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Myrna E. Flanagan, 75

MEREDITH — Myrna Elaine Flanagan, 75, a lifelong resident of Meredith, died October 15, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, after a period of declining health.

Myrna was born in Laconia, the daughter of Lawton and Dorothy (Hackett) Niles. She graduated from Meredith High School in 1955. She later met the love of her life, Charles Flanagan, and they married in 1961. The couple recently celebrated 52 years of marriage.

Myrna worked for a number of years at Allen Rogers in Laconia before her employment at Blaisdell Insurance Agency in Meredith where she worked for the next 40 years until her retirement in 1999.

Myrna was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed time with family and friends and loved the holidays, never missing an opportunity to decorate no matter what the occasion. She was well known for her quick wit and humor, which helped put everyone at ease even in the most trying times.

Myrna is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles S. Flanagan, of Meredith, NH; two children, Jill Flanagan, of Laconia, and Todd Flanagan and wife Tessa, of Epsom; brother, Howard Niles and wife Emmy, of Holderness; sister, Janet (Niles) Beaudoin and husband Richard, of Laconia, as well as several nieces and nephews. Myrna also leaves behind the special treasures of her life: grandchildren, Chelsea Sanders, of Laconia, and Patrick and Colin Flanagan, of Epsom.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Lakes Region General Healthcare's Senior Services Unit as well as Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to Myrna as she said goodbye to family and friends this week.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Myrna's memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 177 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Meredith Village Cemetery (Route 3), Meredith. Rev. Russell Rowland, pastor of the 1st Congregational Church of Meredith, will officiate.

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 08:01

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James J. Smith, Jr., 86

MOULTONBOROUGH — James Joseph Smith, Jr., 86, of Fox Hollow Road, died October 15, 2013 at his home, after a long illness.

Born in Avoca, PA on January 18, 1927, he was the son of James Joseph Sr, and Mary (Healey) Smith. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from a Catholic high school in Brooklyn. James also went on to trade school to become an electrician. He has been a resident of Moultonborough since 1983.

James worked for thirty-five years as an electrician for Sperry Gyroscope Manufacturing Company, until his retirement in 1985.

James was a thirty year member of the I.B.E.W. Local #3, the Fox Hollow Association and a former member of the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. Lakes Region Chordsman. He was also a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, in Meredith.

James was an avid model railroad enthusiast and enjoyed spending his time with family, fishing and traveling.

James was a proud World War II Navy veteran.

James was predeceased by his brothers, Girard, Thomas and David.

James is survived by is wife of sixty-four years, Rose C. (Martirani) Smith of Moultonborough, sons John and his wife Pamela of Port Jefferson, NY, Thomas and Louise Jagusch of Gilford, granddaughte, Christina, great granddaughter Sophia, brother Robert and his wife Deborah, sister Alice Gunnett, many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Friday at 10 a.m. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet V.F., pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Shannon Cemetery, in Moultonborough.

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 07:57

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James R. Gott, 66

LACONIA — James R. Gott, 66, of Laconia, NH, died October 13, 2013, at Concord Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health.

Born in Manchester, NH on November 30, 1946, he was the son of John R. and Annabelle (Ballard) Gott. He resided in the Queen City all of his life before moving to Laconia in 2000.

Jim graduated from Manchester Memorial High School, Class of 1964.

During the Vietnam War, he served with the United States Air Force.

Until his retirement, he was a delivery driver with United Parcel Service for thirty years. Afterwards, he worked part-time in the maintenance department at Lakes Region Community College.

He was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union, Local 633.

Jim will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, whose family was the center of his life. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially pushing them on the swing in his backyard. He enjoyed spending time at the lake, boating and fishing. He was an avid golfer and New England sports fan. An extremely likeable man, Jim had a positive effect on everyone because of his smile and engaging personality.

Family members include his wife of twenty-one years, Donna M. (Roche) Gott of Laconia; his two sons, James R. Gott, Jr. of Nashua and David J. Gott and his wife, Jessica, of Nashua; his two step-sons, Sean F. Noonan of Manchester and Ryan T. Noonan and his wife, Heather, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Emma, Connor, Joshua, Jack, and Molly; two brothers, William E. Gott and his wife, Hazel, and George F. Gott and his wife, Susan, all of Manchester; his sister, Donna J. Kempton and her husband, John, of Nashua; several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to thank the Lakes Region General Hospital, Concord Hospital, and NH Oncology and Hematology LRGH, for the wonderful care and support provided to Jim and his family during his illness.

Services: Calling hours were held yesterday at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, corner of Concord Street, Manchester, NH.

The funeral will be held Thursday with a mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Catherine Church, Webster Street, Manchester, NH.

Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, please donate blood or make a donation to your local American Red Cross in Jim's memory.

For more information or to view the online quest registry, please visit: connorhealy.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 07:06

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Loren 'Park' D. Noland, 88

MEREDITH – Loren Dale "Park" Noland, 88 of Pease Rd., Meredith, NH died October 8, 2013, at Concord Hospital in Concord, NH.

Park was born in Parkville, Missouri on Feb 7, 1925, son of the late George Park and Pearl Frances (Lobingier) Noland.

He served his country with the United States Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict retiring after 23 years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer, W-4. After retiring from the Army, he went to work as a Civil Servant with the Department of the Army for 19 more years.

Park graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He was a Member of the Gilford Community Church, Compass Lodge of Masons (Parkville Missouri), Chocorua Lodge of Masons, the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite and the Order of the Eastern Star, Ellacoya Chapter.

Pre-deceased by a son, Robert Park Noland, he is survived by his wife Janet (Irish) Noland of Meredith, a daughter, Kathryn "Kay" Lynch of Disputanta, Virginia, a son, William "Bill" Noland of Meredith, four grandsons and three great-grandsons.

An hour of visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2013, followed by a Memorial Service at the First Congregational Church of Meredith. Burial will be private at the Gilford Community Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Meredith Food Pantry or to your favorite charity.

To sign an online guest book go to: www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 08:13

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