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Donn Russell Abbott
Staten Island, New York------Donn Russell Abbott, 72, of 108 Holland Avenue, Staten Island, New York, died at St. Vincent's Medical Center in New York on Saturday, March 10, 2001.
Mr. Abbott was born November 19, 1928 in Laconia, NH, the son of Edward & Goldie (Dean) Abbott. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. His one and only job was with the W. P. Neth Co. in Manhattan, New York. He began as a messenger boy and eventually became the owner and President of the company. He had been a resident of Staten Island since 1945.
Mr. Abbott enjoyed classical music and genealogy research. He was an avid Mets and Jets Fan.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Bryenton of Laconia, NH and Geraldine Linteau of Newington, CT; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in the spring in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
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 the Central New Hampshire Kidney Center, 87 Spring Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Irene M. (Bailey) Angers
Warren, NH------Mrs. Irene M. (Bailey) Angers, 81, of Pine Hill Road, died on Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH. She was the widow of Wallace C. Angers, Sr.
Mrs. Angers was born October 26, 1919 in Laconia, NH, the daughter of Eldred J. & Myrtie May (Wright) Bailey. She was raised in Laconia and attended local schools. Mrs. Angers was an 18-year survivor of breast cancer. She was an avid crocheter.
Survivors include a son, Wallace C. Angers, Jr. of Belmont, NH; a daughter and son-in-law, Irma & Raymond Heath of Warren, NH; 5 grandchildren, Ray Heath, Jr. of Warren, NH, Charles Heath of Massachusetts, Myrtie Hutchins of Meredith, NH, and Lynn Marie Angers and Sherry Heitz both of Belmont, NH; 6 great grandchildren, Angelica Murphy, Kayla Heitz, Steven Heitz, Stephen Fish, Allan Fish, and Joseph Fish; 3 step great grandchildren, Megan, Alisha & Travis; a sister, Vivian Newton of Laconia, NH; and many nephews, nieces and great nephews and great nieces. She was predeceased by a brother, Lloyd Bailey
Calling hours will be held from 6-7:30 pm on Monday, April 2, 2001 at the WilkinsonBeane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A funeral service will be held at 7:30 PM at the Funeral Home, following the calling hours. George Hankins-Hull, Spiritual Care Coordinator at Lakes Region General Hospital, will officiate. Burial will be held later in the spring in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001. At the request of the family, when making your donation, please indicate that the donation is to be directed for breast cancer research.

George W. Atherton
Northfield-----George W. Atherton, 54, of 64 Hidden Lane, died suddenly on Monday, March 5, 2001 at Franklin Regional Hospital, Franklin, NH.
Mr. Atherton was born June 5, 1946 in Laconia, NH the son of N. Porter and Alice (Currier) Atherton. He graduated from Tilton Northfield High School in 1965 and from the University of New Hampshire Thompson School in 1972. He served in the U. S. Navy during Viet Nam from 1966-1970 in the Pacific.
Mr. Atherton married Genevieve Carter of Brisbane, Australia in May 30, 1970. He married his second wife, Sandra Jean Linehan December 27, 1986. He worked in construction in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, moving to Northfield 5 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Linehan) Atherton of Northfield; two daughters, Meghan Alexandra Atherton and Alyson Taylor Atherton both of Northfield; his mother, Alice C. Atherton of Laconia; one uncle, George R. Currier of Smartville, CA; and Aunt Helen A. Olden of Center Harbor, NH; two nephews, and many cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, David N. Atherton in 1986.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 2:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. Rev. E. Barent Grevatt, Pastor of the Congregational Church of Laconia will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one's own charity.

Arthur "Bud" Otis Bishop
Gilford----Arthur "Bud" Otis Bishop, Jr., 65, of 344 Old Lake Shore Road died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Tuesday evening, March 13, 2001.
Mr. Bishop was born April 7, 1935 in Laconia, New Hampshire, the son of Arthur O. & Mabel (Kennedy) Bishop, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Gilford and was a self- employed excavation contractor. He was the owner of A.O. Bishop Excavating. He was a former member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876. He enjoyed fishing and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, motorcycling, snowmobiling and his trips to Florida. He was an avid NASCAR fan.
Survivors include his mother, Mabel Bishop of Gilford, a son, Thomas A. Bishop of Belmont, three daughters, Barbara Cardoza of Salem, NH, Brenda Bishop of Homosassa, Florida and Candy Kirchoff of Edison, New Jersey; 9 grandchildren, Allan & Jillian Bishop both of Laconia, Casie, Ben, Brendon & Bradley Cardoza all of Salem, NH, Christopher Spooner of Belmont, NH, and Peter and Nicholas Kirchoff both of Edison, New Jersey; two sisters, Patricia Bordeau and Bette Pratt both of Laconia; a brother, John "Jack" Bishop of Lakeland, Florida; and 4 nephews, David Pratt, John Bishop, Joseph Bishop, Jason Bordeau, and four nieces, Susan Bishop, Peggy O'Donnell, Wendy Romagnoli and Tricia Reynolds. He is also survived by his stepchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2001 from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A Memorial Service will follow the calling hours at 3:00 PM at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032 or to the Arthritis Foundation, 6 Chenell Drive, Suite 260, Concord, NH 03301.

Ruth Chesley Bonney
Franklin, NH-------Ruth Chesley Bonney, 96, died March 25, 2001 at the Peabody Home in Franklin. She was born September 20, 1904 in Newton, MA., the daughter of Mary Emma (Putnam) and Harry Gilbert Chesley. She was a graduate of Buckfield, Maine High School, Bates College, Class of 1927 (Phi Beta Kappa), and Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College.
She began teaching in one-room schools in rural Maine, and upon graduation from Bates taught English at Orange, and Gardner, Mass high schools. She later taught at Stratford, Conn. High School where she founded the gifted and talented program for advanced students.
She was a member of the Sanbornton Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Sanbornton.
She was pre-deceased by her husband of 56 years, Linwood Keene Bonney, in 1995.
Survivors include her two daughters Barbara Booney Akerman of Sanbornton and Priscilla K. Bonney-Smith of Andover, MA.; and her grandchildren Elisabeth Akerman of Tilton, Michael S. Akerman of Belmont, Phillip K. Bellizia of Chicago, IL. and James C. Bellizia of Burlington, VT.; three greatgrandsons and many nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in Elmwood Cemetery, on June 16, 2001 in East Sumner, Maine.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Sanbornton Congregational Church, POBox 126, Sanbornton, NH 03269.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, New Hampshire is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary M. Bourgeois
Gilford----Mary M. Bourgeois, 65, of 38 Saltmarsh Pond Road, Gilford, NH,
died at her residence on March 6, 2001. She was the widow of Edward J. Bourgeois.
Mrs. Bourgeois was born May 21, 1935 in Tilton, NH, the daughter of Henry & Eva (Theberge) Ketchum. She was a lifetime resident of the Lakes Region and worked at Aavid for 14 years.
Mrs. Bourgeois was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Laconia.
Survivors include a daughter, Theresa M. Fitzgerald of Laconia; two sons,
David E. Bourgeois of Georgia and George R. Bourgeois of Concord; 2 grandchildren, Michelle Bourgeois and Crystal Fitzgerald; 1 great grandchild, Mackenzie Smith; three sisters, Norma Gorman of Tilton, Lorraine Proctor of Northfield, and Elizabeth Guyer of Laconia; one brother, Robert Ketchum of Gilford; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a brother, Henry Ketchum of Tilton, and two sons, Paul F. Bourgeois of Gilford and Robert Bourgeois of Laconia.
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 St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery, Franklin, NH.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant street, Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247

Robert E. Brace, Sr.
Sanbornton---Robert E. Brace, Sr., 81, formerly of Bay Shore Drive, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, Sunday, March 4, 2001. He was the widower of Mabel Brace who died in 1999.
Mr. Brace was born May 7, 1919 in Northfield, NH, the son of Frank and Myrtle (Dow) Brace. He was a life long resident of the Lakes Region.
Mr. Brace was employed at Allen-Rogers for over 40 years retiring in 1981.
Survivors include a daughter Donna M. Monroe of Center Barnstead, N.H.; 2 sons Robert E. Brace, Jr. and James S. Brace both of Bossier City, Louisiana; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a half brother Alfred Jeffers of Wells, Maine; several nephews and nieces.
A calling hour will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, Wednesday, March 7th, from 1:00 -2:00 PM. followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM. George Hankins-Hull Spirtual Care Coodinator of the Lakes Region General Healthcare will officiate. Spring burial will be in Union Cemetery, Laconia.

Gladys T. Burrows
Laconia, NH-- Mrs. Gladys T. Burrows, 90, of 21 Ledges Dr, former long time resident of Holderness Rd, Center Sandwich, NH, died at the Congregate Living Center, Taylor Home Community, on Saturday, March 3, 2001.
Born in Greenfield, MA, September 12, 1910, she was the daughter of Willis and Mabel (Newcomb) Townsley. She had lived in Center Sandwich since 1952, coming here from Turners Falls, MA, where she had lived for 8 years.
Mrs. Burrows graduated from Bouve-Boston School in Massachusetts, Class of 1932, with a degree in Physical Education. She also graduated from Boston University, Class of 1951, with a BS, and graduated from Plymouth Teachers College, Class of 1957, with a Masters of Education.
Mrs Burrows was a teacher for 38 years. She taught science for 30 years at Laconia High School and Memorial Middle School in Laconia before retiring in 1973.
She was a member of the Federated Church of Center Sandwich, was a member of the Altar Guild and the Ladies of the Church. She was a member of the Mt Israel Grange of Center Sandwich, the Sandwich Home Nursing Association, the Lakes Region Mental Society, the Lakes Region Button Society at the state and the National level, and a charter member of the Lakes Region Retired Teachers Association.
Family members include a sister, Maybelle Hamilton of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister-in-law, Edna Bickford of Center Sandwich, NH; 8 nieces and nephews and several grand nieces and grand nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Luther J. Burrows in 1971, and a brother, Robert W. Townsley.
There are no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held in the spring in the family lot in Rural Cemetery, Center Sandwich, NH in May 2001.
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 Federated Church of Sandwich, Center Sandwich, NH 03227.

Doris A. Butman
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH----Mrs. Doris A. Butman, 69, of 161 Lake Road, died on Sunday, March 11, 2001 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She was the widow of Ralph Butman who died on August 22, 1999.
Mrs. Butman was born September 20, 1931 in Beverly, MA the daughter of Hy & Jennie Bernson. Mrs. Butman was a resident of Beverly, MA for many years before moving to Gilmanton Iron Works 39 years ago. She was Treasurer of the Gilmanton Iron Works Fire Auxiliary Plectrones.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Julie & Harold Perkins of Gilmanton Iron Works; two grandchildren, Tara L. Perkins and Patrick J. Perkins both of Gilmanton Iron Works; a brother, Eugene Bernson of Norwalk, CT and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a brother, Arnold Bernson and a sister, Helen Manning.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held in the Spring at the family home.
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 Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Gilmanton Fire Association, PO Box 128, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837-0128.

Leona J. Deware
Belmont-------------------Mrs. Leona J. Deware, 71, of 39 Deware Drive, died at her son's, Thomas, home on March 22, 2001. She was the widow of Robert W. Deware, Jr. who died in 1996.
Mrs. Deware was born September 17, 1929 in Gilford, NH, the daughter of Lorenzo and Josephine (Marchand) Durette. She lived in Bedford, NH for several years before moving to Belmont in 1968. She worked as an assembler at Laconia Magnetics for many years. She was a member of the VFW Post #1670 of Laconia.
Mrs. Deware attended St. Joseph Church in Laconia, NH.
Survivors include three sons, William R. Deware, James A. Deware, and Thomas A. Deware all of Belmont; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a foster daughter, Vanessa Smith of Belmont; three brothers, Oliver Durette of Belmont, NH, Norman Durette of Gilford, NH and George Durette of Charleston, S. C.; two sisters, Yvonne Good of Ashland, NH and Ora Landry of Laconia, NH; and many nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held later this spring in the family lot in Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmanton, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements.

Shari L. Hackett
Laconia-------Miss Shari L. Hackett, 33, of 146 Derry Street, Hudson, NH and formerly of 775 Elm Street, Laconia, died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH on Friday, March 23, 2001.
Shari was born April 3, 1967, in Laconia, NH the daughter of Floyd E. and Winnifred N.A. (Condon Chamberlain) Hackett. She was a long time resident of Laconia. She moved to Hudson in December of last year to live with her sister, Rhonda, and family. Survivors include two brothers, Wayne L. N. Hackett of Gilmanton and Brian K. Hackett of Saline, MI; two sisters, Laurie J. Burns of Tacoma, WA and Rhonda Lee Phelps of Hudson, NH; and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Winnifred Hackett in 1994 and Floyd E. Hackett in 2000.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held later in the spring in the family lot in Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery, Gilmanton, NH.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics New Hampshire, 650 Elm Street, Second Floor, Manchester, NH 03101 or to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, New Hampshire is in charge of the arrangements.

Allen J. Hopkins
Gilford-------Allen J. Hopkins of 61 Timber Lane, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at the Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia.
Mr. Hopkins was born in Lancaster, NH, the son of Joseph H. & Anna V. (Hoey) Hopkins.
Mr. Hopkins served in the US Navy in the South Pacific and the United States during WWII. He grew up in the Lakes Region and moved back to Gilford in 1964. He was President of D.S. Woodberry Co. in Charleston, MA, retiring in 1977 after 31 years.
Mr. Hopkins was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia. He was a Past Commodore of the Scituate, MA Yacht Club and a member of the Algonquin Club, Boston, MA.
Survivors include his wife, Helen T. (Donahue) Hopkins of Gilford; and a son, Allen Hopkins of Gilford and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a daughter, Martha, and two sons, John and Mark.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Union Avenue, Laconia at a later date. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, NH.
WilkinsonBeane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Muriel B. Kinsman
Laconia, NH-----Mrs. Muriel B. Kinsman, 86, of 4 Greystone Place, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.
Mrs. Kinsman was born February 20, 1915 in Montreal, Canada, the daughter of Robert & Anna Maud (Wallace) Bloomfield.
Mrs. Kinsman grew up in Schenectady, New York where she graduated from high school. She worked for a local attorney there until her marriage to Earle V. Kinsman in 1941. She moved to Laconia, NH in 1944.
Mrs. Kinsman was a very active member of the Laconia Congregational Church. She was a Deaconess, Trustee, Chairperson of the Adult Ministry Committee, was actively involved in the Refugee Resettlement Committee and was involved in numerous Church committees and activities. She was the recipient of the Churchmanship Award in 1976 which she shared with her husband, Earle. Mrs. Kinsman was a volunteer for 36 years at the Lakes Region General Hospital and received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 1997. She was a volunteer for 30 years in the Blood Services Program and the Armed Forces Emergency Services Program for the American Red Cross. In 1961 she became a member of the Board of Directors for the Taylor Home and continued on the Board for many years. She also was a member of the PEO and the League of Women Voters. She had a great love of quilting, needlework, sewing, gardening and reading.
Survivors include her husband, Earle V. Kinsman of Laconia; a son, Thomas A. Kinsman of Seattle, Washington; a daughter, Patricia Chokel of Cleveland, Ohio; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Constance Whitehouse, who died in 1993.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 2PM at the Laconia Congregational Church, Veterans Square, Laconia, NH. Rev. E. Barent Grevatt, pastor of the Church, will officiate. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
In lieu of flower, the family requests contributions be made to the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary, Highland Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary E. Lamontagne
Laconia---Mrs. Mary E. Lamontagne, 55, of 25 Overland Street, died at her home, Saturday, March 24, 2001.
Mrs. Lamontagne was born November 23, 1945 in Middleborough, MA., the daughter of Melvin and Grace (Coryer) Jefferson. She had been a resident of Laconia since 1968, coming from Middleborough.
Mrs. Lamontagne had been employed at Allen-Rogers, LTD for 9 years. She had formerly been employed at Laconia Shoe Company. She was a member of the Laconia Rod & Gun Club.
Survivors include her husband Henry "Mike" Lamontagne of Laconia; her father Melvin Jefferson of Palm Bay, Fla.; her mother Grace McMahon of Belview, Fla.; 2 step-daughters Brenda Lamontagne of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Bridget Elliott of Laconia; 6 step-sons Steve Lamontagne and Donnie Lamontagne both of Gilford, Ronnie Lamontagne of Glendale, Wilfred Lamontagne, John Lamontagne and Henry J. Lamontagne, Jr. all of Laconia; many step-grandchildren; 3 brothers Robert Jefferson of Fla., Donald Jefferson of Springfield, Ohio and George Jefferson of Middleborough, MA; 11 nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, Monday from 6-8 PM using the Carriage House entrance.
Services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 8:00 PM following calling hours. Burial will be in Union Cemetery later this spring.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia,NH 03246.

Millicent M. Pellerine
Laconia--------Mrs. Millicent M. Pellerine, 90, of 30 County Drive, Belknap County Nursing Home, and formerly of 25 Union Avenue, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Tuesday, March 27, 2001.
She was the widow of Clarence J. Pellerine who died in 1991.
Mrs. Pellerine was born June 3, 1910 in Berlin, New York, the daughter of Anna & Norval Conklin. She lived in South Boston, MA for many years where she was a home health care provider for the Laboure Center.
She moved to Laconia, NH in 1985.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol M. Reale, of Meredith, NH, and a son, Edward C. Pellerine, of Brockton, MA; two grandchildren and several nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, N. H. Chapter, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247.

Nicholas C. Salta
Belmont----Mr. Nicholas C. Salta, 73, of 70 Church Hill Road, died at his home on, Sunday, March 18, 2001.
Mr. Salta was born September 8, 1927 in Laconia, NH, the son of Chris and Cleo Salta. He graduated from Tilton School, Tilton, and after serving 3 years in the US Navy during WWII he attended Wentworth Institute in Boston and graduated from New England College.
After working for the State of New Hampshire, Palazzi Construction, and JT Griffin he created his own successful ventures, NCS Enterprises, Lakes Region Concrete, and Belmont Sand and Gravel.
Mr. Salta had been a resident of Belmont since 1961, where he had served as a Selectman. He also was a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks # 876, an Area Commissioner for Gunstock Ski Area and a former President of the Laconia Country Club.
After his retirement he developed a reputation as a Maker of Custom Handcrafted Furniture.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years Elizabeth (Barrett) Salta of Belmont; 2 daughters Nickie (Salta) Lindquist of Londonderry and Krista (Salta) Lahey of Laconia; a son Barry Salta of Belmont; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a sister Constance (Salta) St. Clair of Laconia a brother Peter Salta of Laconia; several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a brother James who died in 1981. "We lovingly say good-bye to our mentor and friend"
Calling hours will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, Tuesday from 7-9 PM using the Carriage House entrance.
Services will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church, 876 North Main Street, Laconia Wednesday at 10:00 AM. The Rev. Jonathan MacKenzie, Rector of the church will officiate. Spring burial will be in Union Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to Community Health & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Louise C. Sharps
Belmont--------Mrs. Louise C. Sharps, 82, of 66 Union Road, died at home on March 5, 2001. She was the widow of Dr. Claud W. Sharps who died in 1984.
Mrs. Sharps was born September 26, 1918, in Laconia, NH the daughter of Charles L. & Edna (Tucker) Smith. She received her degree in horticulture from the University of New Hampshire. In 1945 she moved from Gilford, NH to Belmont, NH. She worked at Lila-Jans Gardens on White Oaks Road for several years.
Mrs. Sharps was a champion scrabble board player. She was a member of the New England Begonia Society and a Friend of the Winnisquam Fire Department Auxiliary. She loved plants and flowers, woodcarving and soapstone sculpturing.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Charles J. Sharps, Coos Bay, Oregon and Steven J. Sharps of Ashland, NH; four daughters, Claudia L. Goyette of Lakeport, NH; Ann E. Elliott of Northfield, NH; Catherine J. O'Bryant of Payson, Utah and Elly J. Sharps of Gilford, NH; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Pearl York, of Gilford, NH; and several nephews and nieces. She was pre-deceased by her son, Edward A. Sharps, a brother, Loren Smith, and two sisters, Charlesina Smith and Dorothy Gilson.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 from 7-9 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 1 PM in the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. George Hankins-Hull, Spiritual Care Coordinator of the Lakes Region General Healthcare will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Arthur W. Strathern
Gilford-----Arthur W. Strathern, 81, of 7 Ridgewood Avenue, died at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire on Thursday, March 22, 2001.
Mr. Strathern was born January 15, 1920 in Laconia, New Hampshire, the son of Harry G. and Edna (Thyng) Strathern. He was a resident of the Lakes Region most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked 30 years for New England Telephone Co., retiring in 1980.
Mr. Strathern served on Laconia's City Council in the mid 1960's and also served on the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission from 1972 to 1976. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876 and was a life member. He volunteered for Hospice for a number of years.
Mr. Strathern was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Laconia-Gilford.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Vera (Edwards) Strathern of Gilford; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna L. and Chief Michael Mooney of Gilford; 2 grandsons and their wives, Scott & Kim Lacasse and Kevin & Kim Lacasse, all of Gilford; five great grandchildren Trevor, Jeremy, Ashley, Justin, & Kyle; and nephew and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in Union Cemetery, Laconia, NH later this spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gilford Fire Rescue Equipment Fund, 39 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249 or Community Health & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, New Hampshire is in charge of the arrangements.

Charlotte Taylor
Centralia, WA-----Miss Charlotte Taylor, 87, passed away, Saturday, March 10, 2001 at the Sharon Care Center in Centralia, WA. She had been a resident of Centralia since 1988.
Miss Taylor was born in Exeter, NH on June 6, 1913, to Karl T. and Lillian (Smith) Taylor. One of three children, she was a graduate of Laconia High School, Valedictorian, class of 1932. She went on to obtain her BA degree from the University of New Hampshire and her Master's Degree from Bread Loaf College, Vermont where she was instructed by the poet, Robert Frost. She did further graduate work at Exeter College in Cambridge, England and at the University of London. She returned to teach High School English in Lancaster, New Hampshire for 20 years, and Senior English for 1 year at Montclaire, New Jersey prior to teaching Senior Honors English for 30 years in Gloucester, MA. She will be remembered for taking busloads of students to the annual Shakespearian Festival in Statford, Connecticut.
She is survived by her sister, Rebecca Taylor Adams of Chenalis, WA and several nephews and nieces including Judith Reever of Lakeport, NH and Bonni Huntoon of Laconia, NH. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Duncan Taylor in 1950.
A Memorial service was held on March 18, 2001 at St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Chehalis, WA. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery in Newmarket, NH.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to one's favorite charity.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the local arrangements.

Anna Louise (Veroneau) Trombly
Laconia----Mrs. Anna Louise (Veroneau) Trombly, 96, formerly of 20 Dolloff Street, Laconia died Sunday, March 25, 2001 at the Congregate Living Center, Taylor Community, Laconia, NH.
Mrs. Trombly was born June 13, 1904 in Pembroke, NH, the daughter of Udgere and Jennie C. (Cox) Veroneau. She was a graduate of Sisters of Holy Cross of St. John the Baptist Parish in Suncook, NH and Hesser Business College in Manchester, NH.
Mrs. Trombly was first employed by Fowler Bros., Suncook then by S.A. Felton & Son of Manchester until her marriage to Arthur C. Trombly of Pembroke and Laconia, May 14, 1934, and became a resident of Laconia.
Mrs. Trombly joined her husband as an accountant in Northern Heating & Plumbing Co. Inc., now Northern Peabody Inc., until his sudden death, December 26, 1966. She continued to work with her son, Richard, until she retired in 1979.
Mrs. Trombly was a 66 year communicant of St. Joseph Parish, Laconia and a member of the Ladies Guild. She was a Past Grand Regent of Catholic Daughters of America. She was a member of the Laconia Business and Professional Women's Club for which she was honored as Business Woman of the Year in 1980. She was also a member of the Laconia Garden Club, Laconia Historical and Museum Society, Belknap Guild, Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary and AARP.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Richard L. and Carol A. Trombly of Laconia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia T. and Richard F. Castrucci of Laconia and Mary T. and William G. Castrucci, Jr. of Milford, MA; ten grandchildren, Anthony Trombly, Linda T. Douglas, David Castrucci, Jane Trombly, Pamela Castrucci, Elizabeth Castrucci, Karen Castrucci, Kathleeen C. Gannon, William Castrucci, and Elena Castrucci; 10 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and one sister, Isabelle (Veroneau) Bowes of Manchester. She was predeceased by one sister, Laura Veroneau Donohue of Manchester, and one brother, Lawrence Veroneau of Manchester.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, from 2-4PM and 7-9PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH. Rev. Gary Kosmowski, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia later this spring.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104-5495.

Viola C. Watson
Laconia, NH------Mrs. Viola C. Watson, 85, of 21 Ledges Drive, and formerly of 14 Irving Street, died at her home on March 13, 2001. Mrs. Watson was the widow of James Henry Watson, Jr. who died in 1969.
Mrs. Watson was born January 1, 1916 in Center Harbor, NH, the daughter of William & Swainhilda (Sorosky) Blake. She lived in the Meredith, NH area for many years before moving to Laconia, NH in 1941.
Mrs. Watson was a member of The Congregational Church of Laconia and was selected as the Church's Woman of the Year in 1991. She was a very active church member all of her life. She was a member of the Laconia Garden Club, the Meredith Grange, and the Belknap Quilters. Mrs. Watson was an active Girl Scout Leader and was involved with the Boy Scout Program.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Joyal, of Laconia, NH and Janice M. Kapper of Chicopee, MA; a son, Robert E. Watson of Fallston, Maryland; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Kapper, Mary Letasz, Penny Smiarowski, Peggy Kapper, David Joyal, Dean Joyal, Dawn Marcel, Doreen Joyal, Susan Watson and Robert E. Watson II; 12 great grandchildren; four sisters, Alberta Phillips of Brooksville, Florida, Frances Colby of Danville, NH, Ruth Marden of Brooksville, Florida and Martha Livingston of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; and several nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, at 1:00 PM at the Congregational Church of Laconia, Veterans Square, Laconia, NH. Rev. E. Barent Grevatt, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
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 the Laconia Congregational Church Dorcas Fund or the Parish Activities, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246.


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