GILFORD — Shirley Frances Faller, 88, former long-time resident of Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith.
Mrs. Faller was born March 16, 1926, in Laconia and was a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region. She was the daughter of late Charles and Erma (Buzzell) Colby.
Shirley was a homemaker and an active member of the Gilford Community Church, and had been singing in the church choir since 1957 until late 2013.
Survivors include her two sons, Eric and his wife Judith Faller of Northfield, and Brian Faller of Gilford; a sister, Virginia Theberge of Gilford, formerly a long-time resident of Sanbornton; three grandchildren, Marc Faller of Florida, Daniel and his wife Andrea Faller of Laconia, and Gregory and his wife Mia Faller of Gilmanton; nine great-grandchildren, Jazmine Faller, Tekoa Faller, Amber Faller, Loran Faller, Emma Faller, Laurali Faller, John Faller, Delia Cormier and Felicity Hounsell; and four nephews.
In addition to her parents and her sister Marjorie Jacques, Shirley was also predeceased by her beloved husband John G. Faller Jr. in 2003.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in her memory to the Gilford Community Church Chancel Choir, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H., 03249.
Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia are assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 09:17
LACONIA — Joann M. Coppola-Trull, 43, an accomplished physical therapist and member of a well known Tewksbury family, died unexpectedly in Concord, on Sunday evening, Sept. 21, 2014.
She was born in Boston, March 10, 1971, a twin daughter of Paula (Pelrine) and Charles T. Coppola of Tewksbury, Mass. She was raised in Tewksbury, and was a member of Tewksbury Memorial High School, Class of 1989. She matriculated to the Physical Therapy School at U Mass, Lowell, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1993, a master's degree in 1995, and her doctorate in physical therapy in 2004.
Joann was beloved by all she met, and was remembered for her positive outlook and kindness for anyone she met. She loved her lakeside home on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, boating, the great outdoors, and was especially fond of dogs.
Besides her beloved parents, she leaves her twin sister, Andrea Coppola Mendes and her husband Dave of Andover, Mass., another sister, Renee Czyzewski and her husband Robert of Methuen, Mass.; two nephews, Luke Mendes and Anthony Czyzewski; a niece, Lily Czyzewski; her paternal grandfather, Americo A. Coppola of Reading, Mass.; her former husband, David Trull of Georgetown, Mass.; and many beloved aunts, uncles, and dear cousins.
Visiting hours Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 4 until 8 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury Center, phone (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her funeral will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. in St. William's Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the M.S.P.C.A. at Nevin's Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844, are encouraged.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 09:12
CONCORD — Janet M. Wells, 90, formerly of Bristol, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Harris Hill Center after a period of declining health.
She was born in Wethersfield, Conn., the daughter of Harry and Jenny (Deming) Bockus. Janet spent most of her life living in Bristol and Alexandria. Over the years she had worked for an antique store in Alexandria, ACME Staple in Franklin, and finally retired from IPC in Bristol.
Janet was a member of Enterprise Rebekah Lodge 46 of Bristol and a long-time member of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
While Janet enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, and music; her greatest love was caring for her family.
Family members include two daughters, Dorothy Thomas of Danbury, and Marilyn Varano of Bristol; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Beaulah Dyke of Orford; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harris Wells; and a son, Ronald Wells.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. Burial will follow in Rhodes Cemetery in Alexandria.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the AVFD Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Charlotte Barron, 44 Perkins Hill Rd., Alexandria NH 03222.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 09:05
LACONIA — Gail Marie Harbour, 53, of Laconia, N.H., died suddenly of a massive pulmonary embolism at her home on September 16, 2014. She was the third of four children born to Sally (Blakeney) and Edwin "Sonny" Harbour. She was born on August 13, 1961. She had numerous medical issues at birth and required several surgeries well into her teenage years. Some of these medical problems plagued her for her entire life but she never let them get her down. She laughed loud and often and she always wore a smile.
Gail went to Laconia High School, Class of 1979, and never missed a class reunion. She had too many friends to count and a family that loved her deeply. She was a member of the Laconia Rod and Gun Club Women's Auxiliary and was active in both the NASCAR and football pools. She was looking forward to helping with the Santa Fund this year. She enjoyed NASCAR Racing and many will remember her love for driver, Jeff Gordon.
Gail worked at Laconia Magnetics in Laconia, N.H. for 14 years and was most recently on disability. She was devoted to her daughter, son-in-law and grandson along with her step-children and numerous step- grandchildren. She loved her kids.
Gail is survived by her mother, Sally (Blakeney) Abbott, of Gilford; her daughter, Jodi (Hislop) Rhodes and her husband, Thomas, and grandson, Ethan Rhodes, all of Connecticut; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Sue Harbour, of Gilford; a sister, Lisa Shepherd, of Laconia; nieces, Emily McDonald of New York, Christine Fowler of Gilford, Sara MacFadzen of Somersworth, Sydney Shepherd of Belmont and a nephew, Cody Shepherd of Laconia.
Gail was predeceased by her brother, Danny E. Harbour, in 2003; her father, Edwin "Sonny" Harbour, in 2005; her step-father, Frank L. Abbott, in 2013 and her grandparents.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Rod and Gun Club – Santa Fund, 358 South 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 September 2014 07:42