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Mary M. Davis, 69

MEREDITH — Mary McDonald Davis, RN, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Meredith, NH; passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 28, 2013.  She was born on June 11, 1943 in Portland, Maine, daughter of the late Howard and Louise (Metcalf) McDonald.
Mary was a member of the last graduating class of South Paris High school in Maine and attended Laconia Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1965.  Mary married her college sweetheart, Ian, on July 1, 1966 and worked as a nurse for many years at the Laconia Hospital.  In 1973, Mary started what she considered her "biggest investment" when she became a stay at home mom to her two adored children, Jeff and Jenna, which was her true passion.  In 1987, Mary started working as a nurse part-time, doing insurance physicals, while taking care of her family and assisting with her parents in their declining years.
In 2003, Mary and Ian bought her long time dream of owning a Florida house and became snowbirds in New Smyrna Beach.
Mary put her family and loved ones above all else, doing anything she could for everyone she could.  Her joy was found around the table, feeding everyone until they were full and then handing them a piece of cake, often saying it was your own darned fault if you left her house hungry! Never one to sit still, Mary loved gardening, rug hooking, quilting, volunteering, yard saling, crafting and traveling.  Mary went on many adventures, often in support of her kids and their crazy ideas, traveling to more than 40 states and four countries.
Mary is survived by her husband of 47 years, Stuart Ian Davis, of NSB, Florida and Meredith, NH; son Jeffrey M. Davis and his wife Karen of Meredith, NH; daughter Jennifer M. Moulton and her husband Corey of Laconia, NH; and beloved grandchildren Nick and Rachael.  Mary had so many people who she loved and cared for and many, many friends she considered sisters and mothered every child with whom she came in contact.
Calling hours will be held at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246 on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, with a celebration of her life to follow at 3:00 PM. Please come armed with stories and pictures to share!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southeast Volusia Care Center, 4140 US Highway 1, Edgewater, FL 32141 or the Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor, 186 Waukewan Street, Meredith, NH 03253.  Both organizations were close to Mary's heart.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.willkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 11:19

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Frank L. McClary, Jr., 84

GILMANTON — Frank L. "Joe" McClary, Jr., 84, of 393 NH RT 140, died at the Mountain Ridge Health Center, Franklin, N.H. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Mr. McClary was born November 30, 1928 in Gilmanton, N.H., the son of the late Leona (Nutter) and Frank L. McClary, Sr. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an excellent marksman and while in Austria he competed for a place on the US Olympic rifle and pistol team. After leaving the military he was employed by Willey Lane Trucking of Pittsfield. For many years he served as Road Agent for the town of Gilmanton. He worked for E.W. Sleeper Company in Concord as a heavy equipment mechanic before retiring from Fairfield Equipment Company, also of Concord.
Joe was a lifelong resident of Gilmanton and in recent years could be seen sitting on his porch in the afternoons. For decades he volunteered his time with the Gilmanton Fire Dept., and also enjoyed cooking the lobsters and clams at their annual cookout. He was active with the snowmobile club for many years and with his brothers built their first drag. The drag is now on display at the snowmobile Museum at Bear Brook. Mr. McClary was active with the sled dog club and was a handler for his friend's teams, traveling to races all around the state. He loved spending time at the Wellness Center in Laconia and looked forward to seeing all of his friends. During the last several years, on his way home from the Wellness Center he looked forward to delivering the newspaper to the guys at the Corners Fire Dept. and to Robin and the guys at the Police Dept. He ended his morning dropping off a biscuit to his "grand-dog" Grizz. His greatest joy was the times spent with family, enjoying many cookouts, chicken barbecues and holiday dinners. He enjoyed "tinkering" on many projects and building things for his family. . He was quick witted and always had a smile. He will be so greatly missed by those who loved him and the many friends whose lives he touched.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty M. (Deware) McClary, of Gilmanton; a daughter, Brenda Currier and husband Brett of Gilmanton; a son Frank J. McClary and wife Tina of Gilmanton; Grandchildren; Jaime Lee Currier and her partner Eric Hart of Berkley Calif.; Greg McClary and his fiancé Miranda Drouin and their son Cameron of Belmont; Andrea Doherty and husband Erik and their son Ayden, of Gilford; Matt Currier and his wife Nicole of Gilmanton and their sons Mason and Caden; Tricia Currier of Gilmanton; his brother George "Podge" McClary, of Gilmanton and sister Marion "Jen" Keith, of Northfield, sister-in-law Bea McClary of Gilmanton. He had many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Harold "Steve" McClary and his sister-in-law Lura McClary.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the family lot in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Meeting House Road, Gilmanton, N.H.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Community Wellness Center, 22 Strafford St, Ste 2, Laconia, N.H. 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 Monday, 13 May 2013 11:14

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Simone R. Beaudoin, 94

LACONIA — Simone Rita Beaudoin, 94, of 406 Court Street, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was the widow of Armand G. Beaudoin who died in 1995.
Mrs. Beaudoin was born August 19, 1918 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Leon J. & Alphonsine L. (Sevigny) Laurent. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and had been employed at Winconia for over twenty-five years..
Mrs. Beaudoin was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a member of the Ladies of Sacred Heart.
Survivors include one sister, Julliette Dubios of Laconia and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Beaudoin was predeceased by her husband, Armand G. Beaudoin in 1995.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Andre Bessette Parish (Sacred Heart Church), 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. 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 Friday, 10 May 2013 12:15

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Larry R. Smith, Sr., 72

LACONIA — Larry R. Smith Sr., 72, of 293 Mechanic Street, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in his home.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Willard R. and Greta L. (Giverson) Smith. He worked for several years as a supervisor for Molex Corporation. Larry anjoyed hunting and fishing, loved country rides and walking.  The family would like to thank Lakes Region Nursing Care and Comfort and the Central New Hampshire  VNA & Hospice for their care and compassion.
He is survived by two sons; Larry Richard Smith Jr. and his wife Rose of Rochester and James Wayne Smith of Gilmanton, two daughters;  Cori Lynn Smith of Laconia and Robin Heidi Tully of Laconia, two brothers; Leonard Smith and his wife Dawn of , NY and Willard R. Smith Jr. and his wife Dolly of Meredith, three sisters; Barbara McCloud of Laconia, Greta Hanson and her husband Walter of Laconia and Dottie Runells and her husband Noel of Laconia, nine grandchildren; Bobbi Joe, Casey, Charlene, Brandon, Stephanie, Lucie, Kelsea, Jordan and Cody, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers; Donald Smith and Gary Smith and one sister, Bertha Hardy.
There will be no calling hours.
A private graveside service will be held at Bayside Cemetery.
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 Friday, 10 May 2013 12:14

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