TAMPA, Fla. — Donna Powers, 85, died Dec. 13th, 2014 after a period of declining health, with family members at her side.
She was born on Sept 3, 1929 in Telsiai, Lithuania to Ciprijonas and Eugenia Malisauskas.
She left Lithuania during WWII with her parents, eventually immigrating to the US and residing in Dorchester, Mass. for many years. She moved to central N.H. in the early 1970s, where she lived until 1989. She spent her remaining years in Altoona and Tampa, Florida.
In her youth, Donna worked at a Boston hospital as a nurse's aide in the maternity ward. She enjoyed dancing, music, playing the piano, gardening and cooking.
Her survivors include a son, Richard Sanda II and his wife Catherine of Dorchester, Mass., four daughters, Debbie Smith of Maryville, Tenn., Lorna Lorenzini and her husband Russ of Monroe, Wash., Maureen Bolstridge and her husband David of Tilton, N.H., Andrea Murley and her husband Scott of Temple Terrace, Fla., sixteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Donna will be remembered for her courage, strength, open-mindedness, and sense of humor. She was an inspiration to everyone she knew.
Calling hours will be held on Monday December 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home 42 Washington Street Penacook, NH 03303. Funeral Services will immediately follow in the funeral home at noon and committal services will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Penacook.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 09:36
MEREDITH — Martha A. Compton, 80, of 22 Eaton Avenue, died at her home on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Martha was born October 16, 1934 in Medford, Mass., the daughter of the late James and Mildred (Welch) Highet.
Martha resided in Somerville, Mass. for many years before moving to Laconia in 1973 and Meredith in 2007. She was a registered nurse for twenty-six years after graduating from Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She ended her career in Laconia working at the Laconia State School.
Martha will be remembered for her love of family, reading, poetry, New Orleans jazz, golf, the "Pats", the Red Sox, Yahtzee, crossword puzzles and Black Russians. Notes from a 2004 ten day trip with her best friends Ruth Towle and Nancy Davidson, says it all: she read a book about Johnny Pesky, went to jazz concerts, antique shops, book shops and had a few "toddies", along the way, of course!
She loved to bake and her family will always remember her Doll's French Soup, corn chowder and her special Fire Cracker Casserole. When she wasn't cooking, she was watching the golf matches and advising the family on things political. She didn't care who you voted for, just so long as you exercised your right to vote.
Her life's philosophy is best expressed in the book "Wings of Silver":
"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell,
And no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop at late or early hour.
Now is the only time you own: live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may then be still."
...And this she truly believed. We will all benefit from your sharing, your wisdom, your experiences and your love of life and family. Again, we love you and thank you so much.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Edwin Compton, of Meredith; two sons, Scott Compton and his wife, Laurie, of Meredith and Doug Compton and his wife, Karen, of Virginia;
two daughters, Dianne Compton Luneau of Laconia and Denise McKim of Belmont;
her brother, Jim Highet, Jr. and his wife, Lenore, of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Aaron Luneau of Concord, Cassie Compton and Nick Luneau, both of Laconia, Emily Compton, Scott Compton, Jr., and Natalie Compton all of Meredith. Dathon Compton and Angela Barglof, both of Virginia and Justin Lessard of Mass.; five great grandchildren, Robert, Tyler, Maxx, Elle and Brooklyn and two more precious ones on the way; two nieces, Cheryl Highet and Cindy Highet Carter and one nephew, Mike Highet, all of Texas.
There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the end of January 2015.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made 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 Friday, 19 December 2014 09:35
MEREDITH — Charlotte "Marie" (Barneetz) Bushnell, 92, passed away Dec. 17, 2014, at Golden View Health Care Center.
Marie was born in Newbury, Vt., the daughter of Adolf and Charlotte (Green) Barneetz. She lived most of her life in Meredith and surrounding areas, although at various times during the 1960s, she lived in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In addition to raising eight children, Marie worked for Annalee Dolls for many years until her retirement.
Marie is survived by three sons, Arthur and his wife, Donna, Peter and his wife, Julie, and David and his wife, Leah; two daughters, Carol Bushnell, and Brenda Carrasco; a sister, Jeannette Tyler; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her former husband, Richard Bushnell Sr.; her eldest son, Richard Bushnell Jr.; two daughters, Patricia Longley and Barbara Hounsell; a grandson, Jacob Guay; and two brothers, Paul Barneetz and Frank Corliss.
There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Donations in her memory may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Charlotte's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 09:32
TILTON — Cdr. Donald Lewis Campbell, USN Ret., 91, passed away December 18, 2014, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, N.H.
Don was born on December 3rd, 1923, the son of Lewis and Catharine (Lewis) Campbell, in Leominster, Mass. Don enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and trained to be a Naval Pilot. He was commanding officer of VA-84 in the early 1960s and then on the staff of Admiral James Holloway in Vietnam. After Don retired in 1965, the family moved from California to Wentworth, N.H. Don obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Plymouth State Teachers College, then taught chemistry, physics, and aeronautics at Newfound Regional High School, which he will fondly be remembered for. Don continued his love for flying with aerial photography of Northern New Hampshire.
Don is survived by his children, Nancy (and Steve) Wirtes of Norfolk, Mass., Bruce (and Elaine) Campbell of Meredith, N.H., and Doug (and Cindy) Campbell of Wentworth, N.H.; five grandchildren, Brian, Matthew, and Catharine ("Cassie") Campbell and Jenna and Steven ("Spike") Wirtes; and four nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabel (Pimental) Campbell, in 2001 and by his sister, Eleanor Campbell, in 2013.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday December 21, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon Street, Plymouth, New Hampshire.
A graveside service will be held in the spring.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Donald's online book of memories; go to, www.mayhewfunealhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00