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Elvira B. Pickering, 87

PLYMOUTH — Elvira Blanche Pickering, 87, formerly of Plymouth, died June 8, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, after a period of declining health.
Born in Center Sandwich, NH on July 16, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter and Blanche (Leclaire) Nudd. She was a resident of Plymouth for many years, before moving to Hanover several years ago.
Elvira worked as the sexton of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Plymouth for forty years and also did janitorial work with her husband at the former Meredith Savings Bank for eleven years.
Elvira was a long-time member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, in Plymouth.
Elvira was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth Pickering, Sr, sons, Maurice, Phillip and Frederick and her daughter Dolly Parent.
Elvira enjoyed making Christmas wreaths for many years, canning, and cooking. Elvira was a very caring, and generous person. She was a very devoted mother and a friend to many.
Elvira is survived by her children, Ellsworth Pickering Jr, of Indiana, Robert Pickering and his wife Elizabeth, of White River Jct., VT, Reginald Pickering of Ashland, Betty Tatham and her husband David of Enfield, Shirleen Latuch, of Plymouth, Kathleen Beauchene and her husband Richard of Plainfield, Elizabeth Hughes of New Bedford, MA, Mary Gage and her husband Michael of New Boston, NH, Carolyn Truell and her husband Tony of Meredith, Judy Blodgett of Bristol, twenty-nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren, sister Elizabeth Hayford of Center Ossipee, nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth on Thursday, June 13, from 9:30am to 10:30am. A funeral service will follow at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Main St, Plymouth, on Thursday at 11am. The Rev. Grace Pritchard Burson, rector, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit Outreach Ministries, Main St, Plymouth, NH. 03264.
To sign Elvira's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:34

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Pauline M. Mitchell, 82

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., — Pauline M. Mitchell, 82, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 4 after a battle with Alzheimer's Disease at Our Lady of Providence home in Winooski, VT.
Pauline was born in Franklin, NH on June 22, 1930, the daughter of Henri and Lydia (Parenteau) Hebert, one of seven children and a proud graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1948.
She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin, Godmother and friend. We all knew her as someone special and the life of the party.
Pauline, with husband Paul, moved to South Burlington, Vermont in 1953 and later moved to the "New North End" of Burlington. She was a stay at home mother and went to work for The Shelburne Museum in 1978 until retiring. She was an active member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Burlington and St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty years Paul; her children: Kathleen Beach, Thomas and Jill Mitchell; Lisa and David Delibac; Patrick and Sybil Mitchell and was predeceased by her daughter Suzanne. She is remembered fondly by grandchildren: Avery and Lauren Beach; Ladd and Marla Cline; Haley Delibac, Elizabeth, Corinne, Rachel, and Maureen Mitchell. Pauline also leaves behind sisters-in-law Rita Hebert, Wanda Hebert, Jeannie Hebert, brother-in-law Bill Betourne; in-laws Pauline and Jack Quinlan as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends throughout Vermont, New England and across the country.
Pauline's family wishes to offer their special thanks to Dr. Candace Fraser, Bea Hatin; the Staff and residents of Our Lady of Providence and the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Baird 4 at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers and in Pauline's memory, please make contributions to Our Lady of Providence c/o Bea Hatin, Activities Coordinator, 47 West Spring Street, Winooski, VT, 05404. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11 am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington. Interment will follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will follow the services at the St. John Vianney Parish Center. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski, VT.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:31

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Karen T. Lallier, 77

MEREDITH — Karen Theopold Lallier of Meredith, New Hampshire passed away at the Golden View Nursing Home on June 6, 2013 at the age of 77. Karen is predeceased by her sister, Harriett Sinsigalli. Karen is lovingly remembered by her son, Timothy Lallier of Phoenix, AZ; her sisters, Ann Chaplin of Concord, NH, Jean Lamphere of Savanna, GA, and Freda Swan of Lyme, NH; and her many nieces and nephews.
Karen was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1935 and attended Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree from Tufts University in 1958, Karen taught Physical Education in Utah. Karen moved to Gilford, NH in 1972 to work at Gilford Hills as their professional tennis instructor and at Aldridge Real-estate as a real-estate agent. In the 1980s, she worked at Benmar Apparel as the supervisor of the cutting department.
In the mid-seventies, Karen became an active volunteer with the NH Wing Civil Air Patrol. LtCol Karen Lallier distinguished herself by serving as Vice Commander of the New Hampshire Wing from 1992 – 1995. She was the key individual in planning and in execution of a leadership program for Squadron Commanders, and in executing the National program "Cadet Phoenix". LtCol Lallier retired in 1992, having coordinating numerous Search and Rescue missions in the White Mountains that she so dearly loved.
Anyone who knew Karen, could tell you how much she treasured "grand parenting" her niece and nephew, Kira and Sven Gustafson. Karen enjoyed attending and volunteering at the New Hampshire 
Highland Games. She also loved being with her cats. Karen will always be remembered as the right fielder of the Barnstead Night Hawks.
The service of remembrance will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith, NH on Wednesday June 12 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish
Clans, Inc. at http://www.nhscot.org/donate.html or 17 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:25

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Persis E. Bach, 75

LACONIA — Persis E. Bach was born on January 5, 1938 and died on June 5, 2013. Persis was the daughter of Fred C. Bach and Pauline "Polly" (Ellis) Bach Virgin. She grew up on Hilldale Farm in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School, Class of 1957.
Persis graduated from Pierce Secretarial College in Concord as a medical secretary. Persis was later trained as an orthopedic surgical nurse by Dr. Ettelson and Dr. Garger. She was employed at OPA for 37 years, retiring in 2000. She was often seen visiting the elderly patients in winter so they did not have to drive in the weather to go to their appointments. In addition to attending to their medical needs, she would also share her culinary skills with them. She is best known as the nurse who wore the red sweater 
at OPA. Several patients recently referred to her as "Nurse Elevate," as that was her constant directive to the patients. She was a specialist in placing casts on the patients, always taking into consideration their individual needs.
Persis loved to cook and to share the results with many people. In addition to her cooking skills, Persis loved gardening, her cats, Saturday morning yard sales, needlework, collecting Boyd Bears, and her time spent with family and friends.
She is survived by her sisters Bonnie Bach Burbank McFadyen of Franklin; and Melissa Bach Atherton and husband Robert of Belmont; and her "adopted" family Julie and Richard Moore and their children, Bailey and Bryce of Laconia; her niece Kathleen Burbank Blackey and husband Chris and their children, Sarah and Daniel of South Londonderry, Vermont; nephews: Russel and Kristi Atherton of Barnstead and their children Cole and Jordan; Karl and Ginger Atherton of Morristown, TN, and their children: Joshua, Korra, Cayenne, Mia, Mason, Benjamin, Farrah, and Crew; and Karl's first wife, Kisha Gottlob Atherton Otis of Belmont, who is Joshua and Korra's mother; and Brian Burbank of Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local food pantry or to the New Hampshire Food Bank, 700 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109 or to Beacon Hospice, 70 Commercial Street, 4th Floor, Concord, 03301.
As per her wishes, there will be a private celebration of life to be announced later at the convenience of her family.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 10:15

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