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Doris Barnes, 102

LACONIA — Doris Barnes, 102, of Laconia, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Laconia Genesis Eldercare Center.
Born in Houlton, ME, on March 16, 1911, she was the daughter of Elbridge W. and Maude (Stevens) Carpenter. Doris was raised in Houlton and attended local schools. She went on to attend Aroostook State Normal School, in Presque Isle, ME, where she earned an associate's degree in education.
In the late 30s and early 40s she started her career as an educator in Barnstead, NH at a one-room school on Beauty Hill. She married and moved to Alton, NH, where she took a job as a teaching principal during and after WWII. She then went on to take a position as an elementary principal in Farmington, NH. Doris went on to attend Keene State College where she earned her bachelor's degree in education; throughout the 1950s she taught elementary and junior high, all subjects, in the Portland, ME area (this included several years as a math teacher at Lincoln Jr. High, in Portland). In the 60s she earned her master's degree in education from the University of Maine and took a position as a guidance counselor at Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH. Throughout the 70s and 80s she earned certification and credits in testing, administration, and reading from the University of NH, Durham, became a certified career counselor, and was a guidance counselor at Memorial Middle School in Laconia. Throughout the 1990s and on she worked at Dover High School and later in Gilford as the ISS (in school suspension coordinator).
Doris was a member of many teacher and state education associations. She served as president/charter member of the Alpha Delta Kappa for Maine. In later years she worked on the committee to create and maintain the NH State Education Awards known as the "Eddies". She was honored with an award named for her as a retired educator who continues involvement in education in New Hampshire.
She is predeceased by her former husband, Oliver W. Barnes, of Alton.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Barnes, of Laconia; two grandchildren, Beth Engle, of Laconia, Jim Engle and wife Aubrey, of Apex, NC; sister-in-law, Mrs. Priscilla Okonske, of Alton; several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doris Barnes Scholarship Fund Alton Garden Club, PO Box 491, Alton, NH 03809
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilmanton Iron Works. The Rev. Dr. Victoria Wood Parrish, pastor of the 1st United Methodist Church of Gilford, will officiate.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Doris's Book of Memories: mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 11:43

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Jane A. West, 58

PORT ORANGE, Florida — Jane Ann West, Age 58, died peacefully with her husband at her side, on April 12, 2013 at Halifax Health Hospice in Edgewater, Fl, after a brief struggle with cancer.
Jane was born November 3, 1954, in Laconia, New Hampshire, the daughter of William J and Eleanor M. Thrippleton.
Jane Loved riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle and walking on the beach.
She lived in Port Orange, FL for the last eleven years, after moving from Laconia
Jane leaves behind her husband of 39 years, Steven M. West of Port Orange, Fl; her sons, Jeremy West, of Concord, NH; and Jason West, his wife Cheryl, and three grandchildren; Mackenzie, Kendall and Cadence of Wolfeboro, NH; a brother, John Thrippleton of New Bern, NC; a sister, Anita Corriveau of Spring City, TN.
Services will be held at a later date.
A memorial page was set up to leave your thoughts and prayers at http://jane.west.muchloved.com/

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:24

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Donald M. Welch, Sr., 75

CENTER HARBOR — Donald Morris Welch, Sr., 75, formerly of Center Harbor, died April 16, 2013 at Genesis Elder Care Center, Laconia, after a long illness.
Born in Arlington, Massachusetts on December 1, 1937, he was the son of Paul R. Sr. and Gertrude (Morris) Welch. He grew up in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School. Donald also attended Northeastern University. He moved to Meredith in 1978 and then became a resident of Center Harbor in 1982.
After working in the drafting and mechanical engineering field in Massachusetts for many years, he owned and operated Micro-Pak, Inc, in Gilford, for twenty years.
Donald was an avid painter and enjoyed painting landscapes and was a member of the Belknap Art Association. He also was a diehard New England Sports fan and loved classic cars.
Donald is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Helen "Nancy" C. (Pierce) Welch of Meredith, sons, Donald M. Welch JR, of Moultonborough, Thomas J. Welch of Meredith, Shawn M. Welch of New Durham, daughters, Deborah E. Welch of Meredith, Karen M. Bartlett of Manchester, eleven grandchildren, brother, Paul R. Welch JR of Marshfield, MA, sister Dorothy Bolton of Stowe, MA, several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Friday, April 19th, 1pm to 3pm. A funeral service will follow at 3pm, with the Rev. Peter Dumont officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of NH, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA. 02427

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:22

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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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