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June B. Ekstrom, 82

FRANKLIN — June B. (Knight) Ekstrom, 82, longtime resident of the Northfield and Franklin area, died Sunday May 5, 2013, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home after a period of declining health.
June, the daughter of John and Florence Knight, was born on September 15, 1930, and raised in Dover, NH. She lived in the Northfield/Franklin area for much of her life and worked in the offices of several local factories, eventually retiring from the State of New Hampshire. In her youth, she enjoyed racing cars at Lee Motor Speedway and helping out at her family's business, Knight's Garage in Barrington, NH. Throughout the years, June enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as taking many trips to Foxwoods and playing Monday Night Bingo at the Laconia VFW. June's indomitable, fiery spirit, as well as her quick wit will be missed by so many.
June is the widow of Conrad V. Ekstrom, Sr. who died in 1999. She is also predeceased by her parents, her stepfather, Lawrence Jarvis, and her stepson, Rick Marshall. She is survived by two brothers and their spouses, Fred and Bobbi Knight of Barrington and Glen and Maggie Knight of Franklin. In addition, she is survived by six children and their spouses and three step-children: Bonnie Sewell and Jay Walsh of Ft. Myers, FL; Roland and Debbie Ekstrom of Northfield; Debbie Rowell and Tom Stevens of Franklin; Donna Bean and Steve Gottardi of Sanbornton; Bentley Ekstrom of Warren; Dedi and Doug Sampson of Bow; Conrad (Butch) Ekstrom, Jr. of Tilton; and Vicki Hussman of Tilton.
Her surviving eleven grandchildren include: Sean, Chris, and Matt Sewell; Tobey and Corey Bean; Mandie Rowell-Hagan; Stephen Ekstrom; Missy Motteler; Marcy Ekstrom; Ashley Alberts; and Brady Gilbert. She also leaves behind 20 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and several dear, life-long friends.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a graveside service on Saturday, May 11, 2013, held at the Park Cemetery at 10 AM.
Donations may be made to the Franklin/Northfield VNA or to the Dickie Rowell, Jr. Scholarship Fund c/o Franklin Savings Bank, 387 Central St, Franklin, NH 03235.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:50

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Spencer E. Hadlock, 66

ASHLAND —  Spencer Ernest Hadlock, 66, of Ashland, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a tragic accident.
Born in Morrisville, VT on January 27, 1947 he was the son of Ernest and Nina (Crandall) Hadlock. Spence was raised in Morrisville and the surrounding area. He enlisted with the National Guard, and proudly served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era.
Spencer worked as a machinist at Freudenberg N.O.K., most recently at the Northfield Plant. He had many hobbies and interests including: fishing (his true love), sports (especially NASCAR), home projects, playing pool, golfing, cooking (grilling & homemade fries), and camping. Spence was always lending his tools and giving his time to friends and family to help them with their projects.
Spence was known by his family for his stubbornness, his inability to hold grudges, and the many lectures he gave to his daughters and his wife (who never listened); he was a good soul who was generous, kind, and caring to those he knew and complete strangers as well. He will be sorely missed by his family and all those who knew him.
He is predeceased by his two brothers, Kenneth and Raymond Hadlock.
Spencer is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Katharine Mary (Morrell) Hadlock, of Ashland; two daughters, Lisa Vincent, of Campton, NH, and Angela Mahatha and husband Antonio, of Gastonia, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy Ferland and husband Armand, of St. Johnsbury, VT; three granddaughters, Haley and Morgan Vincent, and Deja Hadlock; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends throughout the area.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Spence's memory to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall St., Ste. 101, Manchester, NH 03101 or www.heart.org
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 6:00 pm through 8:00pm. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 2:30pm in Green Grove Cemetery, Rte. 3, Ashland. Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist Church will officiate.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Spence's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:47

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Eleanor 'Lee' Burt

LACONIA — A Celebration of Life for Eleanor "Lee" Burt will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Lee died in New Hartford, NY on December 15, 2012.
Friends who wish to honor Lee's memory are invited to make a contribution to the Music Fund of the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249.
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, 07 May 2013 09:47

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Charles 'Mac' Keysar, 82

LACONIA — Charles "Mac" Keysar, 82, formerly of 10 Carver Street, died on Friday, May 3, 2013 at his
daughter's home on Emerald Drive.
Mac was born January 29, 1931 in Colebrook, N.H., the son of the late Jesse and Jessie (McAllister) Keysar. He served in the New Hampshire National Guard and had been a resident of Laconia for over sixty years. He had been employed by IBM for thirty years before retiring in 1987.
Mac was an active and long time member of the First United Methodist Church and was a co-founder of the free Christmas dinner at the Church. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America as well as the Streetcar Co. and was a drummer for several local bands.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica K. & Scott Alward of Laconia and two grandchildren, Braeden Alward and Riley Alward all of Laconia; a sister, Betty Hounsell, of Conway and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Barbara "Maude" (Woodbury) Keysar, who died in 2004.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, N.H. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:00AM. Rev. Dr. Victoria Wood Parrish, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Boy Scouts of
America Troop #243, 275 Morrill Street, Gilford, NH 03249 or to the Streetcar Company, PO Box 775,
Laconia, NH 03247-0775.
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, 07 May 2013 09:46

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