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Richard A. Dearborn, 78

MEREDITH — Richard A. "Dick" Dearborn, 78, a longtime Meredith resident, business executive and founder of EPTAM Plastics, died at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Sunday, November 9, 2014.
Mr. Dearborn was born February 10, 1936 in Laconia, N. H., the son of the late Fred and Antoinette (Lavallee) Dearborn.
After four years in the Air Force, Dick began his career with Insulfab Plastics in 1962. He eventually took over, and then turned around their Watertown, Mass. facility. In 1982 Dick and his wife Bonnie started EPTAM. They worked out of a storefront in Franklin, N.H. Through hard work, grit and a vision he built EPTAM into the largest plastic fabricator in the country. Dick was more than an owner, he was a family man and cared for his employees as if they were his own family. Dick often commented on how lucky he was to have such a great team family at EPTAM.
Dick was one of those individuals who lived life to the fullest. Dick was positive, fun loving and generous. He never met a stranger, and if he did, that person certainly wasn't a stranger for long; he was interested in everyone. He had the ability to make people feel good just in talking with him.
Dick valued hard work no matter the job and never put himself above others. He was a major supporter of education, the trades, manufacturing and The Hout Technical Center, Laconia. In 2013 Dick, along with EPTAM, sponsored the new Science Labs at Laconia High School, thus named - The Richard A. Dearborn Science Center.
Dick was proud of his roots growing up in the Weirs. He understood the value of local manufacturing and machining often commenting about the talent within the Lakes Region. His goal had always been to build a world class manufacturing facility here in New Hampshire and competing around the world.
Dick was well known for his love of his cars, his pipe and drink in hand, his New England Sports teams, TOGA Group, playing Liar's Poker and his Community Support.
Survivors include three daughters, Kelli Dearborn of Gilford, Dori Dearborn of Meredith and Hali Dearborn and her husband, James Caldwell, of Belmont; four grandchildren, Christine Rivers of Brandon, Vt., Jennifer Higgins of Roseville Calif. and Drew Fay and Erin Fay both of Meredith; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Brenda Dearborn, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dearborn was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth "Bonnie" J. (James) Dearborn, in 2010 and by two brothers, Paul Dearborn in 2000 and Robert Dearborn in 1996.
There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, using the Opechee Room, 62 Doris Ray Court, Laconia, N.H. on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 1 p.m.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Genesis Behavioral Health, 111 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Stuart A. Nelson, Jr., 88

LACONIA — Stuart Arthur Nelson, Jr., 88, of 714 Darby Drive, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Stu was born April 7, 1926 in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Stuart A. and Isabel R. (Winters) Nelson.
Stu served in the U. S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1946. He resided in Squantum, Mass. for sixty-one years before moving to Laconia in 2000. He had been employed as a Physical Education Teacher, assistant sailing master and the women's sailing coach for thirty-eight years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
Stu was a member of the Congregational Church of Laconia. He was Past Graduate Treasurer of the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Assn., 2004 Recipient of the Intercollegiate Sailing Assn. of North America, Hall of Fame, and was past Commodore of the New England Ice Yacht Assn. in 1973. In 1981, he was Past Master of Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge AF&AM at MIT, Cambridge, Mass. and in 1984 he was Past Master of the Seventh Lodge of Instruction, Cambridge, Mass. He was Past District Deputy Grand Marshal, Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. and was a member of Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 32 F & AM of Laconia.
Stu was a volunteer for Lakes Region General Hospital, Courtesy Cart Program and was a volunteer for the Belknap Mill Spring School Program.
Stu loved being with his grandchildren and sailing on hard or soft water.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Ann (Greenhalgh) Nelson, of Laconia; two sons, Jeffrey Stuart Nelson and Karl Alfred Nelson, both of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; a daughter, Nina Linnea Garvin, of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., six grandchildren, Jessica Jean Garvin, Linnea Isabel Garvin, Elin Ruth Nelson, Niole Frances Nelson, Anders Abrahamson Nelson and Britta Dahl Nelson; a sister, Lorraine Daniels, of Squantum, Mass. and one nephew, Marc Nelson Hanover, of Martha's Vineyard, Mass. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nelson was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Caroline Nelson and a sister, Barbara Ann Hanover.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Home & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Laconia Congregational Church, Dorcas Fund, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, N. H. 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Joanne L. Stendor-King, 58

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Joanne L. Stendor-King, 58, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014 after a long illness, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Joanne, the daughter of Noel and Eva Stendor, she was born in Gilmanton, N.H., March 1, 1956. She moved to Arenas Valley, New Mexico in 1997 , were she spent 17 years taking care of her husband and sons. She was married in 1989, and was married 25 years to her loving husband, Raymond King. Joanne had a great devotion to God and her family, along with a love for animals of all kinds.
She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond King, two sons; Jonathan and Daniel King, both of Arenas Valley, New Mexico, one brother, William "Bill" Stendor, and his wife, Joanne, of Gilmanton, a sister, Debbie Blake and her husband Paul, of Gilmanton, a sister-in-law, Judy Turcotte, of Laconia, and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased a brother, Jerry Turcotte. Joanne will be greatly missed by many and her memories will live on with those who loved her.
There will be a private burial.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to, The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 10:44

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Genevieve 'Genie' Zlotkowski, 92

FRANKLIN — Genevieve "Genie" Zlotkowski, 92, long-time resident of the Golden Crest in Franklin, N.H., died peacefully on Thursday, November 6, 2014 after a week of loving good-byes.
Genie was born in Jersey City, N.J., on January 19, 1922, the daughter of Stanislaw and Sophie Lukas, the fourth of five children. In 1943 she married Edward Zlotkowski, a marriage that lasted 56 years until his death in 2001. The couple moved to Ridgefield, N.J., in 1950 where Genie became very active in her home parish of St. Matthew's Catholic Church as a member of the Holy Rosary Society. She was also involved in the Ridgefield Republican Club. She moved to Franklin, N.H., in 2003 to be closer to her daughter, Pamela Hayes of Gilford. She soon became a lively member of the Golden Crest Senior Wellness Resort community, winning the affection and respect of residents and staff alike. She had a smile for everyone and always found a way to make others feel appreciated.
Genie loved card games, Scrabble, scotch, jelly beans, and dancing. She was often the life of the party. She formed lifelong friendships and spent many hours with friends and acquaintances at the Ridgefield pool complex and the Ridgefield Senior Center.
She is survived by her children, Edward, Pam, and Tom, her daughter-in-law, Ellen, her son-in-law, Kevin, and four grandchildren, Bethany, Conor, Ashley and Alissa.
She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews as well her "family" at the Golden Crest.
There will be no calling hours.
There will be a Memorial Mass will be celebrated for her on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Saint Andre Bessette Parish, at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia New Hampshire.

There will also be a celebration of Genie's life in Ridgefield, New Jersey in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to CASA for Children; www.casaforchildren.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 08:41

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