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Teresa M. Phillips, 96

BELMONT — Teresa May Phillips, 96, of 292 Durrell Mt. Road, died at Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia on Thursday, January 24, 2013.
Mrs. Phillips was born June 4, 1916 in Canterbury, N.H., the daughter of Ernest & Laura (Fletcher) Lawrence. She resided in the Lakes Region area for many years before moving to Belmont in 1960. She had been employed at Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield, N.H. for over 15years. She loved camping, fishing, hunting, playing bingo and was an avid cribbage player. She enjoyed knitting and crochet and was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.
Mrs. Phillips was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Laconia. She was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Laconia Post #1670 and was also a lifetime member of the Laconia Rod and Gun Club.
Survivors include two sons, Benjamin Elliott of Loudon and Lamont Clark of Belmont; one daughter, Norrine Derusha of Loudon; 14 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Sarah Decato of Canterbury and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Elliott two daughters;. Clematis Pickard and Ella Bailey, four brothers, Lauren Lawrence, Ernest Lawrence, Lloyd Lawrence and Victor Lawrence; two sisters; Barbara Leonard and Ina Burbank.
Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Graveside services will be in the family lot in Maple Grove Cemetery, Canterbury, N.H. in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Laconia Conference, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH 03246
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.
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