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Shirley A. Crockett, 79

LACONIA — Shirley Ann Crockett, 79, of 30 County Drive and formerly of Heritage Terrace, Belmont died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. She was the widow of Donald L. Crockett who died April 18, 2004.
Mrs. Crockett was born February 2, 1934 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Gladys (Blackey) and Arthur E. Hurd, Sr. She was a long time resident of Belmont before moving to Laconia seven months ago and had been employed at the Laconia State School & Training Center for over thirty-seven years.
Mrs. Crockett was an avid bingo player, loved NASCAR, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots.
Survivors include her son, Clifton "Kip" Guay, Jr. and his wife, Joanne, of Belmont; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Hurd and his wife, Ernestine, of Gilford, Arnold Hurd and his wife, Jackie, of Meredith, Doug Hurd and his wife, Kirsten, of Virginia and Gerald Hurd and his wife, Anita, of Connecticut; two sisters, Betty Chamberlin and her husband, Stanton, of Gilford and Wanda Brunt and her husband, Jim, of Plymouth; four sisters-in-law, Barbara Hurd of Georgia and Margaret Hurd, Patricia Hurd and Carolee Hurd, all of Meredith and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Crockett was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Guay, and by four brothers, Arthur Hurd, Jr., Robert Hurd, Richard Hurd and Howard Hurd.
There will be no calling hours.
A private Graveside Service will be held at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, New Hampshire 03247.
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 Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:33

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Sandra A. MacDonald, 66

BELMONT — Sandra Ann MacDonald, 66, of 27 Juniper Drive, died at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Mrs. MacDonald was born May 22, 1947 in Plymouth, N.H., the daughter of Lucille M. (Morse) Batchelder. She had been a resident of Belmont for forty-six years and had been employed at the Laconia Citizen for several years before retiring twenty years ago.
Sandy loved the sun. She loved to sit by the pool or on the beach at the ocean. She loved to go to Old Orchard for pizza and fries and the Homestead for a good meal. More than anything, Sandy loved and adored her family. She would light up with pride when talking about her husband, Clyde, and son, Randy. She had a heart of gold and a giving spirit. She was kind beyond compare and will be missed beyond words. She loved animals and will be greatly missed by Stella, Story, Fluffy and LuLu.
Survivors include her husband of forty-seven years, Clyde MacDonald, of Belmont; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sandie MacDonald, of Alton; three grandchildren, Abigail Drouin, Zachary Drouin and Cameron Drouin, all of Alton; her mother, Lucille M. Batchelder, of Franklin and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Stanley Batchelder, and by her brother, John Dionne, and sister, Marie Dionne McCrea.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
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.wilkinsonbean.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:31

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Betty E. Simula, 82

BRISTOL — Betty E. Simula, 82, of 12 Meadow Lane, died Tuesday, November 11, 2013 at Franklin Regional Hospital. She was born in Winchendon, MA the daughter of Harry and Marie (Purdy) Nosek. She later lived in South Royalston and Phillipston, MA before moving to Bristol, NH in 1976.
Betty's family owned the Lake Spofford Cabins in Chesterfield, NH. She enjoyed summers on the lake as a youth and began working her first job there cleaning cabins and as a waitress. As an adult, Betty worked for Cass Games in Gardner, MA. Over the years she specialized in home party sales with both Dutchmaid clothes and Tri Chem Paints, and prior to her retirement, for Cablevision here in the Lakes Region.
She was an avid gardener, member and past President of the Pasquaney Garden Club. She also enjoyed volunteering and assisting in organizing the NH Marathon for several years.
She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-laws: Gary and Laura Simula of Bridgewater and Tracy and Ruth Simula of Bristol. She will be remembered as an exceptional mother and one of a kind, grandmother to her two grandsons, Matthew and Ryan. She also leaves a sister Beverly Bostick of Seffner, FL, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Richard and two brothers: Frederick and Richard Nosek.
There will be no calling hours. A service of committal will be held Tuesday, November 12 at 1 p.m. at the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. A reception will follow the service at the Bridgewater Town Hall at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Pasquaney Garden Club, c/o Janette Crawford, 95 Ridge View Drive, Bridgewater, NH 03222. Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:27

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Marguerite J. Dowie, 91

TILTON — Marguerite Jean Dowie, age 91, was born March 12, 1922 to Scandinavian immigrants in Brooklyn, N.Y. and passed on to glory November 5, 2013 at Concord Hospital.

She was educated in Brooklyn, attending PS 169, Drake's Business School and Pace College. Jean, as she was known, began working in Manhattan as a securities broker. She was a Fort Hamilton Naval Cadet.

After WWII she married John Pelly Dowie and began a family. They moved to Franklin to raise their children "in the country." They bought a gas station and started a restaurant on the Franklin-Tilton line. Their five children are: Barbara Jean Nobrega, John Douglas Dowie, Nancy Jane Kulus, Doris Ann Nisbet and Doreen Joan Sexton. From these five have come 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, who along with their spouses give her loving tribute.

While a homemaker in Franklin she taught Sunday school and was a Girl Scout leader. After moving to Tilton she began working outside the home at Steven's Mill in the mending department and from there went to work in Concord at the Army National Guard for the Adjutant General's office until her retirement at age 73.

Jean kept herself productive with interests in sports, reading, knitting, politics and ministering to the elderly and shut-ins with encouraging notes and cards, which she would make on the computer.

She will be greatly missed as she is greatly loved and respected by four generations of her children.

A visiting hour will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 1 p.m. until the celebration of her life at 2 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton, NH. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Tilton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean's name may be made to the charity of one's choice or one dear to her heart, Allow the Children at 1969 Bethel Church Rd., Forest, VA 24551.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:25

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