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Francis E. Rivet, 81

SALEM – Francis (Frank) E. Rivet, 81, of Salem, NH, passed away at home on May 2, 2013. He was born in North Andover, Mass., on February 12, 1932, to the late Joseph L. and Josephine M. (Welch) Rivet. Frank was raised and educated in North Andover, Mass. He graduated from Johnson High School in 1949. After graduating, Frank worked as a reporter for the Lawrence Eagle Tribune. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1953 and was a Korean War Veteran. Frank was employed with New England Telephone and AT&T for 37 years before retiring in 1990. Frank took much pride in his hometown of North Andover and spent most of his life there until moving to Salem, NH in 2001. Frank loved baseball and was an All-Star athlete for Johnson High School. He played semi-pro baseball, eventually earning a tryout with the Boston Red Sox. Frank volunteered and coached North Andover Booster Club baseball for many years. He was an avid sports fan. He loved the Boston Red Sox, Bruins and New England Patriots. Frank was a hard worker throughout his life. Some of his greatest enjoyment came from working on the family home he built on Foster Street. His wife and family were most important to him, and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Frank belonged to St. Michael's Parish.
Frank is survived by his five children and their families, Patrice K. Ryan, of Sanbornton, NH, and children, Mollie, Haley and Thomas; Christopher F. and Deborah L. (Walmsley) Rivet, of North Andover, and children, Kelsey, Daniel and Brian; Andrew F. Rivet, of Meridian, Miss.; Matthew F. and Pamela C. (Ubillos) Rivet, of North Andover, and children, Lexi, Christine and Katie; Kathleen R. and John E. Ratka, of Salem, NH, and children Ryan and Jacob. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Alma Long, Corinne Long, Louise Long and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Frank was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Mary A. (Long) Rivet, his siblings, Joseph L. Rivet, Mary A. (Rivet) Soltys, and his son-in-law, Daniel J. Ryan.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Monday, May 6th at 10AM in St. Michael Church, North Andover. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 7 in the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. For those who wish, Frank may be remembered through donations to C.O.P.D. Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 302, Miami, FL. 33133 OR The Lupus Foundation of New England, 40 Speen Street, Suite 205, Framingham, MA. 01701. For funeral home directions or to sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Charlotte M. Lee, 75

LACONIA — Charlotte M. (Briggs) Lee, 75, of 24 Dillon Way #12, died at home in Laconia on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Charlotte was born on August 2, 1937 in Trenton, New Jersey. She was the Daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Dringus) Briggs. She resided on Cow Island in Tuftonboro for 18 winters before moving to Laconia 2 winters ago with her husband. She was a great homemaker and wife and mother, taking care of her home and family.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ralph, two sons; Ralph III and his wife Barbara Lee of Brigantine, New Jersey, William Lee of Albany California, one sister Sheila and her husband Steven Mikita of Lake Worth, Florida, one grandson, Max Lee of Bradenton, Florida.
Charlotte enjoyed working part-time at Peterson's Nursery in N.J. which went hand in hand with her love for plants, nature and animals. She also enjoyed living the "Island Life".
She was also predeceased by her dog, Willow, who died in February.
Donations in Charlotte's name may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society P.O. Box 572, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246.
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 Friday, 03 May 2013 10:04

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Marguerite R. 'Midge' Brown, 92

HOLDERNESS — Marguerite "Midge" Ruth Brown, 92, of School St., died May 2, 2013, at the Genesis Elder Care Center, in Laconia, surrounded by her family.
Born in Concord, NH, on June, 6, 1920, she was the daughter of Chester Bernard and Myrtle Belle (Rollins) Clifford. She moved to Holderness at an early age and has resided in Holderness most all her life. Midge was a 1938 graduate of Plymouth High School and married her high school sweetheart, Earle "Trapper" Brown, who died in October of 2003.
Midge worked sewing baseball at the former Draper-Maynard Company, at O'Brien's Department Store and as a bookkeeper and school bus driver for the Holderness Central School. She also was the Secretary and Treasurer of Trapper Brown Construction Company.
Midge enjoyed golf, quilting, knitting, traveling, but her passion was her family. Midge has a long and beautiful life and is now reunited in heaven with her husband and other loved ones.
Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, her siblings, a son-in-law Elwin Melanson, grandsons, Michael and Tommy.
Midge is survived by her daughter Gale D. Melanson and Ed Boswell, son, Frederick E. Brown and Dawn Boomhower,of Holderness, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth on Saturday, May 4, from 4pm to 6pm. A funeral service will be held in the Holderness Community Church, Route #3, Holderness, on Sunday at 2pm. The Rev. Sidney Lovett will officiate. Burial will follow in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness.
To sign Midge's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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Barbara L. Brehm, 83

MEREDITH, MOULTONBOROUGH — Barbara Louise Brehm, 83, of Meredith, passed away at her home on April 18, 2013 after a long battle with lung cancer.
Born in E. Hartford, CT, on March 26, 1930, she was the daughter of Albert Chester and Ottilia A. (Aninger) Hebb. She was raised in E. Hartford, CT graduating from the E. Hartford High School. She married Frederick C. Brehm in 1952 and from there the US Air Force took them to Biloxi, MS and Tachikawa Air Base, Japan where they enjoyed their life as a military family. After leaving the US Air Force, Fred and Barbara returned to Syosset, NY where they settled for many years before relocating to Duxbury, MA, in 1966 and then in 1975 to Lloyd Harbor, NY. In 1995 Fred and Barbara moved to Moultonborough, NH where they spent many wonderful years enjoying their boat and the view of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. They also spent winters from 1996-2012 at their condo in Naples, FL where they appreciated nature and beautiful sunsets. In 2011 Fred and Barbara moved to Meredith, NH permanently.
Barbara was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Frederick C. Brehm, of Meredith; daughters, Susan Brehm, of Naples, FL, Barbara Ann Falkenberg, of Lafayette, CA, Mary Jo Mahnke, of Cumming, GA, Caroline Brehm, of Kailua, HI; a son, Frederick C. Brehm, III, of Aston, PA; sister, Lois Metz, of Sarasota, FL; brother, Dean R. Hebb, of Collinsville, CT; six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Those who knew Barbara well know how much she was devoted to her family, her friends, her church and the US Military. Her children were her top priority and she was a mentor, advisor, confidante and cheerleader for each one of them.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's memory to http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/TR/Events/General?pxfid=4210&fr_id=1030&pg=fund where a fund has been set up in her name. Services will be private.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Barbara's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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