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Claire L. Smith, 75

GILFORD — Claire Lessard Smith, 75, of 31 Cyrus Lane died Thursday morning, June 5, 2014 at Genesis Laconia Center with her beloved family by her side after fighting a long, hard, brave battle with her health.

Claire was born in Jay, Vermont December 7, 1938 the daughter of the late Geremie and Mary (Fillion) Lessard. She was the only person born in Jay, Vermont that year. She was a graduate of Laconia High School class of 1956 in which she remained very active with the class reunions.

After raising her two daughters Claire earned her New Hampshire Real Estate License. She was a Realtor at Coldwell-Banker Steve Weeks Realtors in Laconia where she was a rental agent and a personal assistant. She had also worked for J. B. Maintenance in Gilford as an administrative assistant.

Claire had a true love and zest for life with her family being her greatest joy. She will be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humor. She enjoyed skiing, tennis, traveling, and entertaining.

Claire is survived by her husband of 57 years James S. Smith of Gilford, two daughters; Jill Ellen Smith and her husband Bill of Gilmanton, and Heidi Ann Smith of Gilmanton; her sister; Rita F. Fortin of Laconia, her grandchildren; Ryan James Smith and his wife Alicia of Gilmanton, Arica Lynn Caldwell and her husband Jacob of Belmont, and Mitchel James Segalini of Gilmanton, her great-grandchildren; Jamison Ruger Caldwell and Colton James Smith. She is also survived by many nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings; Raymond, Roger, Joseph, Rudy, Gene, Alice, Dorothy, Madeleine, and Patricia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014 at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. A time to celebrate Claire's life and visit with her family will immediately follow the funeral mass at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia until 6 p.m.

According to Claire's wish please no flowers. Those who wish may make a donation in her memory to the Claire Smith Family Scholarship Fund, C/O: Bank of NH, 62 Pleasant 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 Friday, 06 June 2014 06:43

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Therese C. 'Terri' Boutin, 86

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Therese Clare (Bergeron) Boutin passed away on Saturday morning, May 24, at Wingate in Haverhill, Mass.

Terri was born on Jan. 10, 1928 in Lawrence, Mass. to the late Joseph and Alice (Lemay) Bergeron. Mrs. Boutin was a graduate of St. Theresa's High School in Methuen, Mass. and McIntosh Business School. She sang in the church choir and later with the Tony Brown Orchestra and the Freddie Hines Combo at various venues, including Canobie Lake Park and Weirs Beach, N.H. Terri was employed at Western Electric, South Union St., Lawrence, Bon Secours Hospital and Arrigg Eye and Ear. She enjoyed bowling, bocci and ballroom dancing.

Terri was the beloved wife of Robert S. Boutin of Lawrence for 67 years. She was the devoted mother of Neal S. Boutin of Weirs Beach, N.H. and Englewood, Fla., Joseph R. Boutin of Methuen, Mass., James M. Boutin of Lawrence, Mass., and John F. Boutin and his wife, Susan of Hampstead, N.H. Therese was the dear sister of Gloria M. Prunier of St. Petersburg, Fla. She is also survived by three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., Methuen. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.

The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Boutin Family.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 06:40

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Tracy S. Caldwell, 50

BRISTOL — Tracy S. Caldwell, 50, of Sugar Hill Dr., died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital. He was born in Franklin the son of Edward Caldwell and Rita (Lord) Caldwell Tucker. Tracy was a lifelong resident of Bristol. He was a graduate of Newfound Memorial High School. He had been an inventory manager for Gilford Home Center prior to becoming sick.

Tracy enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and gardening.

Family members include his wife Tammy (Clapper) Caldwell of Bristol; three sons: Aaron, Loren and Evan Caldwell all of Bristol; his mother Rita (Lord) Tucker of Vermont; two sisters: Karey Caldwell of Sanbornton and Kelly Caldwell of Bristol; a brother Doug Caldwell of Bridgwater, a nephew; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services-Memorial calling hours will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one's choice.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:39

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Jean E. Hodgkins, 87

NORTHFIELD — Jean E. (Thornley) Hodgkins, 87, a resident of Northfield passed peacefully, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Franklin Regional Hospital surrounded by love. She was born November 17, 1926 in Taunton, Mass., daughter of the late Harold E. and Ruth E. (Foster) Thornley. Jean graduated from Taunton High School and received her RN degree from Truesdale School of Nursing. In 1949 Jean married the love of her life, Wilson N. Hodgkins. They settled in Gardner, Mass., where they raised their two children. After Wilson's death in 1971, she worked at the Gardner Manor Nursing Home until her retirement. In 1992 she moved to Northfield to be with her daughter, Linda and family. Jean spent the next 21 years enjoying life and watching her grandchildren grow. She and her family spent many years visiting and vacationing in the State of Maine, enjoying the coast and her favorite Portland Head lighthouse. She enjoyed her memorabilia of the lighthouse collected over time. In addition to her parents, and husband Wilson, Jean was predeceased by brothers, Raymond A. and Richard G. Thornley and grandson, Zachary P. Pardy. Jean leaves her daughter, Linda H. Pardy and husband, Mark of Northfield, son Craig F. Hodgkins and wife, Kirsten of Pittsburgh, Penn., grandchildren, Michael W. Pardy of Northfield, Sarah Pardy Buck, Senior Airman, USAF of Dayton, Ohio, Kristi L. and Craig F. Hodgkins Jr. of Pittsburg, Penn. and her beloved sister in law, Stella Sisson and husband Chuck of Portland, Tex. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. Following the wishes of Jean, there are no calling hours or services planned. It is requested that any memorial contributions of Jean's name be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:36

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