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Ophelia 'Tune' Giguere, 91

GILFORD — Ophelia "Tune" Maryanna Giguere, 91, formerly of Glenridge Way, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Concord Hospital.

Ophelia was born on Sept. 12, 1923, in Laconia, the daughter of Alphonse and Clara (Fortier) Gagne. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and Gilford.

Ophelia was employed for 35 years for Scott & Williams. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Friendship Club.

Ophelia is survived by many nephews and nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces.

In addition to her parents she predeceased by her husband, George V. Giguere in 1998; three brothers, Armand, Roland and Sylvio Gagne, and by two sisters, Blanche Boisvert and Emma Arsenault.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church 291 Union Ave. Laconia. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 18 February 2015 08:35

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Wayne S. Flint, 75

MILO, Maine — Wayne S. Flint, 75, returned to his Heavenly Father on Feb. 16, 2015, after a long illness, at Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor, Maine. He leaves his adoring wife, Dearle (Ingerson) Flint. Wayne was born October 8, 1939, in Bangor, Maine, the son of Sherwin and Wyona (Rix) Flint. When Wayne was two years old he moved with his family to Randolph, Vt. He lived for many years in Montpelier, Vt. and owned the Cambridge Village Market in Cambridge, Vt. for several years. He had dreamed for many years of owning a small town grocery and he loved every minute of it. Until his death, he thought of the many wonderful customers and of the children whom he enjoyed so much – now all grown to adults.

Wayne served for 28 years in the U.S. Air Force, ending his military career with the Vermont Air Guard in Burlington, Vt. Wayne was very proud and thankful for his country.

Wayne served for several years as Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montpelier, Vt. He also served in other leadership positions in Vermont Stake and Concord, New Hampshire Stake. He loved the people he served and loved to serve the Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a great example of one of God's children.

He leaves his wife, Dearle; and four children, Beverly Flint, Mark Flint, Bonnie Palmer, all of Barre, Vt., and Jennifer Morehouse of Bristol, Vt. He also leaves four stepchildren, Jeff Kinney of Bend, Ore., Mike Kinney of Hubbardston, Mass., Gayle Cornelius of Island Pond, Vt., and Debra Kinney-Dearden of New Sharon; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves his dear sister, Virginia Cooper of Minot, and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents; a daughter, Dawn Marie; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Perkins.

A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Dover Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bangor Road, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held in the spring at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel, Vt.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home in Milo. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:32

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James S. Smith, 78

GILFORD — James Sheldon Smith, 78, of 31 Cyrus Lane died Sunday morning, February 15, 2015 at home with his beloved family by his side after a brief courageous battle with lung cancer.

Jimmy was born February 20, 1936 in Laconia, the son of the late Bernard and Madelynde (Smith) Smith.

A graduate of Laconia High School class of 1954, where he met the love of his life, Claire Lessard, and where he played many sports excelling in basketball. After high school he went on to Brewster Academy, graduating in 1956.

A lifelong resident of Gilford, Jimmy grew up adjacent to Lily Pond, and as a teenager he was known for his bike repair and fishing boat rental business. A soap box car derby enthusiast, he was known as #38, the car to beat.

Prior to his retirement in 1998 Jimmy was employed at Pike Industries, Inc. for forty four years.

Among Jimmy's many joys were vacationing, skiing, snowmobiling, and especially entertaining.

Jimmy (Pep) cherished and loved his three grandchildren, they filled him with the greatest pride. Pep's two great grandchildren brought him immense joy and never failed to put a huge smile on his face. Dad was the kindest most patient, loving, selfless person. To be his daughters was a true honor, to be his friend was a cherished gift.

Jimmy is survived by his two daughters; Jill Ellen Smith and her husband Bill of Gilmanton, and Heidi Ann Smith of Gilford; his grandchildren; Ryan James Smith and his wife Alicia of Gilmanton, Arica Lynn Caldwell and her husband Jacob of Belmont, and Mitchel James Segalini of Gilford, his great-grandchildren; Jamison Ruger Caldwell and Colton James Smith, and his sidekick Gunnar. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Claire L. Smith in June of 2014, and his brothers, Walter and B. Thurston Smith.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015 at The Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia. A time to continue celebrating Jimmy's life and visit with his family will immediately follow the service until 5 p.m.

According to the family's wishes, please no flowers. Those who wish may make a donation in Jimmy's memory, the family suggests the Claire Smith Family Scholarship Fund, C/O: Bank of NH, 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246, or to Central NH VNA and 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 please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Richard L. Gamblin, 68

GILFORD — Richard L Gamblin, 68, formerly of 9 Sargents Place, Gilford, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2015 after a long illness.

He was born on February 21, 1946 in Bangor, Maine, the son of the late Leonard and Viola Gamblin.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sylvia J Gamblin of Gilford, one son, Ricky Gamblin of Bangor, Maine. Step-children include, Sherry Dami, Laconia; Kevin and Jody Farwell, Lakeport; Tracey Cooper, Franklin; Heather and Mike Stone, Franklin; Sabrina Rouse, Manchester; Matthew and Jennifer Rouse, Gilmanton; eighteen step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on June 20, 2015.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 06:23

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