FRANKLIN — Marjorie L. (Tanguay) Bennett, 95, a resident of Franklin for over 63 years, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home following a period of failing health. She was born in Laconia, November 30, 1919, daughter of Alfred and Hazel (Durham) Tanguay. Marjorie spent her youth and schooled in Laconia. She was a homemaker. She was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church of St. Gabriel Parish in Tilton. She was predeceased by an infant son, Bruce Bennett in 1964, her husband, Harold I. Bennett in 1995, son Paul A. Bennett and sister, Gladys Barnes, both in 2011.
Her family includes sons Harold J. Bennett of Chichester and Richard N. Bennett of Franklin, daughter Nan Legare of Franklin, seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held in the spring with burial in the family lot in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Marjorie's name to the Activities Fund, Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.
For more information go to, www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 09:58
SANBORNTON — Elizabeth "Betty" Aldro, 79, a resident of Sanbornton, N.H. passed peacefully at her home, Friday December 12, 2014. She was born in Cambridge, Mass. on September 13, 1935 to the late Albert and Flora Fleet.
After graduating from Cambridge Rindge Latin, Betty met Henry Aldro at a summer Salvation Army Youth Camp, where Henry was a charming lifeguard. They married April 16, 1955 and started their family in Arlington, Mass. In gaining their success and recognition thru their work, they found their dream home on Juniper Rd, in Andover, Mass., residing there for 26 years. They continued their successful marketing business with W. T. Rawleigh, becoming Twin Diamond Direct Distributors, and eventually retired.
After Henry's passing, Betty relocated to the Lakes Region of N.H. with her family. While there, Betty met many wonderful friends at the First Baptist Church of Sanbornton, Trip Center in Franklin, and the Tilton Senior Center. In the last 13 years of her life, Betty remained active within the community and loved crafting, crocheting, baking, and being with her family.
She is survived by her son Clay Aldro and wife Alice, of Sweden, Maine; as well as 3 daughters; Dr. Pamela Gallant of Sanbornton, N.H.; Marsha Foden and husband Sean of Franklin, N.H.; and Joyce Walker and husband Michael of Humble, Tex. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren; Deborah Celado and husband Ben; Joseph Gallant; Justine Foden; Stephanie Foden; Katelyn (Foden) Nash and husband Josh; Jackie Foden; Joseph Robbins; and Jillian Robbins. In addition she has 6 Great Grandchildren; Olivia, Izabella, Blythe, Jolene, Jeremiah, and Lucas.
In lieu of calling hours, a celebration is Betty's life will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, 17 Church Ln (Route #127) in Sanbornton, N.H.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton. Those wishing to make donations in Betty's name can do so to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 80, Sanbornton, NH 03269.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 09:56
LACONIA — Aline I. (Auclair) Sirois, 76, of 33 Amherst Court, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 with her loving husband of 57 years, David, at her side.
Aline was born in Manville, Rhode Island on April 2, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Marie-Anne (Chicoine) and J. Octave Auclair. She and her husband were natives of Rhode Island before moving to Holderness, New Hampshire following David's retirement in 1984. They moved to Laconia in 2004.
Aline was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #15 in Ashland. She loved watching baseball games, enjoyed water aerobics, playing bingo, wintering in Florida with her husband and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, David A. Sirois, Jr., of Laconia; their two sons, Dennis A. Sirois of Lincoln, R.I. and Douglas A. Sirois and his wife, Stacy, of Laconia, N.H.; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Duncan Sirois, both of Laconia, N.H.;a brother, Roger Auclair, and his wife, Theresa, of Manville, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Aline was predeceased by her siblings, Yvonne Bedard and Roland Auclair.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
A burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
There will be a reception, after the burial, at 3 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that contributions be made in Aline's memory to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia N.H. 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 December 2014 06:25
THORNTON — Buddy W. Robertson, 43, of Thornton, N.H., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Born on October 5, 1971, in Laconia, N.H., he was the son of Charles L. and Jean L (Converse) Robertson. Bud was raised in Plymouth and Campton, graduating from the Plymouth Regional High School, Class of 1990.
Bud was a skilled and talented mechanic and held several positions over the years; he worked at the River Edge Marina, in Ashland, Loon Mountain, and most recently with Top Notch Tree Service, in Campton. He also worked at many local auto garages over the years.
Bud loved to ride motorcycles and was extremely proud of his two Harley-Davidsons. He enjoyed guns, and collecting. He was a gentle soul and a friend to many, always helping others with his mechanic skills to fix their problems. Bud will be remembered by his family as a loving son, brother, and uncle.
He is predeceased by his father, Charles L. Robertson, in 2007.
Bud is survived by his parents, Jean L. and Edward F. Woodbury, of Rumney; two brothers, Douglas W. Robertson, of Rumney, and Edward S. Woodbury, of Plymouth; sister, Cheryl Woodbury, of Plymouth; half-brother, Michael Robertson, of Plymouth; uncle, David W. Converse and his wife Eunice, of Rumney; aunt, Christine Sanborn, of Concord; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and co-workers.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to celebrate Bud's life.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Bud's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 09:39