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Erwin 'John' O'Leary, 76

TILTON — Erwin "John" O'Leary, 76, a resident of Tilton since 1979, died at his home in Tilton, Thursday, July 10, 2014 following a short period of failing health. He passed peacefully with his family at his side. John was born in Franklin, April 16, 1938, son of Erwin H. and Mary (Black) O'Leary. He spent his youth in Tilton and attended Tilton Schools. He lived in Laconia for 20 years before moving back to Tilton. He was employed during his younger years at the former Leather Shop in Tilton, later for years at the Arwood Corporation as a cutoff person in the Arwood Foundry in Northfield. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Over the years, he enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, camping and time spent on his pontoon boats during the summer. In recent years he enjoyed camping at Wells, Maine. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, John O'Leary and brothers, Robert, Daniel and Russell O'Leary.

His family includes his wife of 55 years, Claudette R. (Parent) O'Leary of Tilton, son, Jim O'Leary and his wife, Paula of Belmont, daughters, Tina Bean and husband Douglas of Sanbornton and Debra Waterman and husband Joseph of Belmont, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A private burial for his family will be in St. John Cemetery in Tilton. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those wishing to make memorial contributions in John's memory to the Hospice Program at Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association located at 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301 or by going to www.crvna.org

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com


Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 08:32

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Herbert L. Farnham, Jr., 79

MOULTONBOROUGH — Herbert Leon Farnham, Jr., 79, of Ossipee Mountain Road, died July 8, 2014, at the Wolfeboro Bay Center, in Wolfeboro, after a brief illness.

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts on January 4, 1935, Herbert was the son of Herbert Leon, Sr. and Lillian (Peters) Farnham.

Herbert grew up in Quincy and Melrose, Mass. and graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1954. He also graduated from Suffolk University, in Boston, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He resided in Melrose for many years and was a summer resident of Moultonborough for many years. He moved to Moultonborough permanently in the early 1990s.

Herbert worked for many years with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority in the Highway Beautification Department, until his retirement in the late 1990s.

Herbert was very involved in the community of Moultonborough and belonged to many organizations including; the Moultonborough Conservation Committee, the Moultonborough Parade Organization committee, the Moultonborough Lions Club, the Moultonborough Grange and the Lakes Region Planning Commission. He was also a member of the Olive Branch Mount Prospect Lodge #16, F&AM, in Holderness and a communicant of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, in Meredith.

Herbert was a US Coast Guard veteran, where he had served three years and also served for ten years in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Herbert loved the outdoors and enjoyed boating.

Herbert is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Joanne M. (Carlson) Farnham of Moultonborough, daughters, Kathleen F. Lamoureux of Irvin, Calif., Mary Farnham Norton of Beverly, Mass., grandchildren, Jonathan and Kevin Lamoureux.

A calling hour will be held at St. Charles Church, NH Route #25, Meredith, on Friday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be held at a later date in the NH Veterans Cemetery, in Boscawen.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the cremation and arrangements. To sign Herbert's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:54

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Sylvia A. Cundy, 90

PORTSMOUTH — Sylvia A. Cundy, 90, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2014 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her family by her side. The daughter of Philip and Gladys Tobey, she was born in Medford, Mass. and was one of 11 siblings. A former resident of Peabody, Mass., Rochester and Laconia, she had recently been a resident at the Mark Wentworth Home in Portsmouth. She enjoyed over 56 summers at her camp in Alton Bay.

A graduate of Malden Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as an RN at Frisbie Memorial Hospital and ended her long nursing career as a volunteer at Lakes Regional General Hospital at the age of 85. She enjoyed mentoring nursing students, always giving words of encouragement as they completed their training.

She had been a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Rochester and enjoyed singing in the choir.

With her quick wit, she lit up any room she entered, connecting easily with friends and strangers alike. She loved to tell a good joke. Anyone that knew her was better for it. She enjoyed a good book, a hot cup of tea, her homemade soups and visits with friends and family.

She is predeceased by her husband Donald W. Cundy and is survived by two sons; Donald F. (Sharon) Cundy of Old Lyme, Conn. and Douglas A. Cundy of Fayette, Maine and one daughter, Nancy J. (Herbert) Ueda of Rollinsford, N.H., 6 grandchildren: Megan Cundy, Andrew Cundy, Colin Cundy, Kiefer Cundy, Samuel Ueda and Ty Ueda.

A celebration of Sylvia's life will be held at her daughter's home on July 19th.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:52

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Richard A. Dorval, 65

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Richard A Dorval, 65, died July 5, 2014 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. following a brief illness. He was born October 4, 1948 in Franklin, N.H., son of Raymond and Rita (Brouillard) Dorval. Richard grew up in Franklin, N.H. and graduated from Franklin High School. He later graduated from NH Technical Institute in Concord with a degree in computer programming.

Richard served his country in Vietnam with the US Air Force as a computer operator from 1969-1972 and was stationed in Denver, Colo. He later moved to San Francisco and worked for 32 years at Pacific Bell which later became AT&T until he retired in 2011.

He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his partner of 5 years Hector Pedro Trejo and his brothers Raymond Dorval, Jr. of Belmont, Robert Dorval of Northfield, Roger Dorval of Franklin and sisters Bonnie Gates of Belmont and Brenda Dorval of Franklin and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: There will be no services. Interment will be at the Neptune Society of Northern California, One Loraine Court, San Francisco, CA.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:23

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