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Clarence H. 'Larry' Thorne, 94

MEREDITH — Clarence Howard "Larry" Thorne, 94, of Meredith, N.H. and Venice, Fla., passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Venice, after a brief illness.

Born in Patten, Maine, on March 24, 1920, he was the son of Clarence and Martha (Evangeline) Thorne. Larry was raised in Island Falls, Maine, and attended local schools, graduating from the Island Falls High School. He furthered his education at the Maine School of Commerce (now Husson University) and the School of Banking at Williams College.

In 1942, Larry enlisted with the U.S. Navy and served his country with honor and courage in WWII.

Larry had a robust working career; he was the Assistant Treasurer of the Katakdin Trust Co., in Patten, Maine, he relocated to Meredith in 1959 to be the Treasurer and Vice President of the Meredith Trust Co. and Meredith Savings Bank, in 1966 he became President of both banks. In 1982 Larry became the Chairman of the Board of the Meredith Village Savings Bank.

Larry was a member of the Inter-Lakes School Board; he served as President of the Rotary Club, as well as serving as a Trustee of both the Taylor Home, in Laconia, and the Lakes Region General Hospital.

In 1990 Larry married Marjorie L. Burrows and together they enjoyed extensive travel throughout the U.S. and Europe. Larry was an avid golfer in New Hampshire and Florida; he enjoyed reading and spending time with his family. Larry, Marjorie, and their children enjoyed many family cruises to the Caribbean. Larry was a communicant of St. Charles-Borromeo Catholic Church and he also attended services at the Moultonborough United Methodist Church. He will be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Thorne, who passed away in the late '80s.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-five years, Marjorie L. (Nelson) Thorne, of Meredith; daughter, Andrea Thorne, of NYC, N.Y.; step-son, Jon Burrows and his wife Darlene, of Moultonborough; sister, Joanne Whittemore and her husband Don, of Fla.; three grandchildren, Cori-lynn Hughes and her husband Juan, of Sykesville, Md., Chad Burrows, of Moultonborough, David Burrows and his wife Amy, of Moultonborough; four great-grandchildren, Brooke, Jordan, Jon, and Addison. Larry is also survived by his one niece and four nephews (and their families) whom he was very close to.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry's memory to the LRGH Auxiliary, Lakes Region General Hospital, 80 Highland Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles-Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Route 25, Meredith, on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. The Very Rev. Richard Thompson, V.F., will be the celebrant. A spring interment will be held in the St. Agnes Cemetery, Island Falls, Maine at a later date and will be private.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Larry's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 07:24

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Daphne C. LaPlante, 64

ALTON — Daphne C. LaPlante, age 64, of Coffin Brook Road in Alton, died February 9, 2015, at home, with her loving family.

Born May 12, 1950 in Wolfeboro, the daughter of Donald C. Thomas and Jean (Sturtevant) Thomas Stevens, she was a graduate of Kingswood High School and Franklin Pierce College.

She resided in Alton for 8 years, previously residing in Concord for 10 years and in Laconia for many years.

Daphne loved her last employment, a Realtor/Broker with ReMax Connection in Concord.

She enjoyed camping, kayaking, sewing, crafts and most especially spending time with her grandsons.

Survived by her husband Richard F. LaPlante, Jr., daughter: Andrea R. and husband Keith W. Dube, 2 grandsons: Ryan and Kyle Dube, 2 sisters: Valerie Thomas and Elizabeth Gelinas, 5 half sisters: Stephanie Dodge, Gretchen Stevens, Penny Garrett, Amy Mitchell and Melissa Daigle, also many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, 12 School Street, Alton, N.H. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, 189 North Main Street, Rochester, N.H. with Fr. Paul Gousse, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be in the spring at Bayview Cemetery in Laconia. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 06:35

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James L. Waldron, 66

MEREDITH — James L. "Jim" Waldron, 66, of Meredith, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, in North Conway.

Born on January 31, 1949, in Laconia, N.H., he was the son of Herbert and Theresa (Aubin) Waldron. Jim was raised in Meredith and attended local schools.

He was the long-time owner and operator of "Waldron's Dugout Live Bait & Tackle" in Meredith.

Jim was an avid fisherman and he was defined by his unique character and principles; he will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Janet (Lampi) Waldron, of Meredith; four children, Kelly, Kate, Isaac, and Carrie; four grandchildren, Caroline, Ian, Mason, and Madeline. Jim is also survived by his two feline friends, Salma and Madeleine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 www.diabetes.org

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 and 104), Meredith, on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be held in the spring and will be private.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Jim's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 06:28

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Richard R. Baker Sr., 69

ENFIELD — Richard R. Baker Sr., 69, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

He was born in Danby, Vt., on Feb. 7, 1945, to the late Fredrick and Dorothy (Hazelton) Baker Sr.

Richard graduated from Danby schools and then enlisted in the Army where he served 23 years before retirement. Following his honorable discharge he worked as a police officer in Brandon, Vt., for a short while and then the White River Junction, Vt., Post Office.

He enjoyed hunting and boating.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Baker; and three children, Richard Baker, Jr., Rebecca Remick, and Max Baker; two sisters, Nancy Buffum and Joanne Holub; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three siblings, Frederick Baker, Jr., Gilbert Baker and Ella Barrows; and two brothers-in-law, Carroll Buffum and James Holub, Sr.

Should one choose, memorial donations can be made to: American Cancer Society, Memorial Donation of Richard Baker Sr., 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:11

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