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Heber J. Feener, 87

TILTON — Mr. Heber J. Feener, 87, former Tilton Selectman, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia on Sept. 26, 2013.
He was born in Gloucester, MA on July 25, 1926 the son of Clifford and Lilia (Miller) Feener. He was raised in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School in 1944. Mr. Feener moved to Tilton in 1966.
Mr. Feener's military service was the Army Air Force from January 1945 to October 1946, where he served in the Pacific. He then served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard 101st Fighter Squadron from May 1948 to May 1952.
Mr. Feener was employed in Massachusetts at Hatay Research Laboratory and Modern Heating & Ventilating Co until he moved to New Hampshire in 1966. He was employed by Texknit Machinery Limited (Lochmere, NH) from 1966-75, then Arthur S Brown Co, Tilton, NH from 1975-81 and briefly employed at Hebert Foundry, Laconia, NH, prior to retiring.
Mr. Feener was active in the community as a member of the Twin Rivers and Belmont Lions Clubs. He was a committee member and Chairman of the Board for Boy Scout Troop 246. He was politically involved with various committees for the Winnisquam Regional (then known as the Tilton-Northfield) School District. He served on Town of Tilton Budget Committees and as a Town Selectman. His last position was a member of the Board for the Tilton-Northfield Water District until April 2012.
Mr. Feener enjoyed the outdoors and feeding birds. He listened to classic music, enjoyed reading history books and books about politics, and having discussions about current political events.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at noon at the Chapel of The NH Veterans Cemetery, Daniel Webster Hwy., Boscawen.
Donations in memory of Mr. Feener may be made to NH Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 2051, Dover, NH 03821.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) in Franklin is assisting the Feener Family with arrangements.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:21

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Yvan 'Tom' Laurier Boivin, 73

LACONIA — Yvan "Tom" Laurier Boivin, 73, of 90 Blueberry Lane, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
Mr. Boivin was born June 14, 1940 in Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, the son of the late Gerard C. and Helena (Fortin) Boivin.
Mr. Boivin had been a longtime resident of Laconia and was formerly of Belmont. He had been employed as a security guard at the Laconia State School & Training Center and at the State Hospital in Concord and was a former police officer for the Town of Belmont.
Survivors include a daughter, Melody Decker and her husband, Thomas, of Willimantic, Conn., a grandson, Seth D. Lavine, of Willimantic, Conn. and two cousins, Jeannette Jacques of Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada and Yolande Kiely of Canada. In addition to his parents, Mr. Boivin was predeceased by his wife, Linda A. (Sirles) Boivin, on December 5, 2002.
According to Mr. Boivin's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Burial will be in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, 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, 30 September 2013 10:16

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Adele M. Foster, 95

LACONIA — Adele Myrtle (Croes) Foster, 95, of 21 Lyford Street and formerly of Freehold, N.J., died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, September 27, 2013.

Mrs. Foster was born June 12, 1918 in Keyport, New Jersey to Frederick and Florence (Kelsey) Croes and was a longtime resident of New Jersey. She grew up spending summers at Lake Shore Park in Gilford. On April 18, 1941, she married Kenneth Earl Foster, Sr. She was a physical education and health teacher for many years at Freehold Regional High School, retiring in 1978. After retirement, Mrs. Foster and her husband moved to Gilford and built their dream home on the mountain and spent time just enjoying the views of Winnipesaukee. She loved hosting huge parties for family and friends and enjoyed long drives in the mountains and along the ocean. She enjoyed painting, sewing and bird watching.

Mrs. Foster was a member of the Mary Butler Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth E. Foster, Jr. and his wife, Kari, of North Palm Beach, Florida and his children: Scott Foster, Jeffrey Foster, Kerrie Archer and Brett Foster and their mother, Norma P. Foster, Frederick E. Foster and his wife, Julianne of Laconia and their children: Jason Foster and Jaime Foster and Bruce K. Foster and his wife, Barbara, of Laconia and his children: Justine Foster and Kyle Foster: seven great grandchildren and two nieces, Gwen Bennett and her husband, Cal, of Texas and Floanne Garrett and her husband, Tom, of Tennessee. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Foster was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth E. Foster, in 2003.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. also at the Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the family lot in 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, 27 September 2013 08:40

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Sheila North, 67

LACONIA — Sheila North of Laconia, New Hampshire, passed away in her home on September 22, 2013 after a brief illness.

She was born January 24, 1946 in Winsted, CT, the eldest daughter of Elwood and Bridget Myers. She graduated from Valley Regional High School in Deep River, Conn. and Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Sheila moved to Syracuse, New York in 1970 where she earned a master's degree in education from Syracuse University College of Education. She later worked for the New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This is where she met her husband and love of her life, "Bobby". After enjoying the wildlife surrounding their cabin in Lafayette, New York, together they moved to Laconia, in 1999.

Sheila loved to garden and read. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed replicating the dishes of their travels while cooking for family and friends. She and Bob enjoyed entertaining, whether it be at home with the annual Christmas party or away for a "destination" get together. Fond memories were created while listening to Bob play the piano while her family and friends sang. Together, she and Bob had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States to visit friends and family and bird watch. They also toured Europe, enjoying especially the coast of Italy. As a sports fan, she loved to watch the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and the Syracuse men's basketball team.

She is survived by Robert, her husband of 32 years; her son, Matthew Crowley (and life mate, Connie Snyder) of Henderson, Nev.; her daughter, Anne (and husband, Jeff Meskell) of Boston; and her stepdaughter, Dr. Heather North (and husband, Dr. Gary Rodberg) of Ocean Springs, Miss. She is also survived by her sisters, Amy Myers (and husband Ed Feeney) of Scottsdale, AZ, and Leah Ackerman (and husband, Jerry Ackerman) of Deep River, Conn, and her brother, Charlie Myers (and wife Rita Myers), of Menomonee Falls, Wis. She was predeceased by her sister, Jan Hart of Branford and Essex, Conn., who is survived by her husband, Kevin Hart of New Haven, Conn. She is also survived by her nieces, Rachael Whitbeck of Connecticut, Kelsey Bauer of Wisconsin and Allyson Feeney of Arizona, and her nephews, Carl Wiser and Wystan Ackerman of Connecticut and Noah Feeney of Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Central New Hampshire Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice. 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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