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Wesley C. Howard, Sr., 85

PLYMOUTH — Wesley Coburn Howard Sr., 85, formerly of Pleasant St, Plymouth, died November 10, 2013 at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith.

Born in Hanover, NH on November 14, 1927, he was the son of Maurice and Lillian (Elder) Howard. He grew up in Lebanon and attended Lebanon Schools. Wesley graduated from Kimball Academy, in Meriden, class of 1948. Wesley also attended Nichols College, in Dudley, MA. He has been a resident of Plymouth for over fifty-five years.

Wesley worked for the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) as a sale representative for thirty-three years, retiring in 1986.

Wesley was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish, Saint Matthews Church, in Plymouth. He was also a past member of the Plymouth Lions Club, member of the Durand-Haley American Legion Post #66, also in Plymouth.

Wesley was a US Army veteran and also was a member of the Army football team.

Wesley was predeceased by his wife, Mary Dora (Boucher) Howard, who died in January of 2006, and his sister, Phyllis Conner.

Wesley is survived by his sons, Wesley C. Howard, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Plymouth, NH, Daniel L. Howard and his wife Elizabeth of Strafford, NH, four grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Matthew's Church, School St. Plymouth, on Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Leo LeBlanc, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth.

To sign Wesley's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:11

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Viola I. Alexander, 94

NORTHFIELD — Mrs. Viola I. Alexander, 94, of Northfield, died at Franklin Regional Hospital on Nov. 11, 2013.

She was born in Pittsfield, NH on Oct. 13, 1919 the daughter of Charles E Bailey and Bertha Watson. She was formerly employed at the Franklin Dress Shop and Tilton Endless Belt.

Family members include her son, John Kenney of Gilford, a brother, Robert Bailey of Pittsfield, a cousin, Charlie Watson of Deerfield, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, her bother, Carroll Bailey, her sister, Bula Bailey, and her daughter, Betty Foss.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Lochmere Baptist Church, Church St., Lochmere with a light luncheon to follow.

Paquette-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com ) in Northfield is assisting with arrangements.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:10

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Andrew Montanino, 100

MEREDITH – Andrew Montanino, 100, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at his home in Meredith.

He was born on July 5, 1913 in Hoboken, NJ, the son of Pietro and Michelina (Nunziata) Montanino. He worked in a defense plant for the Army during World War II. Being a single parent this enabled him to stay home to raise his two daughters. He worked for the Midtown Belt Company in New Jersey for 25 years where he met his wife Marge. Between the ages of 60 to 92, he volunteered at a state school for mentally challenged children in New Jersey, where they called him "Grandpa". In 2005, he and Marge moved to New Hampshire. His wife Marge passed away on March 24, 2013. He said his secret to his longevity was spaghetti, meatballs and wine.

He is survived by his niece, Kitty Corso and her husband Richard of Meredith, a great nephew, Richard Corso and his wife Tina and their son little Richie, all of Meredith, his great niece, Kathy Corso and her son David Ambrose, both of Meredith, two daughters; Joan of New Jersey and Andrea of Georgia, five grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A special thanks to the wonderful loving and caring staff at the Visiting Nurses of Meredith and Center Harbor; Sheila, Pam, Tammy, Felicia, Nichole, Danielle, Paula, Alison, Ceil, Kim, Claire, Michelle and Dale. Andrew loved you all.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013 in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses of Meredith and Center Harbor, 186 Waukewan St. Meredith NH 03253.

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, 12 November 2013 09:07

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Orris M. Blake, 89

MEREDITH — Orris M. Blake, 89, of Abbey Lane, passed away at his home on November 4.

Born in Meredith on February 21, 2013, he was the son of Marvin and Anna (Drake) Blake. He has been a resident of Meredith most all his life.

Orris worked with his father in the family sawmill business and later he was employed by the State of NH Department of Transportation as a patrolman.

Orris and his wife traveled in their early retirement years. He enjoyed driving his tractor, cutting wood, gardening, and fishing. Orris was devoted to his family and loved helping them with outdoor projects.

Orris was a World War II US Army veteran and served in the Pacific.

Orris was predeceased by a brother Frank, and a daughter-in-law Barbara.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Deborah (White) Blake, his children: Wayne Blake and his wife Lavon, Dwight Blake, Steven Blake and his wife Sandra, Cheryl Johnson and her husband Oscar, seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, sister, Ruth Royea.

Private Service and burial were held on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Pemi-Baker Community Health, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH. 03264

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, of Meredith and Plymouth, were in charge of the arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 08:09

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