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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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Leo 'Popeye' Gilbert, 78

BELMONT — Leo "Popeye" Gilbert, 78, of 95 Jamestown Road, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at home on his son's farm.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Eugene and Mary (Maheux) Gilbert. Leo left home at a very early age to live with his Aunty and worked on her farm, the Ladd Hill Dairy. He also worked for many years at Malibu Iron and at Watts Regulator Company for 23 years, refusing to retire.
He is survived by his three sons; John Gilbert, Jeff Gilbert and Jody Gilbert, two brothers; Laurent "Bo" Gilbert of Belmont and Roger Gilbert of Sanbornton, three sisters; Margueritea Walker of Laconia, Grace Abbott of Nashville, TN and Alice Brown of Gilford, his grandchildren; Ashley Alberts, Brady Gilbert, Donald Pickowicz, Elizabeth Brothers, Jake Pickowicz and his "Teddy Bear", Maria Pickowicz , his great-grandchildren; Cameron Gilbert, Ava Gilbert, Lydia Pickowicz, Landen Brothers, Stella Pickowicz, Avery Pickowicz and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Leo was predeceased by one son, Joseph Gilbert, four brothers; Armand Gilbert, Arthur Gilbert, Maurice Gilbert and Robert Gilbert and three sisters; Cecil Flynn, Rena Leburn and Stella Marsh.
Calling hours will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Memorial services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Belknap County Cooperative Extension, 4-H Office, 635 Main St. 3rd Floor - Suite 1, Laconia, NH 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 Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:15

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