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Leo 'Popeye' Gilbert, 78

BELMONT — Leo "Popeye" Gilbert, 78, of 95 Jamestown Road, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at home on his son's farm.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Eugene and Mary (Maheux) Gilbert. Leo left home at a very early age to live with his Aunty and worked on her farm, the Ladd Hill Dairy. He also worked for many years at Malibu Iron and at Watts Regulator Company for 23 years, refusing to retire.
He is survived by his three sons; John Gilbert, Jeff Gilbert and Jody Gilbert, two brothers; Laurent "Bo" Gilbert of Belmont and Roger Gilbert of Sanbornton, three sisters; Margueritea Walker of Laconia, Grace Abbott of Nashville, TN and Alice Brown of Gilford, his grandchildren; Ashley Alberts, Brady Gilbert, Donald Pickowicz, Elizabeth Brothers, Jake Pickowicz and his "Teddy Bear", Maria Pickowicz , his great-grandchildren; Cameron Gilbert, Ava Gilbert, Lydia Pickowicz, Landen Brothers, Stella Pickowicz, Avery Pickowicz and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Leo was predeceased by one son, Joseph Gilbert, four brothers; Armand Gilbert, Arthur Gilbert, Maurice Gilbert and Robert Gilbert and three sisters; Cecil Flynn, Rena Leburn and Stella Marsh.
Calling hours will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Memorial services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Belknap County Cooperative Extension, 4-H Office, 635 Main St. 3rd Floor - Suite 1, Laconia, NH 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 Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:15

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Lee R. Powell, 69

SALEM, N.H. — Lee R. Powell age 69 of Salem, NH, died Saturday at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, MA, after a period of declining health.
He was born in Sylva, North Carolina, grew up and was educated in North Carolina and New York. He was a resident of Salem for the past 44 years.
Lee retired from Standex Corp. in Salem, NH. He had previously worked in the computer operations department of the Arlington Trust Company in Methuen, NA for several years. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, camping, and gardening. He was a New England sports fan. Lee loved golf and was an avid player.
He is survived by his wife Judith (Dufresne) Powell of Salem; sons, Steve Powell of Gilford, NH and Brian Powell of Shreveport, LA; daughter, Christine Powell of Salem, NH; sister, Willetta Spearman of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10th from 5-7:30 PM, followed by a memorial service at 7:30 PM at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2013 11:49

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William J. Brady, Jr., 80

HOLDERNESS — William Joseph Brady, JR., 80, of Springer Lane, died April 5, 2013 at The Retreat at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, after a period of failing health.
Born in Lowell Massachusetts on December 9, 1932, he was the son of William J. SR, and Sarah (Fitzgerald) Brady. William grew up in Lowell and graduated from Keith Academy, class of 1950. He also graduated from Merrimack College in Andover, MA. He resided in the Lowell area for many years and has been a resident of Holderness for the past six years.
William worked as a social worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for thirty-seven years.
William was a communicant of the Holy Trinity Parish, Saint Matthews Roman Catholic Church, in Plymouth.
He was a US Army veteran.
William was predeceased by his brother Robert E. Brady of Lowell, who died in 2008.
William is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Margaret Rose (Moore) Brady of Holderness, daughters, Denise E. (Moore) McGlone and her husband Mark, of Plymouth, Joanna E. (Moore) Flanagan and her husband Mark of Lexington, MA, five grandchildren and several cousins.
Calling Hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Wednesday 6pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Trinity Parish, St. Matthews Church, School St, Plymouth on Thursday at 11am. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St, Plymouth, NH. 03264.
To sign William's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2013 11:42

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Virginia L. Smith, 92

FRANKLIN — Virginia L. Smith, 92, a resident of the Golden Crest Assisted Living Facility and formerly of 3 Ledgecroft Place, Laconia, died at the Franklin Regional Hospital on Friday, March 22, 2013. She was the widow of Malcolm V. Smith who died in 2006.
Mrs. Smith was born May 12, 1920 in Lynnfield, Mass., the daughter of the late Hannah Wheeler (Pingree) and George E. Lambert., Jr. She resided and attended local schools in Lynnfield, Mass. and was a 1942 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
In 1994, Mrs. Smith moved to Laconia where she was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church. She was a founder and member of the Loon Pond Owners Association and was a member of the University of New Hampshire Lakes Region Alumni Chapter.
Survivors include a son, Brewster L. Smith, of Manchester; a daughter, Kathryn L. Smith, of Newbury, Vermont and a granddaughter, Sarah E. Smith, of Manchester, NH. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy L. Robinson.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Malcolm and Virginia Smith Endowed Prize Fund.  Address: UNH Foundation Elliot Alumni Ctr, 9 Edgewood Rd, Durham, NH.  03824-1934.  Attn: Gift and data management. This fund recognizes graduating seniors in Liberal Arts for progress and achievement in undergraduate studies.
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, 08 April 2013 11:29

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