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Roberta A. 'Betty' deHaven, 72

LACONIA — Roberta "Betty" Anne deHaven, 72, of 19 Robinwood Lane died, after a long illness, at her home on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Betty was born on March 20, 1941 in Laconia, the daughter of Roland and Edna (Brunt) Biron. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia.
Betty had retired several years ago after working in the New Hampshire Court System, both the Supreme Court and the Superior Court, for over 25 years.
She loved to garden, often very large gardens at properties other than her own, where she had a small garden. Along with flowers she raised every vegetable that could be grown in New Hampshire, sometimes in large quantities. She also loved animals and would spend time with, or take care of, the neighborhood dogs and others before and after she lost Misty, her Golden Retriever, as well as horses that her husband handled along with other farm animals. Betty was an excellent swimmer and ice skater and over the years had belonged to three different physical fitness clubs. She was an intermediate level marksman who also enjoyed cross country skiing, boating and playing golf. She and her husband of 37 years enjoyed traveling as well as spending a lot of time at their home away from home, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Family members include her husband, Frank I. deHaven of Laconia; her sister, Judy Tusher, of Milton, Vermont and her brother, Roland Biron, of Daleville, Alabama. Other family members include two sons, Craig Laramie of Flagstaff, AZ, Robert Laramie and his wife, Kathy, of Andover, MA and her daughter, Deborah Waterman, of Belmont, NH; two step children, Tad deHaven and his wife, Michelle, of Wolfeboro, NH and Danielle Ahern and her husband, Mike, of Newport, RI. She also has seven wonderful grandchildren; Kyle Waterman, Courtney Waterman, Meghan Laramie, Zachary Laramie, Morgan deHaven, Trevor deHaven and Riley Ahern.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Funeral Services will be private.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
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 Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:15

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Madeline E. Bean, 102

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Madeline Elizabeth Bean passed away at Indigo Manor, Daytona Beach Fl. on May 6, 2013 at the age of 102.
She was born in Cambridge, MA and attended Mount Auburn Hospital where she graduated as a Registered Nurse. After reading the book "Florence Nightingale" she decided this was to be her profession which she truly loved and personified throughout her life.
After Marrying Walter J. Bean in 1939 she moved to Laconia, NH and had one child, Maryann in 1941.
She worked in her profession for many years finally retiring from Laconia State School.
Upon having two grandchildren, she became known as "NANA" to all who knew her. There were many overnights at Nana's house for Tom and Tina Leonard and then the Great Grandchildren, Andrea & Gregory McClary.
In 1975 she and her husband, Walter, moved to Gilmanton, NH where they lived above The Corner Store, which was owned and operated by their daughter and son-in-law, Paul & Maryann Leonard.
She participated as a member of the Gilmanton Women's club, The Garden Club and also in many community events.
She was also a member of St. Josephs Church in Belmont, NH where she was a member of that ladies club, being very active in many "church" suppers etc.
Upon the sale of the The Corner Store in 1989, she moved to New Smyrna Beach, Fl. with her daughter and son-in-law as her husband had been deceased for several years. She had many good times their including a 100th Birthday Party given by one of her doctors who made her a cake from "scratch". She was so proud of that.
She leaves behind her daughter, Maryan Leonard, Grandson Tom Leonard and wife Sharon, Tina McClary & husband Frank along with their children Greg McClary & Andrea Doherty. Two great great Grandchildren, Cameron McClary and Ayden Doherty.
She will be greatly missed by all as she was the Matriarch of this family.
There will be a celebration of Mass at 10:00 am on May 21, at St. Josephs Church in Belmont, NH.
Interement will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Penacook, NH where she will be placed in peace with her husband of 42 years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:18

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Elizabeth A. Feener, 86

TILTON — Mrs. Elizabeth Alice Feener, 86, a longtime Tilton resident, died at Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia on May 13, 2013.
She was born in Gloucester, MA on Sept. 7, 1926 the daughter of Capt. Cecil J. Moulton, Sr. and Ida (Brewer) Moulton. She was raised in Gloucester and was a graduate of Gloucester High School and later Salem State College. Mrs. Feener worked as a secretary for Gale Insurance for many years prior to retiring.
Mrs. Feener enjoyed knitting, reading, crossword puzzles and playing cribbage. She had a great sense of humor, always appreciated hearing or telling a good joke. And, she found great pleasure listening to her granddaughters play their musical instruments and watching them play softball. She was a member of Eastern Star in Gloucester. Mrs. Feener was an Election Supervisor in Tilton
Family members include her husband of 57 years, Heber J. Feener of Belknap County Nursing Home, her son and his wife, Glen and Tammy Feener of Franklin, 2 grandchildren: Kyrstin A, Feener of Virginia Beach and Alexa B. Feener of Franklin, two great grandchildren: Madison and Haley, 2 brothers, Cecil J. Moulton, Jr. of North Andover, MA and Russell Moulton of Gloucester, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at NH State Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Boscawen on Friday, May 17th at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the America Diabetes Association.
Paquette-Neun Funeral Home in Northfield (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting with arrangements.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:44

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Len J. Shorey, Jr., 48

LACONIA — Len J. Shorey, Jr., 48, of 96 Fair Street, died at his home on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Mr. Shorey was born May 23, 1964 in Derry, N.H., the son of the late Beverly J. (Root) and Len J. Shorey, Sr. He resided in Derry before moving to Laconia over twenty years ago.
Mr. Shorey loved spending time with grandson, Jayden, and having family time with everyone. He loved fishing, hunting, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots.
Survivors include a son, Ryan Shorey; two daughters, Ashley Shorey and Aliza Shorey; two grandchildren, Jayden Smith and Paytin Erickson; three brothers, Gene, Scott and Carl; two sisters, Bonnie and Kim; twelve nieces and six nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shorey was predeceased by a daughter, Misty Shorey and a sister, Betty.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
There will be no funeral service.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations, to assist the family, be made to the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, PO Box 67, Laconia, NH 03247-0067.
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, 14 May 2013 09:43

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