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David E. Chamberlain, 76

BELMONT — David E. Chamberlain, 76, of 341 Ladd Hill Road, died on Sunday April 28, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a long illness.
He leaves behind his loving family including his wife of 55 years, Beverly A. Hart; two daughters, Denise Lynn Betourne, and her husband, Norman A. of Gilmanton, Deborah C. Lee, and her husband, Theodore, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Ashley Smith and Lee Smith; 3 step grandchildren, Elisabeth Lee, Allison Lee, and Prescott Lee; a brother, Raymond Chamberlain, and his wife, June, of Gilford; a sister, Frances Cormier, and her husband, Ronald, of Gilford and several nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by a brother Alfred J. Chamberlain, Jr. and by two sisters, Theresa Pelkie and Elaine Harbour.
David was born November 23, 1936 in Franklin the son of Alfred J. and Ida R. (Bergeron) Chamberlain, Sr. He had been a resident of Belmont for the past fifty years.
David was head of maintenance for the Belknap County Nursing Home for many years and also for the Holy Trinity Catholic School. He was a life long member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876.
David was an avid wood-worker and enjoyed many hours working on family projects at his home. He also enjoyed spending time fishing on his boat with his wife and dog that he loved dearly. He loved to ride his motorcycle with his wife and their best friends.
David served in the New Hampshire National Guard from 1956 to 1963.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 12:30PM in the Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, NH.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 6 Chenell Drive Ste. 260 Concord, NH 03301 and New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 and to American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St. Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:13

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Christopher P. Chambers, 57

LACONIA — Christopher P. Chambers, 57, of 150 Pine Street, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Larry T. and Ethel M. (Dame) Chambers. Christopher served in the US Army, 82nd Airborne. He worked for several years as a self employed paver and builder. Christopher loved gold panning and prospecting, playing pool, jazz music and blues. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed mountain biking. He was a true woodsman.
He is survived by two sons: Chris Chambers and Cody Chambers, two daughters; Jerilee Brue and her husband Richard and Emily Chambers, eight brothers; Larry Chambers and his wife Ginette, Howard Chambers and his wife Nancy, Donald Chambers and his wife Nina, John Chambers and his wife Vicky, Danny Chambers and his wife Janet, Jay Chambers and his wife Trina, Jeff Chambers, Randy Chambers and his wife Margo, three sisters; Susan Libby and her husband David, Judy Chambers and Salley MacIsaac and her husband Peter, eight grandchildren; Michael, Ean, Patrick, Abigail, Nicholas, Jules, Elizabeth and Matthew and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Roger Chambers in 1985.
Calling hours will be held from 4 PM to 7 PM on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A funeral service will follow at 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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 HYPERLINK "http://www.wilkinsonbeane.com" www.wilkinsonbeane.com .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:12

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Lemuel T. Mercer, 87

GILFORD — Lemuel Thomas Mercer, 87, of 60 Timber Lane, Gilford, NH, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 due to age related health issues.
Lem was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on January 13, 1926, the son of Arthur and Margaret (Towle) Mercer.
He was predeceased by the number one love in his life, his wife, Gwendolyn (Norton) Mercer. High school sweethearts, they were married shortly after World War II. Their 63 year marriage lasted up to the death of Gwendolyn in 2006.
After attending Hampton Academy High School in Hampton, NH, Lem enlisted in the Navy in 1943, serving valiantly in the South Pacific on PT boat 492, receiving a World War II Victory Medal, American Area Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon two stars and Philippine Liberation Ribbon two stars.
Upon returning home after the war he married, attended Northeastern University, had four children and worked at John Hancock Life Insurance, where he worked his way up to field vice president, retiring in the 1980s after 43 years. During this time, he and his family moved frequently as he advanced with John Hancock, living in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, California and New Hampshire.
Lem was foremost, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family was always front and center in his life. He is survived by son Scott Mercer and his wife Theresa, daughter Suzanne Bayham and her husband Bill, and son Brian Mercer and his wife Debby. In addition are six grandchildren; Zoe Smith and husband Josh, Jacob Bayham, Benjamin Hughes and wife Jamie, Ryan Hughes, Tyler Mercer, Carter Mercer, Shannon Mercer and Sam Mercer.; and two great-grandchildren Quinn and Macy Smith. He is also survived by his brother Lester Mercer and sister Madeline Ouellette. He was predeceased by his wife Gwendolyn and his daughter Janice Hughes and her husband Michael, four sisters and one brother.
There will be no calling hours or service. Family gatherings to celebrate the lives of both Lem and his wife Gwen will take place this summer at their long time summer lake house in Maine and off the New Hampshire coast.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lem and Gwen's names can be made to the Allied Whale Research, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 or to any favorite charity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:09

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Linda E. Elliott, 61

LACONIA — Linda E. (Hughes) Elliott: October 25, 1951 - April 25, 2013
Linda was surrounded by loving family and piano music at the time of her passing. Linda certainly lived life to the fullest, she enjoyed visits to Las Vegas, the Caribbean and cruising. A great cup of coffee with a sweet treat. Linda enjoyed her many friends, a sunny day and weather warmer than 70 degrees. She adored pigs of which she had quite a collection. In 2008 she authored a book titled "When pigs fly". She enjoyed being invited to local book shops to read her book for children, while signing copies. Linda loved to cook, especially cookies, which she gifted during the holidays to family and friends. Linda loved cats, shopping and dining out.
Linda was the loving daughter of Shirley and Everett Dunbar, sister to Andrew J Hughes and Susan A Vachon. Linda was the Aunt to: Kelly, Tracy, Tommy, Gage and Sidney.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice in her name.
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, 29 April 2013 11:11

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