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Gordon R. Laramee, ALBANY, N.Y.
Saturday, November 6, 1999
ALBANY, N.Y. - Gordon R. Laramee, 66, of Albany, N.Y., and a relative of area residents, died Oct. 30 at the Albany County Nursing Home after a long illness.
A native of Concord, he was the son of Alfred and Jennie (Evans) Laramee. 
He attended St. John's High School and was a veteran of the Air Force.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Blair Laramee and Virginia Pilver. 
He is survived by his wife, Bernice (Snow) Laramee of Albany; two daughters, Nancy Edwards of Cohoes, N.Y., and Diana Foote of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; a brother, Everett Laramee of Concord; and three sisters, Lois Colgan and Maxine Bailey, both of Concord, and Paula Fortune of Niantic, Conn.; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday at Our Lady of Angels Church in Albany. 
The Daniel Keenan Funeral Home of Albany was in charge of arrangements. 

Grace M. McLaughlin, EPSOM 
Saturday, November 6, 1999
EPSOM - Grace M. (Shaw) McLaughlin, 95, of Suncook Valley Highway, died Thursday at Concord Hospital.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of Proctor and Clara (Winch) Melvin.
She was a graduate of Concord Business School.
She was a secretary for former governor Robert Bass and H. Styles Bridges. She also worked at the Perkins School for the Retarded in Lancaster, Mass., and as a secretary for Dr. Nizwander at New Hampshire Hospital.
She was a 77-year member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and a member of the Unitarian Benevolent Society. She was also a 50-year member of the Concord Women's Association, a 70-year member of the Epiphany-Bethany Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, a charter member of the New Hampshire Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the Concord Music Club. She was a former leader of the Girl Scouts in Concord.
She is survived by a daughter, Winifred Laime of Bellingham, Mass.; three grandsons; a brother, Winslow Melvin of Concord; a step-daughter; two step-granddaughters; three step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two husbands, Lindsay Shaw and John McLaughlin; and a sister, Ruth Forst.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Marcel Duhamel officiating. Burial will be in Blossom Hill Cemetery.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements.

Isabel L. Carley, PEMBROKE 
Saturday, November 6, 1999
PEMBROKE - Isabel L. (Winchester) Carley, 91, formerly of Remington Court, died Thursday at Havenwood in Concord.
She was born in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of Frank and Grace (Davis) Winchester. She lived in Wakefield, Mass., for many years before moving to New Hampshire in 1986.
She graduated from Salem's Teachers College in Salem, Mass., Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass., and had also attended Penn State University. 
She spent a total of 42 years as an elementary school teacher - 22 years in Reading, Mass., and 20 years in Wakefield. She was a member of the Essex County Needle Women's Guild and the Wakefield Arts and Crafts Association.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Carley.
She is survived by a son, Robert Carley Jr. of Pembroke; a daughter, Carolyn McCabe of South Berwick, Maine; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Fredda Henchey of North Reading, Mass. 
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield, Mass. The Rev. Dan Sauffacher, pastor of the Pembroke Congregational Church, will officiate.
The Petit Funeral Home of Pembroke is in charge of arrangements.

Donald T. Meader, CONTOOCOOK 
Saturday, November 6, 1999
CONTOOCOOK - Donald T. Meader, 71, of Amesbury Road, died Thursday at his home.
He was born in Lynn, Mass., the son of Raymond and Gladys (Nickerson) Meader.
He was a graduate of Melrose High School in Melrose, Mass., and a 1953 graduate of Boston University. He also attended Boston College Law School.
He served in the Army during World War II. 
He owned and operated Meader Insurance Agency in Concord for 30 years and was a broker for Hanson-Armstrong Inc.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, the Concord Rotary Club, and the Masonic Lodge in Melrose, Mass. He was a member and past president of the Boston Area Toastmasters International Association, a member and past officer of the Professional Insurance Agents of New England, and served on the board of directors for the Concord Area Better Business Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Currier) Meader of Contoocook; a daughter, Linda Meader of Concord; two sisters, Audrey Noh of California and Joyce Schemack of Massachusetts; and twelve nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Luella Myers, Volunteer Chair, 227 Pleasant St., Suite 226, Concord 03301.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements. 

Doris M. Caron, PITTSFIELD 
Saturday, November 6, 1999
PITTSFIELD - Doris M. Caron, 76, of Berry Avenue, died yesterday at Concord Hospital.
She was born in Leominster, Mass., the daughter of the late William and Ora (Morse) Gould.
She graduated from St. Bernard's High School, and lived in Fitchburg, Mass., for many years. She moved to New Hampshire after her marriage to Ralph Caron, who lives in Pittsfield.
She and her husband were antique dealers.
In addition to her husband of 52 years, she is survived by two sons, Richard Caron of Northwood, and Greg Caron of Allenstown; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Gamache.
Calling hours will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Christian Worship Center, 362 Route 125, Barrington. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the church.
Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover.
The Stockbridge Funeral Home of Exeter is in charge of arrangements. 

Seymour R. Hodgdon, BOSCAWEN 
Sunday, November 7, 1999
BOSCAWEN - Seymour Richard Hodgdon, 64, of Queen Street died Friday at his home.
Born in Norwich, Vt., he was the son of Charles and Nellie Hodgdon. He lived in Lebanon and Concord before moving to Boscawen in 1965.
He served with the Army National Guard for seven years. He worked at the Dartmouth Printing Co., the former Rumford Press and retired from Concord Litho Co. in 1995.
He was a graduate of Hartford, Vt., High School, Class of 1954. He belonged to the National Rifleman Association and was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and gardening.
Hodgdon is survived by his wife of 43 years, Iris (Day) Hodgdon of Boscawen; two sons, Daniel Hodgdon of Warner and Timothy Hodgdon of Penacook; a daughter, Sandra Hodgdon of Boscawen; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Hodgdon of West Hartford, Vt., and Raymond Hodgdon of Hartford, Vt.; two sisters, Phyllis Batchelder of White River Junction, Vt. and Irene Forte of Connecticut; and nieces; nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be tomorrow in the chapel of the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, Penacook at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Boscawen with the Rev. John Johnson officiating.
Friends and relatives may call tomorrow from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the CRVNA-HOSPICE, 250 Pleasant St., Concord 03301.

Shirley A. Huckins, TILTON 
Sunday, November 7, 1999
TILTON - Shirley A. Huckins, 52, of Perkins Road, died at her home on Friday.
She was born in Boston the daughter of Stanley and Margaret (Keith) Kulacz. She was raised in Franklin, attended St. Mary School and graduated from Franklin High School, Class of 1965. She also attended hairdressing school in Manchester.
She was the bookkeeper for her husband, Roland Huckins, who is a building contractor.
She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton and volunteered at the Sanbornton Central School. She also assisted with the Sanbornton Youth Baseball program, helping out at the Snack Shack.
In addition to her husband, surviving family members include a daughter, Tammy Huckins of Sanbornton; three sons, Dennis Huckins, Joseph Huckins and Matthew Huckins, all of Tilton; a grand daughter; her parents of Wilmot; three brothers, Frank Kulacz of Loudon, Stanley Kulacz Jr. of Wilmot and Brian Kulacz of Wilmot; a sister, Vicki Robie of Concord; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Tilton. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Tilton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Margaret Beaupre, 328 Prospect St., Franklin 03235.

Madeline H. Cline, FRANKLIN 
Monday, November 8, 1999
FRANKLIN - Madeline H. (Langmead) Cline, 73, of Kendall Street died Saturday at the Franklin Regional Hospital after a long illness.
She was born in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, the daughter of Jacob and Gertrude (Hudson) Langmead. 
She grew up in Pouch Cove and moved to Franklin in 1944.
She worked at the former Mica Shop, Franklin Needle Shop and J.P. Stevens in Franklin. 
Before her retirement in the late 1960s, she worked at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton.
She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Franklin.
She was predeceased by a brother, Roland Langmead.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Warren L. Cline of Franklin; three sons, Warren R. Cline, Bruce Cline and Robert Cline of Franklin; a daughter, Lorraine Gibbs of Franklin; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Langmead of Sarnia, Ontario, and Warren Langmead of North West Trinity Bay, Newfoundland; seven sisters, Dorothy Rotley of Calgary, Alberta, Harriet "Hattie" Urness of Duluth, Minn., Mary Kelland of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Susie Furlong of St. Johns, Newfoundland, Lorraine Furlong of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Sadie Day of Portagal Cove, Newfoundland and Lillian Martin of Sarnia, Ontario; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.L. Young & Company Memorial Home, 175 S. Main St., Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home.
The Rev. Janet Lombardo will officiate.
Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hematology/Oncology Services, 80 Highland St., Laconia 03246.
Carlton C. Ham is the funeral director.

Dorothy H. McDade, BOSCAWEN 
Monday, November 8, 1999
BOSCAWEN - Dorothy H. McDade, 85, of North Main Street died Saturday at her home.
She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Herman and Louise (Reich) Heim. 
She was a registered nurse, working at the St. Joseph Hospital in Philadelphia and the Zurburgg Memorial Hospital in New Jersey.
She also worked as a nurse for the Holy Cross High School in New Jersey before retiring in 1981.
She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick McDade in 1959.
She is survived by a son, William McDade of Mt. Laurel, N.J.; a daughter, Louise Tatkovsky of Andover; two brothers, Joseph Heim of Bellmawr, N.J., and David Heim of Cinnaminson, N.J.; two sisters, Margaret McDevitt of Allentown, Pa., and Sister Mary Magdelin of Indiana; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in Riverside, N.J.
The Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Carole L. Fennessey, GILFORD 
Monday, November 8, 1999
GILFORD - Carole L. (Gallo) Fennessey, 62, of Bacon Drive died early Saturday morning at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.
She was born in Dorchester, Mass., the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Bonelli) Gallo. 
She was educated in the Dorchester school system and was a longtime resident of Canton, Mass., prior to moving to Gilford in 1994.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport. 
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert Fennessey of Gilford; two sons, Richard Fennessey of Pittsfield and Robert Fennessey of Mansfield, Mass.; two daughters, Diane Dors of Stoughton, Mass., and Debbie Roman of Laconia; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Frances Nichols of Laconia; several nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by two sisters, Janet Douglas, who died in 1984 and Marie Gallo, who died in 1986.
Calling hours will be tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Laconia. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednsday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Lakeport, with Rev. George J. Soberick, pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford. 

Robert C. Tilton, FRANKLIN 
Monday, November 8, 1999
FRANKLIN - Robert Coolidge Tilton, 74, of Gilman Street died Saturday at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a short illness.
He was born in Andover, the son of Harold and Nellie (Lockwood) Tilton.
Tilton was a resident of Franklin for more than 49 years. 
He was employed for more than 20 years with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and prior to his retirement in 1989 he was assistant patrolman of the Franklin branch of the Transportation Department. 
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Margret (Hill) Tilton of Franklin; five sons, John Tilton of Franklin, Michael Tilton of Franklin, David Tilton of Penacook , Timothy Tilton of Franklin and Michael Tilton of Salisbury; four daughters, Barbara Barton of Andover, Nancy Kinney of Northfield, Karen Barton of Spartanburg, S.C., and Betty Abbott of Webster; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Tilton of Tilton and Wilfred Tilton of Northfield; four sisters, Dorothy Tilton of Medford, Mass., Geraldine Arel of Northfield, Thelma Moses of Sanbornton and Marion Panarello of Malden, Mass.; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 a.m. in the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. 
A funeral service will be held in the Memorial Home Wednesday at 11 a.m. 
The Rev. Larry Turns, pastor of the Congregational Christian Church, UCC in Franklin, officiating. Burial will follow at the Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Christmas Fund, Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.

John E. Lewis, NORTHFIELD 
Monday, November 8, 1999
NORTHFIELD - John E. Lewis, 42, of Sandogardy Pond Road died yesterday at the Harris Hill Center in Concord. 
The former Laconia resident died from injuries sustained in an accident on June 9.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Arthur and Grace (Sewell) Lewis Jr.
He lived in Laconia for many years and graduated from Laconia High School in 1974. 
He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Laconia.
He was employed by the State of New Hampshire for 17 years as a maintenance man. 
He worked first at the Laconia State School and Training Center and later at the New Hampshire State Hospital in Concord.
Lewis is survived by his mother; his wife, Kim Lewis of Northfield; twin sons, Eric and Trevor Lewis of Gilford; a step-son, Jason Bixby of Northfield; a step-daughter, Shilah Bixby of Northfield; two brothers, Arthur Lewis III of Pittsfield, Mass., and Timothy Lewis of Sanbornton; and several nephews and nieces. 
He was predeceased by his father, Arthur Lewis Jr., who died in 1998.
Calling hours will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. 
Callers should use the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 50 Washington St., Laconia on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Burial will follow at the Elm Hill cemetery in Center Sandwich.

Elsie Davis, SARASOTA, Fla. 
Monday, November 8, 1999
SARASOTA, Fla. - Elsie Floyd Davis, 101, formerly of Weirs Beach, died Oct. 31 at the Sunnyside Village, Sarasota, Fla., where she had lived for the past several years.
She was born in Weirs Beach, the daughter of Willis and Arvilla (Gordon) Floyd. 
She lived in the Weirs most of her life. 
She was the owner and inn keeper of the Shady Lawn Bed & Breakfast in the Weirs for a number of years.
She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia. 
She was a member of the D.A.R. in Weirs Beach, the Phillippi Club and the Grange.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Davis, who died in 1966.
There are no survivors.
There are no calling hours. 
A graveside service will be held at the Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, on Friday. 
The Rev. Dena McPhetres, pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, will officiate.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of arrangements.


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