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Richard J. Adams, 81

NORTHFIELD — Richard J. Adams, 81, a lifelong resident of Northfield died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at his home in Northfield, with his family at his side, following a lengthy illness.

Richard was born December 21, 1931, son of the late, Theodore and Rose (Murphy) Adams. He was a graduate of the Tilton-Northfield High School, class of 1949. He joined the U. S. Navy, serving for four years during the Korean War. He served aboard the USS Monssen. Following his tour of duty he returned home and was employed at Webster Valve Company in Franklin for several years. He later began a long career with the U. S. Postal Service in Tilton, first as a letter carrier, then post office clerk and retiring as an assistant officer. He continued his own contract mail delivery service until age 73. He was a volunteer firefighter for many years.

Richard enjoyed walking and playing shuffleboard with his brothers. He had a great fondness for playing golf, softball and played ping pong in a league. Richard certainly enjoyed talking with friends, the outdoors, bird watching, fishing and was a strong supporter of the Red Sox. He was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Buczynski.

He leaves his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Gates) Adams of Northfield; daughter Andrea Adams and her husband Robert Goeman of Exeter and their children, Valerie and Barrett Goeman; son Anthony Adams of Northfield; brothers Neil Adams of Tilton, Norman Adams of Northfield, William Adams of Northfield; nieces, nephew and cousins.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton with a service immediately following at 2:30 in the Memorial Home. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Tilton.

Contributions in Richard's name may be made to the charity of one's choice.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 06:40

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Anthony L. C. White, 27

LACONIA – Anthony Lee Charles White, 27, of 130 Endicott Street, died Saturday, July 21, 2013 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine from injuries he sustained in a bicycle accident.

He was born in Milford, MA. the son of Andrew White Sr. and Patricia(Beland) White. Anthony worked as a flooring installer along with many otherjobs. He had dreams of becoming a painter. He was a talented artist also fun loving and easy going. He enjoyed gatherings with family and friends. Anthony was a comedian known for his infectious smile and laugh.

He is survived by his parents, Andrew White Sr. of Putney, England and Patricia Sanville of Laconia , one sister, Andrea White of Laconia and two brothers, Andrew White Jr. of Tooting, England and Heath Sanville of Hill. He is also survived by three nieces and many aunts and uncles.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday July 27, 2013 from 4pm-7pm at the  Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A funeral service will follow at 7PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the A. White Donation Fund, c/o Bank of New Hampshire, 62 Pleasant 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 Wednesday, 24 July 2013 06:15

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B. Helen Turner, 94

LACONIA — B. Helen Turner, 94, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community in Laconia, NH, died at her home with her family by her side on Monday, July 22nd. Mrs. Turner was the widow of Donald H. Turner who died in 2003.

Mrs. Turner was born on April 26, 1919 in Chelsea, MA, the daughter of Michael and Beatrice (Davis) Tucker. She resided in Salem, NH for many years before moving to Laconia in 2005.

Mrs. Turner had been employed as a secretary for Payne Elevator Co. for many years and was a crossing guard for the Wakefield, MA Police Dept. After moving to Salem, NH, she worked in the office of Canobie Lake Park and was a registrar of motor vehicles at Salem Town Hall. She was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church and a former member of the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church in Salem where she sang in the Church's choir, was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Salem Association for Retarded Citizens (SARC) and a longtime volunteer at Salem Haven. At the Taylor Community, Mrs. Turner was an active volunteer, including playing the organ for church services. She loved music, playing the piano and singing with the Taylor Community Chorus.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Raino and his wife, Priscilla, of Peru, NY and Steve Tryder and his wife, Elaine, of North Andover, MA; two daughters, Susan Smith and her husband, David, of Gilford and Jyl Hamel and her husband, Jay, of Manchester. Mrs. Turner leaves eight grandchildren: Chris Raino of Plattsburgh, NY, Matthew Raino of Miami, FL, Philip Raino of Alexandria, VA, Amy Smith of Ashland, NH, Daniel Smith of Gilford, NH, Lauryn Hamel of New York City, NY, Lindzy Hamel of Manchester, NH, and Austin Tryder of North Andover, MA; five great grandchildren and two very special friends, George Clemow and Jackie Shoemaker. In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Turner was predeceased by George Raino and Ralph Tryder.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 5 – 8 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10 AM at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.

Burial and graveside service will follow in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem, NH at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 26, 2013.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Congregational Church Bob Holbrook Piano Fund, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246, the  Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, New Hope Building Fund, 8 Pleasant Street, Salem, NH 03079 or the Taylor Community Sunshine Fund, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 07:17

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Dorothy S. Downing, 92

ASHLAND — Dorothy S. Downing, 92 died at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth following a suddenillness. Born in London, England on June 26, 1921 she was the daughter of Edmund Thomas and Charlotte E. [Bonner] Stirling. She was raised and educated in London, also served as a Fire Department officer.

During World War II she met Thomas E. Downing and was married in England, and moved to the Ashland Bridgewater area in 1947. While in Ashland she was a member of the Ashland Garden Club, the Rebekah's, a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Dupuis-Cross Post #15 American Legion Auxiliary, and helped at the Whipple House. She enjoyed making dolls and ceramics.

She is survived by her son Stephen Downing of Northwood.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 11am in Riverside Cemetery Fair Grounds Road in Plymouth. Dupuis Funeral Home, Ashland is handling arrangements, for more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 07:08

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