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Edna I. Buchanan, 101

LACONIA — Edna Isabella Buchanan died at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia, N. H. on March 20, 2013. Edna was 101 years old. She was born in East Somerville, Massachusetts, July 19, 1911, as Edna Isabella Sander.
Edna grew up in Alton Bay, N. H., and later moved with her parents to Rochester, N. H. She graduated from McIntosh College in Dover, N. H. John (Bud) Richardson was her first husband. They lived in Rochester for 37 years.
In the 1940's Edna was employed as bookkeeper for the Shell Service Station at the foot of Rochester Hill. Later she kept accounts for the Mobilgas Service Station on South Main Street, Rochester, N. H. which was owned by her husband. For a number of years Edna worked at the Rochester Public Library. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and eating out with friends. New babies in the family were warmed by her crocheted pastel afghans. She loved pets and always had a cat in residence.
Following World War II, Edna was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, and led the girls of the Junior Auxiliary.
After the death of Bud Richardson, she worked for Foss & Came Insurance Agency. A visitor to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester might have seen Edna, a pretty woman with brown hair and bright blue eyes, as she made her weekly rounds. For 20 years, as a volunteer, she wheeled the library book cart from room to room distributing reading materials and friendly conversation to recovering patients.
In 1970 Edna married Warren (Chet) Buchanan, a boyfriend from her high school days. They were married for 36 years and lived first in Rochester then in Alton. After Chet's death Edna moved in with her daughter in Laconia, N. H.
She is survived by daughter Carlene Richardson Tejada now of Douglasville, Georgia; son John (Kip) Richardson and wife Mary Stockwell of Gilmanton, N.H. and two stepsons Robert (Bob) Buchanan and wife Vicky Bunker of New Durham, N. H. and Curt Buchanan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Edna also leaves grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Carlos Tejada and wife Nora Sommers of Beijing, China; Sara Tejada Roberts and husband David of Austell, Georgia; Raelyn Adel Cottrell and husband Brian of Gilmanton, N. H., Rocky Adel Gilmanton, N. H. and Katie Buchanan of Alton, N.H. In addition, she leaves five great-grandchildren and a sixth on the way.
Edna believed in loyalty, fair play, hospitality, the importance of doing business locally, and a community that works together, but the driving force in her life was family and home. She made sure her family ate hot home-cooked meals and sat around the table together. There was always enough food for drop-in guests.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 406 Court Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246, or to your chosen animal shelter.
A graveside service will be held in the spring in Rochester, N. H.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 10:55

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Edna I. Buchanan, 101

LACONIA — Edna Isabelle (Richardson) Buchanan died at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia, NH. on March 20, 2013. Edna was 101 years old. She was born in East Somerville, Massachusetts, July 19, 1911, as Edna Isabelle Sander.
Edna grew up in Alton Bay, N. H., and later moved with her parents to Rochester, N. H. She graduated from McIntosh College in Dover, N. H. John (Bud) Richardson was her first husband. They lived in Rochester for 37 years.
In the 1940's Edna was employed as bookkeeper for the Shell Service Station at the foot of Rochester Hill. Later she kept accounts for the Mobilgas Service Station on South Main Street, Rochester, N.H. which was owned by her husband. For a number of years Edna worked at the Rochester Public Library. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and eating out with friends. New babies in the family were warmed by her crocheted pastel afghans. She loved pets and always had a cat in residence.
Following World War II, Edna was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, and led the girls of the Junior Auxiliary.
After the death of Bud Richardson, she worked for Foss & Came Insurance Agency. A visitor to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester might have seen Edna, a pretty woman with brown hair and bright blue eyes, as she made her weekly rounds. For 20 years, as a volunteer, she wheeled the library book cart from room to room distributing reading materials and friendly conversation to recovering patients.
In 1970 Edna married Warren (Chet) Buchanan, a boyfriend from her high school days. They were married for 36 years and lived first in Rochester then in Alton. After Chet's death Edna moved in with her daughter in Laconia, N.H.
She is survived by daughter Carlene Richardson Tejada now of Douglasville, Georgia; son John (Kip) Richardson and wife Mary Stockwell of Gilmanton, N.H. and two stepsons Robert (Bob) Buchanan and wife Vicky Bunker of Alton, N.H. and Curt Buchanan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Edna also leaves grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Carlos Tejada and wife Nora Sommers of Beijing, China; Sara Tejada Roberts and husband David of Austell, Georgia; Raelyn Adel Cottrell and husband Brian of Gilmanton, N. H., Rocky Adel Gilmanton, N.H. and Katie Buchanan of Alton, N.H. In addition, she leaves five great-grandchildren and a sixth on the way.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 March 2013 10:18

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Vera A. Card, 87

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Vera A. Card, 87, Indianapolis, formerly of Gilford and Laconia, New Hampshire, passed away March 14, 2013. She was born April 5, 1925, in Oslo, Norway, the daughter of Klaus and Hjordis "Vicky" (Joehanson) Engelesman, She was married to Sumner N. Card, a member of the Boston Fire Department, and he preceded her in passing in 1964.
Vera loved living in New Hampshire where she took great pride in remodeling her chalet and its grounds. She enjoyed spending much time with her many friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda "Lynn" and her husband Larry Mitchell.
In accordance with Vera's wishes, she will be cremated and interred at Bayside Cemetery in Laconia in late spring. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:17

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Sandra A. Vaillancourt, 76

LACONIA — Sandra A. Vaillancourt, 76, formerly of 25 Union Avenue, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Mrs. Vaillancourt was born March 1, 1937 in Waterbury, Vermont, the daughter of the late William and Pauline (Merrill) Mumblo. She was a longtime resident of Laconia, N.H. and had been employed at the Laconia State School, Aavid Engineering and a waitress at King Restaurant and China Garden Restaurant in the 1960's. .
Mrs. Vaillancourt was associated with the Kingdom Hall in Laconia, N.H.
Mrs. Vaillancourt was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 143 Court Street Laconia, N.H., Post # 1670 Woman's Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Doherty of Laconia and Randy J. Duquette of Concord; three daughters, Deborah L. Sturgeon of Northfield, Tammy Johnson of Laconia and Kenna Drouin of Laconia; 11 grandchildren; 11 1/2 great grandchildren; a sister, Jane Hanson, of Laconia and a brother, Gary Mumblo, of Oregon. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Vaillancourt was predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie Johnson, and by a brother, Richard Mumblo.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Wilkinson Beane Inc., P.O. Box 67, Laconia, NH 03247.
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, 20 March 2013 10:43

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