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Linda E. Sampson, 62

LACONIA — Linda E. Sampson, 62, a resident of Laconia for the past 10 years, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Concord Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Attleboro, MA on June 2, 1950, she was the daughter of Frank and Dorothy (Kettel) Jannerelli. Linda was raised in Attleboro attending local schools. After graduating high school she went on to attend a trade school focusing on cosmetology and beautification. She then worked for Emile's Hairstyling in Attleboro as a hairdresser for over 25 years.
Linda was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She really enjoyed cooking and gardening. Linda routinely volunteered at the Belknap/Merrimack Community Action Program Food Pantry.
Linda is predeceased by her husband, Raymond A. Sampson, Jr., in 1997.
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Joia R. Hughes and husband Tom, of Meredith; sister, Gail Jannerelli, of N. Attleboro, MA; brother, Paul Jannerelli and wife Cindy, of Smithfield, RI; two grandchildren, Grace and Tommy Hughes, both of Meredith; niece and nephew, Christina and Michael Jannerelli, both of Smithfield, RI.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Inn at Church Landing's Carriage House (Rte 3, Meredith) from 4:00 pm through 6:00 pm. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda's memory to the Friends of Meredith Community Center, One Circle Drive, Meredith, NH 03253
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family. For Linda's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:37

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Lucille B. Montminy, 96

BERLIN, N.H. — Mrs. Lucille B. Montminy, 96, of Berlin, NH passed away on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Healthcare Center in Berlin. She was born in Berlin on February 25, 1917 the daughter of Wilfrid and Eva (Turcotte) Blais and was a lifelong resident. Lucille was a member of St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish and had been employed by W. T. Grant store as a bookkeeper for many years, then by the NH Employment office.
Members of the family include her children Dr. Roland Montminy and wife Therese of Berlin, NH, Denise Connors and husband Dr. David Connors of Princeton, MA, Rev. Paul D. Montminy of Manchester, NH and Rev. Marc R. Montminy of Exeter, NH; 6 grandchildren and 7 grandchildren: Matthew Montminy, his wife Stephanie and their children, Benjamin, Zoe and Reese; David Montminy, his wife Myrna and their children, Michael and Kaitlyn; Alan Montminy and his wife Elizabeth; Alana Bergeron, her husband Normand and their children, Jeremy and Michelle; Colin Connors and Brenna Connors; siblings Rev. Roland Blais of Manchester, NH and Theresa Horan of Berlin, NH; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Maurice Montminy and sisters Fernande Doucet and Rita Beaupre.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Interment will be in St. Kieran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 29 Providence Ave., Berlin, NH, 03570, Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin, St. Catherine of Sienna in Manchester or St. Michael's Parish in Exeter. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:33

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Eugene D. Morton, Jr., 52

PLYMOUTH — Eugene David Morton, Jr., 52, of Quincy Rd., Plymouth, passed away at Catholic Medical Center, in Manchester, on Monday, March 26, 2013 after a brief illness.
Born on January 31, 1961, in Plymouth, NH, he was the son of Eugene D. and the late Patricia (Smialek) Morton, Sr. Eugene was raised on Pleasant St., in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School.
Eugene was a butcher by trade and worked for several area grocers and markets including: Adams Market, in Plymouth, Crisantes Market (throughout NH), and was most recently employed by the Campton Cupboard. Eugene also worked as a security guard in Waterville Valley.
Eugene was an avid gunsman and sportsman who liked to spend time hunting and fishing. He loved all manners of outdoors activities especially tending to his lawn. He was a member of the Pemi-Valley Fish & Game Club. Eugene was a caring and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who always put others before himself. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and all those whose lives he has touched throughout the years.
Eugene is predeceased by his mother, and grandparents, Walter and Jenny Smialek.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Jolene P. Morton, of Plymouth; father, Eugene D. Morton, Sr., of Campton; three sons, Joshua Crosby and wife Roxy, of Manchester, Eugene D. Morton, III, of Plymouth, and Adam Brett and significant other, Beth Clapper, of Meredith; three daughters, Patricia L. Morton, of Plymouth, Malissa Reed and husband Brian Reed, Sr., of Laconia, and Kathy Horton and husband Roger, of Gilford; three sisters, Barbara Reome, of NY, Jenny Chase, of Laconia, and Ann Merrifield, of Campton; three grandchildren, Damion, Dakota, and Bryson; many nieces, nephews and extended family members throughout the area.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Eugene's memory may be made to the Pemi-Valley Fish & Game Club, PO Box 38, Plymouth, NH 03264.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 1:00 pm through 3:00 pm. A memorial service will follow the calling hours in the funeral home at 3:00 pm. The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bickford, pastor, will officiate. A private interment will be held in Trinity Cemetery, Holderness, at a later date.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:20

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Elaine F. Quinn, 86

LACONIA — Elaine F. Quinn, 86, of 58 Edgewater Avenue, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home, on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
Mrs. Quinn was born August 2, 1926 in Ogdensburg, New York, the daughter of Mr. Charles Allen Farley and Mrs. Pearl Woodward Farley, both from Ogdensburg, NY.
She resided and attended local schools in Ogdensburg, NY. She also attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY and was employed as a secretary at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. She studied dance under the direction of world renowned tap dance instructors, Jack Stanly and Roy Dodge in New York City.
In 1958, she moved to Laconia, NH. For 38 years she was the owner and operator of Elaine Quinn School of the Dance, later changed to The Elaine Quinn School of Performing Arts. The school became a second home for many of Elaine's students. Her students found in Elaine a friend, counselor and someone they could confide in. Thousands of area residents, both young and old experienced the joy of dance through Elaine Quinn.
Mrs. Quinn was a member of the Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. She was a talent agent and a judge at Talent America Shows. Many learned ballroom dance from Mrs. Quinn and attended an end of year Cotillion, which was the highlight of the dance year. Her expertly choreographed routines were performed locally and in New York City by her Dance Capades Troupe. She choreographed adult dance for the local show "Anything Goes" and received standing ovations and recurring curtain calls. She also volunteered her talents to raise money for a Catholic Church. She was a guest of the Mayor of Broadway along with a select group of teachers.
In 1996 she was presented the "Dance Teacher of the Year" through Talent America. Holding her award Elaine said, "I feel like I've won the Emmy for Dance Teachers. It's a wonderful feeling." Many of her students won National Awards for Dance and have become dance performers and dance teachers themselves.
Mrs. Quinn was a former member of the Laconia Congregational Church. She was a member of several women's organizations.
Mrs. Quinn is survived by her husband of sixty years, Walter P. Quinn, of Laconia. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Quinn was predeceased by her son, Scott Quinn, and a brother, Charles Farley.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A calling hour will also be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 AM followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1244 Old North Main Street, Laconia, N.H.
In Lieu of flowers, Mr. & Mrs. Quinn would appreciate donations for Inspiring Young Dancers to be sent to Walter P. Quinn, 58 Edgewater Ave., Laconia, N.H. 03246. This fund is to provide opportunities to inspiring young dancers to further their dancing experience in the performing arts.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 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, 26 March 2013 07:50

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