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Kay E. Sawyer, 59

LACONIA – Kay Ellen Sawyer, 59, of 1156 North Main Street, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Monty Duval Heslop and Erline (Moreau) Reilly. Kay worked as a nursing assistant for many years. Kay was a loving, gentle, kind spirited daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. Family and friends were the focus of her life. Kay was selfless and generous to a fault. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

In addition to her mother of Penacook, she is survived by one son, David Virgue of Gilmanton; one daughter, Teresa Burgado of New York, NY; one brother, Rex Reilly of Penacook; one sister, Fay Reilly of Conway; four grandchildren; Angelina Matos, Yansi Matos, Jolia Curry and Mason Virgue. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her husband, Michael Virgue and one brother, Andrew Reilly.

A celebration of life will be celebrated from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage house entrance. A time of openly sharing memories will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will be private.

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, 26 September 2013 07:30

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Dorothea M. Guild, 97

BOSCAWEN — Dorothea Mae Guild, 97, beloved mother and grandmother, formerly of Warren, PA and Hernando, FL, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH where she was a resident for the past six months. Prior to moving to the Home, she resided in Hill, NH with her son, Paul.

Born August 12, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard Devere McClintock and Vera Maude Conant McClintock.

On April 30, 1938 Dorothea married the late John Willis Guild in North Warren, PA, where they raised their family and resided for many years.

Thru the years, Dorothea was employed by Warren Dental Arts, The Christian Book Store in Warren and Jamesway Department Store in N. Warren. She and her husband had a popular hotdog stand in Venturetown in the 1950's.

She attended the Church of the Nazarene in Warren for many years where she was actively involved in many aspects of the children's programs but particularly enjoyed working with children of pre-school age.

Dorothea enjoyed playing the piano, photography, floral arranging, and creative sewing projects including cross and ribbon stitching. She made many crocheted and quilted projects for her children and grandchildren through the years. Her ability to laugh at herself, her giving spirit, and quick wit will be deeply missed by those who loved her.

Surviving are her sons Paul Willis Guild and his wife, Ellen Dickson Guild of Hill, NH; and William Boyd Guild and his wife, Natalie Forrest Guild of Del Ray Beach, FL; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Carol McClintock Hoffman of Wysox, PA; her brother Malcolm McClintock and his wife Janet Carey McClintock of Bluff City, TN; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son John Howard Guild; her sisters Helen Alcorn and Ruth Churchwell and her brother Russell McClintock.

Per Dorothea's request there will be no viewing or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at Pinegrove Cemetery, Russell, PA on Saturday, September 28. The Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Warren, PA is in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene, Children's Ministries, Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA 16365 in Dorothea Mae Guild's memory.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:20

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Hazel R. Noyes, 97

LAKEPORT — Hazel Ruth (Royea) Noyes, 97, of Lakeport, New Hampshire, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia.

She was born July 17, 1916, in West Berkshire, Vermont, the daughter of the late Levi B. and Mary E. Royea. She was educated in Canada and resided in Ashland until moving to Lakeport in 1947. In her early years before being married, she worked at the Batchelder House, a summer country hotel in Holderness, where at times, they accommodated up to 40 house guests; her chauffer's license allowed her to convey guests back and forth to the Ashland Train Station. Relatives of Herbert L. Noyes owned the Batchelder House and it was here that she met her future husband. Herbert passed away in 1988 after 51 years of marriage. Prior to her retirement in 1979, she was employed in the office of the Lake City Beverage Companies for 29 years.

Hazel was a member of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport for more than 65 years, where she taught Sunday school and served in many elective and appointive offices. She was a member and past president of the church's Ready for Service Club, serving faithfully for many years. She was also an associate member of the Weirs United Methodist Church.

In addition, she was a member of the Hannah Frances Rebekah lodge of Lakeport for close to 80 years, having served as past Noble Grand and as past District Deputy President. She was also a member of the Rebekah Assembly of NH, serving as chaplain, marshal and several appointive offices. She received the Decoration of Chivalry in 1965, which is the highest honor given for service in Rebekah Odd Fellowship, the church and community.

As a member of the Squam Lake Grange of Ashland, Hazel served as Past Master, Lecturer, and Lady Assistant Steward, and recently received her 75 year pin and certificate from the National Grand Master.

Hazel served as a volunteer at the Red Cross blood drives for over 31 years, a member of the Lakeport Community Association, the Laconia Historical Society and the New Hampshire humane society she was co-chairman at the "Friendly Kitchen", and the Laconia Salvation Army.

Hazel enjoyed traveling, crosswords and spending time with family and friends. Hazel is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Goyette, of Sutton, Quebec, Canada; a niece, Margaret Earl, who has always been special to her, and five generations of nieces and nephews. She had many friends and especially Laurence Leonard, of Laconia. She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith from 2 through 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, Laconia, on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. Rev. Gary Mauck, pastor emeritus, will officiate. A private interment will be held at Green Grove Cemetery, in Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the Noyes, Rich, Tutt Organ Fund C/0 United Baptist Church, 35 Park St., Lakeport, NH 03246

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Hazel's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:15

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Richard L. Bernard, 72

BELMONT – Richard Louis Bernard, 72, of 39 Dutile Shore Road, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital.

He was born on October 5, 1940 in Lawrence, Mass., the son of Louis O. and Isabella D. (Houle) Bernard. Richard served in the US Coast Guard. He worked as owner and operator of Richard L. Bernard & Son, specializing in building and remodeling. Richard was the former owner of the Lord Hampshire Motel in Winnisquam, where he expanded and converted sections into condos. He was the recipient of the Golden Hammer Award for his work on the Lord Hampshire remodel. Richard enjoyed antique cars and boats, woodworking and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia (McKay) Bernard of Belmont, two sons; James D. Dexter and his wife Amy of Colorado and Richard Bernard and his wife Cherie of Salem, NH, three daughters; Charlene Brenner and her husband Karl of Holden, MA, Britini Shields and her husband Derrick of Belmont and Christine Dexter of Derry, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital –Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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, 24 September 2013 07:31

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