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Edmund D. Oswalt, Jr., 70

CENTER TUFTONBORO — Edmund D. Oswalt, Jr., 70, or "Rusty" as his loved ones called him, passed away on April 1. He was the son of the late Edmund Oswalt, Sr. and Mary (Siefring) Oswalt of Meredith, NH. He leaves his wife Cindy Oswalt, his four children; U.S. Army Major Edmund Oswalt, U.S. Air Force (retired) Major Sean Oswalt, Brian M. Oswalt, Melanie (Oswalt) Gradsky and his step-sons U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jacob Smith and Patrick Smith. Edmund also leaves behind his four grandsons. He was a loving brother to his four siblings; Mary Oswalt, Patricia (Oswalt) Pfeifer, Kathryn (Oswalt) Waldron and the late Kenneth Oswalt.
Edmund was born January 17, 1943 in Washington D.C. while his father was serving in the U.S. Army. Edmund grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and his love for New Hampshire began during family summer vacations to Lake Winnipesaukee. Edmund married Margaret O'Kane in 1966 and after starting a family of their own, he made the choice to make New Hampshire his permanent home.
Edmund worked for the NYNEX telephone company for 30 years and loved providing for his family. After retiring from the NYNEX he went on to pursue other occupations and interests. He always enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking and he was an avid baseball and football fan. He had a passion for good food, good humor and he was a remarkable story teller. Edmund was a great family man and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to celebrate Edmund's life on Friday, April 5, at the Mayhew Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Route 3, Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Edmund's memory may be made to: Ossipee Concerned Citizens, 3 Dore St. Center Ossipee, NH 03814.
Calling Hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes 3 & 104), Meredith, on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 11:00 am through 2:00 pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Ed's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 01:05

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Leonie C. Kolinski, 92

LACONIA — Leonie C. (Betourne) Kolinski passed away on April 1, 2013 in Laconia at the Belknap County Nursing Home. She was born in Kankakee County, Illinois on June 25, 1920.
The family moved to Laconia in 1927 and eventually settled in Belmont. After her father passed away, as the oldest of eight children, she went to work for the Belmont Cormier Mills. She was a long time employee of the former Double Decker Restaurant, as well as having worked at electronic mills in Belmont and Tilton. Her favorite job was "The Egg Lady" for her brother, at Weeks Farm.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert A Kolinski, her parents Arthur Betourne and Lena (Parent) Betourne Weeks and her stepfather, Everett M Weeks Sr. Also, her brothers, Arthur and Francis Betourne of Belmont and Norman Betourne of Manchester. As well as, her sisters, Lauretta Fallon of MD, Grace Smith of FL and Flora Betourne of Belmont.
Surviving family include her children Michele and Frank Bauer of Deerfield and Albert C. Kolinski of Dunbarton. She has three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also, her brothers, Everett Weeks Jr. of Belmont and Bill Betourne of Atkinson.
Leonie was active in the Altar Society at St Joseph, Friendly Club, PTA and the
American Legion Auxiliary. An active participant in the Old Home Day parade for many years, she and her brother, Everett Weeks Jr., were the Parade Marshalls in 2009. At the Belknap County Nursing Home, she was vice-president of the Residents Council.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 PM 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 Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, N.H.
Burial will be later this spring in the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Parish, PO Box 285, Belmont, NH 03220.
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, 03 April 2013 01:02

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Laurence J. Doucette, 79

SALEM, N.H. — Laurence J. Doucette, 79, of Salem, NH died Wed., March 27th at the NH Veterans Home in Tilton.
Larry was born in Franklin, NH the son of the late Germaine (Richer) and Laurent Doucette. He had worked at Polaroid in Waltham for many years. Larry served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He enjoyed repairing and trading old cars, car shows and flea markets. The family wishes to thank the staff at the N.H. Veterans Home for the wonderful care he received there.
Larry is survived by his friend, George Bouchard of Salem.
Memorial visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-6:30 PM with a funeral service to follow at 6:30 PM at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem, NH. Memorial contributions in Laurence's name may be made to: New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 0327. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2013 11:41

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John M. Lilly, 81

FRANKLIN — John Martin Lilly, 81, a resident of Franklin since 1987 died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. John was born in Montgomery, West Virginia, January 4, 1932, son of Kermit Victor and Maude Marie (Curnutte) Lilly. John lived in Barrington, Rochester and Ossipee before moving to Franklin. He was a 20 year veteran of the U. S. Navy, retiring as Chief Boatswain's Mate in 1968. He then served with the U. S. Navy Reserves for 10 years. He worked in construction for 16 years and also worked as a cook at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #1698 in Franklin. He was a longtime member of the VFW Post # 1698, Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE, #1280 and was a Mason and member of the Meridian Lodge, # 60, F&AM in Franklin. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post # 49 in Northfield. John was a member of the Military Order of Cooties and Korean War Vets. He served as Quarter Master at Post 1698 for 20 years and was Bar Steward there. He also served as the State of New Hampshire Commander of the VFW from 1989 to 1990. Over the years John enjoyed fishing.
His family includes his wife of 21 years, Nancy L. (Wescott) Lilly of Franklin; children, twins, James and Sharon Lilly, Robert O. and Barbara L. Lilly; stepchildren, Jeffrey and Dean Beaupre, Lisa Hampe, Nadean Byers, Shane Lemoyne, and Marilyn Catsum; several grandchildren.
According to John's wishes, a committal service with military honors will be held, Thursday, April 4th at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D W. Highway in Boscawen.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in John's name to the Donald Fogg Scholarship Fund, VFW Post # 1698, 26 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 01 April 2013 11:39

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