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Thomas E. Atkinson
Laconia----Thomas E. Atkinson, 56, of 91 High Street, died at the Concord Hospital, Concord on Thursday, July 5, 2001.
Mr. Atkinson was born in Laconia on August 20, 1944, the son of Ned and Gwendolyn (Huntoon) Atkinson. He was a lifetime resident of Laconia and a graduate of Laconia High School Class of 1962. Mr. Atkinson served in the U. S. Marine Corps for five years. He was an electrician and project manager for Giguere Electric where he worked for 30 years.
Mr. Atkinson was a member of the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post #1
Survivors include his wife, Wandalee (Wanger) Atkinson of Laconia; a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa & Willy Mattison of Arlington, VT; and a grandson, Michael Mattison of Arlington, VT. He was predeceased by his parents.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 4:00 PM. The Rev. Carolyn H. Keilig, Interim Associate Pastor of The Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.

Frances Adrienne Bisson
Laconia----Frances Adrienne Bisson died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on July 29, 2001, the eve of her 89th Birthday Anniversary following a short illness. She was born in Laconia, the only child of Charles and Agnes (McLeod) Shastany, on July 30, 1912.
Adrienne was a longtime communicant and member of the Ladies Guild of St. Joseph's Church in Laconia. She attended St. John Parochial School and graduated from Laconia High School with the Class of 1930; then she studied nursing at the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing and later became a Corporator of that hospital (now Lakes Region General Hospital) and of the Taylor Home.
On September 14, 1936, she married Reginald Bisson, also of this city. During their early years of marriage, she and her husband lived briefly in Berlin and Manchester, NH. During World War II, she remained in Laconia while her husband served as an Army Officer overseas. After the war, they stayed in Laconia to raise their growing family.
Adrienne and Reg flew with the Belknap Aero Club in the mid 1930's. During World War II, she was active in the "Yule Do" Club, making Christmas presents for overseas GIs or their families. As her children grew, she wholeheartedly supported their activities, ranging from being a Cub Scout den mother to being an active booster for the Laconia High School debate team, newspaper, marching band, science club and yearbook. While her children were growing up her home was filled with living things, many of them collected by her children such as dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, squirrels, white mice, guinea pigs, snakes, tadpoles - and an array of plants, all of which thrived under her gentle nurture. During the past 25 years, she loved to take long scenic rides with her husband and family, and took great pleasure in never returning home by the same road that they had departed upon. She had a lively curiosity about the world, and natural phenomena were an endless source of delight for her - clouds, thunderstorms, autumn colors, rainbows, butterflies, snowflakes. "I've never seen such a beautiful sunset!" was often her favorite expression at the end of the day.
She is survived by and sorely missed by her husband, her four children: William Bisson of Portland, ME, Elizabeth Kingsley of Saugus, MA, Robert Bisson of Alexandria, VA and John F. Bisson of Laconia, NH; also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Calling hours will be 7-9 PM on Sunday, August 5th, in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 6, at St. Joseph Church, Laconia. Rev. Gary Kosmowski, Pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Lambert Cemetery.
Donations in her name will be welcomed by the St. Francis Home Activities Fund, 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or the Holy Trinity Endowment Trust, c/o Paul Normandin, PO Box 575, Laconia, NH 03247-0575

Thelma M. Bryant
Lakeport------Mrs. Thelma M. Bryant, 100, of 120 Belvidere Street, died at the St. Francis Home on Thursday, July 26, 2001.
Born in Lakeport on May 22, 1901, Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of Arthur F. and Mary E. (Bemis) Pickering. She was a lifelong resident of Lakeport. Following graduation from Laconia High School in 1919, she enrolled in the three year home economics course at Plymouth Normal School, graduating in 1922.
In 1923, she married Harry L. Bryant, Sr. who died in 1961. She taught cooking in night school in Laconia for a number of years after her marriage.
Mrs. Bryant was the founder and first president of the Opechee Garden Club in 1939 and for several years was active in the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs. For 73 years, she was a member of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport where she held many positions, including serving as the Church's first woman Sunday School Superintendent and serving as the financial Secretary of the Church for a number of years. At the time of her death, she was an honorary member of the Opechee Garden Club, the Lakeport Woman's Club, and the Ready for Service Club of the United Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bryant loved cats. Her other interests included reading, sewing, knitting and other handcrafts, gardening, house plants, and cooking. For many years, she enjoyed vacations on the Maine coast. She was dedicated to her family and home, and throughout her long life maintained a strong sense of humor.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn L. Bryant and Mary E."Betty" Goss and her husband Arnold S. Goss of Lakeport, and a son, Harry L. Bryant, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Laconia; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and one niece. She was predeceased by her brother, Norman H. Pickering, in 1998.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 2:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to do so may make donations in her memory to the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, 35 Park Street, Lakeport, NH 03246; the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to St. Francis Home Activities Fund, 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

Frederick L. Altman
Gilford, NH----Frederick L. Altman, 82, of 554 Edgewater Drive died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH on Wednesday, August 1, 2001.
Mr. Altman was born September 28, 1918 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York the son of Benjamin and Gertrude (Harrington) Altman.
Mr. Altman moved to Inwood, New York in 1919 and then to Rockaway, New York in 1932. He attended the New York City Public Schools and graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1934 and graduated from New York City College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He also graduated from New York University Law school with a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Letters. In 1968, he became a summer resident of Meredith, moving to Laconia in 1972 and then to Gilford in 1986.
In 1942, Mr. Altman was a US Naval Reserve Midshipman and later that year was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He was stationed at Norfolk, VA; Orlando, Fl; and Port Hueneme, CA. In 1943, he was promoted to Lieutenant JG USNR. In 1944, he served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater - Guadalcanal to Guam - and was on COMAIRSOLS staff as a Fighter Director Officer. He was the recipient of 5 combat stars and was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1948 he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander, USNR and retired from the USNR in 1949.
After receiving his Certified Public Accountant certificate in New York, Mr. Altman was a former partner of Smith, Davis and Wills, CPA's and worked for Hurdman & Cranstoun as a senior accountant. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1947 and to the US Tax Court in 1956. Mr. Altman was admitted as a CPA in New Hampshire in 1973 and was the Senior Partner of Altman & Co., PC, CPA's.
Mr. Altman was a former member of the Congregational Church of Manhasset, New York and was a member of the Congregational Church of Laconia.
Mr. Altman was a member of the American Institute of CPA's; the New York State Society of CPA's; the New Hampshire State Society of CPA's; a member and past president of the Laconia Rotary Club; a member of the Laconia Country Club and the New Hampshire Senior Golfers
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Altman of Gilford; seven sons, Fred Altman of Croston, Maryland, Kim Baron of Gilford, Kevin Baron of Hebron, NH, Robin Baron and Jay Baron both of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kent Baron of Gilford, NH, and Chip Baron of Manchester, NH; four daughters, Zalla Anne Galya of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathy Lynn Collis of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Jari Ford of Boston, MA and Bethanie McCann of Rye, NH; 22 grandchildren; and two nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at 2:00 PM at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH. Rev. Carolyn Keilig, Interim Associate Pastor of the Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Claire Fauth, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Unit #8, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothea E. "Tommye" (Sawyer) Badger, RN
Belmont------Mrs. Dorothea E. "Tommye" (Sawyer) Badger, RN, 83, formerly of 26 Nancy Drive, Sunray Shores, Winnisquam, died August 15, 2001 at the Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith. She was the widow of Paul R. Badger who died in 1991.
Mrs. Badger was born in Lewiston, Maine on December 8, 1917, the daughter of Samuel E. and Winifred (Sleeper) Sawyer.
After graduating from nursing School at Maine General Hospital, Mrs. Badger became an Army nurse during World War II. During her last tour of duty, she met and married Paul R. Badger.
After her husband's retirement from the Unites States Air Force in 1968, she became Director of Nursing at the Coos County Home in Colebrook, while Mr. Badger became principal of the Pittsburg Schools. In the tradition that had begun as an Air Force wife, Tommye followed her husband to Franklin, after Mr. Badger became principal of the Ashland schools, and she became Director of Nursing at the Franklin Hospital. She retired as Director of Nursing at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia in 1981.
After her retirement, Mrs. Badger devoted her time to her husband and her passion for bridge. After her husbands's death in 1991, she became a "bridge regular" at two local weekly bridge clubs.
Mrs. Badger was a life member of Eastern Star Lake Side Chapter 60.
Survivors include her two sons, Ellison L. Badger and his wife Mardean of Ashland and Richard-Gerald Badger and his wife Nancy of Belmont; and three grandsons, Richard J Badger, of Ashland and Robert P. Badger and Eric E Badger both of Winnisquam.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral Services will be private.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Winnisquam Fire Department, PO Box 192, Winnisquam, NH 03289-0192 are appreciated.

Thelma Z. Biladeau
Laconia----Mrs. Thelma Z. Biladeau formerly of Laconia, died in Silver Lake, Kansas, on Friday, August 17, 2001.
Mrs. Biladeau was born on May 29, 1916 in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Ernest A. and Annie (Norton) Russell. She trained and worked as a Registered Nurse in the Portland, Maine area for several years. She married Ernest T. Biladeau, Jr. in South Portland on September 28, 1940. They moved to Laconia, NH in 1952. In July 2000, she moved to Silver Lake, KS to be near her family. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997.
Mrs. Biladeau was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church and a member of The Order of The Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law E. Russell and Lana Biladeau of Silver Lake, KS; 2 grandchildren Troy and Ryan; a sister Mary Pennell of Ocala, Fla.; several nephews and nieces.
A calling hour will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, Wednesday from 1-2 PM. Services will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Dorcas Fund of the Laconia Congregational Church 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246.

Alfred "Don" D. Caven
Gilmanton----Alfred "Don" D. Caven, 84, of 120 Sawyer Lake Road, died at his home on Monday, August 13, 2001.
Mr. Caven was born February 2, 1917 in Norwood, Ohio, the son of Donald William and Lilian Grace (White) Caven.
Mr. Caven served in the U. S. Army from 1939 to 1946. Following his discharge from active duty, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve until retiring in 1977 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a professor at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA for several years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Ohio.
Mr. Caven lived in Deerfield, MA for many years before he moved to Gilmanton 19 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Jean S. Caven of Gilmanton, NH; a son, Bruce A. Caven of Florence, MA; one grandchild, Meredith J. Caven of Florence, MA; and two nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Abbott.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 1:00 PM Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Caven's memory to a charity of one's choice.

Kenneth P. Dorney
Meredith-----Kenneth P. Dorney, 57, of 230 NH Route 25 died at his home on Friday, August 10, 2001.
Mr. Dorney was born October 17, 1943, the son of Bernice and Edward Dorney. He was a lifetime resident of the Lakes Region and for the last two and half years was a member of the Duvall family in Meredith. He was a volunteer at Easter Seals in Laconia for the past 12 years. When he retired in 2000, he was a mail courier.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral services will be private.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen D. Freni
Sanbornton----Stephen D. Freni, 35, of 166 Steele Hill Road, died in Belmont on Sunday, August 19, 2001.
Mr. Freni was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on October 9, 1965, the son of Joseph J. & Enes (Oliva) Freni. He lived in Northfield, NH for several years before moving to Sanbornton three years ago. He graduated from Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton in 1984. Mr. Freni was the General Finance Manager at Miller Auto Company in Lebanon, NH. He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl (Garrett) Freni of Sanbornton. His parents of Northfield, NH; a stepson Brian Ray of New Jersey; a stepdaughter, Sherri Nicholson of Sanbornton; a brother Joseph J. Freni, Jr. of Franklin; three sisters, Maria Stone of Alton, NH, Anita Naimo of Saugus, Ma, and Susan Osborne of Weare, NH; his paternal grandfather, James Lettieri of Laconia, NH and two nephews and three nieces.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 from 6-9 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 Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia. Rev. Gary Kosmowski, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

Marion I. Gardner
Laconia-----Mrs. Marion I. Gardner, 81, of 175 Blueberry Lane, died at Genesis Eldercare Network Laconia Center on Sunday, August 5, 2001.
Mrs. Gardner was born in Laconia, NH, May 18, 1920, the daughter of Grover C. and Florida (Durocher) Smith. She was a lifetime resident of Laconia and worked for several mills in the Laconia area.
Survivors include three sons, David Rouse and Rodney Flanders both of Belmont, NH and Anthony Flanders of Manchester, NH; a daughter, Nancy Rouse of Laconia, NH; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a brother, Robert Smith of Florida; a sister, Viola Corriveau, of Belmont, NH and many nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2001 at 11:30 AM in the family lot in Homeland Cemetery in Bristol, NH.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth M. Geery
Laconia, NH-----Mrs. Ruth M. Geery, 78, of 3 Cinnamon Lane, died on August 20, 2001 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.
Mrs. Geery was born May 6, 1923 in Belle Harbor, New York, the daughter of Joseph and Mildred (Carney) Callaghan. She lived in Syosset, New York for many years. Mrs. Geery was a homemaker and volunteered for many charitable organizations on Long Island, New York for many years. During World War II, she was an ambulance driver, taking wounded veterans to military hospitals. She moved to Laconia, NH in 1987.
Mrs. Geery was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport, NH where she was a eucharistic minister, a member of the Ladies Guild and a very active member of the church. She was also a member of the Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Walter A. Geery of Laconia, NH; five sons, Daniel Joseph Geery of Salt Lake City, Utah; John David Geery of Chippenhook, VT; Kevin Geery of Voorheesville, New York; Thomas Geery of Braselton, GA; and Brian Geery of Sarasota, Florida; two daughters, Carol Ann Wagonlander of Fairview, MI and Eileen Celis of Winder, GA; 11 grandchildren, Emmett Geery, Aaron Geery, Emily Geery, Julia Geery, Brooke Geery, Jenna Geery, Amber Geery, Stephanie Geery, Ruth Celis, Sean Celis and Sheila Celis; one brother, David Callaghan of Jefferson, New York; 25 nephews and 27 nieces. She was predeceased by four brothers, Joseph, Robert, Thomas and Paul; and three sisters, Margaret, Angela, and Rita.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2001 from 6-9 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, August 24, 2001 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 50 Washington Street, Lakeport, NH. Rev. George Soberick, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. Friday at 2:00 PM.
Flowers are accepted. Memorial donations may be made to - Neighbors In Need c/o The DeCamp Financial Center, 14 Country Club Road, Gilford, NH 03249

Muriel M. Hawkins
Laconia------Mrs. Muriel M. Hawkins, 74, of 176 Pleasant Street, died at the Goldenview Health Care Center in Meredith on Friday, August 24, 2001. She was the widow of Merton M. Hawkins who died in 1987.
Mrs. Hawkins was born April 7, 1927 in Laconia, NH, the daughter of William T. & Evelyn K. (Barry) Marsh. She had been a longtime resident of Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School in 1946. She was a real estate broker and owner of M. M. Hawkins Realtors. Mrs. Hawkins was a member and past president of the Laconia Woman's Club and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post 1670 Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Ruby Hawkins of Alton, NH; one granddaughter, Chelsea Hawkins of Alton, NH; one nephew; one niece and several cousins including Virginia Crouch of Staten Island, New York.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 from 6-8 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247-0572.

Matthew "Matt" L. Hillis, Jr.
Plymouth----Matthew "Matt" L. Hillis, Jr., 69 of 49 Hemlock Terrace, Plymouth, NH, died at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, on August 3, 2001.
Mr Hillis was born December 12, 1931 in Cambridge, MA the son of Matthew L. and Katherine (Dunn) Hillis, Sr.
Mr. Hillis was employed as a printer for Hanscom Air Force Base for fourteen years.
He was an active member of AA for twenty three years.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra L. (BanBibber) Hillis of Plymouth; two daughters, Sandra Kenney of Alton and Maureen Brown of Wolfeboro; a grandson, the joy of his life, Ethan Brown; three brothers, Frank Hillis, Maurice Hillis and Robert Hillis all of MA; many nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held from 6-8 PM Tuesday, August 7, 2001 using the Whipple Ave entrance of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A time of remembrance will start at 7:00 PM during calling hours.

Adeline M. Husson
Laconia, NH--------Mrs. Adeline Husson, 78, of 10 Ashley Drive, Laconia, NH died at her home on August 24, 2001.
Mrs. Husson was born August 2, 1923 in Hants Harbour, Newfoundland the daughter of George and Annie (Poole) Ellis and moved to the United States as a child. She grew up in Everett, MA and graduated from Everett High School.
Mrs. Husson was employed at MIT for over 10 years in the admissions office. She married Irvin L. Husson of Lynn, MA in 1946. She was formerly of Melrose, MA, before moving to Laconia.
Survivors include her husband, Irvin L. Husson of Laconia; two sons, Cliff Husson of Raymond, NH and Rob Husson of Brentwood, NH; two daughters, Janet DiSanto of Westford, MA and Beth Zaino of Melrose, MA; 5 grandchildren; a brother Edwin Ellis of Billerica, MA; 3 nephews and a niece. She was predeceased by a sister Ruth Pelley.
There are no calling hours.
A private graveside service was held in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, MA,.
A memorial service will be held at the Evangelical Baptist Church, 12 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH, Saturday, September 1, 2001 at 1:00 PM. The Rev. John W. Hillyer, pastor of the church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Evangelical Baptist Church of Laconia, 12 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.

Gregory C. LaRochelle
Gilford----Gregory C. LaRochelle, 53, of Lake Breeze Trailer Park, died at his home on August 17, 2001.
Mr. LaRochelle was born January 27, 1948 in New London, Connecticut, the son of Richard J. & Sylvia P. (Fogg) LaRochelle. He lived in Warner, NH for many years before moving to Gilford four years ago. He was employed as an Associate at WalMart in Tilton, NH.
Mr. LaRochelle was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for the ocean, boating and fishing.
Survivors include his parents; two sons, Gregory C. LaRochelle and Eric C. LaRochelle; a daughter, Sherry LaRochelle; a granddaughter, Amanda LaRochelle; and a brother, David R. LaRochelle.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2001 from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH (using the Whipple Avenue entrance).
There will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. LaRochelle's memory to Gilford Fire-Rescue, 39 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249

Dr. Walter L. Mitchell, Jr.
Laconia-----Dr. Walter L. Mitchell, Jr., 92, died Saturday, August 25, 2001, at the Lakes Region General Hospital , after a brief period of failing health.
Dr. Mitchell graduated from Phillips Academy (Andover), Yale University and Johns Hopkins University Medical School. His pediatric medical practice was located in Newark, New Jersey for 46 years. He was associated with Babies (now Children's) Hospital where for many years he served as president of its medical staff.
Dr. Mitchell also served for 27 years as Asst. Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. He had resided at South Down Shores in Laconia for the past 16 years.
Dr. Mitchell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne D. Mitchell, and by his children, Walter L. Mitchell III and his wife, Carol N. Mitchell of Gilmanton, NH and Dr. Charles D. Mitchell and his wife, Janet M. Mitchell of Miami, Florida. He had six grandchildren, Jason K. Mitchell of Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer D. Mitchell-Jackson of Brookline, Massachusetts, David G. Mitchell of Tampa, Florida, Rebecca M. Mitchell and Anne Katherine Mitchell both of Miami, Florida, and Benton J. Mitchell of Gilmanton, NH. He also had three great grandchildren, Kenyon B. Mitchell, Bailey R. Mitchell and Elizabeth D. Mitchell, all of Atlanta, Georgia.
A memorial service for friends and family will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 2, 2001 at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, using the Carriage House entrance.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1620 McElderry Street, Room 2241, Baltimore, Maryland 21205-1911.

R. Allan Perley
Gilmanton Iron Works-----R. Allan Perley, 61 of Heath Drive, died August 5, 2001 at Concord Hospital, Concord, NH.
Mr. Perley was born February 29, 1940 in Laconia, the son of Drs. John and Melba (Beagle) Perley. He was a longtime resident of Gilmanton, NH.
Mr. Perley attended Wentworth Institute, New Hampshire College and the University of New Hampshire. He served in the US. Army and the 8310th Air Force Reserve Recovery Unit. He worked for Heidelberg Industries through TASC as a mechanical design engineer.
Mr. Perley was chairman and scoutmaster of the New Hampshire Division Cub Scouts Troop 242. He also served as Budget Committee Member for the Town of Gilmanton and was a volunteer fireman for many years. He also was a Marine Patrol Officer for Lake Winnipesaukee.
Mr. Perley co-owned and operated Uncle Sam II, a converted PT boat, and at the time, the only floating post office in the United States. Being a former skipper of a PT Boat, President Kennedy sent the owners a letter wishing them the best in their venture.
Mr. Perley was an avid chess player, having opponents from around the world. His other interests were stamp collecting, antiques, and opera.
The family includes his wife of 28 years, Lida (Katris) Perley, a son, Allan Russell Perley, three brothers, John Perley of Essex, New York, Richard Perley of Laconia, NH and David Perley of Keene, N. H. and a sister, Ann Morin of Gilford, NH.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, August 9, 2001 from 7-9PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Graveside service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2001 at 9:00AM at the Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, NH.
Memorial donations may be made to the Allan Perley Family Scholarship Fund c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312. Mr. Perley's ancestor, Allan Perley, was the first Perley to set foot in America.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy A. Petty
Mitchellville, Iowa-------Mrs. Dorothy A. Petty, 82, of 203 5th Street, and formerly of Laconia, NH died at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center on August 5, 2001.
Mrs. Petty was born in Laconia, NH on May 8, 1919, the daughter of Harrison M. & Millie M. (Wright) Jewett. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1937 and from Nyack Missionary College, Nyack, NY in 1940. Mrs. Petty was a librarian for the Montgomery County Public Library for a number of years.
Survivors include two sons, James M. Petty of Arvada, Colorado and John C. Petty of Pensacola, Florida; a daughter, Judith Johnson of Mitchellville Iowa; 5 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank Jewett.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 3:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, 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.

Nathaniel J. Spead
Laconia--------Nathaniel J. Spead, 84, formerly of 65 Dartmouth Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, August 15, 2001.
Mr. Spead was born April 7, 1917 in Manchester, NH, the son of Nathaniel and Helen (Drouin) Spead. He graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1936 and from St. Anselm College in 1940. Mr. Spead was a longtime resident of Laconia and was a cost analyst for Scott & Williams for 37 years. He also worked in the Town Clerk's Office for the Town of Meredith.
Mr. Spead was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Laconia.
Mr. Spead was an avid fly fisherman and was a member of the Belknap County Sportsmen's Club.
Survivors include three sons, Dr. Richard J. Spead, of New Hampton, NH; James A. Spead of Clearwater, Florida and William A. Spead of Brentwood, NH; two daughters, Gayle Mullikin of Bradenton Beach, Florida and Maureen Winternitz of Portland, PA; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Second Lt. Richard K. Spead who died in World War II.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 17, 2001 from 2-4 PM & 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 Saturday, August 18, 2001, at 10:00 at St. Joseph Church, Laconia. Msgr. Thomas Clancy, will officiate assisted by two Benedictine Monks of St. Anselm College. Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Spead Family Scholarship Fund, St. Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102


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