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William K. Dietrich, Sr., 92

GILFORD — William K. Dietrich, Sr., 92, formerly of Ridgewood Avenue, Gilford, N.H., died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Villa Crest Nursing Home in Manchester, N.H. where he had been a resident for the past four years.
Mr. Dietrich was the widower of Sadie A. (DeBlayker) Dietrich who died in 1991.
Mr. Dietrich was born February 16, 1920 in East Rutherford , New Jersey, the son of Maximilian William and Mildred (Bloom) Dietrich.
Mr. Dietrich resided in South Burlington, Vermont for several years before moving to Gilford, N.H. in 1960. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and had been employed as District Manager for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire-Vermont for 31 years, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Dietrich was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church. He was a Mason and a forty-three year member of the Mount Lebanon Lodge, No. 32 F. & A. M. and was a very active member of the Tardif Park Association.
Survivors include two sons , William K. Dietrich, Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Manchester, N.H. and Bruce E. Dietrich and his wife, Donna, of Gilford, N.H.; a daughter, Joanne L. Powers, of Sterling, Virginia; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dietrich was predeceased by a sister, Marge De Haven.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1:00-2:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 2:00 PM also at the Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, Pastor of the Laconia Congregational Church, will officiate.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 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, 13 February 2013 22:16

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Evelyn 'Lynn' Grant, 88

CONCORD — Evelyn Mills Collins Grant, 88, wife of Richard Grant, died on February 7, 2013 after enduring, with grace and dignity, many years of ill health. She was blessed to have her family by her side for several days at her residence in Concord, New Hampshire. Evelyn was born on July 21, 1924 in Providence, Rhode Island and was the third daughter of Annie and Frederick Mills and sister of the late Ella Louise Mills.
Lynn and Dick spent their summers at Lake Shore Park on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. On this beautiful property they celebrated their "Everything Day", (July 21) which included their wedding anniversary for the past 33 years and both Lynn and Dick's birthdays and even their oldest great grandchild's birthday. Lynn was well known for her yummy baking and cooking, superior dressmaking skills and crafting. Both Lynn and Dick would love to go out for a square dancing night, always in outfits that she created. Lynn loved spending many days on their boat named Bubbles and brought home the daily catch for supper. Countless evenings and rainy days she hosted a lively card game. There would be "good for you" walks with friends, family and little ones. During their retirement the Grants enjoyed wintering in Florida, cruising and traveling to many vacation spots in North America. For the past several years Lynn and Dick have enjoyed the benefits of residing at Havenwood/Heritage Heights in Concord and being with their new friends.
Evelyn is survived by her husband Richard Grant of Concord, NH, her sister Dorothy Carstensen of Providence, Rhode Island and her children Joan and Austin McGuigan of Columbia, Connecticut, Richard and Christine Collins of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Charles Collins of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She also leaves behind Richard's family: Catherine Raulick of Gilmanton IW, NH, Sandra Grant and Jimmy Burgess of Gilmanton, NH and Peter Grant of Nashua, NH and their children. Evelyn is survived by grandchildren: Kerry Hoffman, Ryan McGuigan and Erin Parker; Jacqui and Morgan Collins, Julie Hoyt and Brendan and Siobhan Collins and by six great-grandchildren: Theodore, Lindsey, Elena, Cate, Eibhlin and Shane. Lynn was "Nams" to them all.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation in her memory.
Condolences to: Richard Grant, 33 Christian Ave., Concord, N.H. 03301-6128

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 23:12

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Sandra L. Wyman, 64

MOULTONBOROUGH — Sandra L. Wyman, 64, of 43 Lacano Street Moultonborough, died at Genesis Health Care in Wolfeboro, N.H. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
Mrs. Wyman was born on October 21, 1948 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the daughter of Barbara (Sprague) and James Lowe. She lived in Merrimack, New Hampshire before moving to her home in Moultonborough twenty-five years ago.
Mrs. Wyman was the proud owner for ten years of "Angels in my kitchen" restaurant located in Center Harbor prior to her retiring in 2004. She always very much enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Survivors include her husband and best friend for many years, Allen Wyman, of Moultonborough; two daughters, Heidi LaRoche and Holly Sylvester; four grandchildren, Ashley LaRoche, Seth LaRoche, Scott Sylvester and Rachael Sylvester; two great grandchildren, Chase Emery and Olivia Adkins; her mother, Barbara Lowe; two sisters, Arlene White and Donna Perez and three nephews and eight nieces. She was predeceased by her father, James Lowe, and by her three brothers, Gary Lowe, Bobby Lowe and William Lowe.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:00PM at Meredith Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 10 E. Holderness Road, Holderness, N.H. 03245.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Meredith Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 10 E. Holderness Road, Holderness, N.H. 03245.
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 goes to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 23:08

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Alline M. Floyd, 87

TILTON — Alline M. Floyd, 87, died Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Laconia Rehabilitation Genesis Center following a period of failing health.
She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, May 13, 1925, daughter of Joseph E. Wheeler, M. D. and Alline (Maxville) Wheeler.
Mrs. Floyd's mother, Alline, died shortly after giving birth to Mrs. Floyd. She was later brought up by her stepmother, Jane (Cannell) Wheeler.
Alline spent her youth and grew up in Togus, Maine. She later graduated from the University of Missouri and then went on to study for a degree in social work. She married in Washington, D. C. and moved to Concord in 1956. She lived in Warner from 1970 to 1985, moving to Sanbornton where she resided for 15 years. She then moved to Tilton, living there for 6 years before moving to Franklin, living there until her husband's death. She moved to Concord in 1994. Alline worked as a secretary for many years with the NH Employment Security Office in Concord, NH State House and later with the NH Health and Human Services in Concord. For several years she volunteered as a nursing assistant at the St. Francis Home in Laconia. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, UCC in Sanbornton. Alline was predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia Floyd, her husband, Benjamin G. Floyd who died in 1994 and twin sister Martha W. Smith who died in 2008.
Her family includes daughter Karen E. Floyd Shepherd and husband James of Tilton; sons Benjamin A. Floyd and wife Susan of Northfield, Peter M. Floyd of Brighton, MA; grandchildren Frank H. and Elizabeth Alline Shepherd, Benjamin N. and Alexander J. Floyd; half-sister Elizabeth Harrington of Louisiana; nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, February 16th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with a service following at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton.
Burial will be later in the spring at Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made in Alline's name to the Franklin VN A and Hospice, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03276.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 23:06

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