LACONIA — Barbara Jean (Bedard) Dorman, 59, of 24 Estates Circle #17, died unexpectedly at her son's and daughter-in-law's home in Salisbury on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
Mrs. Dorman was born March 20, 1955 in West Stewartstown, N.H., the daughter of the late Noel and Sylvia (Uran) Bedard.
Mrs. Dorman was a longtime resident of West Stewartstown before moving to Laconia eight years ago. She had been employed at the Airport Country Store in Gilford and at the D & D Country Store and Deli in Belmont for eight years.
Mrs. Dorman lived for her family and loved her kids and husband. She was a beautiful and happy lady and was a loving and supporting wife and mom. She embraced life and enjoyed bringing people together.
Mrs. Dorman loved concerts, knitting and baseball and was a Red Sox fan.
Survivors include her husband of thirty-nine years, Wendell Dorman, of Laconia; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Melissa Dorman, of Salisbury, N.H.; a daughter, Stacy Dorman, of Laconia; two brothers, Noel Bedard, Jr. of Concord, N.H. and David Bedard of Sturbridge, Mass. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Sylvia and Noel Bedard, Sr.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Wilkinson-Beane, Inc., PO Box 67, Laconia, NH 03247-0067.
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, 09 September 2014 08:43
BELMONT — Donna Marie (Bowles) Ardine, 54, of 10 Sunshine Drive, a resident of Belmont for 30 years, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at Concord Hospital.
She was born September 8, 1960, in Laconia, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Dorothy M. Lamontagne and Myron O. Bowles. She was originally a Laconia native before moving to Belmont with her husband in 1984.
Donna was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed taking motorcycle rides with her beloved husband, Richard, all over New Hampshire, especially taking back roads and trips around different lakes in the state.
She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Richard Ardine; a son, Aaron R. Ardine; two daughters Amber Ardine and Erika Ardine; two brothers, Michael Bowles and his wife Janet, and Myron Bowles; one grandchild, Zoey Day; three nephews, Jason Bowles, Charlie Bowles and Fred Bowles, and a great niece, Shayla Bowles. She is predeceased by her step sister Cathy Dubois and her sister-in-law Susan Bowles.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH, using the Carriage House entrance.
For those who wish, the family suggests donations be made to the Laconia Wellness Center, 22 Strafford Street Suite 2, Laconia NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremations Services are assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:41
VERO BEACH, Fla. — James Lewis Bailey, 88, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on August 26, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
He leaves his wife Nancy of 63 years, 3 sons, Thomas James Bailey of Belmont, NH, Edward Lewis Bailey of San Antonio, TX , Eric Larson Bailey of Amherst, NH, and eight grandchildren.
He was born in Newton, MA, on Aug. 7, 1926, and served in the Army as an M.P. in WWII in the Philippines. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Degree in Chemical Engineering before working as a polymer chemist for Tillitson Rubber Co. The next 28 years he worked for Polaroid Corporation retiring to Hampton, N.H .
He enjoyed traveling with his wife Nancy to Africa, Russia, China, Portugal, Norway, Alaska and Hawaii. He was a skier, photographer, and tennis player.
He especially enjoyed woodworking, was very skilled in furniture making and bird carving. He was fond of Camp Ossipee in Wolfboro, N.H. where he was remembered for his sense of humor and willingness to pitch in on any camp project. He loved hiking and was a member of the A.M.C. 4,000 footer club.
His presence will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org/donate.
Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.
A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:30
FRANKLIN — Irene B. (England) DuBois, 96, a resident of Franklin for most of her life, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a period of declining health.
Irene was born in Salisbury, May 28, 1918, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Noe) England.
After her children completed their schooling, Irene worked as a lunch lady at the Franklin High School cafeteria and later for many years in housekeeping at the Merrimack County Nursing Home.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. Irene loved books, especially poetry, many of which she could recite from memory. She loved to travel and made trips to California, Florida, Italy, and Hawaii to name a few.
Irene was predeceased by her husband, Walter; four brothers, Donald, Rene, Robert and Leslie; and her sister, Margaret.
She leaves two daughters, Janice Kenney of Hooksett, and Deborah Davis of Cape Porpoise, Maine; three sons, Richard W. DuBois of Northfield, Dennis L. DuBois of Bradenton, Fla., and David W. DuBois of Ellenton, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Callings hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A graveside service will be held Monday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Irene's name to the Franklin Public Library, Attn: Robert Sargent, 310 Central St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 09:39