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Joan C. Rosen, 90

McLEAN, Virgina — Joan Claire McMahon Rosen, 90, formerly of Laconia, passed away April 14 in McLean, Virginia after a long illness. She was the widow of Captain Ralph J. Rosen, USN-retired, who died May 11, 2010.
Joan was born January 1, 1923, in Chicago, the daughter of John J. McMahon and Eleanor Probst. She attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School and Mundelein College in Illinois. She married Ralph Rosen August 2, 1943 in Virginia Beach, Va., when Ralph was in U.S. Navy flight training during World War II. Ralph made a career as a naval aviator after the war, and Joan was by his side as they moved with their family around the country and the world in the years that followed. She participated in navy wives' associations and community activities in the many places they lived. In 1975, they moved to Laconia, where they lived on Old North Main Street until 2007. Joan was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and a member of the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary. She was an active participant in Lakes Region Republican political activities along with Ralph, who served for eight terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
She is survived by her brother, John J. McMahon (Barbara) of Beverly Hills, California; her daughter Mary Bradford (William) of Silver Spring, Maryland; her son John J. Rosen and his wife Ines Trias of Barcelona, Spain; and her son Bill Rosen and his wife Eileen Cahill of Northampton, Massachusetts. She leaves six loving grandchildren: Jennifer, Benjamin, Cristina, Luisa, Lillian and Andrea; three great grandchildren: Eleanor, Liam and Josephine; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery beside her husband. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent in care of her son Bill Rosen, 2 Laurel Lane, Northampton MA 01060.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:51

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Ruth E. Brosseau, 81

THORNTON — Ruth Elizabeth Brosseau, 81, formerly of Thornton, died April 15, 2013 at Laconia Genesis Elder Care Center, Laconia.
Born in Thornton, on February 14, 1932, she was the daughter of Harry and Hilma (Broad) Uhlman. Ruth grew up in Thornton and attended Thornton Schools. She resided in the Campton and Thornton area most all her life. She has been a resident of Laconia for the past several years.
Ruth worked as a babysitter for many years and for many families in the Campton and Thornton area.
Ruth was a past member of the Campton Baptist Church, where she was very active in many of the church affairs.
She was predeceased by her husband Leo P. Brosseau and her son Leo J. Brosseau.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Ann M. Kenneson of Rumney, Yvette Ronney of Wilmington, MA, sons, Charles J. Brosseau of Campton, Fred D. Brosseau of Mecca, FL, six grandchildren, Brandon Kenneson, Ashley Clay, Rebecca Brosseau-Bickford, Brian K. Brosseau, Troy Brosseau, Denise Brosseau, sister, Priscilla U. Sleeper, of Thornton, many nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Monday, April 22nd, 2 pm to3 pm. A funeral service will follow at 3 pm in the funeral home. The Rev. Raymond Bandi, pastor of the New Hope Fellowship Church, will officiate. Burial will be held in the Mad River Cemetery, Thornton.
To sign Ruth's Book of Memories, go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:47

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Rachel A. Croissant, 50

CONCORD — Rachel A. (Goodwin) Croissant died suddenly of an aortic dissection on April 3, 2013 at Concord Hospital. She was born on December 15, 1962 in Concord, NH.
She married her loving and devoted husband Michael J Croissant on September 9, 2009 in Bow; the newlyweds resided in Concord. Rachel loved and was loved by Michael's family.
Her family included her mother Christine (Smith) Goodwin, two sons Eric Bryant and Chrissy; Adam Bryant and Lindsay, and grandson Cameron. Her sisters and brothers, Marcia LaPierre and Stephen of Chazy, NY, Susan Libby-Andrews and Wayne of Bow, Mark Goodwin and Brenda of Bow, Elgie E. Goodwin and Rosemary of Loudon, Benson Goodwin of Bow, Rebecca Ladd and Randy of Belmont, and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her adoptive father Elgie A. Goodwin.
Rachel was raised in Bow and attended Bow and Concord public schools. Rachel lived in Gilmanton for many years, driving a school bus, farming, gardening and even producing her own maple syrup. She enjoyed her work in several garden centers as a Master Gardener. In addition, Rachel acquired her LNA through the Red Cross. She loved spending time in Maine, she spent many summers working at Grey's Homestead Campground on Southport Island, Boothbay Harbor.
Rachel, a loving woman who touched and helped influence the lives of many people, including Young Women of the Mormon Church, her own family, community and the life of Scott McPherson. Rachel's faith was strong, her love of nature was heartfelt and her general knowledge was widespread. She will be missed by those whose life she touched. She enjoyed women's retreats, Tres Dias and many other activities associated with her faith. She loved cooking (foodie), she was known for expanding on recipes; she also loved playing cribbage and other games.
A celebration of Rachel's life, officiated by Pastor Virginia Fryer, will be held April 20th at 11:00 am at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South Street, Bow, NH 03304.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bow Mills UMC Community Garden Project or any charity of choice.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:23

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Thomas W. Greenleaf, 54

LACONIA — Thomas W. Greenleaf, 54 of Laconia, NH passed away suddenly at his home on Thurs. April 4, 2013. He was born in Haverhill, MA on Sept. 24, 1958.
Tom's passions were motorcycles, snowmobiling, playing cribbage, karaoke singing and camping.
Tom was very gregarious and loved making new friends wherever he went. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and loved to make people laugh.
Tom was predeceased by his father, Gene Greenleaf. He leaves behind his mother, Pauline Greenleaf of Alton; three daughters, Danielle, Stephanie and her son Nathan, and Andrea Greenleaf of Seminole, FL; a sister Cynthia and husband Douglas Dore of Alton; a sister Karen and husband James Bobotas of Gilford; a niece Sara Pike and nephews Aaron Dore, Chris and Tom Bobotas.
There will be a "Celebration of Life" for Tom at the American Legion Hall in Alton on Sunday, April 21st from 2 to 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to : American Cancer Society, PO Box, 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718 Tel: 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 04:17

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