LACONIA — Elaine Lillian Browning Townsley, 87, of 406 Court Street, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, on Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was the widow of Frederick L. Townsley who died in 1985.
Mrs. Townsley was born January 6, 1927 in Wilkes Barre, Penn., the daughter of Robert F. Browning and Lillian (Butler) Browning Walker. She had been a resident of Laconia for the past sixty three years.
Mrs. Townsley was a graduate of Laconia High School class of 1944 and a graduate of Colby College class of 1948. She was co owner of Rails and Crafts in Laconia for twenty years and worked in retail sales for Laconia Hardware for thirty five years retiring in 2001.
Mrs. Townsley was a 4-H Club member and first winner of the 1946 Governor Dale 4-H Trophy. She became a 4-H leader and active in the 4-H Foundation, 4-H Fair Association and 4-H Leaders Association. Mrs. Townsley was past president of the Belknap County Extension Council, past president of the Laconia Altrusa club and a member of the Train Collectors of America. She was a member of the Opechee Garden Club, Laconia Downtown Association, Sanbornton ZBA, Belknap County Farm Bureau and Laconia Art Association. Mrs. Townsley was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and the women's Vestry and Altar Guild.
Mrs. Townsley enjoyed gardening, water color painting and her pets and mini-farm animals. She most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Townsley is survived by a daughter, Sara Lillian Hardy, of Hampton, Va.; seven grandchildren, Christopher Hardy, Geoffrey Hardy, Greg Hardy, Jessica Hardy, Robert Van Aman, Brent Van Aman and Matthew Townsley; seven great grandchildren; five nephews and five nieces. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Mrs. Margaret Windle, Mrs. Winifred Thornton, Mrs. Ilene Rifenberg, a daughter, Barbara Jean Thayer, and a son, Dudley Walter Townsley.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 6 p.m.
A memorial gathering will be held at St Francis on March 13, 2014.
Spring Burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, NH.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Huntington Foundation, 6 Boston Road, Suite 203A, Chelmsford, MA, 01824.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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, 10 March 2014 05:11
LACONIA — Robert G. Beaule, 70, of 388 Hillcrest Drive, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Manchester.
He was born on April 23, 1943 in Laconia, the son of the late Lionel and Yvonne (Bissonnette) Beaule. He attended Sacred Heart School and served in the US Army for eight years, completing two tours in Vietnam. Afterwards, he served four years in the US Air Force. Robert worked for several years in the construction field, most recently as an installer for Laurent Overhead Door Systems in Laconia. He loved RV traveling and visited several states throughout the country. He was a life member of the V.F.W. in Russells, Mass.
He is survived by his sister, Cecile Campbell of Laconia, his significant other, Shirley Demontigny of Belmont, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Roland and Roger Beaule.
There will be no calling hours.
A brief service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House, 1400 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
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 Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:37
PLYMOUTH — Janet Katherine Nell, 82, of Plymouth, passed away on February 26, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia.
Born in Harrisburg, Penn., on August 11, 1931, she was the daughter of Adam and Katharine (Klinedinst) Nell. She is survived by her sister, Mary E. (Nell) Lenehan, of Fairfax, Va., and by four nieces and a nephew.
Janet earned a Bachelor's degree at Westchester State College, of Pennsylvania, in 1953, and a Master's degree at Dartmouth College in 1974.
Janet was an educator and an athletics coach. She began her career at the high school level in Chambersburg, Penn. She moved to New England in 1959 where she taught at Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, before coming to Plymouth State University, in 1967. Janet's illustrious tenure at PSU spanned two decades. She coached numerous women's inter-collegiate sports teams and they won several championships. She retired in 1998 as Assistant Professor of Physical Education, and was later named an emeritus faculty member, and a member of the PSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Janet will be missed and remembered by numerous friends, colleagues, and the students she taught and coached.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet's memory may be made to the Plymouth State University Athletics, c/o John P. Clark, Director of Athletics, 17 High St., Plymouth, NH 03264.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Cemetery, Fairgrounds Rd., Plymouth. Rev. Dan Bowers, pastor of the Rumney Baptist Church, will officiate. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Janet's Book of Memories, please visit: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:28
LACONIA — Susan Joy Bowles, 63 of Laconia, passed away on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Susan was born in Laconia, on April 14, 1950, to Roger and Irene (Bussonault) Morel.
She is survived by her husband Myron O. Bowles of Laconia, a son, Jason Bowles and his wife Natalie of Gilford, NH, her two daughters, Tracy Mangione and her husband Thomas of Port Richey, Fla., Jodi Marceau and her husband Darren of Laconia, two brothers, Robert Morel and his wife Judy of Charleston, N.H., Steven Morel and his wife Connie of Dayton, Ohio. Four granddaughters, Kaitie O'Sullivan, Kylie Marceau, Samantha Marceau all of Laconia, and Morgan Mangione of Port Richey, Fla. She was predeceased by two sisters, Debbie Morel and Diane Cardinal and her brother Roger Morel. She loved gardening and especially loved her cats.
Calling hours will be private at the request of the family.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
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.
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, 07 March 2014 01:08