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Frank E. Amirault, Jr.
TUFTONBORO, NH--- Frank E. Amirault, Jr, 51, of 180 Middle Road, Tuftonboro, died at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH on Monday afternoon, October 16, 2000.
Born in Chelsea, MA on May 4, 1949, he was the son of Frank E. Amirault, Sr. and the late Eleanor M. (McClusky) Amirault. He had lived in Tuftonboro for the last 2 years, coming here from Gilmanton, where he had lived many years.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Amirault had worked for Waste Management as a recycler, retiring in 1991, due to his illness.
He was a member of the NH Council.
Family members include his wife, Patricia (Inman) Amirault of Tuftonboro; three sons, Frank E. Amirault, III, of Tuftonboro, NH, Deric Amirault of Laconia and James Amirault of Loudon, NH; 5 daughters, Lu Anne Montague of Warren, MA, Cristal Amirault of Revere, MA, Patricia Hall of Laconia, NH, Shana Amirault of Thornton, NH, and Alicia Dawn Amirault of Indonesia; 2 grandchildren; his father, Frank E. Amirault, Sr of Tuftonboro, NH; one brother, George L. Amirault of Byhalia, Mississippi; 3 sisters, Eleanor Clapp of Trenton, SC, Nancy Amirault of Lowell, MA, and Joan Pong of Laconia, NH; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by two sons, John Paul Amirault in 1986 and Leonard Amirault, and by his mother, Eleanor M. (McClusky) Amirault in 1985.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NH Council, Book Fund, c/o Don and Bev Newell, 18 Spring St, Laconia, NH 03246.

Burton Edward "Burt" Tanny
Belmont, NH----Burton Edward "Burt" Tanny, 73, of 41 Diane Drive, Belmont, NH and formerly of Old North Main Street, Laconia, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia on Saturday, October 28, 2000.
Burt was born in Lynn, MA on April 20, 1927, the son of Edward and Edith (Erny) Tanny. He lived in the Laconia area for 45 years.
A World War II veteran, Burt served in the Army of Occupation in Germany. He was in the jewelry business, owning the Treasure Shop in Laconia for 16 years. During this time he also renovated several houses in Laconia. Loving the construction business, he became a full-time real estate developer and building contractor until he retired in 1988.
Burt is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marilyn "Mal" (Berridge ) Tanny; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Philip Spurr of Concord, NH, Vicki and Mark Whittemore of Loudon, NH and Lauren Tanny and Jim Wood of San Francisco, CA; and five grandchildren, Tricia, Stacy and Jeff Whittemore and Hilary and Kyle Spurr. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Crowley, of Moultonboro, NH and Naples, Florida; a brother, Ed Tanny, also of Naples, Florida and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Jacque Tanny, in 1970. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather whose sense of humor and enthusiastic love of life will be forever remembered.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 2 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. Rev. Dr. Victoria Wood Parrish, Minister of the Laconia Gilford United Methodist Church, will officiate. A reception will follow the service at the family home at 41 Diane Drive, Belmont, NH
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Louise M. Derrick
Laconia - Mrs. Louise M. Derrick, 73, of 272 South Main Street, died at her home on October 12, 2000. Mrs. Derrick was the widow of Raymond W. Derrick.
Mrs. Derrick was born in Laconia, NH on November 20, 1926, the daughter of Edmund & Alice (Daviou) Turcotte. She resided in Laconia most of her life.
Survivors include three sons, Raymond W. Derrick of Meredith, William "Bill" Edward Derrick of Laconia and Gerald G. Derrick of Winnisquam; four daughters, Virginia Bombard, Sharon Groleau, Gina Langlitz and Cheryl Hayes all of Laconia; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in the family lot in Union Cemetery on Monday, October 16, 2000 at 10:30AM. The Rev. Roy H. Ludwig, Pastor of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, and Rev. John Hillyer, Pastor of the Evangelical Baptist Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gilford Fire-Rescue Department, 39 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Jessica Dow
Belmont, NH----Jessica Dow, 15, of 18 Railroad Avenue, died at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on October 28, 2000 following an automobile accident.
Jessica was born April 27, 1985 in North Conway, NH, the daughter of Sandra and Rodney Dow. She was a lifelong resident of Belmont, NH and was a sophomore at Belmont High School.
Survivors include her mother, Sandra Dow and Sandra's fiance, Larry Cannuli, both of Belmont, her father, Rodney E. Dow, of Tuftonboro; three brothers, Mike Dow and Matt Dow both of Tuftonboro and Rodney Dow, Jr. of Belmont; three sisters, Tracy Dow of Northfield, and Marci Eschenbach and Chelsea Eschenbach both of Belmont; her grandmothers, Katherine Yanov of Portage, PA and Lucy Dow of Tuftonboro, NH; an aunt and uncle, Joseph & Susan Yanov, both of Portage, PA and many cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held on Friday evening, November 3, 2000 at 7:00 PM at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jessica M. Dow Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Ellen Gray
Rumney---Mary Ellen Gray, 49, of Quincy Road, Rumney, and formerly of Sanbornton and Laconia, died at the Lebanon Center, Genesis Eldercare Network, Lebanon, Sunday, October 1, 2000.
Miss Gray was born August 8, 1951 in Laconia, the daughter of Robert H. and Ruth (O'Hearn) Gray. She had been a resident of Rumney for the past 11 years coming from Laconia and Sanbornton.
Facing the challenges of her handicaps, Mary Ellen lived with Marion & Bill Alby and their family in Rumney for the past 11 years.
Survivors include her mother Ruth O. Gray of Sanbornton; a brother Joseph Robert Gray, of Sanbornton; 2 sisters Priscilla M. Bloom, of Somerville, MA. and Kathleen A. Gray of Manchester; and niece Sara Elizabeth Gray of Sanbornton. She was predeceased by her father Robert H. Gray who died in 1974.
Calling hours will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, Wednesday from 7-9 PM, using the Carriage House entrance.
Services will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, Thursday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Robert Fisher, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Sanbornton will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Sanbornton.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Dr. Elwood J. Hammond
Laconia------Dr. Elwood J. Hammond, 94, of 94 Belvidere Street and formerly of 56 Clark Avenue, died on Friday, October 6, 2000 at the Lakes Region General Hospital. He was the widower of Agnes (Farquharson) Hammond who died April 20, 2000.
Dr. Hammond was born May 9, 1906 in Berlin, NH the son of Dr. Walter J. & Maud M. (Hooper) Hammond. He had been a resident of the Laconia area since 1934. He was a dentist, specializing in Prosthodontia, for 37 years, retiring in 1971. He was a life member of the New Hampshire and American Dental Associations.
Dr. Hammond was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia. He was a Past President of the Laconia Country Club; was the first president of the Laconia Lions Club; and was a former member of the Laconia Men's Club and the Belmont Sportsmen's Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Ann Hopkins of Lakeport with whom he made his home; a son, William J. Hammond of Lakeport; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
There will be no calling hours.
A private graveside service will be held for Dr. and Mrs. Hammond at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester. Rev. Jonathan MacKenzie ,Rector of St. James Episcopal Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dr. Hammond's memory to the American Cancer Society Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032 or to one's favorite charity.
Wilkinson Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

David T. Hemlin 
GILMANTON, NH-- David T. Hemlin, 64, of Griffin Rd, died at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH on Saturday afternoon, October 7, 2000.
Born in Fitchburg, MA, March 22, 1936, he was the son of Theodore and Miriam (Koski) Hemlin. He had lived in Gilmanton for the past 20 years, coming here from Laconia, where he had lived for 20 years.
Mr. Hemlin served in the US Navy serving aboard the USS Tusk in the submarine fleet.
Mr. Helmin worked for Lewis & Saunders as a machinist for the past 18 years. Prior to that, he worked for the White Mountain National Forestry for 20 years.
He was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church, UCC.
Mr. Hemlin was a member of the National Trapper's Association.
Family members include his wife, Nancy H. (Hjelm) Hemlin of Gilmanton, NH; 3 sons, Tim Hemlin of Missouri City, TX, D. Steven Hemlin of Washington DC, and Ted Hemlin of Meredith, NH; 4 grandchildren, David Hemlin of TX, Mitchell Hemlin of Gilmanton, NH, Erin and Kate Hemlin, both of Houston, TX; one brother, Peter Hemlin of Winchendon, MA; two sisters, his twin, Barbara Pajunen of Groveland, MA and Linda Dahir of Westminster, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial services will be held at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Sq, Laconia, NH on Friday, October 13, 2000 at 11:00 AM with Rev. E. Barent Grevett, pastor of the church, officiating.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St, Laconia, NH 03246, is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dorcus Fund, c/o/ The Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Sq, Laconia, NH 03246.

Bernadette M. Hennessey
Laconia---Bernadette M. Hennessey, 97, of 30 County Drive, and formerly of 7 Church Street, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home, Saturday, October 14, 2000.
She was born October 18, 1902 in Laconia, the daughter of George H. and Adele M. (Clavette) Hennessey. She was a life long resident of Laconia.
She had been employed at Lakes Region Linen for 23 years retiring in 1986 and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.
Survivors include a niece Frances A. Bisson of Laconia; 3 nephews Joseph C. Stitt of Laconia, Robert G. Stitt of Belmont and George M. Hennessey of N.C.; many grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
There are no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, Tuesday at 9:30 AM. The Rev. Gary J. Kosmowski, Pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Lambert Cemetery.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Lyonel "Ted" T. Goddard
Laconia---Lyonel "Ted" T. Goddard, 76, of 60 School Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Friday, October 13, 2000.
Mr. Goddard was born April 16, 1924 in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Raymond and Martha (French) Goddard. He had lived in Laconia most of his life. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1942.
Mr. Goddard was a machinist in the Laconia area for many years. He served in the US Navy during WWII from 1942-1946 as an Electrian's Mate Second Class in the Pacific and North Atlantic Theaters.
Mr. Goddard is a member of of Chocorua Lodge #51 of Lakeport for many years. He had been a member of the Ammerican Legion Winkins-Smith Post #1.
Survivors include his wife Eleanor (Bean) Goddard of Laconia; 3 sons Wayne T. Goddard, Steven B,. Goddard and Shawn R. Goddard all of Laconia; 3 grandaughters Jennifer D. Gagne of Belmont, Kristen S. Goddard of Laconia and a student at Becker College, Worchester, MA. and Morgan J. Goddard of Laconia and a student at UVM in Burlington, VT.; 2 great-granddaughters Chantel-Renee Gagne and Hillory Gagne both of Belmont; a brother Raymond B. Goddard of Ashland; a sister Beverly Fuller of Laconia; a half sister Mary Rich of Lyme; many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by 2 sisters Priscilla Austin and Patricia Laurent.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Laconia, Tuesday October 17, 2000 at 2:00 PM. The Rev. E. Barent Grevatt, Pastor of the Laconia Congregational Church will officate.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Walter S. Lermer
Laconia--Walter S. Lermer, son of Herman and Helen Lermer, died Tuesday evening, October 24, 2000 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 21, 1930. Walter and his wife, Ann (Reynolds), lived in West Long Branch, New Jersey on a horse farm until moving to New Hampshire in 1972. He enjoyed his children, Jennifer, Fred, and Nicholas and was amazed watching his grandchildren, Victoria, Marshall, and Donovan, grow and mature.
He loved the North Country with its Lakes and Mountains. He was an avid skier and sailor and gardener. Walter was in the New Jersey National Guard for many years and after an active duty tour, attained the rank of Captain, armor. He joined Allegheny Airlines (now US Airways) in 1955 and retired in 1987 after a very enjoyable career. He operated and was a co-owner of the Franconia Airport.
Mr. Lermer was a member of the Borough Council of West Long Branch, NJ; the Planning Board, North Hampton, NH; a selectman for North Hampton, NH; was a member of the Retirement Board and a Representative to ALPA from USAirways; and was an Incorporator of the Taylor Home.
There will be no visiting hours or funeral service. Burial will be later at the convenience of the family.
Please omit flowers. Donations in Walter's memory may be made to the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchel Foundation, 675 Third Street, New York, New York 10017.
There will be an open house at the Lermer home on 49 Wentworth Cove Road, Laconia, NH on Saturday, October 28, 2000 from 12:00-4:00 PM
WilkinsonBeane Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jefferson J. Livingston
Tilton---Jefferson J. Livingston, 83, of 991 Laconia Road, Tilton, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, Saturday, October 14, 2000.
Mr. Livingston was born November 22, 1916 in Marion, Indiana, the son of Harry Wade and Mary (Larson) Livingston. He moved to Canton, Ohio at the age of 12 and attended schools in Canton and graduated from McKinley High School in 1934.
Mr. Livingston was a Captain of the Canton Fire Dept., Canton, Ohio and retired in 1953 and moved to New Hampshire.
Mr. Livingston owned and operated the Pixie Kitchen for a number of years. He also was the Head Chef at the Laconia State School. He later was employed for a short time at Pike Industries, Inc. , operating the Paving Mill. He later retired from Gunstock Ski Area as a lift attendant.
After he retired he spent the rest of his life devoted to Masonry. He was over a fifty year member of the Mt. Lebanon Lodge # 32 F. & A.M. of Laconia and was Past Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1982. He was also a member of William McKley Lodge # 431 in Canton, Ohio and a member of Strawberry Bank #1789.
He was Past MWM of Acacia Chapter Rose Croix, Past S.P. of Aeriel Council Princes of Jeruselem and Past TPM of Alpha Lodge of Perfection. He was also a Past C of C of the New Hampshire Consistory and a Honorary Member of Supreme Council 33 Degree, Past W.P. of the Order of the Eastern Star, Past WOS of the White Shrine. He was a member of the A.A.O.M.M.S. Bektash Temple and a member and Past President of " A" Patrol and a member of the 1st Section of the Bektash Temple.
Survivors include his wife Virginia H. (Suciu) Livingston of Tilton; 3 sons Dennis S. Livingston and his wife Pamela of Sanbornton, Jeff A. Livingston and his wife Margie of Canton, Ohio and Brett W. Livingston and his financee Robin Flory of Gilford; a daughter Brynne K. Heywood and her husband Robert of Dover; 5 grandchildren Shannon Livingston of Franklin, Jammie Livingston of Belmont, Ryann Livingston of Gilmanton, Stacie Livingston and Shane Livingston both of Laconia; a great-grandchild Mason Gatani of Belmont; a sister Marguerite Frease of Canton, Ohio. He was predeceased by a great-grandson Cade Boisvert who died in April.
Calling hours will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, Tuesday, October 17, 2000 from 6-9 PM using the Carriage House entrance of the funeral home.
Funeral Services will be conducted by Mt. Lebanon Lodge #32 F. & A. M. of Laconia, during calling hours at the funeral home at 7:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Twin Rivers Food Closet, C/O Nicy Ladd, 154 Thunder Road, Franklin, NH 03235.

Stanley B. Monroe, Sr. 
Lakeport, NH------Stanley B. Monroe, Sr., 80, of 182 Belvidere Street, died on Thursday, October 12, 2000 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mr. Monroe was the widower of Cleora W. (Watts) Monroe who died in 1990.
Mr. Monroe was born in Rumney, NH on November 24, 1919, the son of Maude (Richardson) and Burr Monroe and had been a resident of Laconia for over 55 years. Mr. Monroe was in the US Navy during WWII. He was an instructor in plumbing at Purdue University in Indiana and also taught plumbing at the New Hampshire Vocational and Technical School in Manchester, NH for many years. He was a plumber for Local 708 in Concord and Local 131 in Manchester for many years, retiring in 1982.
Mr. Monroe was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1670.
Survivors include a son, Stanley B. "Bud" Monroe, Jr. of Laconia; two daughters, Marlene Brand of Keene, NH and Charlotte "Cookie" Knight of Roanoke, Virginia; eight grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a sister, Phoebe Eaton of Ashland, and many nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4-6 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, at 1:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Farah, Pastor of the Center Harbor Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Monroe's memory to Local #131 Scholarship Fund, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian L. (Smith) Morea
Concord, NH----Mrs. Lillian L. (Smith) Morea, 57, of 46 Broadway, Concord and of Roxbury Road, Meredith died at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia on October 31, 2000.
Mrs. Morea was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, November 7, 1942, the daughter of Erwin L. and Mildred (Dahlgren) Smith. She lived in Concord, NH for 16 years and had been a Spanish and French teacher at Rundlett Jr. High School in Concord for 20 years. She previously had been a 7th grade Spanish and French teacher at Memorial Middle School in Laconia, she was also the principal of the West Side Catholic School in Manchester, NH for 6 years. She was very active in the school districts. She retired in June, 1998.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Jesus Morea, of Concord and Meredith; her daughter, Ann Morea Duana of Concord; her mother, Mildred D. Smith, of Belmont; her brother, Richard E. Smith of Rochester; and three nieces.
She was predeceased by her father, Erwin L. Smith, in 1997 and her brother, Ernest J. Smith in 1996.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, from 7-9 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson- Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 50 Washington, Street, Lakeport, NH. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Meredith, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian's memory may be made to help the poor of Haiti. Please send the donations to The Missionary Society of Pope Paul I, 22 Boyd Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249.

Doris E. Ouellette
GILFORD Mrs. Doris E. Ouellette, 84, of 20 Skyline Drive, died at the St. Francis Home, Laconia, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000. She was married to Omer A. Ouellette, Sr. for 53 years, when he died in 1990. They were married in Our of the Lakes Church, Lakeport, May 6, 1937.
Mrs. Ouellette was born April 10, 1916 in Albany, the daughter of Henry L. and Esther (Davis) Allard. She had lived in Laconia for many years, moving to Gilford in 1961.
Mrs. Ouellette was a self-employed seamstress.
She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Omer A. and Constance Ouellette, Jr. of Pittsburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa A. and Michael D. Seymour of Laconia; six grandchildren, Ty Arthur Ouellette of Lake Steven, Wash., Bonnie J. Pike of Alexandria, Sy Omer Ouellette of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Melissa Janice Leintz of New Castle, Colo., Jeffery M. Seymour of Littleton, Colo. and Dennis Scott Seymour of Hampden, Maine; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Marceau of Laconia and Evelyn Joyce of Laconia; several nephews and nieces.
There are no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia, Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Adrien R. Longchamps, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles A. Powers 
Laconia - Charles A. Powers, 70, of 41 Kinsman Drive and formerly of Tilton died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, October 4, 2000.
Mr. Powers was born December 13, 1929, in Springfield, MA, the son of Dr. Charles T. Powers & Florence E. (Clough) Powers. He lived in Tilton, NH for 32 years before moving to Laconia in February of 1988. He graduated from Mt. Hermon School in Gill, MA, 1947 and attended Brown University. He received a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire in 1951. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. His interests included music, Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.
After being employed by Mercantile Stores, he worked for Lakes Region Laundry and Cleaners, Barney's Ice Cream, Bascom Maple Farm, and the Vending Division of Coca-Cola, retiring in 1992.
Mr. Powers was a very active member of the Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC, where he served as a choir member, deacon, trustee, and in other capacities. He served the Merrimack Association of the United Church of Christ, and was also a volunteer for the Taylor Community and Serve New England.
Mr. Powers and his wife celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with their family last August.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Bascom Powers of Laconia, NH; a daughter, Sheryl Kropp and her husband, Peter Kropp, of Brewster, MA;, son, Charles T Powers, II and his wife, Janet Powers of Schenectady, NY; and grandsons, Jason L. Kropp of Brookline, MA, Adam C. Kropp of Brewster, MA, and Christopher D. and Stephen M. Powers of Schenectady, NY; two sisters, Roberta Schurman, of Sanford, NC and Frances Bascom of Nottingham, NH; two brothers, David E. Powers of Andover, MA and Albert L. Powers of Carlisle, MA and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Powers.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 3:00 PM in the Sanbornton Congregational Church in Sanbornton, NH with Rev. Leslie W. Norman, pastor of the church, and Rev. Dr. Eric W. Bascom, his brother-in-law of Springfield, MA officiating.
Burial will be in the family lot in Acworth Cemetery, Acworth, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Dale O'Reilley ALS Research Fund, c/o The Great Philadelphia Chapter, ALS Association, 980 Harvest Drive, Suite 105, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC, PO Box 126, Sanbornton, NH 03269-0126.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements. 

Joseph P. Prete
Weirs Beach, NH
Joseph P. Prete, Sr., 70, of 76 Endicott Street North, died at his home on October 3, 2000. Mr. Prete was born in Newark, NJ on March 28, 1930, the son of Pasquale & Filomena (Cicchino) Prete.
Mr. Prete served in the US Army during the Korean War. He resided in Union, New Jersey for many years before moving to the Weirs 16 years ago. He was the general manager of Ground Transportation at Logan Airport, Boston, MA and Laguardia and JFK Airports in New York for the Hudson General Corp.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Anna B. (Hanson) Prete of the Weirs. NH; three sons, Michael H. Prete, and his fiancee, Stephanie B. Lett, both of Rochester, NH, James M. Prete, and his wife, Donna, both of S. Brunswick, NJ; and Joseph P. Prete, Jr. and his friend, Robert Thurman, both of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Susanne L. Prete, of Gilford, NH; four grandchildren, Felicia and Nicholas Farruggia, both of Gilford, NH; Angelo Farruggia, Jr. of Northfield, NH and Ava C. Prete of Brunswick, NJ; two brothers, Fred Prete, of New Jersey and Ronald Prete, of Florida; and many nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH on Thursday, October 5, 2000 from 7-9 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 6, 2000 at 10 AM at St Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH. Rev. Gary J. Kosmowski, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Inda Schofield 
Laconia, NH
Mrs. Inda Schofield, 73, of 57 Wentworth Cove Road, Laconia, NH died at the Webster at Rye on Tuesday, October 31, 2000. She was the widow of Edward F. Schofield who died in 1994 .
Mrs. Schofield was born April 7, 1927 in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of Carroll L. & Inda F. (Durkee) Dunn. She graduated from LaSalle Jr. College and was a 1949 graduate of Boston University with a BS in Journalism. Mrs. Schofield was a medical librarian at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH. She had been a resident of Laconia for 27 years moving here from Williamsport, PA. While in Pennsylvania, she wrote a newspaper column, "Skiing with Inda". She had summered with her parents in West Alton, NH for many years.
Mrs. Schofield was a member of the Gilford Community Church, Gilford, NH. She was an avid reader and taught skiing and tennis. She loved to travel and had her pilot's license. She was an active member of elderhostile.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. J. Craig Stevens of Clark Fork, ID and H. Brooks Stevens of New Castle, NH; two daughters, I. Krista Loring of Gilford, NH and Andrea C. Kelly of Willington, CT; 11 grandchildren, Lynne Shugar, Olivia Drouin, Jacob Drouin, Allison Stevens, Andrew Stevens, Evan Pesce, Gabrielle Stevens, Patrick Stevens, Timothy Stevens, Amanda Birdsey, and David Birdsey; one great grandchild; a sister, Carol Beane of Naples, Maine; and two nephews and three nieces.
Calling hours will be held in the Carriage House of the WilkinsonBeane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH on Friday from 7-9 PM.
Funeral Services will be held at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH on Saturday, at 10:00 AM. Rev. Sara Allen, assistant to the Pastor of the Gilford Community Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH. Following the service, there will be a gathering of family and friends at 57 Wentworth Cove Road, Laconia, NH
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104. 

Russell Wilkins 
Laconia, NH
Russell Wilkins, 63, of 156 Morningside Drive, died on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at the Lakes Region General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Wilkins was born October 31, 1936 in Manchester, NH, the son of Daniel T. & Hortense B. (Denauw) Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins grew up in Laconia, NH and was a 1954 graduate of Laconia High School. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1958. Mr. Wilkins was a teacher in public and private schools for a few years prior to pursuing a career in book publishing and sales. He retired in 1998 from West Publishing.
Mr. Wilkins spent winter months in Hollywood, Florida. He was a member and past president of the Laconia Country Club where he enjoyed his interest in golf. He was a founding member of the North Windham, Maine Historical Society.
A devoted family man, Mr. Wilkins is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Caroline, of Laconia, NH; a son, Daniel Wilkins of Hollywood, Florida; two daughters, Pamela Collins of Newmarket, NH and Nancy Cushman of Bryant Pond, Maine; three granddaughters and two grandsons.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2000 at the Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH.
A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Laconia, NH at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana Farber's Jimmy Fund, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.


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