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Leslie F. Morris, 81

LACONIA — Leslie F. Morris, 81, formerly of 25 Union Avenue, Laconia, died at the New Hampshire Veterans Home, Tilton, N.H. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
Mr. Morris was born December 28, 1931 In Meredith Center, N.H., the son of the late Uzeb P. and J. Ethel (Dolloff) Morris.
Mr. Morris was a longtime resident of the Lakes Region. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and served as a corpsman at the Murphy Army Hospital in Waltham, Mass. He had been employed as a carpenter and a crane operator for many years.
Mr. Morris was a member of the Laconia Christian Fellowship.
Survivors include his wife, Annabelle (Lovett) Morris, of Laconia, N.H.; three sons, Steven H. Morris, James L. Morris and Scott U. Morris; a daughter, Karen E. Stewart,; eleven grandchildren, Lori Anne Branton, Kristen E. Thomas Lyon , Paul V. Morris, Eric D. Thomas, Diana E. Morris, Jennifer C. Morris Lyford, Sherry L. Morris Richards, Mark A. Thomas, Matthew J. Morris, Steven G. Morris and Micah J. Morris; fifteen great grandchildren, Kylie Kay, Amy G., Ryan J., Amy S., Joselynn, Annabelle, Jeffrey, Brianna, Abigail, Isabella, Kayly, Emily, Mikel, Levi and Zayn, and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Morris was predeceased by seven brothers and three sisters.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held at the Dolloff-Morris Cemetery, Chase Road, Meredith, N. H. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laconia Christian Fellowship-Missionary Fund, 1386 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, N.H. 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 Monday, 11 March 2013 22:53

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Collin L. Jenkins, 67

LACONIA — Collin Larry Jenkins, 67, of Laconia, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, March 4, 2013 after a period of declining health.
Born in Hanover, NH on August 29, 1945, he was the son of Lincoln (Pete) Jenkins and Marjorie (Woodward) Armstrong. Collin attended schools in Lyme, NH and Thetford, VT. Collin lived in Lebanon, NH for many years; he worked for the E. Cummings Leather Co.
Collin was a philosophical and social man who loved being around people, he was known by his friends and family for his good sense of humor. He had many hobbies including Cribbage and Chess, he loved the outdoors and being in the country, he was a talented model builder and constructed many model cars and planes.
Collin was predeceased by his father, Lincoln (Pete) Jenkins, his mother, Marjorie E. Armstrong; wife, Leona Kimball, in 2004; and nephew, Zane Jenkins.
Collin is survived by his step-father, Wayne Armstrong of Lebanon; brother, Foster Jenkins and his wife Jeannette, of Canaan; three sisters, Holly Towle and her husband Richard, of Thetford, VT; Arlene Marsh and her husband Mark, of Lebanon, NH and Darlene Johnson and her husband Wayne, of Weathersfield, VT., and several nephews and nieces.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Collin's memory to a charity of one's choice.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Collin's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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Larry Fortin, 86

LACONIA — Larry Fortin, 86, of Franklin Street, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Laconia Center.
A loving and devoted husband of 63 years to Kathleen. Survived by wife Kathleen Fortin and four daughters, Marie LaLena (Peter deceased), Patricia Fortin, Ann Desroches (Dave deceased) and Kathleen Fortin. Two sons, Thomas Fortin (Deborah) and Lucien Fortin (Nancy). Seven grandchildren, Brendyn, Liam, Michelle, Cassandra, Justin, Kyra and Timothy.
Loving and devoted husband and father. Avid hunter, fisherman and believed in sharing the fruits of the land.
Larry had many accomplishments in his life. Honorable discharge from the United States Navy. Brooklyn Navy Yard. First US Postal Service mail carrier for Woodbury, NY. A volunteer fire fighter in Woodbury, NY. Well known and respected handy man in the Woodbury area for many years. Built three homes on Long Island and one in New Hampshire. Moved to New Hampshire in 1990 and was well known in the Laconia area.
Larry worked for NHAB radio station selling air time for local 
businesses. Larry taught Bow Hunters Safety Classes in New York and New Hampshire. Larry was a devote Catholic and served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister for Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic church. Larry wrote a weekly article called Woods and Waters for the Laconia Daily Sun. Larry was involved in the Streetcar Company as part of the chorus and stage crew. Larry's volunteer work included the Opechee Bay cleanup and Lakes Region General Hospital. Larry enjoyed growing his own Blueberries, Rasberries, Peaches, Apples, Strawberries and Plums. He shared the results of his effort with many in the way of jam (not jelly)and cider.Larry worked and played hard all his life. We will forever keep him in our hearts.
Our thanks to the wonderful staff at Genesis Rehabilitation Center for making Larry's final days peaceful and comfortable.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. on Thursday March 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers send donations to St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH, 03247-6123
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.

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Arthur D. Saulnier, Jr., 74

BRISTOL — Arthur David Saulnier, Jr., 74, a resident of Bristol for 10 years died Sunday, March 9, 2013 at the Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth following a long illness. Arthur was born in Plymouth, November 4, 1938, son of the late, Arthur D. Saulnier Sr. and Vera (Croft) Saulnier. He spent his youth and schooled in Plymouth, graduating from Plymouth High School. Prior to moving to Bristol he had been a longtime resident of the Thornton-Campton areas. For many years he was employed at Beebe River in Campton, eventually working as a planer operator in the mill. Arthur also worked at the Fernald Lumber Company in Nottingham where he was making knives, setting up and running the planer. Woodworking had been an important part of Arthur's life and he spent much of his time off from work, expressing his talents by building his own home which he decorated with center bead wainscoting, one of the favorite wood designs he would plane at the mills. He also shared his woodworking talents with friends and family. He enjoyed snowmobiling and his ATV. Arthur spent many hours in his vegetable garden and caring for his wife's flower beds. Arthur was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He and his wife enjoyed their trips to the ocean and viewing the lighthouses. He served honorably with the U. S. Army during the early 60's. Arthur was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church.
His family includes his wife of 27 years, Virginia M. (Morgan) Saulnier of Bristol; sons, Michael Saulnier of Ashland, Jeffrey Saulnier of Plymouth, Timothy Saulnier of Campton and Theodore Rivest of Bristol; daughter, Darla Jaquith of Bristol; six grandchildren and one great-grandson; his brother, Ronald Saulnier of Holderness;
nieces and nephews.
He also leaves his companion and good friend for several years, his German Shepherd "Dakota".
A calling hour will be held Friday, March 15, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton with a service following in the Memorial Home. Burial will be later in the spring in Blair Cemetery in Campton with Military Honors.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Arthur's name to either the Franklin United Methodist Church, 88 Franklin St., Franklin, NH 03235 or to the Bristol Fire Department and EMS, 85 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 22:40

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