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Nancy J. Tkach, 70

GILFORD — Nancy J. Tkach, 70, of 9 Jay Drive, died peacefully at her son's home in New Hampton on Monday, January 20, 2014 with her family by her side.
Mrs. Tkach was born May 22, 1943 in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of Raymond and Lillian (Roth) Wirth. She resided in Methuen, Mass. and graduated from Methuen High School in 1961 and from the University of New Hampshire in 1965. She resided in Enfield, N.H. for a several years before moving to Gilford in 1972.
Mrs. Tkach had been employed as a medical technologist for New England Clinical Labs for twenty years and was a lab technician for the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, retiring in 2005.
Mrs. Tkach is survived by two sons, Bret A. Tkach and his wife, Kate, of New Hampton, N.H. and Chris Tkach and his wife, Grace, of Charlestown, Mass. and a brother, Peter Wirth, and his wife, Linda, of Hebron, N.H. She was predeceased by her husband, A. Bert Tkach, in 2007 and by her parents.
There will be no calling hours.
Private Funeral Service will be held.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Newfound Area Nursing Association (NANA) 214 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222.
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 Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:02

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Velma C. Taber, 96

LACONIA — Velma C. Taber, 96, of 7 Chapin Terrace died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2014. She was the widow of Aymar Taber who died in 2001.
Mrs. Taber was born August 15, 1917 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Lincoln D. and Grace (Sinclair) Fitzpatrick. On her birthday in 1944, she married the love of her life, Aymar Taber, to whom she was happily married for 57 years. She resided in Bedford, Mass. for several years before moving to Laconia in 1965. She was self-employed as a music teacher for several years, teaching students to play the organ.
Mrs. Taber was deeply loved by her sons. She also loved arts and crafts, ceramics, needle point and sewing. She was an avid lover of music and played the organ at numerous locations in the Lakes Region. She was an avid animal lover.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen A. Taber of Laconia and Lee C. Clow, Jr. of Safety Harbor, Florida; two grandchildren, Lynn Burko and her husband Mitchell of Syracuse, New York and Lisa Garcia and her husband Art of Clearwater, Florida; four great grandchildren, Max and Hayley Burko of New York and David and Sarah Garcia of Florida; one sister, Glesca Buchanan Worden of Port Charlotte, Florida; a niece, Carol Taber Wyzansky, and her husband, Stan, of Billerica, Mass. and three nephews, Kenneth Taber of Gloucester, Mass., Robert Taber, and his wife, Rinda, and their children, Genifer and Christine, all of Reading, Mass. and Michael Buchanan, and his wife Francine, of Dunkirk, New York, her grand niece, Crystal Furnee and her husband, Phil, of Meredith and their children, Allison Brown and Erin Furnee of Meredith, and grand nephew Bradley Buchanan of Concord.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Gilford, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford.
Burial will be private.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P. O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, 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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:00

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Ralph Emerson George, 66

MEREDITH — Ralph Emerson George, 66, of 208 Parade Road, passed away after a brief period of declining health at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Ralph was predeceased by his wife, Tina, of 31 years in 2008 and a sister, Emily Vallee-Hamilton, in 2001.
Mr. George was born September 12, 1947 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Phyllis J. (Manning) and Charles E. George Jr. He was a lifetime resident of Laconia, worked at the Belknap Mill, the Laconia State School and had been employed at the New Hampshire State Hospital and Glencliff House for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1993
He loved his animals, cutting firewood, driving around on his golf cart and loved the outdoors.
He leaves behind his son, Karl George, and his wife, Mary, of Meredith; his sister, Polly Granger, and her husband, John, of Laconia and his younger sister, Nina Smith, and her husband, Wayne, of Belmont, N.H.
A graveside service for Ralph and Tina will be held in the spring at the Middleneck Cemetery, Moultonboro.
There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life to share memories and stories will be held at the Wicwas Lake Grange Hall, 150 Meredith Center Road, Meredith, N.H. 03253 on Sunday January 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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, 22 January 2014 09:45

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Eleanor B. Gardner, 97

SHELBURNE, Vt. — Eleanor Barnum Gardner, 97, of Wake Robin, Shelburne, VT passed away peacefully January 8. She had earlier lost Frank, her greatly loved husband of 66 years, youngest son Thomas, and granddaughter Katie Bryan. She leaves sons Richard and his wife Nina of Sanbornton, NH; James and his wife Judith of West Brookfield, VT; David and his wife Miranda of Montreal, Canada; and daughter in law Eileen of Chelmsford, MA. She will be greatly missed by her eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as her Coburn and Ramsaur nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was born in New York City, grew up in Istanbul, Turkey where her father taught at Robert College, and went on to graduate from Middlebury College. Just this past June she attended her 75th reunion and along with her good college friend was recognized as the oldest attendee. She taught reading both before and after her children grew up and earned an MA at Boston University. In retirement, she was for many years involved in volunteer services including Dartmouth Hitchcock Children's Treatment Center and making quilts for AIDS and premature children. She and Frank enjoyed travel and visited many countries around the world, including a trip back to the Turkey she loved to share with all of her sons and their families. For many years she designed and sewed beautiful, detailed quilts, and was very proud to have repaired some of the historic flags on the ship Ticonderoga at Shelburne Museum. A deep faith and the Episcopal Church were very much the most important parts of Eleanor's life. The grace, the kindness, the joy we all experienced in and from her all flowed from that.

A funeral service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne, VT at 1 p.m. on February 1, 2014, followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made in her memory to Planned Parenthood of Northern NE, the Food Shelf in Burlington, VT, the Heifer Project, or a charity of your choice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:43

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