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Raymond F. Prentiss, 69

BELMONT — Raymond F. Prentiss, 69, of Edgewood Drive, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Manchester after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ray was born April 29, 1945 in Danvers, Mass., the son of the late John and Nora (Kiley) Prentiss. Ray was raised in Essex, Mass. and attended Gloucester High School. Following school, he served in the USAF, serving in Vietnam. He was a route salesman for J.J. Nissan Foods and Frito Lay up to the time of his retirement. Ray was a proud member of the American Legion Post #49 of Tilton and the VFW Post #1670 of Laconia as well as a member of the Laconia Elks #876 of Gilford.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Lepelley) Prentiss, of Belmont; two sons, Timothy Prentiss and his wife Michelle and their boys, David and Jackson, of Hillsborough and Lance Prentiss and his wife Vicki and their children, Morgan, Alex and Jenna of Canaan; a stepson, Peter M. Rowell, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; a stepdaughter, Amy Cilley and her husband Ralph of Belmont; three brothers, Henry Prentiss and his wife Barbara of Panama City Beach, Florida, James Prentiss and his wife Betty-Anne of Exeter, N.H. and Thomas Prentiss of Essex, Mass. and a sister, Kathy Poulsen, of Lunenburg, Mass., brothers and sisters-in-law; Debbie Prentiss from San Antonio, Tex., Mildred Jameson and her husband Ronald of Tilton, John Lepelley and his wife Joey of Northfield, Harold Lepelley and his wife Carol of Redwood City, Calif. and Barbara Chretien and her husband Chris of Franklin, many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends, including Kathy and Larry Staples and the family pet, "Pretty Big." In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his brother, Jack Prentiss, two brothers-in-law; Donald Poulsen and Bradford Lepelley and two sisters-in-law; Anne Prentiss and Vera Prescott.

There will be no calling hours.

A committal service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in the chapel of the N. H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104 or to the charity of one's choice.

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Patricia A. T. Sawyer, 51

MEREDITH — Patricia Ann Tremblay Sawyer, 51, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 surrounded by family and friends, following a 2 year battle with cancer. She was born in Danvers, Mass. on January 31, 1963 to Shirley and Donald Tremblay. Patty was self-employed as a painter until she became too ill to continue. She particularly enjoyed her impressive collection of Buddhas, African masks and wind chimes. She loved her three cats, but her greatest joy has always been her children and grandchild, Sienna, who made Patty so happy in her last two years.

Patricia is predeceased by her mother and brother. She is survived by her father, Donald Tremblay, her sons, Adam and Tyler, who have always been there for her, her daughter, Amanda, who took constant care of her until her death, her granddaughter, Sienna Rain, who was such a light to Patty at the end, and her long time companion, Brad Hoyt.

A celebration of life and remembrance will be held for friends and family on Saturday, November 1st at her home in Meredith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Eleanor P. Keller

GILFORD — A Memorial Service for Eleanor Pearson Keller will be held at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. Mrs. Keller passed away peacefully on September 28, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PEO Sisterhood Chapter G New Hampshire, C/O Stephanie Whiting, PO Box 503, Meredith, NH 03253, to the Allen-Keller Music Fund, Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249 or to the New Hampshire Master Chorale, PO Box 705, Plymouth, NH 03264.

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:04

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Dorothy Parker, 84

GILFORD — Dorothy (Gierman) Parker, 84, of 2393 Lakeshore Road, died at the Goldenview Health Care Center, Meredith on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Mrs. Parker was born October 3, 1930 in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of the late Paul E. and Jenny (Hamilton) Gierman. She was a 1948 graduate of Lynn Classical High School in Lynn, Mass. Mrs. Parker was a registered nurse, graduating from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She worked as a surgical nurse in the operating room at the Salem Hospital and worked for Dr. Robert Dutton in Wakefield, Mass. for ten years. Dorothy also worked as a private duty nurse for the VNA in Danvers, Mass. for 19 years. She also participated in a Harvard Medical School Nurse Study Program for 30 years.

Mrs. Parker was a member of the Gilford Community Church. She was a member of the Ellacoya Chapter #43 - Order of the Eastern Star, a Majority member of the Rainbow Girls and a member of the Red Hat Assoc. She was also a member of the North Shore Visiting Nurses Association, the Daughters of Scotia, the Alumni Association of Salem Hospital, a member of H.O.N.S. - Shriners Hospital, the Laconia Elder Friendship Club and the Guild of St. Barnabas.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Kendall W. Parker, of 
Gilford; a son, Robert H. Paker, and his wife, Cheryl, of Lowell, Mass.; a daughter, Kimberly A. Fuller and her husband, Mark, of Amesbury, Mass., eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a brother, Paul E. Gierman, Jr. and his wife Judy, of Columbus, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.

Burial will be held at a later date in the family lot in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading, Mass.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. 03249.

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 07:49

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