gilberte (Allard) Roy.
Roger resided in Franklin most of his life and was a graduate of Franklin High School.
During World War II, he served with the US Navy as a parachute rigger.
After serving his country, Roger was employed in the insurance industry in Coventry, CT. Upon returning to Franklin in 1963, he worked delivering dairy products for Gile Dairy. He later worked as a teller/cashier at Franklin National Bank which became Franklin Cooperative Bank. He became loan officer and later branch manager. Following retirement from the bank, he was a real estate agent with Laurie Dunlop Realty.
Roger was a communicant of St. Paul Church and was a member of the former Fr. AJ Timon Knights of Columbus Council.
Family members include his daughters: Lynn Poire and her husband Michael of Laconia, Diane Kosicki of Meriden, CT, Tina Roy of Plantsville, CT., and Karen Roy of Cromwell, CT. 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, a close, loving companion, Ginnette DeCarie of St. Jovitte, PQ, Canada, and a niece and nephew.
A visiting hour will be held Saturday, April 27th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin, with a service to follow beginning at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Roger may be made to Franklin Animal Shelter, 71 Punch Brook Rd., Franklin, NH 03235. For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 11:28

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Raymon Gerard, 91

LACONIA — Raymon Gerard, 91, of 48 Landing Lane #20, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at home.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was educated within the Boston Public School system graduating with Honors from Boston English. He enlisted in the United States Navy when he was 19 years old. During his 6 years of service in World War II, he served on the U.S.S. Woolsey in frequent combat. After his service to his country, he attended Columbia University under the GI Bill where he earned an Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He then went on to earn his Master's degree in Business Administration from NYU. He was the President of Raymon Gerard and Associates until his retirement in 1987.
Raymon was happily married to Ruth Gerard for almost 40 years until her death in 1999.
He is survived by his three daughters: Stephanie Gerard of Laconia, NH, Tobe Gerard (Peloquin) of Natick, MA, and Pamela Gerard (Fields) of San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by his granddaughter Dani Peloquin of San Diego, CA and his grandson Sam Fields of San Francisco, CA.
There will be no calling hours.
There will be a private family service at the family gravesite.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931Arlington Road Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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, 22 April 2013 10:49

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Jane R. Opel, 84

TALLAHASSEE, Floria — Jane Rainie Opel, 84, of Gilford, New Hampshire and Tallahassee, Florida died at home of bladder cancer on April 16, 2013.
Jane was born June 8, 1928, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Harrison and Alice (Bateson) Rainie.
Jane graduated from Winchester, Massachusetts High School in 1946 and Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1950. She also earned a certificate in business administration from the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration in 1951. Jane was married to Wayne N. Opel of Leavenworth, Kansas for 46 years, who pre-deceased her in 2002.
Jane worked at Radcliffe College, first as Director of Reunions from 1975 to 1978 and then as Executive Director of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association from 1978 to 1994, a job she truly loved and an institution she cared passionately about.
For most of her life, Jane summered at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire, a special place that has been part of her family's life since she was a little girl.
In her retirement years, she enjoyed painting in both New Hampshire and Florida and participated in writing and poetry groups in Florida. Most of all, she enjoyed her retirement years with her grandchildren, Winni (age 8) and Jasper (age 4). She was especially proud of her other two granddaughters, Rainie (21), a sophomore at Harvard, and Annie (18), who will be a freshman at Harvard in the fall.
Survivors include her two sons, Andy Opel of Tallahassee, Florida, and Mark Opel of Lebanon, New Jersey, her grandchildren Winni, Jasper, Rainie and Annie, and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother, Harrison McKinley (Mac) Rainie.
A memorial service will be held at 125 Dockham Shore Rd., Gilford, New Hampshire on July 13th for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, PO Box 766, Centre Harbor, NH 03226, (www.lrct.org), an organization dedicated to the protection of the lake and region Jane loved so much.
Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee is assisting the family with their arrangements (850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com)

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 11:58

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Ethel M. Green-Cataldo, 95

FRANKLIN — Ethel Mae (Donaghy) Green-Cataldo, 95, a resident of Franklin for the past few months, died at her home Friday, April 19, 2013 with her family at her side following a period of failing health. She moved to Franklin from Tilton where she resided for four years.
Ethel was born in Barre, VT, August 14, 1917, daughter of Archie and Inez (Sheldon) Donaghy. She moved from St. Johnsbury, VT to New Hampshire over 60 years ago. She lived for a time in San Diego, CA, Holton, ME and Belmont. She pretty much lived in the Tilton-Northfield most of her life. A homemaker, Ethel worked at the former J. P. Stevens Woolen Mills in Franklin and Northfield, Webster Valve Company in Franklin and worked in healthcare at Franklin Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Plymouth. Ethel attended the Northfield Union Church.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Green and her second husband, Joseph Cataldo Sr. Also, daughters, Cora Brown and Katherine Brooks.
She leaves daughters, Emily Vandell of Northfield, Charleen Bryson of Franklin, Donna Hutchins of Rumney and Joyce Patridge of Belmont; 19 grand, 23 great-grand and 8 great-great grandchildren; brother, Edward Donaghy of Fitchburg, MA; step children Joseph Cataldo and Anna Joseph; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Monday, April 22nd from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A funeral service will follow in the Memorial Home at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the family lot in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Ethel's name to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 728 N. Main St., in Laconia, NH 03246.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 11:54

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