Arline L. Downing, 88


Arline L. Downing, 88

LACONIA - Arline Laura Downing, 88, of Bishop Bradley Apartments at 406 Court St., formerly a longtime resident of 36 Dixon St., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Laconia in a motor vehicle accident.

She was born on July 18, 1928, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Harry E. and Mary (Smith) Downing. Arline worked for many years as an administrative assistant for the State of New Hampshire Welfare Department. She also worked as an administrative assistant to the superintendent at the former Laconia State School.

Arline was a longtime communicant of St. Andre Bessette-St. Joseph Church in Laconia where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and a member of the Catholic Daughters. A woman of great faith, Arline enjoyed many trips to various shrines in the Northeast and in Canada.

She also enjoyed Saturday "road trips" with family and friends, knitting and going out to eat, especially to her favorite restaurant, Sawyers, to enjoy a lobster roll. Those who knew her loved her sense of humor. Always known as a joker, she would enjoy teasing people, and would often introduce herself to others as "Trouble." She was known as being more like a grandmother to her great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is survived by her two nieces, Patricia Ann Smith and her husband Gerard of Penacook, and Maureen Trimper and her husband Christopher of Merrimack; four grandnieces and grandnephews; and several close friends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, William Russell Downing in 1990; and one sister, Mary F. Hutton in 2012.

Calling hours will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will be held in the spring in the family plot at St. Lambert Cemetery in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center-Recreation Fund, 406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Theresa M. Tuttle, 78

GILMANTON — Theresa M. Tuttle, 78, formerly of Weston and Natick, Massachusetts, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family.
Theresa was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Dracut, Massachusetts, daughter to the late John and Bridgett (A'Hern) Young. She was a self-employed hair dresser for over 20 years and worked at Babson College, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In her spare time, Theresa enjoyed knitting, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles and visiting family, with her husband, in their camper.
Theresa is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, George A. Tuttle; their three sons, George H. Tuttle and his wife, Carla, of Milford; Michael Tuttle and his wife, Allison, of Holliston; and Kevin and his wife, Kim, of Marlborough; four grandchildren, Shannon and Jennifer of Holliston and George and Benjamin of Milford; one brother, Paul Young of Weston; two sisters, Emma Colcord of Southborough, and Margaret "Peggy" Young of Marlborough. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by two brothers, John Young and Louis Young.
There will be no calling hours or funeral.
Burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, in the spring.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, 814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101-2230.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit

David A. Dufield Sr., 62


David A. Dufield Sr., 62

SALISBURY — David Allen Dufield Sr., 62, of Salisbury, passed away at his home suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

He was born in Lebanon the son of Clarence L. Dufield Sr. and Lucille (Lower) Dufield.

David was a graduate of Merrimack Valley High School in 1972. He worked at Webster Valve in Franklin for 27 years and later at Continental Machine in Andover for four years. He last worked at Sturm, Ruger & Co. in Newport for three years.

He enjoyed bowling, riding his motorcycle, and playing computer games.

Family members include his wife, Lynn; his daughter, Heather; and son, David Jr. One of five children, he is survived by siblings, Clarence Jr. and his wife Linda of Virginia, Ray and his wife Sherri of Franklin, Freda Edwards of Webster, and Donna Dufield of Tilton; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private.

Donations in memory of Mr. Dufield may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, NH 03246.

Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is assisting his family with arrangements. For an online guestbook, please visit

Judith D. Colcord, 61

Judith D. Colcord, 61

BRISTOL — Judith D. Colcord, 61, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the Mountain Ridge Nursing Home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born in Plymouth, the daughter of Ralph and Rita (Martin) Colcord. Judith was raised in Bristol and graduated from Newfound Memorial High School. She earned her LNA license and worked for a number of years at the Laconia State School and later at various nursing homes.

Judith enjoyed crocheting, reading, listening to country music, and going for rides.

Her family was important to her. She leaves her mother, Rita of Bristol; three brothers, David Colcord of Franklin; Paul and Raymond Colcord of Bristol; four sisters, Joyce Bucklin of Alexandria, Donna Colcord of Laconia, Lorraine Hobart of Groton, and Brenda Hobart of Hebron; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by two sisters, Marie Matthews and Joann Speigel; and a brother, Ralph Colcord III.

An hour of visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at Our Lady of Grace Chapel, 2 West Shore Road, Bristol. Burial will be in Homeland Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 360 Route 101 Suite 8, Bedford, NH 03110.